Which version should I buy? That depends. IndieCity has global leaderboards and achievements but you need to install the IndieCity client (which you really should. Its quite unobtrusive and nice). The IndieVania version has global leaderboards via the awesome Scoreoid platform, but no achievements. The upside is there’s no client to install.
Here’s what you have to look forward to in the game:
P-3 Biotic is an intense twin-stick shooter featuring advanced real-time lighting and gorgeous particle effects. Pilot the MK4s nano-ship inside a petri dish against 14 waves of infectious bacteria as they attempt to destroy the Nucleus, a bio-engineered organism growing at the center of the dish. Use mines and weapon power ups to defeat increasingly tough bacteria, and collect energy dropped by vanquished enemies to keep the Nucleus healthy. Or walk a finer line and use the energy stored in the Nucleus to charge up your weapons, turn your entire ship into a projectile, or unleash a devastating shockwave to wipe out all bacteria. The choice is yours, but the Nucleus must survive.
And here’s that paragraph in visual form (watch your eyes):
If you’re looking for some more screenies, or logos and banners and what not, we have a press kit available here.
Huge thanks to everyone who helped with the game, from the fantastic playtesters, to the awesome people at IndieCity who helped push the game through, to the just kick ass game developers in Ireland who helped us drink many beers and stay sane, if not sober.