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Minimalism - the shoot 'em up

by CiderPunk - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Designed mostly for touch screens but you control it entirely through the mouse.

The story is entirely pointless and minimal, basically shoot things, get points and collect powerups to increase your fire power, it'll get progressively harder and there is no end.

In my tests the web and desktop versions ran pretty much the same (using chrome), but your results may vary, clicking top right shows fps, if its below 60 try the desktop versions. the windows is an exe created by typing random numbers into launch4j, there's also a JAR that should work on anything!

The android version is now available on google play!

Top of my wishlist of things to add are new enemies, waves, bosses and some sort of background to fight over, but i spent too long on my engine (which is now pretty good!) and getting it to compile in GWT, which it does...sort of.

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josefnpat says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 11:09am

Solid mechanics and gameplay!

There isn't much to this game, but then again; minimalism!

CiderPunk says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 11:15am

Updated to correct a typo, I got the month wrong! stupids am I. now to play some other games!

CiderPunk says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 11:17am

Thanks! that was totally what i was going for!... kinda..

Morgawr says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 11:40am

Simple game, a bit awkward to play with a mouse though.

aquilicoco says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 11:42am

Ahhh!! flying potatoes!!!

good work.

triplefox says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 11:59am

Too much gameplay...

kewry says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 12:18pm

The game games dull really fast, perhaps because of how strong them potatoes are

CiderPunk says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 12:31pm

potatoes gonna potate yo

Qrchack says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:13pm

cool entry, lacks actual gameplay though (bonuses, so on)... I managed to get 1k points lol

gizmo says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 4:27pm


Shigor says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 4:28pm

Poor potatoes :/

Very minimalistic shooter (unless i've missed something, but I got tired after dodging all those fries to be, the only thing I found was a shooting powerup....)

Apr 29, 2013 @ 4:30pm

Simple and seems to be well implemented. Maybe the potatoes are a little too tough but all the same, well done.

Beerman says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 6:46pm

Cool, a fellow libGdx user. Fun little shooter - you should have called it Spud Gunner though :D

GingerMess says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 10:04pm

Shootin' da spudz. It was fun comparing progress with you Cider, good luck with your entry. :)

BenW says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 12:41am

Neat little game. I couldn't tell if there was an end to the powerups you could get and overall the game felt a bit on the easy side but I did enjoy it.

CiderPunk says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 8:50am

The final gun upgrade is a 5 way blaster, there are 7 levels of upgrade,
my high score is 80,000 something :)

whilefun says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 1:02pm

I found the controls with the mouse to be a bit hard to master. Nice use of the theme, and nod to potatoes haha :)

Docteur says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 10:14pm

Potatoes gonna potate.

Rafael Sales says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 7:43pm

Funny game! hahaha

ohsqueezy says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 4:22pm

That was fun! Surprisingly addictive and deep because of the high level power ups.

CiderPunk says ...
May 7, 2013 @ 9:13am

yay thanks!

asifmahmood says ...
May 8, 2013 @ 11:57am

Really liked the game ... a real time killer ... Simple and a great time killer ... good job

Zoidbergtron says ...
May 12, 2013 @ 2:00am

I loved this game! I thought the controls were great, as a fan of these arcade style shooters I thought this was somehow more enjoyable than most I have played on a touchscreen. Obviously you already said what needs to be improved, but this was great!

Super Hamster says ...
May 15, 2013 @ 4:08pm

Very interesting game.

Mach60KAS says ...
May 18, 2013 @ 12:26pm

A very fun Shmup, good job! :)

DDRKirby(ISQ) says ...
May 18, 2013 @ 12:50pm

So many potatoes...

sP0CkEr2 says ...
May 19, 2013 @ 4:10am

42,471 -- i like the game -- tight controls

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