ShackStream: Ex-Zodiac puts us in the low-poly cockpit on Indie-licious

We're strongly considering doing a barrel roll as we jump into the colorful on-rails space shooter antics of Ex-Zodiac on today's Indie-licious.


There’s something be said for a solid on-rails shooter, but they’re not exactly as prevalent as they used to be. That’s okay, though, because as usual, indie developers come to the rescue. Ex-Zodiac is a throwback to a bygone era with some modern sensibilities thrown in and we’re going to be taking flight in the game on today’s episode of Indie-licious.

Ex-Zodiac comes to us from the developers at MNKY and publishers at PixelJam. It released in early access on Steam on July 21, 2022. Currently it’s only available on PC that way, but eventually may come to consoles as well once it’s completely done. A throwback to on-rails sci-fi shooters of the 1990s, Ex-Zodiac puts players in the roll of Kyuu as she pilots her way through the Sanzaru Star System in a mission to stop the Zodiac terrorist organization threatening the galaxy.

Join us as we climb into the cockpit and go to battle in Ex-Zodiac on today’s episode of Indie-licious, going live on the Shacknews Twitch channel at 2 p.m. PT / 5 p.m. ET. You can also watch just below.

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The galaxy is not at peace, so we’re going to get out there and deliver some justice in Ex-Zodiac. Tune in as we go live on the Shacknews Twitch channel shortly.

Senior News Editor

TJ Denzer is a player and writer with a passion for games that has dominated a lifetime. He found his way to the Shacknews roster in late 2019 and has worked his way to Senior News Editor since. Between news coverage, he also aides notably in livestream projects like the indie game-focused Indie-licious, the Shacknews Stimulus Games, and the Shacknews Dump. You can reach him at and also find him on Twitter @JohnnyChugs.

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