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Astro Zoids

by pkenney - Compo Entry

I started with an unusual control scheme and then followed the fun...

And out come Astro Zoids, a weird combination of awkward dodging and contortionist ball-bouncing.

This one went through some radical changes mid-jam, I hope you like where it ended up!

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rosden shadow says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 12:29pm

Really fun game! nice work!

dwhiffing says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:26am

This is nice, I like that you started with awkward controls and made it fun from there, but I feel it may be more fun if you rethink the controls to be less 'awkward'

No matter what you choose to do, nice work! It's a gooda game.

GammaS says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:36am

Cool game, needs polishing though

ruchirbapat says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:51am

awesome game, mate, but the controls are a bit weird, but hey, its still a good game

Baknik says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:54am

I enjoyed your minimalist art style and smooth game play. Keep it up!

w1n5t0n says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:59am

I could have stopped after 30 seconds of playing like I do with most games, but it was so fun that I finished the game. 5/5 for fun!

jbasinger says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:00am

That was a fun one! Well done!

David Cookie says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:23am

Well.. it's effectively a really fun game! :)

ethankennerly says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:48am

When I dodged red shapes and swatted them with green balls, I felt alert! If you continue to design this, I felt inept at aiming the green balls.

KhaoTom says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:52am

I actually really like how the paddle wiggles around sorta unpredictably. The bouncing works really well so you've got to be quick to capitalize when it's at the right angle. Like the game says, with skill (and infinite retries) you can achieve your goals!

schizoid2k says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 1:34am

Nice job! I really liked it.

Weeping Rupee says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 2:37am

Simple but really fun. You should explore this more!

Chaserbrown says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 7:02am

Wow! This was really fun - much better than I expected!

The only problem was the controls, which weren't even that bad! If you could have come up with a better rotation method, it could make this game a lot better!

Shael says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 10:42am

Fun game

nihilaleph says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 2:29pm

Cool concept! Graphics and story is nice too! Hard to control though, especially to dodge bullets, but that's the point right? Congrats on your entry!

knason says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 6:37pm

Simple, but fun!

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