Xiotex Studios is proud to announce that Promethium is releasing on Steam on August the 18 th, 2017. The game launches for Windows, MacOS for $4.99/£3.99/€4.99 with a 25% launch discount. A Switch version of Promethium is also in development to be released a later date.
Promethium is inspired by classic Commodore 64 and Arcade games of the 80’s. In it the player takes the part of Commander Braybrook and has to keep the Earth safe from the evil Promethium Armada which is intent on destroying it. If it moves, shoot it, if it doesn’t move – shoot it anyway. Fly left and right over each of the Promethium Armada ships looking for the shield generators to disable, once they are a kill code is sent to them which causes them to self-destruct. It’s not easy though, each of the Armada ships is protected by a fleet of fighters and turrets. You’re not going in unarmed, the experimental deep space fighter you fly has the possibility of being upgraded with more powerful weapons through a cunning power-up system.
Promethium is a hard game born from a dark place. If you’re looking for a nice casual game, this isn’t it – only the brave with the reflexes of a Ninja Cat dare play it.
10% of the first months sales of Promethium will be going to the amazing charity GamesAid through the Just Giving campaign Byron has set up: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/byron-atkinson-jones
Promethium has been localised into English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese and Simplified Chinese.
About Xiotex Studios
Xiotex Studios is really just one person, Byron Atkinson-Jones. Byron worked in the AAA games industy for 20+ years, working for the greats like SEGA, EA before moving into the indie world via Introversion and Pom-pom. He finally set up Xiotex Studios 10 years ago and made a whole load of games nobody heard of until Mastertronic took a gamble and published Blast Em! on steam. Xiotex Studios is still going strong and Promethium is the 5 th game to be released on Steam by Byron. You can find Byron on twitter at https://twitter.com/xiotex