Factsheet

Developer:
40 Pound tiger
Based in London, United Kingdom

Release date:
15th September, 2018

Platforms:
PC / Mac
Steam

Website:
parabolus.website

Regular Price:

USD$19.99
EUR€19.99
GBP£14.99

Description

In the far future, pilot Jimi Baboza is hired by the Helios Corporation to mine asteroids out in space. The job starts off great but an incident during his mandatory training takes Jimi off on an galaxy wide adventure that will make him wish he had stayed on Earth. The game features thirty levels of sci-fi action. Each one filled with enemies and you are must make choices on how best to approach each situation. Some areas will require some finesse while others are best handled with an itchy trigger finger. Getting a good time will require not only skill but the ability to think on your feet and adapt. Most levels offer alternative routes which may get you to your objective quicker or just slow you down. Sometimes, you will have to decide whether to keep blasting enemies for score or high tail it out of there without anything seeing you. These choices give each level a high degree of replayability with the nagging feeling that the next time you play you could do better. You can even boost your score by mining rocks, but beware, some contain enemies and will cost you time. The game has groups of enemies who will attack you as a team and you must prioritise targets to avoid becoming overwhelmed. For instance, one enemy in a group may make the others faster and stronger while it is active. It is better to deal with that one first, but first you must spot it among the horde and figure out how to get to it.

History

Work started on Parabolus in 2015 by new development studio 40 Pound Tiger. “The idea came from a dream I had where shooting a monster just made it stronger” says the company founder. Work has continued over the past two years and is due for release in mid 2018.

Features

  • Stylised neon glow graphics.
  • Replayable levels with most having multiple routes to explore.
  • Arena mode where you take on an unlimited number of enemies.
  • Soundtrack by YouTube favourite, Kevin MacLeod
  • Simultaneous gamepad and keyboard support.
  • Risk versus reward gameplay.

Videos

Demo Trailer YouTube

Teaser Trailer YouTube


Images

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Awards & Recognition

  • "Showcased at the Intel Buzz Workshop 201" London, 7 april, 2017


Selected Articles

  • "Palabolus, the shoot em up with a twist! "
    - Francesco Fraulo,


About 40 Pound tiger

Boilerplate
40 Pound Tiger is a development studio founded by Francesco Fraulo to create the video game Parabolus. Francesco is a games industry veteran who has worked at some of the largest games companies in the UK. He has drafted other veterans to help from the UK gaming scene during development making 40 Pound tiger a "supergroup" of sorts.

More information
More information on 40 Pound tiger, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Parabolus Credits

Francesco Fraulo
Owner, Developer

Derren Toussaint
Artist

Kevin MacLeod
Music


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