December 16th-19th 2011 :: Theme: Alone

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Dino Pilot and The Lonely Skies

by benthepoet - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Play as the last dinosaur alive in this classic shump.

*Works best in Opera, Chrome, or Internet Explorer 9
*Firefox works but performance may be lacking
*Sound may cut out if using Chrome
*Offline .zip file, open index.html to play

Known Bugs:
-Ship or text elements may disappear, requiring the game to reset

Downloads and Links




Thief says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 12:54pm

Kept hitting a bug in firefox where my ship would get removed from the game somehow. Still had health, game continued to play by itself, just without the player O.o

TaslemGuy says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 7:23pm

It's a nice game, but the difficulty curve is a bit too steep.

benthepoet says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 8:55pm

Unfortunately I didn't have time to fix the disappearing bug, which seems to be intermittent. I think it has to do with multiple bullets (e.g. the twin gun) being removed more than once (and thus it accidentally removes the player or some other element).

namrog84 says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 11:06pm

I know sounds in LD22 are a certain way because of bfxr/sfxr but I feel like the game would have benefited greatly from deeper tone sounds than this particular sound. More of a thud then a zeap.

The difficulty curved from silly easy to quite challenging!
Never had any issues with bugs in Chrome.
Polish more!

Mjiig says ...
Dec 20, 2011 @ 1:49pm

This is a pretty cool game, it would have been nicer if the ship was a little faster, then I would have felt like the hits were less my fault. Also, the big meteor at the end killed me in about 2 seconds, which was more annoying than anything else.

J says ...
Dec 20, 2011 @ 2:20pm

Say captain Ben, she beauty is not loading in ma chrome for some reason.

bzizizi says ...
Dec 21, 2011 @ 10:48am

Works great in my Chrome... Played to the end. Nice little game!

pythong says ...
Dec 21, 2011 @ 12:09pm

had no problem on the first run, and you wrote 'playIng'. Kudos for using javascript. the animation of the last meteor was nice too. But a bit more depth yould have been better

benthepoet says ...
Dec 22, 2011 @ 3:35am

I definitely wanted to add more things to it, but I had to focus on cleaning up graphics and code the last day. I'm currently working on optimizing it, then hopefully getting it out onto Kongregate and probably porting it to Windows Phone.

Yoman says ...
Dec 22, 2011 @ 2:52pm

You didn't bring anything new to the table and your graphics could have had more animation or effects, but the gameplay was solid enough to not get annoyed and the theme was conveyed pretty much exactly, if simply. I found that I was avoiding the asteroids/meteors/rocks more than destroying them, and I did want to get to the end to see what happened. I only played once and died from the boss. A good job overall but nothing quite unique in my book.

arkeus says ...
Jan 5, 2012 @ 1:16am

Looks neat. But just a heads up, I would suggest hosting it on something that uses port 80, because some people can't access http on other ports sometimes (such as me at work). Will try to remember to try this when I get home though. :)

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