Reflex is a new challenger in twitch FPS gaming

The name says it all

Watching the cycles that the game industry goes through over the years is interesting. We have previously seen adventure games and horror games peak in popularity, wane, and then come back through the indie scene. It seems like twitch first-person shooters might be doing the same. First, we saw the silly-named Toxikk, and now we have Reflex in the works.

Turbo Pixel’s Reflex (not to be confused with SITER SKAIN’s RefleX) looks like it incorporates a momentum-based movement system almost akin to Tribes: Ascend, but limits the play to small arenas. The video above shows off gameplay in fairly sterile arenas, along with concept art for how the game might look in the end. So far, it looks fun; the studio just needs to make it prettier.

For that, the team has turned to Kickstarter, and is seeking a substantial $360,000 AUD. That may be a tall order for a relatively unknown studio, but it has already managed to raise almost $30,000 AUD in just a few days. Reflex is hoping to make it through Steam’s Greenlight process and release in late 2016.

Darren Nakamura
Darren is a scientist during the day. He has been a Destructoid community member since 2006, joining the front page as a contributor in 2011. While he enjoys shooters, RPGs, platformers, strategy, and rhythm games, he takes particular interest in independent games. He produced the Zero Cool Podcast for about four years, and he plays board games quite a bit when he can find willing companions.