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

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by wibblymat - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Its essentially spinning Space Invaders. I wrote up a whole site on the project over at http://ld23.wibbly.org.uk/

Tested in Firefox and Chrome but its a lot smoother in Chrome. Probably wont work in IE.

Developer high score is currently 172000!

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Wampus says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 10:02am

Since there is no penalty for just firing as much as you possibly can its a little too easy.

SFBTom says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 10:02am

I was able to hold A and spam the mouse click, and I was invincible. Maybe limit fire rate?

stromchin says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 10:03am

Why can't I stop shooting??
I love the sound effects

Bezza says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 10:18am

Fun little game, only problem I encountered was the sound effects stopped playing after about 5 seconds into the game.

True Valhalla says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 10:50am

The sounds effects were hilarious, I'll give it that.

Lidfrid says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 11:21am

I quote Wampus,
At the end i have headhace xD

marudziik says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 11:27am

Sound effects were great, and the game plays well. I also think that there should be some penalty for firing shots. Huh, but I couldn't stop playing until level 11 (433400 points), then I gave up - and what the hell man, I suck? ;p I did better than everyone! ;)

wibblymat says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 11:57am

Thanks for the comments! At the end of Saturday the game was really hard - my wife play-tested it and it took her 5 goes just to kill something without dying. So I really dialled it back and maybe it was a bit too far. Personally I find that constantly spinning and shooting I still miss a lot of stuff, but whatever works for you :)

Casino Jack says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 4:18pm

An interesting slant on Asteroids, but as others have said it was way too easy to just rotate and spam lasers.

Seppi says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 4:51pm

I love the missile sound.

chinchang says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 5:00pm

the gameplay could have been better in the initial phase.

Gremlin says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 10:47pm

It's a little on the easy side, yes, but that's not necessarily a bad thing--it does make it slower paced, though.

Skully says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 10:49pm

"Probably won't work in IE" I laughed
Pretty fun, though a slow start

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

Too easy
shooting sound rules :)

piterlouis says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 10:56pm

Simple and funny, too easy at the first levels.

oldtopman says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 12:45am

High score of 6500! I didn't know that if it hit the player you insta-died :/
Cool game though, just needs a surreal soundtrack for ld perfection.

KevinWorkman says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 12:46am

Awesome take on space invaders theme. With some more polish and some tweaking of the difficulty, this could turn into a pretty addicting game. Nice work!

Hume says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 12:47am

This was fun enough for me to play four times. I tried different browsers (Firefox was a little less smooth and the high score list didn't appear after the prompt). Overall it was good. The "hold A and spam mouse" technique, which is called "death blossom" from now on, doesn't work because the bolts are too far apart. Either that or I can't spam clicks enough. But I did manage to break the sound effects in Chrome. I don't think that's your fault -- I closed the tab and came back and it was still broken.

I'm with stromchin -- couldn't stop shooting.

strega says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 7:21am

Neat game. I got really dizzy after a while though @_@

jeroenimooo says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 8:17am

Running around and shooting was my tactic ;p The planet could have some more graphics. playing it was fun

daandruff says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 2:51pm

I really liked that the game was spinning around you. Fun game!

netmute says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 8:07pm

Oh god this was fun! Loved the sounds!

vigrid says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 12:14am

Well. Apparently I suck.

firstrowgames says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 2:17am

fun and funny game.

davidllanos22 says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 2:34am

piumpiumpiumpium nice game :)

Spiridios says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 4:21am

Hmm, where have I seen this game before. =p Oh yeah, I wrote one too (I wouldn't normally mention that but @wibblymat mentioned it first!) Nice take on the arcade space shooter. I didn't immediately realize that big red bar was a health bar or that the aliens shot when they got close, I like that mechanic. Loved the sound effects. Could've used faster or more aliens, or a limit on the bullets.

seagaia says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 6:34am

Liked your sound effect, but the idea wasn't particularly original. Still, nice job.

seagaia says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 6:35am

(idea of the game)

Raptor85 says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 3:03pm

found the sound a little annoying, but not too bad, the controls are weird though, it's strange having ot use the mouse to fire but keyboard to rotate, would have made more sense for it to be a key. Also when rotating it seemed almost completely random how far i rotated when pressing the key, sometimes it would move a tiny bit, sometimes a full half rotation of the globe. Cool and all still but that made it a little hard to play.

lorancou says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 10:11pm

HTML5, yey! No install! And it's actually a nice game! Thanks for making judging fun :)

De10ter says ...
Apr 28, 2012 @ 10:01pm

Based on the screenshots I wasn't expecting much going in but I honestly found the simple game mechanic, pew sfx and classic/retro explosions charming :D
My only complaints would be that it's really slow to level up and too easy to cheat by just spinning and firing.

Pitoum says ...
May 1, 2012 @ 6:46am

@Wampus : I think the penalty is the sound of firing ^^ LOVE IT !
Become really interesting after the first levels :) Very too easy at the beginning.

ratboy2713 says ...
May 3, 2012 @ 12:51am

Love the losing sound. I like the spinning mechanic, I just wish there were better graphics and maybe some bg music.

May 3, 2012 @ 11:04pm

Pew pew pew pew! :P Nice simple game!

Lilleman says ...
May 5, 2012 @ 8:55pm

"You suck!" hahaha.

Datamosh says ...
May 7, 2012 @ 1:16pm

Good game, but too easy! I felt like Rambo :P Still enjoyable, so good work!

DoktorAce says ...
May 7, 2012 @ 8:15pm

Its fairly slow, but I love the old school graphics :D

May 9, 2012 @ 8:38pm

piu piu piu! That sound was funny. The game was pretty slow paced though, you have to wait forever for the enemy ships and I found out just running to one direction constantly and shooting repeately was pretty effective. Cool game but could have used some more speed and content.

rvmook says ...
May 11, 2012 @ 4:27pm

It was a bit easy and after a while a bit repetitive. But sounds and graphics were on point and I still played it for 15 minutes straight so great job!

azurenimbus says ...
May 12, 2012 @ 12:29am

Very nice, quite easy to pick up and play.

dr_soda says ...
May 13, 2012 @ 7:47pm

Oof, I'm really dizzy after playing this. It probably would work better if there were a radar indicator in the corner and the screen didn't spin the way it currently does.

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