Alien technology. Can you ever trust it? After a flying saucer malfunction, you've crash landed on an unfamiliar planet. But instead of a quick "I come in peace" announcement, you pull out your gun and start shooting in EMIT, a frantic retro shooter by Stix and Coolboyman. Use [A] and [D] to move, and [W] to jump, dodging as many projectiles as possible, and aim and shoot with your mouse. The goal is to pass each stage while trying not to die... but if you are anything like me you'll die a lot. Thankfully you get as many lives as you need, though your score suffers for each death. There are also three checkpoints on each stage, so you don't have to completely start over when you bite it.
While you start with an all around basic gun, you soon earn money to purchase something better with different abilities such as splash damage, or high rate of fire. You earn two stat points each time you level up, letting you upgrade your health, time it takes to reload your gun, or jumping power. Collect the powerups that appear on occasion when you make a kill, as they can really boost your chances of fighting through the next wave. Sometimes the controls are not as smooth as they could be, causing the occasional jerky jump, and a few enemies shoot bullets that blend in a little too well with the background. The pixel art and music are really great and do an excellent job of setting the mood of the game. EMIT gives a lot of variety between stages, with tons of different enemies to blast and environments to enjoy. So if you're a less-talk-more-pew-pew type of gamer, this is one's for you.