Developer: Squid in a box
Distribution: DRM-Free, Desura, Steam
Scoregasm reminded me of this game, which in my opinion is a much more solid offering in the arena shooter genre. The graphics are wonderful, the music is fantastic, and the gameplay is fast and chaotic. The audio/visual experience is what truly separates this game from the crowd, in my opinion. Take a look at this video to see what I mean.
"Waves has been built from the ground up to be accessible, yet require mountains of skill to master. It cuts away the fluff and boils everything down to what’s really important: Highscores.
The goal is to clear the arena of enemies while racking up a big fat Combo with swift kills and well timed Bombs and if it all gets a bit too much you can use your Time Buffer to slow down the action and turn defeat into victory. Players can compete across five different game modes with online high-score tables and Achievements in their pursuit of perfection."