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August 19th-22nd 2011 :: Theme: Escape
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Reach For It - Noel - 48 Hour Competition Entry

Short abstract shooter. Help the creature reach Freedom from the depths of an alien planet. Arrow keys to move, X to shoot, C to strafe (hold direction), or additionally WASD to shoot.

Tools:
Flash Develop
Graphicsgale
Photoshop

Libraries/Frameworks:
FlashPunk

Cheers :D

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Ratings

#15Graphics4.19
#28Overall3.75
#49Fun3.47
#148Theme3.31
#160Innovation3.13
#183Coolness3%
#305Community2.20
#357Audio1.13
#389Humor1.33

Comments

Rolpege says ...
Aug 22, 2011 @ 6:48pm

Nice one! Loved the graphics and the polish!

Deaths: 23
Time: 11:34
Shots: 14158

Loved it! :D

Broxter says ...
Aug 22, 2011 @ 7:05pm

Well, it kept me playing until the end. Not many indie games manage that. Nice, simple idea that was pretty fun to play.

Deaths: 41
Time: 09:29
Shots: 6949

refrag says ...
Aug 22, 2011 @ 11:42pm

First entry I finished to the end! Great stuff. Very fun, great presentation. No audio though?

A very strong entry. Loved it.

Noel says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 12:37am

Thanks guys!

Refrag, sadly, no Audio :( I didn't have the time (or skill) to write my own music. I think I'll eventually get a version of the game up with some music composed by my brother, after the competition is over.

green says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 12:27pm

Lovely gameplay.

Gornova says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 7:48pm

I love it, you must expand it, upgrades are welcome!! :D

Shigor says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 8:42pm

Very good, not very innovative, but polished, working and fun to play. Next time just add few sound effects :)

redwater says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 11:24pm

sweet mechanics, ossom effects, nice art, good gameplay. love it <3

rawbits says ...
Aug 24, 2011 @ 12:58am

Flawless. Need some music and sfx but we can see is really pleasing. The whole game is so in one piece. Also level design is good. Not too hard, not too easy. I would play several levels in one seat. Congrats, this is one of the bests. Thank you for making it!

TyrusPeace says ...
Aug 25, 2011 @ 4:54am

Very nice! Very polished gameplay and some excellent level design. I especially liked the forced run down a long hallway with the pink stomping block close behind. Music would definitely help, but I got through in 8 minutes and had a blast the whole time :).

Rudy says ...
Aug 26, 2011 @ 9:54am

Very nice graphics and solid controls. Love all the graphics effects and smooth animation/many frames. Good gameplay and nice mechanics/AI even at simplest. Feels very polished. Not really central to the theme though.

Aug 27, 2011 @ 2:04pm

Really nice visual style. I would have liked to aim/shoot with the mouse.

Mjiig says ...
Aug 28, 2011 @ 10:35am

Got completely caught up playing that! It's games like this that make me forget this is Ludum dare, it feels like it's production quality!

Chaoslab says ...
Aug 29, 2011 @ 8:11am

This is Awesome, great work! :-)

teomat says ...
Aug 29, 2011 @ 7:29pm

I found it kinda frustrating but otherwise well done.

8bitmuse says ...
Aug 30, 2011 @ 10:12am

Very nice, the graphics are great and particle effects complement them. Some audio would have been great because that's just about the only thing missing from this entry, good job!

Aug 31, 2011 @ 11:54am

Twin-stick-shooter. Neat.

Aug 31, 2011 @ 5:35pm

Absolutely awesome! Great gfx, great colours, great play feel. I love the "locks" idea. Fan-freaking-tastic work, Noel!

Noel says ...
Sep 1, 2011 @ 6:18am

Thanks everyone! Glad people are enjoying it :D

After the Compo is over I'll have a new version up with some awesome music by my brother, Liam!

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