OpenTyrian – port of the DOS vertical shoot-em-up Tyrian

OpenTyrian is a port of the DOS vertical shoot-em-up Tyrian. Tyrian is an arcade-style vertical scrolling shooter developed by Eclipse Software and published in 1995 by Epic MegaGames.

The story is set in the year 20,031. You play Trent Hawkins, a skilled fighter-pilot employed to fight MicroSol and save the galaxy. His latest assignment is the planet Tyrian, which is located near the territory of the Hazudra, who are a lizard-like race.

The player controls a space ship fitted with different weapons (front and back, linked to the same button, and up to two external pods with their own buttons) and other equipment. The game presents a variety of enemies (some flying, some fixed, some on rails) and bosses, with many occurrences of fixed and/or indestructible obstacles. Before the player’s starship is destroyed it must take enough damage to exhaust several points of shields (which regenerate over time) and armor.

Features include:

  • Network multiplayer. OpenTyrian does not have an arena; as such, networked games must be initiated manually via the command line simultaneously by both players.
  • Story mode.
  • One- and two-player arcade modes.
  • Three difficulty levels: Easy, Normal, and Hard.

Website: github.com/opentyrian/opentyrian
Support:
Developer: Carl Reinke, Yuri Kunde Schlesner, and others
License: GNU General Public License version 2

OpenTyrian

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