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by nicotuason - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Cyanocide is an intense dogfighting game set in an abstract neon world. Shoot down enemies and collect powerups to extend your time.

- move mouse away from ship to speed up
- move mouse close to ship to slow down and tighten turn radius
- left mouse button to fire

I STRONGLY recommend listening to electro dance breakbeat dubstep music while playing this. Music like this:

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@TeddyNashor says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 9:18am

graphically stunning and fun. not sure I see the theme, also the sound effects dont mesh with the mood of the art. maybe make them softer?

LittleThor says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 9:21am

Classic game but very nice graphics and controls!

Budda says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 9:21am

Cool little game, I like the way you control the speed/turning. Has a nice trade-off that the faster you go the more accurate you are, but slower lets you turn faster to catch up to nearby enemies.

Spotline says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 9:22am

Great great graphics and gamefeel, but I don't see the theme there

Blue Steel says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 9:24am

Finaly a a game of this nature that i can play with my mouse.. ;) I only have one Arm ;)

mitkus says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 9:32am

Very very cool! I like that you kept game scope minimal and managed to polish it. Visuals are very nice, but most of all I liked the flight manuevers. Got a bit boring after a while, but still a great game.

Sergey Mohov says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 9:43am

Really nice and polished. Feels great, looks great, plays great. Has a great dogfight feel to it. Amazing job!

doonay21 says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 11:01am

No theme at all. I like how smooth the movement is.

nitrocrime says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 11:05am

Graphics are awesome! Gameplay is a bit easy it feels..

Armix says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 11:07am

Visually awesome and (personally) inspiring, however like many others here, I don't really see the theme in this, despite it looking and feeling hectic. :)

Jimanzium says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 11:08am

Insane graphics for two days! Great smooth gameplay, good job!

Aug 26, 2013 @ 12:04pm

Very nice graphics, i really like the classic look but with a bit 3D in it. The controls are also very nice.

alwaysinbeta says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 12:15pm

Very playable, controls feel good. I like the whole look of it with the colors and the trails.

proc says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 12:42pm

Great controls and graphically lovely. Shame you didn't make the music you recommended but listening to it felt like a fit for the game so thanks for the suggestion. I too don't see the theme but would like to know where it is.

Aug 26, 2013 @ 12:56pm

Cool! It's a lot of fun when you're chasing targets and then fly through their explosion. Great music choice!

cwkx says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 1:27pm

Beautiful little game, very fun to play too.

Aug 26, 2013 @ 7:06pm

Cool looking and smooth playing! I don't see what it has to do with 10 seconds though.

bytegrove says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 10:56pm

Oh glob it's pretty! The controls are really smooth and they work really well! I'd love to see this game on a touchscreen device.
Some extrapolation from the theme, but nothing major imo.
Pretty sneaky of you to recommend a playlist though, hehe, ah whatever. :P
Cool game, nice work!

avh4 says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 6:19am

Sweet simplicity! The controls felt really nice. I especially liked the simplicity of the menu system--your thrown right into the game, and it restarts automatically (after a nicely-timed pause in the action). I'd love to see harder enemies appear over time.

rxi says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 10:15am

Unfortunately didn't run for me initially. I ended up having to download the page and the swf file, and modify a line in the page's javascript so that it would run. I believe this is because linux's flash player doesn't go up to version 11.7, but the javascript specified a required version of 11.7 -- though the applet itself seems to run fine on the older player.

I suggest you set the following line in the HTML file:

var swfVersionStr = "11.7.0";


var swfVersionStr = "0.0.0";

This will assure anyone encountering my issue will be able to play the game.

Visuals are great (as others have mentioned!). A very stark and unique style which is very appealing. Simple game play, but it felt as if the controls gave it depth, they took some getting used to, but that wasn't at all a bad thing. It's a shame some of that electro music you mention couldn't have been implemented into the game!

dom2d says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 11:33am

NICO! You're alive! ^_^ So glad to see you here and to play another one of your epic games!
This is amazing. Such a good control scheme, with super clever UI to go with it. Congrats man!!

Aug 27, 2013 @ 1:42pm

I liked the graphics and the controls system. I love the fact you have a link to some music. What a great loop hole to get sound in your game that wasn't made by yourself in 48 hours. The music went very well with the game.

I thought there was no real use of the theme. Sorry but just having a timer doesn't really count in my opinion. You could have just had "You have 10 seconds to make a kill" and a count down. and that would have been fine, plus it would have given the game a sense of urgency.

Kohijin says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 3:18pm

Love the very sleek designs and the controls feel smooth. But I really don't feel the theme here... Still a great bit of fun!

4xisblack says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 8:33pm

Super pretty. The thruster trails are an excellent touch, especially given how the ship flips around when you bank.

BlackBulletIV says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 4:49am

Man, that was really fun, and the graphics are so aesthetically pleasing.

I know you have a timer-based life system, but from I observed it's based more around 60 seconds than 10 seconds. Therefore I don't think it really fits the theme at all.

Aside from that, great game.

PhiL Blunt says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 11:03am

Very nice indeed.

TeamFlare says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 1:18pm

Awesome colorscheme and smooth controlls. Stylish and fun :)!

designatius says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 2:30pm

Really fun to play! Very polished and smooth, brilliant job :)

kazukishida says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 9:02am

Very polished and unique, but very intuitive controls, nice minimal and tight UI! I especially like how you can maneuver to the general direction of an enemy ship, fly to it while firing, and eventually intersect paths with the ship --- it felt like a top-down dogfight! The way the enemy ships also waver when it's critically damaged really looked extremely good. Very well done!

I couldn't give you top score for audio, though, because for me, essentially, your game only had sfx. I listened to your recommended song while playing it, and it was really cool, but since it wasn't technically part of your game, I can't rate it with the soundtrack in mind, sorry. :(

Also, I'm not sure what relation it had to the theme. :O

psychomonster says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 7:52pm

smooth gameplay, fantastic game art... cool scoring... survived for 209s and killed 21 enemy... nice !

Richard Matey says ...
Aug 30, 2013 @ 3:34pm

Fantastic work, really love the style of the art and the feel of the controls

ratalaika says ...
Aug 30, 2013 @ 5:16pm

good job

Diogo Muller says ...
Aug 31, 2013 @ 3:11pm

Nice graphics, good controls. I don't get where the theme was used, but overall it's a good game.

goyal says ...
Aug 31, 2013 @ 7:00pm

so pretty!!

The aircrafts moves kinda fast, it was hard to aim and shoot.

Sep 1, 2013 @ 8:47am

Excellent 3d game :D

Raiyumi says ...
Sep 3, 2013 @ 9:34pm

Nice! Has slick controls and graphics, and played really smooth.

xrm0 says ...
Sep 11, 2013 @ 7:40pm

Great game, but where is anything related to the theme?

ghRibacki says ...
Sep 11, 2013 @ 11:18pm

Very cool atmosphere! The suggested sound track fits very well, too bad you couldn't make your own music to put into the game.
I like the controls a lot! I don't think I have seen this type of control in a game before.
Graphics are amazing and the sound effects are ok.

Good game! =D

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