Archaea Terata

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a lone man in possession of a good arsenal, must be in want to murder an endless stream of arachnids. So goes the old saying, and so the saying goes


Shawn Beck understands the importance of such prose, and created a computer entertainment system experience known as a ‘game’ to demonstrate this understanding through the joy of being eaten by dozens of giant spiders.

Archaea is an arcade style indie arena shooter with a lineage that hails way back to games such as Smash TV, but visually adds a splash of the D-Generation for flavour. It’s a pretty simple affair, since after all, there isn’t really much that needs explaining when it comes to giant spiders aside from ‘kill it oh god kill it now’. But what more do you need?

Aside from the crispy flat shaded poly look, Archaea also adds a few more modern twists to the arcade arena formula, with nifty bomb and teleport abilities. That should easily make destroying the endless waves of 8-legged monsters a cinch… right?


Archaea Terata | download


About J.C

I grew up in the dark dingy arcades of the 1980s, blasting heads with Robocop 2, but grew up in an era that spanned the introduction of the x86 home computer, through to the 16-bit revolution, into the polygon age and beyond. I write about food, travel and of course, New Retro Games. I started and contribute to I am also a freelance business researcher, writer, and editor having published academic and corporate articles on innovation and intellectual property.

Posted on September 16, 2016, in Arcade and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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