Glass Revolver and Armor Games Studios announced today ITTA; a pixel-art bullet hell from solo developer Jacob Williams. To accompany the announcement, the publisher released a new gameplay trailer that you can find below.
ITTA is a boss-rush style bullet hell title that follows a young girl, armed with her father’s revolver and guided by a ghostly cat. Itta explores a strange world inhabited by powerful cosmic beings – in search of answers, and peace.
Players must seek out the powerful beings locked away beneath this seemingly peaceful world and go toe-to-toe against them in harrowing battles.
As the press release reads, ITTA was born from Williams’ own life experiences, and invites players to fight for survival.
Jacob Williams said:
“I started designing ITTA in late December 2016 while staying in a psych ward. I was at the lowest point of my life. ‘Itta’ is Japanese for ‘gone’. It was to be a bleak, depressing game, with no hint of levity or hope.
Then, near the end of my stay, an older woman around 60 who had been there for the better part of a year approached me and gave me a goodbye present – a papercraft she had made earlier that day. As a reminder to myself I made her papercraft a prominent symbol in the game, dotted around the world. And as my outlook on life slowly began to change, so too did the game: I didn’t want ITTA to be devoid of light any more.”