Net Games Laboratory announced today that its upcoming arcade space shooter Cannons Lasers Rockets will be moving into its final closed beta phase and launching for PC, Linux and Mac this November. Integration with Android and iOS will be added in at a later date.
Alexander Sobolev, Co-founder and Director at Net Games Laboratory says:
“We are huge sci-fi genre fans, but many games that are set in space forget one important thing, flying a spaceship should be a fun and interesting experience 100 percent of the time! Players don’t want to take the role of a highly trained space pilot just to end up spending most of their time flying from Point A to Point B, delivering packages. Space games should be about fast, fun action – this is what we are trying to accomplish with Cannons Lasers Rockets.”
To encourage that fun 100% of the time the game features team based PVP that can be played with anywhere from a handful of players all the way up to 50 in one map. Gamers will be given the choice of “hundreds of creatively-imagined, customizable ships” along with equipment to outfit them. The game aims to be easy to learn but difficult to master and looks to provide depth for veteran players. Cannons Lasers Rockets will also feature multiple mission types and dozens of maps. The maps will feature interactive environments that can give you a tactical advantage in matches.
Cross-platform multiplayer could provide some interesting opportunities. You could play on your PC at night and play on your lunch break on your phone or tablet. Getting it all to work and keeping things fair will be difficult, but if you can link up your profile it could be quite addicting.
What do you think? Are you curious about the game? Keep your eyes peeled for a possible beta key giveaway in the near future.