ataXous prime is my take on the arcade classic Asteroids with a few extras.
I wanted to make a shoot em up game for a while, so I started a mini project to work out how to use gamepads/controllers in Game Maker Studio. I wanted to do a twin stick shooter, so I had to come up with a simple idea of what i wanted. My coder art took me down the asteroid vector style graphics as they are simple.
To make a twin-stick shooter I either had to have a circular ship or have a turret, the turret won!
I also wanted to have a lot more bullets and a lot more chaos! So i took inspiration from games like Geometry Wars, the original Asteroids and probably a few others from distant memory.