Twin-Stick Shooter ‘Archive’ Inspired By Hindu ‘Bhagavad Gita’ Text

Archive Screenie

Misfit Children Games has launched an Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign for their twin-stick shooter Archive. The game has been in development for over two years, and is finally nearing release. There are a number of rewards available for backers, including the ever-popular digital copy of the game when it’s finished. Some of the higher tiers let backers work with the team to design an entire level for the game.

In Archive, gamers play as the Codex, an AI built into a small ship. Players can place various weapons on their ship and change where they’re located. The game features a branching tech tree to explore, which gives players a large handful of options for weapons. The enemy spawning AI morphs depending on the preferred playstyle of the player. Misfit Children Games says they were inspired by Left 4 Dead’s AI director, and implemented something similar in their engine for Archive.

Not much has been revealed about the story of the game, but interestingly enough, the team is choosing a Hindu theme for the story, inspired by a text called the Bhagavad Gita. They also left potential backers with quite a teaser: “The fundamental question of Archive is this: after you die, which is more valuable? A perfect record of your life made by a stranger, or the imperfect memories you record yourself?

Check out more about Archive on their Indiegogo page. Updates about the campaign and other developments can be found on their Facebook page.