S.H.M.U.P has been released!

Wednesday, 2 December 2009 - Melbourne, Australia - S.H.M.U.P has been released!

Indie developer Aaron Styles is thrilled to announce that his game S.H.M.U.P, a finalist in GDC China's Independent Games Festival Competition, is now available to buy for $9.99USD! An updated demo is also available at http://charcoalstyles.com/SHMUP

S.H.M.U.P puts you in command of up to fifteen independent ships, defending your wall against a never ending collection of enemies and massive bosses. To aid you in your defence, you have access to a plethora of upgrades and awesome exploding, homing missiles. S.H.M.U.P features chip tune inspired music from Bart Klepka ( http://www.myspace.com/bartklepka) and Multifaros ( http://multifaros.info.se). The game also features Twitter integration and extensive modding capabilities.

Availability and system requirements: S.H.M.U.P requires Windows XP/Vista/7; a 1.5GHz processor; 1GB system memory; a 3D card with Shader Model 2 capability ; .Net 2.0 and

Microsoft DirectX 9.0c. Download the demo and buy the full game at http://charcoalstyles.com/SHMUP/ 

Review copies are available for news sites, blogs, poscasts and print media. Email aaron@charcoalstyles.com for more information.

Aaron Styles is an independent developer of PC games. After working at Infinite Interactive, he broke out of the industry and decided to join the indie scene making games with new and interesting gameplay mechanics. And then he made S.H.M.U.P instead. Follow his game experiments on his website: http://charcoalstyles.com

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