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Magikarp after winning at Magikarp Splash in Pokemon Stadium

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Cosmochoria (alpha preview)

     You play as this cute little naked astronaut that goes from planet to planet on a mission to pollinate their surfaces with plants and kill hostile aliens. When aliens are killed they drop shards “from their bums” that you can use to buy items that will help you on your quest. When a planet is fully pollinated it will heal you from any damage you might have taken as best it can. There are also pyramid turrets you can build that will automatically kill and aliens or asteroids that are heading your way.

     I went into this game blind and found really no difficulty learning how to play from just mashing buttons. I started just planting and aliens showed up so naturally I started shooting them. I collected their droppings and kept planting. Soon all my plants had matured and my planet was fully pollinated so I used my jetpack to get to the next planet to continue planting. I reached a planet with structures that looked like Stonehenge but I ignored them and kept planting. Once I had fully pollinated that planet all the structures had portals in them and teleported me to one planet with “ an old hermit alien at his busted ass wooden shack” and another Stonehenge that was portaless . Old alien dude told me some shit that was probably important but I just kept planting. Once his planet was pollinated the portal opened and sent me back to the original portal where I encountered my first boss, A dragon. A space dragon. A fire-breathing space dragon that was trying to eat me. Things got intense really quick. So I spent a few minutes killing that mofo and he exploded into million of poo shards. This pretty much how the game went on until I died 2 hours later. I fought 3 more bosses, a dragon, a giant alien mother ship, and a crystal/ice dragon that managed to kill me. I had planted over a hundred plants and pollinated over 20 planets.

     It’s honestly impressive how good this game is in an alpha stage. It’s fun and at times really challenging. The art-style is cute and cartoony. The gameplay is extremely fun. It really sucks you into its procedurally generated galaxy. You really do have the need to plant all the plants on all the planets. All in all I feel good playing this game.

You can play the Alpha preview of Cosmochoria at cosmochoria.com/#play and you can you vote for it on Steam Greenlight right now!

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