Playism is trying to get a pretty odd and yet incredible looking Japanese indie game on Steam – Neo Aquarium: King of Crustaceans.
The game has been available via Playism’s online store, but now they’re hoping to get the Nussoft-developed doujin game onto Steam, via their Greenlight program.
Neo Aquarium has three main game modes:
- Story Mode
- In this mode, you battle all kinds of aquatic creatures while enjoying the tantalizing story.
- Free Battle Mode
- You can play local competitive multiplayer for up to 4 players using split-screen, or you can battle online via TCP/IP.
- Aquarium Edit Mode
- Here you can use the parts you earned in Story Mode to customize your own stages. The creatures you place will come to your aid during combat.
Here’s a message from the original developers:
“Have you ever really looked at the crawfish and crabs you eat so casually every day? Their hard shells, their sharp claws and spines, their 10 legs that they can amputate in case of emergency, their compound eyes that allow them to see in all directions…
They are beautiful fighting creatures, shaped by nature to survive with only their bodies in the hostile environment of the deep sea. In most video games, human beings shoot lasers and fly through the sky as if it’s nothing, but I asked myself the question: ‘What if lobsters and crabs had these kinds of powers?’”
You can find Neo Aquarium: King of Crustaceans here on Steam Greenlight.