Hyperion is an oldschool 2D platform shooter,
being developed with SDL.

The main character in Hyperion is your typical astronaut, equipped with a modest, but none the less lethal plasma-arm-cannon.

The premise is as simple as it is brilliant; stranded on a lush forest planet inhabited by blood-thirsty aliens, you have to survive your way through the level until you reach a magic space-crystal.

A level editor is built into the game, allowing you to create levels from scratch. The two levels in this demo were made using the built-in editor.

The game is a work-in-progress, and the demo is currently available for Windows and the handheld GP2X (more platforms may be added later).

Enemy death Shooting Editor Editor (zoomed out) Jumping GP2X gameplay

Game controls.

Buttons Actions
PC GP2X Game Editor Menu
X A   switch tile-mode/object-mode Accept
Z B jump add tile/object Accept
D X   erase  
A Left trigger   zoom  
S Right trigger shoot open palette  
F Y   move faster  
Enter Home return to main menu return to main menu  
Shift Select   save level  

Steer with the arrow-keys.
Use SCREENRES.txt to change screen resolution.