Release: Released 2014
Genre: Arcade shooter
Glowing vectors, explosive particle effects and a pulse-pounding soundtrack are core elements of many modern arcade shooters – a style that Llamasoft defined with its seminal 90s tube shooter.
TxK is an arcade shooter from the legendary Jeff Minter who has been making games since the early eighties. One of them is Tempest 2000 which is pretty much the same game as TxK. Most of Jeff's games have a slightly psychedelic touch and TxK is no different. The graphics are vector based in trippy colors and there is a pulsing electronic soundtrack that almost require you to play with headphones to get the most out of it. You control a ship that is attached to a tube and you shoot at incoming bad guys. The tube changes shape for each level and there are a few power ups to collect. TxK has recieved positive reviews and current Metascore is 84/100. A gameplay video is available here.