Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition

A simplistic arcade game requiring the player to throw spears at incoming enemies. This is the debut of Lichthund - an independent Polish developer. The game is set in the far future and the world itself was inspired by Germanic mythology, which is combined here with elements of science fiction and abstract humor. The player assumes the role of a bright-haired warrior who traverses this fantasy world and fights mythological creatures. Throwing bright spears at enemies approaching from the right side of the screen is the core element of the game. The player's objective here is to hit the target before it manages to reach the protagonist. The gameplay is diversified with special powers, such as the rainfall of luminous spears that encompasses the entire map. Powers such as this one can be upgraded alongside progression. Subsequent locations are highly diverse, as is the bestiary here. From time to time, the player encounters powerful bosses - defeating them requires application of adequate tactics. Lichtspeer stands out with its interesting graphic style, which is made of two-dimensional objects and bright colors.

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PC / Windows
Game Lichtspeer (PC) Cover
Lichtspeer

Lichtspeer | PC

Arcade, mythology, 2D, Polish, indie games, co-op

Companies responsible for Lichtspeer

Lichthund | game developer

Lichthund | publisher   Official website

Lichtspeer release date for PC:

game language:
English

27 September 2016 | Worldwide

27 September 2016 | Europe

27 September 2016 | USA


Expectations: 9.5 / 10 calculated out of 10 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 4
Game Lichtspeer (PS4) Cover
Lichtspeer

Lichtspeer | PS4

Arcade, mythology, 2D, Polish, indie games, co-op

Companies responsible for Lichtspeer

Lichthund | game developer

Lichthund | publisher   Official website

Lichtspeer release date for PS4:

game language:
English

29 September 2016 | Worldwide

29 September 2016 | Europe PAL

29 September 2016 | USA NTSC

PlayStation Vita
Game Lichtspeer (PSV) Cover
Lichtspeer

Lichtspeer | PS Vita

Arcade, mythology, 2D, Polish, indie games, co-op

Companies responsible for Lichtspeer

Lichthund | game developer

Lichthund | publisher   Official website

Lichtspeer release date for PS Vita:

game language:
English

11 April 2017 | Worldwide

11 April 2017 | Europe PAL

11 April 2017 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player

Nintendo Switch
Game Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition (Switch) Cover
Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition

Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition | Switch

Arcade, mythology, 2D, Polish, indie games, co-op

Companies responsible for Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition

Lichthund | game developer

Crunching Koalas | publisher   Official website

Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition release date for Switch:

game language:
English

07 September 2017 | Worldwide

07 September 2017 | Europe PAL

07 September 2017 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: common screen

Although Lichtspeer for Switch is based on a simple concept, it is an incredibly addictive, arcade game requiring the player to throw luminous spears at enemies approaching from the right side of the screen. Lichtspeer stands out with its visual design and absurd humor. This is the debut of Lichthund - an independent Polish developer.

Plot

The game is set in far future (the year is 3026), in a world that resembles germanic mythology, though it looks rather unique thanks to several futuristic elements included. Furthermore, a layer of absurd humor is placed on this abstract combination.

Mechanics

In Lichtspeer for Switch, the player assumes the role of a bright-haired warrior who traverses this amazing world, slaying different mythological creatures. As mentioned above, the player throws luminous spears at enemies trying to reach the protagonist - usually, he stands by the left side of the screen. A visible flight-path of spears helps in aiming at the targets; enemies have to be taken out before they manage to reach the protagonist. Having defended his position, the protagonist moves on further to take a new one and defend it against the next wave of enemies.

The gameplay is diversified with special powers, such as the rainfall of spears that encompasses the entire map. The powers are developed as the player progresses. Both the locations and enemies are largely diverse here, which makes it even more difficult to exit the game. Among the creatures the player encounters, it is worth mentioning zombies, ice giants, pegasuses, bomb-throwing penguins and seals that attack from underwater. Also, the player fights powerful bosses from time to time. In order to defeat them, adequate tactics have to be applied.

Technical aspects

Lichtspeer for Switch stands out with its graphic style as well. Two-dimensional objects made of simple blocks are combined with bright colors contrasting with one another (pink and blue are dominant here). It is also worth mentioning the pleasant music, which accompanies the experience.

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Age Rating

age requirements: 16+

Spear-throwing arcade game Lichtspeer coming out next month, watch a new trailer

News 11 August 2016 18:00

Have you always dreamed about being a spear-throwing Germanic hero who fights off hordes of fantasy enemies? If so, Lichtspeer will soon help you make that dream come true.