Student Entrant 2016
American Steel is the bastard son of classic 80s run and gun shooters like Contra, Megaman, Gunstar Heroes et al. and 80s animated series like Heman, Centurions, MASK etc. It combines the fast, tough as nails gameplay of the former with the aesthetic and animations of the latter. All animations are completely hand-drawn frame by frame to adhere to that classic 80s look. Other gameplay features involve multiple upgrade-able protagonists and a home base where said upgrades can be done as well as missions chosen in a non-linear manner.