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Taking Sides

by jamioflan - Jam Entry

You are a lowly triangle, but you have circular dreams; let nopoly bar your ascent to circledom!

WASD - Move
Mouse - Aim and Fire
QE/MouseWheel - Change Weapon
P - Pause

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ataxkt says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 11:26pm

I didn't really get what was going on, but the atmosphere is really nice, I love the graphics! I wish I had been able to tell if I'd been shooting or not.

Hyaku says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 11:35pm

I can't play. The .jar loads and nothing happens. :(

Tainted_Code says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 7:54am

Snappy game! I enjoyed it quite a bit and I like the usage of nothing but triangles, neat :)

jamioflan says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 8:16am

You obviously didn't play it enough. This game is not solely made of triangles

HelkeGames says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 3:17pm

Nice game! Very minimal, well done :D

metalcan says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 3:37pm

It doesn't respond to my keypresses, so I can't move, only shoot.

Brassawiking says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 8:02pm

Very polished actually. Well rounded in all aspects.

tcstyle says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 9:10pm

What a sudden start. I like the basic concept and the music. Player feedback could be improved.

glbs says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 9:22pm

It's pretty fun and very neat, but I might kinda suck, I keep being killed by the green 'snakes'! Well done, and good title too

fullmontis says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 10:43am

Music is great! It's actually better than I expected gameplay wise.

metalcan says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 2:52pm

Okay I got it working, and I've got to say it's pretty awesome. Didn't expect multiple levels and bosses. I only got as far as the pentagon boss. Really cool idea, but kinda hard to figure out what to do in the beginning, not knowing how to progress. But turns out it's really cool if you stick with it. Good job on the sounds too, they fit the game well.

Paul Sinnett says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 12:15am

Nice use of colour and fractal triangles.

Xanjos says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 12:25am

Absolutely loved the music and the gameplay concept was quite interesting. It could do with some sort of progress indicator such as a score/quest system though.

thatwhichis says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 12:33am

I am both elated and disturbed by triangular blood. :-D

Broxxar says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 4:58pm

Really cool once you get the hang of it. Love how you represent health and cool downs with colours and shapes. Would be great if it was a little bit more organised, sometimes it was a bit chaotic with enemies and bullets on the screen.

Over all a really fun game.

Foxtacy says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 5:01pm

It has a nice proposal for a survival game :)

But, i think it could use a LOT of polishing.

Little stuff you know? like, more feedback. For example. I noticed that there were some power ups, but i quite don't understand what was the benefit of getting them.

Asides from that, it's a cool game :D

Tapestry says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 11:08am

Really nice concept! The square level is hard :(

Ernyz says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 12:11pm

I've almost defeated the first boss :) i liked how you need to quickly cycle throgh weapons and they all proved useful in diffirent situations :)

May 5, 2013 @ 6:59am

Fun music!

Mesene says ...
May 7, 2013 @ 10:25pm

Dude I enjoyed it a lot! Nice entry

KunoNoOni says ...
May 7, 2013 @ 10:30pm

what a neat idea! liked the use of theme.

Komradus says ...
May 17, 2013 @ 9:51am

Pleasantly surprised.

stqn says ...
May 18, 2013 @ 9:45pm

I like the screenshots but can't play because the game "requires a plugin". Also wasd works only on qwerty keymaps.

jamioflan says ...
May 18, 2013 @ 10:02pm

That's a pity; have you got the latest java?
Up/Down/Left/Right works too, because we wouldn't want to alienate Dvorak...

iFred_QC says ...
May 18, 2013 @ 10:32pm

It loaded but then the canvas wouldn't update at all. Using Chrome.

Blinked says ...
May 19, 2013 @ 1:36am

Hey you made the plane mod for Minecraft :D I tried playing your game but after loading it just hits a blank screen and never shows up :| Using Firefox.

May 19, 2013 @ 10:45am

This was a very, very impressive game. It could definitely use some explanation and/or tutorial at the start, however. I only gave it a second chance after reading some of the comments here, and I'm glad I did.
I love how the information is displayed - the weapons on each side of your shape, the recharge time being clearly displayed and your health dependent only on the color. The visuals and sound in general were strong, and (oddly) reminded me of Everyday Shooter. The bosses (the ones I got to, anyway) were well designed, and while it was difficult it rarely felt unfairly so. Great game.

stqn says ...
May 21, 2013 @ 12:02am

@jamioflan: yes, openjdk7. Turns out I had to install the icedtea-web-java7 package to get to run your game. I am *not* happy with it going fullscreen and not exiting when I press ESC and changing my monitor's resolution. I had to kill firefox to get my desktop back.

Jedi says ...
May 21, 2013 @ 1:39am

Love the oldskool gameplay with the modern look and mood! It was jarring at first but it grew on me :)

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