August 24th-27th 2012 :: Theme: Evolution

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by diki - 48 Hour Compo Entry

StarwingZ is a racing game in the spirit of Star Roads, WipeOut and F-Zero; race along constantly 'evolving', intertwining tracks that rough up your journey with deadly walls and life-saving jump powerups.

The .zip contains an HTML that runs the game; I could only test it in Safari and Firefox so far (and Firefox is missing out on the soundtrack), so let me know how it works for you. Thanks!

If it fails to run, please give the Web version a try - sometimes browser security prohibits web pages from using files from the local harddrive, but is fine with files from the internet :)

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rylgh says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 5:54am

Very fun and really really addicting. A score counter would have been nice though.

chamberlainpi says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 5:41pm

Wow! This is very interesting! I love the endless "zooming" and "False-3D" perspective of the game. Controls are great, the jumping / sliding to a nearby route is a bit mind-numbing, but it's not bad either! Sounds we're decent too - good track to race to. A gliding sound for the ship's speed would of been nice, but I know that's a tricky one to implement!

Aug 28, 2012 @ 7:21pm

Ok, this was really really awesome. I think I wasted like 15 minutes playing :D Even though there was no score or anything. I think adding that would be really nice. As well as maybe some other obstacles or things to collect. Please make this into a full game, it will be awesome :D

chunkyguy says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 8:25pm

I loved the audio!! Super addictive

DevoreUK says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 11:04pm

Really good feel, instantly playable. Also like the graphics especially the track. As some other people have said something as simple as a score would have made it much more of a game. Overall great job.

dwrensha says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 12:55am


bukt says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 4:02pm

I can't understand, why i died so often. But gameplay has some cool thing, and i waste about 20 minutes on this game :)

Teejay5 says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 9:51pm

Crazy addicting!

N0W33t0rs says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 9:51pm

The game is somewhat cool. I remember to have had something alike on the C64. Did I? Kudos to have written this in javascript!

TinyPlatypus says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 9:59pm

Nice, similar to Proun which I really liked and interesting to have the extra jump mechanic and multiple tracks!

demonpants says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 6:37am

Hey - haven't played your game yet, but please go back and check mine out where you get a chance. I didn't realize my upload had somehow failed.

harusame says ...
Aug 31, 2012 @ 4:37pm

Fun and addicting :)
It lacks a score system and I don't really see a rapport with theme.

Good job !

Andrei Barsan says ...
Aug 31, 2012 @ 9:31pm

Pretty nice! I feel like this could use a post-LD version with some sort of scoring system, as well as maybe some upgrades.

zazery says ...
Sep 1, 2012 @ 2:46am

Super cool graphics and audio that matches the tempo of the gameplay. It was pretty easy to figure out how to play and has this "one more time" feeling to it.

yosh says ...
Sep 3, 2012 @ 2:13am

Man I almost had a heart attack when I discovered how to start the game (Should have read instructions first >,<).
Anyway... it's pretty good and really addictive. I don't necessarily see the link with the theme 'evolution' though.
Something that would be awesome is a scoring system!

Atridas says ...
Sep 4, 2012 @ 4:59pm

Cool concept, awsome graphics (I just like old-style feel). I missed a goal for the game, thought.

Sep 8, 2012 @ 5:03pm

Ohhh, I love this! The music, the speed, the split-second decisions... It can be hard to see where you're going sometimes when the sprites fill your screen, though. I particularly like the game-over animation and soundtrack, which is probably often overlooked :)

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