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April 20th-23rd 2012 :: 10 Year Anniversary! :: Theme: Tiny World

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Kamikaze Planet

by Monomer - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Hello folks! My name is Monomer, and here's my compo game!

Created using Flash Develop and Flixel, as well as Flixel Power Tools!

Music was done in Reaper primarily with Plogue Chipsounds and a little bit of Kontakt and Battery.

Sprite work was done in Paint.net.

SUMMARY:

Great scott! A vast race of vehement tiny aliens is attacking your beloved city, and their using their own tiny planet as a weapon! Enter your Gargantuan Defense Robot (patent pending) and try and shoot that planet back up into space; don't forget about their tiny alien ships, though, and be wary of your robot's heat levels!

CONTROLS:

A and D to move

Space to fire (builds up heat)

Shift to dash (builds up more heat)

If your heat gets too high you won't be able to fire until you cool down!

Thanks for playing!
-Monomer

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#9Audio4.11
#69Fun3.58
#101Graphics3.83
#131Overall3.53
#167Mood3.18
#437Humor2.20
#538Innovation2.69
#593Theme2.69
#748Coolness41%

Comments

Apr 23, 2012 @ 5:00am

Awesome, i like the retro feel!

matt says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 5:21am

Awesome job. Great music, graphics, atmosphere, everything.

RandomOutput says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 5:35am

148 seconds! There's a lot of great things happening here. Lots to pay attention to and keep in check. My one gripe is that I wish it was more obvious when I was overheated and when I had cooled off.

Monomer says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 5:44am

Thanks for the feedback so far, folks! @RandomOutput I definitely hear you on that one; I was hoping to get some more obvious visual cues in there but kept running into time-consuming bugs, and thus left it as is for the compo. Definitely noted, though, if I decide to polish this up more in the future. =)

cirolve says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 6:31am

woo, fast paced game, seemed like it got too difficult too fast :/ still though, really fun, and the graphics were impressive. good job :D

Daniel says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 6:34am

Cool sound track!

Monomer says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 7:13am

Thanks dudes! For those of you who dug the music, I have more such music @ monomer.bandcamp.com

Thanks for playing the game, feedback is definitely appreciated!

aaronsnoswell says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 7:26am

Nice! I like how the big red ?thing? (planet?) blocks the path of fire. Good twist on an old genere. Not sure about the theme here though. Would have beeng great to see some little civillians running around your feet getting killed :P

aaronsnoswell says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 7:27am

Also, what do you mean I can't use the arrow keys! Not everyone is left handed :P

Daniel says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 7:28am

Very well done! Difficulty, sound, graphics, and gameplay all feel oldschool. What a brave little dancing fighter robot :D

vigrid says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 8:20pm

I love the atmosphere in this game - reminds me of the good old times when the neighborhood had just one guy with a Nintendo clone. Well done!

Monomer says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 8:43pm

If anyone here likes the chippy tunes, the music from this is now a free download on my bandcamp page (monomer.bandcamp.com)

HeyChinaski says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 10:13pm

Looks great and the sound is cool too. A nice mechanic although I felt like it gets difficult to quickly. Perhaps I'm just playing badly though!

MadGnomeGamer says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 10:54pm

Nice game! LOL about left-handed controls--finally RIGHT-handed people are getting their comeuppance!

The graphics were impressive, and your take on the theme was quite original.

(Not nearly as many platform games as I expected in this LD so far!)

I also liked the sound effects.

azurenimbus says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 1:26am

So cool! The feel reminds me a lot of Ziggurat on iOS, though the gameplay is completely different.

ilikescifi says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 3:24pm

Wohoo! Extreeemly retro! Love it!

Sodaware says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 5:16pm

Maybe a running score would have been nice, but I really enjoyed playing it. Looks and feels great, and it gets really frantic when you have to start juggling shooting enemies, stopping the planet and not overheating.

YSelf Tool says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 8:41pm

Oh, retro ftw!

Oreganik says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 3:47pm

I loved how the broken glass stopped movement. That led to some pretty intense situations, where I was blasting through my own buildings TO SAVE MY WORLD. =D

Oreganik says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 3:52pm

Ack, sorry, cross posted! what I MEANT to say was: this has the best music I've heard so far, and a solid progression scheme. And the subtle particle effect when losing population is lovely.

blob says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 5:23pm

One of the best soundtrack of this LD ! Will take a look at your bandcamp.
The missile defense game with a giant robot is pretty cool. The game got a bit hard too fast, I wanted to see more progression and more ennemies. I love these kind of games and always felt its been underdone. I did a missile defense kind of game a long time ago with rebuilding mechanics and boss battles ( and it was shitty because i was 14) but I feel there's still potential to make awesome modern games out of this style of stuff.

orgarus says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 6:24pm

When I read things like Kamikaze Planet I got to play!
With no doubt: I LIKE THE MUSIC of this entry!
The game is a goodlooking old school one, a bit repetitive though. For sure this game wins on playability if you add powerups that increase the gun power.
Oh! And the idea of the planet approaching to the earth (I suppose that is the earth :P) is awesome.
Cheers!

Ben says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 1:10am

Great game, I had a lot of fun. Challenging, got really hard really fast. Very fun though, good job!

jwolf says ...
Apr 29, 2012 @ 5:35am

This is a really well-polished shooter. Well done!

chinchang says ...
May 4, 2012 @ 7:06pm

nice particle effects and sounds.

gregdevice says ...
May 5, 2012 @ 2:44am

173 seconds and everyone died! Like the music and overall gameplay. Only wish I could move the sprint key somewhere else.

May 7, 2012 @ 1:56am

Very nice polished game, loved the little things like the particle effects and changing background color. Great job!

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