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SpaceGeometry : The Arcade Version

by metaldemon - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Hi guys!

For the third time LudumDare48 has proven to be totally awesome!

This time round I have made a space Shmup. You play as a space marine in his spacecraft. He gets sucked into a wormhole and ends up in a totally different universe where geometric primitives run the place.
They appear to be evil so you grab your arrow keys and spacebar and start to shoot down these minimalistic shapes!

This game runs on both Windows and Linux (tested on windows 7 32 bit and linux mint 64 bit)

Anyways! I hope you all enjoy the game!

NOTE: On linux, this game requires Mono and OpenAL
Update: Windows 8 bugs should be fixed now. Thanks Antonijn and Udrian for making this possible!

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PaidGEEK says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:42am

Pressing "Space" at the beginning doesn't work for me. But Highscore.POTATO made me laugh xD

metaldemon says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:34pm

@PaidGEEK Hmm, that is not supposed to happen, what OS are you running if I might ask? :)

roaet says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:17pm

Man I love this music. I could listen to it for hours. Great game too.

PsenFilip says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:17pm

I really dig the music and controls are just fine.

Sometimes the collision detection doesn't seem to response accordingly (especially on the Red enemy). The bullets happen to go pass through the enemy target.
Also, I missed a replay/retry/play again button at the end.

Taugeshtu says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 8:27am

This was really nice experience, though quite short :D

Szedouu says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 9:53am

Minimalistic, nice graphic , great music, fun to play!

manabreak says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 9:57am

Cannot "insert coins" by pressing space. Running on Windows 8 64-bit.

fullmontis says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 9:58am

Great job on the audio, really dig it!

Topaz says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 10:21am

That was amazing! I gave 5 stars in most categories, good job :)

antonijn says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 3:03pm

The linux/mono build works great ;)

I like the mechanic where certain objects come from the side to prevent you from just pressing the spacebar. The music is great.

However, it's not reeeeaally minimalistic, so that's something that could have been better. Other than that, good idea, not too generic and nice gameplay.

Gas says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 9:24pm

Sweet Game! Really nice concept and well executed! :D - Gas

metadept says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 11:35pm

Nice little shooter! I liked your opening sequence, and the mechanics all seem pretty smooth and solid. I didn't feel like it fit the theme all that well, except in that the enemies are abstract geometry, but this is well put together. If only the score weren't measured in potatoes :( Good job, though!

Jellycakes says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 12:58am

Pretty nice shooter, really colorful and gets nicely fast paced near the second boss which makes it real fun to play. Good job!

hirsch says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 2:11pm

The game doesnt work for me (Linux x86; mono, wine, ... installed)

Could not load signature of OpenTK.NativeWindow:get_Icon due to:
Could not load signature of OpenTK.INativeWindow:get_Icon due to:
Invalid type OpenTK.GameWindow for instance field LD26.MyGameWindow:<Instance>k__BackingField

Unhandled Exception: System.TypeLoadException: Could not load type 'LD26.MyGameWindow' from assembly 'MetalDemonLD26, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null'.
[ERROR] FATAL UNHANDLED EXCEPTION: System.TypeLoadException: Could not load type 'LD26.MyGameWindow' from assembly 'MetalDemonLD26, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null'.

PTSnoop says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 6:21pm

Nicely done. It's good to see a vertical-shmup that's not a bullet-hell shmup.

Just one slight possibly-bug, where the left and bottom sides of the screen have walls to keep you in the game area, but the right and top don't. I was able to keep flying off the top of the screen indefinately. But still, there's a surprising amount of polish here for an LD game, with the intro sequence, the music, and the health and shield bars animatedly flying in. Good game!

Tainted_Code says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 8:04pm

Ooooh, twas fun! Loved the music, and the ship movement was smooth too! :)

Uhfgood says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 9:13pm

Not bad at all.

Typedeaf says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 1:54am

This was actually pretty funny. I really liked how the ship moved. Also the music was really great!

shawn42 says ...
May 6, 2013 @ 2:42pm

I really got into a groove while shooting stuff. I think the music is perfect for this game. Shooting felt very smooth and responsive, nice work.

amodo says ...
May 6, 2013 @ 2:49pm

BWAHAHA Great. Honestly, seriously funny and seriously awesome music!

May 7, 2013 @ 6:07pm

Sadly it seems that I can't run it, because it's no 32-bit version. :( (Win XP, 32-bit laptop here)

metaldemon says ...
May 7, 2013 @ 7:10pm

@SuperlevelSebastian I have a 32 bit system too. can you explain the problem?

rzfmzn says ...
May 20, 2013 @ 11:58am

Unable to run the game =O(
Saw the whole video, seems very nice =O)

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