DUX (video game)

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DUX
Developer(s) HUCAST.Net
KonTechs Ltd
Publisher(s) HUCAST.Net
Designer(s) René Hellwig
Martin Konrad[1]
Platform(s) Dreamcast
Release date(s) July 17, 2009
Genre(s) Shoot 'em up
Mode(s) Single-player

DUX is an independently developed scrolling shooter video game by HUCAST.Net & KonTechs Ltd. for the Sega Dreamcast. The game was released on July 17, 2009 worldwide. There is also a 500-print limited edition DUX with a game soundtrack on a separate disk. The game was available from HUCAST.net, Play-Asia,[2] Videogamesnewyork[3] and various other retailers.

Director's Cut[edit]

The HUCAST website links to a Twitter account under the name "Fresh Dux" which tweets that Dux 1.5 has been in development since July 2011.[4]

Remake[edit]

In May 2012, a Kickstarter project for a remake of the game was announced.[5] It was called Redux: Dark Matters and scheduled for a release on PSN, XBLA, Steam and iOS, as well as the Dreamcast, though the latter version is restricted to a thousand copies and solely available as a Kickstarter reward.[6] The project reached its funding goal of $25,000 on 14 May 2012, after only a few days.[7] The Dreamcast version was released on January 27, 2014.[8]

Reception[edit]

Bordersdown (previously NTSC-uk) scored the game 6/10[9] commending how the "simple but colourful packaging theme extends throughout the presentation, from the menus to the game stages themselves and it works, with the VGA visuals being a treat to view" but noted that "anyone playing for scores will be disappointed because a bug in the first stage to do with the checkpoint system means it's only worth playing for survival."

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