April 26th-29th 2013 :: Theme: Minimalism

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Pilot & Command

by HeyChinaski - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Requires Java. I recommend downloading the jar rather than playing in the applet.

The game explains the keys during play. Toggle the music with 'M'.

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paulopn says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:22am

Awesome! I really like the use of multiple graphical styles!

finefin says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 1:28pm

looks interesting. but I have problems running this on a mac. will try again later...

Shigor says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:59pm

Fight with minimalism turns standard sidescroller to something much better! Holy potatoes!

swizzcheez says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:00pm

Very nice work. I like how the theme is the enemy.

Wait, "the theme is the enemy" almost sounds like a theme on its own. :)

kreddor says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:04pm

Nice use of theme, fun game. But I think it crashed sometime after I got the third weapon upgrade. Screen went white and sound disappeared.

HeyChinaski says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:54pm

Thanks everyone. @kreddor Was that in the applet? I think I had that happen to me too. Could you try downloading it.

@finefin I've rebuilt the jar in Java 6 so it should work on macs now (no music though :( )

Masadow says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 6:06pm

Music loop is a bit annoying by time, but I forget it with this awesome look and gameplay !

Apr 29, 2013 @ 6:09pm

Great realization. Awesome idea about minimalism. :)

uberneen says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:42pm

Great concept!
I can hear background music, but when I fire I get this:
line with format PCM_SIGNED 44100.0 Hz, 16 bit, mono, 2 bytes/frame, little-endian not supported.

and no shoot sound.

Michael Hall says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:44pm

Very cool, nice retro graphics.

siondream says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:45pm

I loved this one!!
- Brilliant use of theme
- The background music is so addictive
- The cheeky minimalisers come at you from behind!! Bastards!!
- Good dialogue and good general feel

invaderJim says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:47pm

This is really cool. You should have more ratings!

zanzindorf says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:48pm

Very nice use of the theme. Beautiful graphics.

KR-Eddie says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:51pm

Absolutely loved it! Just my type of game :D
I agree that the music gets annoying after a while, but it's not too bad.
The dialog and the way you introduced the theme were awesome!

rzfmzn says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 10:54pm

Great game! =OD
Tried the web version and it was ok =O)

Ray_Mickelino says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 11:03pm

Awesome. This game is great. I liked how you were able to merge the two graphic styles. Also, I played the web version, and it worked fine for me. If I were you, I might suggest adding scores, depending on the distance traveled and enemies defeated. Also, you could add some health items. Anyways, Great game. I love your interpretation of the theme.

Apr 30, 2013 @ 3:15am

Hilarious idea, done extremely well! The minimalism aspect adds something I can quite put my finger on, but its awesome!

FuzzyWuzzie says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 3:41pm

Great game, and great use of the theme! My only complaint is that I shot too slowly.. I had to be a sniper if I wanted to survive.

netmute says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 9:14pm

Interesting idea, very good execution :)

MinionStudios says ...
May 6, 2013 @ 3:04pm

Nice! The wave of minimal graphics is a great effect!

jontturi says ...
May 10, 2013 @ 2:59pm

This is stuff.

KevinLaity says ...
May 15, 2013 @ 2:19am

Fun game, and interesting theme interpretation!

sP0CkEr2 says ...
May 15, 2013 @ 2:34am

great entry -- one of the best uses of the theme -- awesome!

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