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Nano Seed

by machinas - Competition Entry

Explore the nano and risk great danger with your trusty nano seed.

I'm happy with what I've made here, though I was only able to work on it Saturday. It represents about 8 hours of work.

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Milo says ...
May 3, 2011 @ 1:08am

Pretty nifty. It'd be nice if it had some sort of goal, or something like that.

machinas says ...
May 3, 2011 @ 5:06am

yeah, next on the todo list was 'enemies' :P regrettably unfinished.

Fifth says ...
May 3, 2011 @ 3:45pm

Yeah, a goal would have been nice. Got my little nano seeds all powered up, but had nothing to do with them...
After I harvested all the asteroids, I shot aimlessly into the void of space... it's lonely out there.

jarnik says ...
May 3, 2011 @ 5:05pm

I like the idea of simultenous control over two different units (even one of them being a swarm)! Further development might be quite interesting.

mwest says ...
May 3, 2011 @ 10:02pm

Nice attempt - pretty good for 8 hours!

May 4, 2011 @ 12:09am

Asteroids with a twist.

With a bit of tuning could be better, but yeah for only 8 hours it's a great effort.

Winterblood says ...
May 5, 2011 @ 9:15pm

Like the nano swarm, just needs some enemies or hazards to use the nanites on. Also a larger window on the world would have been nice.

machinas says ...
May 6, 2011 @ 5:54am

funny thing is that the size of the screen is just a tuning value. I could have made it any size. I really don't know why I made it small like that.

Yeah. Plan was to have little box enemies that inchworm towards you and collide. You have to protect yourself with the nano swarm. Enemies become more numerous as time passes.

Also, was going to have different asteroid chunks that gave the nano swarm special powers. Just needed that second day ;)

jonbro says ...
May 6, 2011 @ 9:40am

like some other commenters, I was confused by what happens after you collect the seeds. But yeah your explanation makes sense. Would like to see this with more development.

Endurion says ...
May 7, 2011 @ 9:33am

Very nice intro and looks quite interesting. A shame there's not much to do. It wouldn't be fair to vote for overall as there's not much to play.

natpat says ...
May 7, 2011 @ 9:39am

It looks and feels as though it good be fun - if just there was something to do!

Cirrial says ...
May 8, 2011 @ 3:30pm

I have no idea what I'm doing here. It looks like there's no apparent goal here, but good work for eight hours.

hamster_mk_4 says ...
May 10, 2011 @ 4:51am

I like the flocking behavior of the nanos. It took me a while to figure out how to shoot.

lingmops says ...
May 21, 2011 @ 12:57pm

I like the flocking around the mouse pointer, it felt like I should be able to do more with the little mites though, like a large swarm should be able to devour larger brown thing.

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