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Video Game / Drawgun

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In case you were on a nostalgia trip to the 1980's
Drawgun is a Shoot 'em Up Web Game that is created by Mitchell Productions and released to Newgrounds on September 20, 2016. Since it is not made in Adobe Flash, it will remain playable indefinitely.

There, the player controls a ship that resembles a pen. Holding the Z key and moving draws a shape, and releasing Z launches the drawn shape to use as a projectile.

This game provides examples of:

  • Attract Mode: One acts as the game's tutorial, looping indefinitely until the player presses 4 to start the game.
  • Defeat Equals Explosion: Played straight for both the player and the enemies.
  • Destructible Projectiles: The blue projectile you draw will cancel out any of the red enemies' shots it hits.
  • Difficulty by Acceleration: The enemies increase in speed and will shoot more often whenever a level is completed.
  • Endless Game: The game will continue to add on levels with faster, more numerous enemies every time a previous level is completed.
  • No Plot? No Problem!: To replicate the standard of most games from the earlier 1980s.
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  • One-Hit-Point Wonder: The player ship will be instantly destroyed when it is shot or when it crashes into an enemy.
  • Retraux Games: This game was created as if it was from 1983.
  • Shout-Out: The game was inspired by Qix by its sound effects, the player entrance, and the gameplay.
  • Stock Sound Effects: Averted compared to several earlier works. The sound effects in this game were created using Chiptone, and Labchirp.
  • Worf Barrage: The shape projectile becomes increasingly weaker when the player continues to draw on it. Explained in the Attract Mode tutorial sequence.