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PEW PEW Orbit Defender

by OniiRam - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Hope you enjoy my game :)
I wanted to do something cooperative, so I decided to make a game where two people have to stick side by side to reach the end of the game.
I mean side by side, literally. When you see the controls you will understand.
On the second day I wanted to make it single player too, but in my opinion two players is way more fun!

The goal of the game is to survive until the end and destroy all the enemies that spawn.

*Warning: I don't know why but the audio seems to work only on Google Chrome
Update: I uploaded it on Dropbox instead of Google Drive, now the audio should work on Firefox and IE too. Please leave a comment if you still hear nothing*


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martijn says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:53pm

its a bit odd how each hand contorls the firing of the other.

optimality says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:56pm

Not bad. Some suggestions:
1) It wasn't immediately obvious that the enemies were taking damage when shot.
2) No progress indicator telling me how much farther I had to go to finish it.
3) No actual difference between yellow and green enemies.
4) Took too long for new enemy types to show up.
5) Having to spam spacebar was annoying - an autofire option would have been nice.

I liked the audio work quite a bit, and you did a good job of sticking to the theme.

PushmePullyu says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:56pm

I made the mistake of playing 2 player alone hmmm. 5 stars hahaha!

anjack says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:57pm

I love that each player has fire control for the other player's cannon! Cool idea!

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

played only single player, really cool. highscore 253

Nikteddy92 says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 5:25pm

Nice one!
But the blue enemy is easier to get than the purple one. :)

FenrisWolf says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 5:39pm

Very simple and very fun. Good game!

cahman says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 6:29pm

Nice game! The audio didn't seem to be working in firefox (windows 7). But don't worry, we inserted our own "pew pew!"

Apr 29, 2013 @ 11:15pm

Pretty good. Sound and graphics gave a great retro vibe. I made it past the second boss!

zinfandel says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 10:20am

Loved it! Fun and fits the theme.
I think difficulty can increase at a faster rate, because at some point it feels repetitive.

pereubu says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 10:27am

two player mode was a very nice idea to make the game really more interesting, nice :D

danblack says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 5:39pm

Pretty good shooter with a good variety of enemies. I found the limited range of fire a bit annoying and more visual feedback would have been good. Especially something showing that the enemy ships were taking damage.

May 5, 2013 @ 1:00am


Brassawiking says ...
May 13, 2013 @ 8:40pm

Definitely need some kind of feedback about the progress.

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