August 23rd-26th 2013 :: Theme: 10 Seconds
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Bit-ship Ld27 By lcassby lcass - 48 Hour Compo Entry
First ludum dare and here is my game its called bitship took about 23 hours to make and contains around 3400 lines of java!. No external libraries were used, this is pure java goodness ,enjoy!
read the tutorial for controls , they are abit strange.
---REQUIRES JAVA 7---
If you try to run it on mac make sure you have it installed, Apple dont like java so it doesnt allow it to be installed automatically.
---You must change mode to place blocks. this is done by pressing e . Your mode is shown on the top left---
After requests I have made a youtube tutorial just here
-----> STORY <-----
Life was good in the year 2078 firmware programmed robots were used on space ships around the galaxy, you are the core computer aboard the ship you control everything. When being given the task to test out the effects of large speed boosts using the oberth effect you manage to generate a wormhole! You are sent across the universe and after lots of time and your ship being almost entirely destroyed other than the nanobots and your energy signiture you find that you are one galaxy away. Unfortunatly that galaxy is riddled with threats bandits,rogue droids you name it.
Fight your way through all 40 levels can you win the game?
As you fight through level become exponentially harder as the enemy becomes more powerful than your puny system can handle.
Use your wit to survive.
Don't forget your borgs, when made they can serve as a valuable resource boosting power, shields and autofiring weapons. Be careful though as they are outdated by 100s of years and are all rusty so take it slow when trying to program them or they might just decide to go the other way.
Build new weapons systems , fight more powerful enemys , develop the ultimate attack vessel.
Your outdated systems take 10 seconds to recharge the enemy has more fire power and shields that recharge faster, Strategy is the key.
Create the Bit-Ship!
sorry for it being low res youtube is being really annoying atm.
press p to start the fights can you win all the way to level 40?
When moving left or right after projectiles are fired flashes of the projectile images are seen on the left/right side of screen.
lag can sometimes occur when moving.
So this game has been great, i've heard lots of good things and things that can be improved. I am going to do a full remake of the game so that its more efficient (the way I coded it was quick but not good for efficiency) And I will be changing the gameplay hugely. A post about this will be up on www.java-gaming.org sometime in the near future.
Thanks for playing!
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