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Magma Defense

by kj654321 - 48 Hour Compo Entry

In Magma Defense you defend a tiny world from a barrage of missiles. You use different types of terrain to shield your world's core.

Written in HTML5/WebGL, using the following libraries:

Works in current versions of Chrome and Firefox. Also works in Safari if WebGL is turned on. There are random pauses in Firefox on some systems.

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Hume says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 7:55pm

Hey, it's an original idea! And it plays! I yearn for a little planet-destruction animation but this is well-executed, clear, simple, fun.

Coming back to this.

mikolalysenko says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 7:57pm

Interesting idea. Unfortunately, it seems like the later waves get a bit frustrating. It isn't really clear what you need to do to control the amount of material you get. Is the best strategy to just mash the button as soon as more stuff becomes available?

Proch says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 8:02pm

i really enjoyed that! nice work

kj654321 says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 8:19pm

Thanks for the feedback.

@Hume yeah the whole time developing I kept thinking, "now for the explosions" but never go to it

@mikolalysenko yeah I wanted to make that clearer with an animation or something but ran out of time. A bonus is enabled by blocking 3 missiles of a given color, or for the blue one by putting 3 missiles in the water. The only strategic part is if you try to use the bonus before it's fully lit up, it resets to 0 so you can't just constantly press ASDF.

Peter Cooper says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 1:58am

Wow! I like this idea. Very quick to get into and a great use of HTML5. Found this a genuine challenge. Enjoyed playing this one more than most.

oldtopman says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 2:06am

I made it to level 4 with 26 missiles left. I think that the best improvement to the game (if you revisit it) would be to add a short intro about how the last space invader-defender person dies, but time is obviously a constraint here. 4/5

otaviogood says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 3:05am

It's a fun original concept. Maybe could have used some smoother animation on the planet. The jerkiness makes it hard to understand things at high speed. Good job.

MadGnomeGamer says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 3:07am

Unique and fun! Easy to pick up and play. How did you do the dynamic terrain thing?

rhburrows says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 3:17am

Despite clear instructions it took me a minute to figure out (I don't always read carefully) but once I did this game was a lot of fun!

VDOgamez says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 3:23am

This is pretty neat. I've played a game a lot like this, but by making certain missiles super damaging against certain layers, it adds a lot of complexity to the game. I also thought the dynamic planet terrain was nice. It was a lot more fun than the last game I played like it.

KingKay says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 3:35am


FireSlash says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 7:31am

I noticed that if you take a hit on the side of a magma wall it does almost no damage, so you can clear a wave with a massive planet by just chipping away at a sheer magma wall the entire time.

Neat idea though! Would love to see it expanded upon. Maybe randomize missile launch points and intervals for more fun :)

siasia says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 2:47am

[27702:27702:15738986070:ERROR:gles2_cmd_decoder.cc(5324)] Shader translator allowed/produced an invalid shader.
in chromium. :(

Topaz says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 3:02am

This is one of my favourites :D
Finished it :P

daredevildave says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 8:02pm

Fun little game. Adding new material didn't seem to do anything a lot of time, but maybe I was missing something.

gnx says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 12:14am

Fun mechanic. This could've used some effects, music and perhaps some secondary gameplay elements.

Shadow says ...
Apr 28, 2012 @ 3:01am

Fun and simple. The fact that materials gradually become available was confusing because if you used them while they are half-way through they seem to do nothing besides reverting to fully-disabled. It was interesting though. Needs music!

Tourgen says ...
Apr 28, 2012 @ 10:32pm

pretty fun game

Evil Cult says ...
May 2, 2012 @ 2:01pm

[Comments and ratings from this account come from various team members]
A simple to understand, fun game. Great job.

May 8, 2012 @ 4:58am

Love it!

davidwparker says ...
May 8, 2012 @ 2:19pm

This was awesome. Well done... sound/music would be a nice touch.
It was definitely hard, but once I understood that you wait until the bonuses are fully up, it got a bit easier... and I achieved victory :)

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