Circus Calcticus, which was known as “DUEL” for a short time, has been updated. It’s a futuristic gladiator tournament, where combatants duel each other to the death for the pleasure of the galactic empire. The game will comprise the player’s fighting career, with the difficulty and rewards ramping up with each new match. A match ends when one gladiator loses all of his shields, and is fried by his opponents laser beam. The player begins a match with three shields, while each new opponent gains more shields up to a maximum of five.

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I’ve taken a whack at a 30hz title screen, but found I could only jam 14 letters comfortably into 4 sprites. Therefore, the title screen reads “Circus Galactus” instead of “Circus Galacticus.” It might be a happy accident, actually… I almost feel like the title rolls off the tongue a little smoother minus the extra syllable. Any opinions?