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Pastagus Fantasy

by Shifty - Jam Entry

This game has been made by a team of three peoples called the Uchuu Sentai Pastagaga.

This is our first participation to Ludum Dare Jam so be gentle :)

In this shoot em up game you cannot shoot, you can just avoid the bullet. So let's name it an "avoid them all" game.

The more you avoid bullets, the more you score. Each bullet that goes out of the screen makes you earn 1 point.
Your score fulfil a power gauge which allow you to active one of your 4 powers :

1- Shield: glass shields block the bullets
2- Nova: generate a nova circle around your ship and destroy all the bullets in it
3- Mirror ball: makes the entire screen go BOOM and empty it
4- Score x2: all bullets that go out of the screen make you earn 2 points !

The idea behind the game is not just to "escape" the bullets. It is to "escape" reality. Firstly through the universe of the game and secondly because in the real world you will never just avoid the bullets without shooting.

As you will see the game needs some improvements, balancing and lack from real musics and SFX. But don't worry ! This is just the first version. Updates will come soon :)

We hope you'll like the game in this first release. Do not hesitate to drop a word, feedback, comments, anything will be appreciate. See you for another Jam :)

Gameplay video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ze7iF8JWjUs

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#8Humor(Jam)3.18
#14Graphics(Jam)3.92
#24Audio(Jam)3.00
#30Overall(Jam)2.92
#33Fun(Jam)2.54
#49Innovation(Jam)2.38
#66Theme(Jam)2.31
#122Community3.00
#418Coolness0%

Comments

Aug 25, 2011 @ 6:25am

I think "bullet-hell" is the approriate term :-)

I like the idea of the "passive" shooter. This thing is ridiculously hard though.

Rudy says ...
Aug 28, 2011 @ 10:29am

Very nice art, but not really a lot of gameplay other than "avoid" bullets.
P.S. 6Mb distributables need to be optional downloads.

Benjamin says ...
Sep 2, 2011 @ 3:05pm

stylish shooter :) Since you dont have to shoot ennemies maybe you should have add some mecanics like ikaruga ( 2x bullets color + 2 shield types )

Jedi says ...
Sep 3, 2011 @ 4:24pm

.zip file appears corrupt. Neither Windows nor 7zip are able to extract it.

summaky says ...
Sep 3, 2011 @ 7:09pm

The graphics are a little weird but well done. However, the gameplay is a little dull...

Pierrec says ...
Sep 5, 2011 @ 11:05am

Les graphismes sont époustouflants, je suis totalement fan (et j'ai la flemme d'écrire en anglais) le jeu par contre est vraiment VRAIMENT difficile, ou alors c'est moi qui suis mauvais. Ca me fait penser à un mélange des génériques de l'Oeil du Cyclone sur Canal avec les comics undergrounds américain type Crumb ou Burns

Chaoslab says ...
Sep 8, 2011 @ 10:17am

Odd, abstract and weird. I like it! Though it didn't hold my attention for too long! Nice effort! :-)

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