Weaves a very good yarn and shows the benefit of taking a simple formula and adding layers of story to it.
- Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Suddenly, shooting everything on-screen has a moral weight to it. Typical Kyratzes and we love it!
- Indie Game Magazine
There’s a compelling story nestled inside this fairly expansive game. If you want a different sort of SHMUP, go lose a few hours to this game today.
From graphics to gameplay to some great music by Chris Davis, this is a well made shooter. If the intriguing pixel-meets-vector style graphics don’t get you, then let the space opera storyline suck you in.
- Jay is Games
This game is exceptionally well done. But perhaps most importantly, it gives you real motives, providing an innovative, refreshing experience in the guise of a run-of-the-mill shoot’em up.
- Games That Exist
Oh, and, just in case you were wondering, it’s another brilliant offering and a testament to the good dev’s ability to make fantastic games regardless of genre; thus a great shmup.
- Gnome’s Lair
Traitor puts you into the shoes of a soldier of the Augustan Hegemony, forced to rise up against your former masters after you’re ordered to do something you simply cannot accept. Explore the Aventinus Complex, complete missions, upgrade your ship and gather allies until you can overthrow the tyrants who have brought such misery to the people.
[Note: If you're playing in Firefox and experience odd control problems, try switching to Chrome or Opera.]
[Current version: 1.7]
X – shoot (keep it pressed)
ARROW KEYS – move
C – call allies/reinforcements (if you have any)
Q – exit level
0 – mute
-/+ – adjust volume
P – pause
M – menu (map only; you can select allies from here)
1. The game opens up after the 4th mission, when you reach the map.
2. Upgrades are available in shops on the map screen.
3. The menu allows you to see your stats, achievements and allies.
4. If a mission is too difficult, try playing a different one and upgrading your ship.
5. In some situations, survival is more important than destroying all enemy ships.