|Genres||Shoot 'em up, top-down shooter|
Linux Game Publishing
|Platforms||Windows, Mac OS X, Linux|
|Year of inception||2005|
Shadowgrounds is the name of a shoot 'em up video game series for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux developed by Frozenbyte. The games are fast-paced top-down shooters reminiscent of the Alien Breed series and present anachronistic concepts with modern resources. The plot of a monster attack on a space colony exists only as a thin justification for the action, monsters are plentiful and weapons large.
The series comprises two games:
- Shadowgrounds - Windows, Mac OS X, Linux (2005)
- Shadowgrounds: Survivor - Windows, Mac OS X, Linux (2007)
Both games were included as part of the third Humble Indie Bundle and as a result later had their source code (but not their graphics or level editor) publicly released. The source-code license prohibits commercial use and permits Frozenbyte to change its terms at will.
- The Humble FrozenByte Bundle! Linux Gaming News, April 12, 2011 (Article by Maxim Bardin)
- Frozenbyte Open-Sources Shadowgrounds Games Phoronix, April 22, 2011 (Article by Michael Larabel)