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Core 10

by Towanime - Jam Entry

Core 10 is a stategy game where you get to protect the ultimate core of life using different kinds of shields, the more shields you set the more level and AP you get!

How to play
You begin the game with an unprotected Core, it is up to you which side protect first. Move the shield type selecion with A or D then click the empty slot on the screen.
A word on AP, every time you set a shield you will lose AP for that turn, you will need to wait to the next one in order to recover all of your spent points.
Velocity matters, this an important part of the game, the enemy will be able to attack you for the same amount of seconds you spent on your turn! That means if you wait the whole 10 seconds on your turn then the enemy will get 10 seconds to attack you (Ouch!) Press the space bar to finish your turn as soon as you set your shields and take advantage of the rules.

To summarize, the keys are:
A: Move left on the shield selection area
D: Move right on the shield selection area
Space: Finish your turn (Remember the sooner you finish your turn the better!)
P: Pause the game
R(While the game is paused): Restart the game
Click on an empty slot to set the selected shield type

About Us
This was our first Ludum Dare experience and it was very good! We've learned a lot, and definetely will take part in the next one. We are two people working on the code and assets, we are also Missing Dragonfly Studio (Yes, another indie game developer team) we are currently working on an amazing game called Beat Beat Shooter that combines rhythm and shoot 'em up mechanics, this a short break but it was worth it.

About the Music
Our dear friend Kevin Balke (a.k.a V-axys) gave us permission to use the great track you heard in the game, for more details check the in-game credits!

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Pacaco says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 11:37am

Well done, the game is great! I like the concept and the graphics fit together perfectly. Grats!

vladimirdlc says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 3:16pm

This was interesting, nice music and I found the gameplay really creative, the strategy component in the game is a good touch.

Urfoex says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 3:01pm

Nice visuals & music.
Top-bottom-left-right are unfair. No new places to spawn defense :-(

Could be a nice touch-device game ;-)

mutilator says ...
Aug 30, 2013 @ 12:22am

took a second to get used to what to do. stress level sure does rise as the game goes on!

cwkx says ...
Sep 10, 2013 @ 3:42pm

This was great, took a while to get into but I loved it once it started expanding. Awesome retro style.

Sep 11, 2013 @ 9:46pm

This game is fun! Cool concept! love the strategy involved on placing shields and protect the core, also love the graphics! :D great job bro! :D

jwolf says ...
Sep 12, 2013 @ 2:02am

Very neat concept and good presentation. Seems difficult to recover from a mistake...although the end may be slow in coming, even if you see where it'll be. Mechanics had some interesting trade-offs.

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Sep 12, 2013 @ 2:24am

this was a really fun game -- great job

Lianne Booton says ...
Sep 12, 2013 @ 2:32am

Very cool entry, the turrets that target corners felt very unfair later on because there was no way to protect against them. I'd totally play a full game of this with different types of levels though.

MrBlade says ...
Sep 12, 2013 @ 3:26am

Amazing work! The shaders are beautiful. The sounds and music was VERY well done. I love the idea for the game, and it was done really well. Is it possible to beat it? Whenever I got to turn 20 or so, the ships would just over power me. I thought it was a bit annoying when a shield dies you can't fill put another one in that spot again, although it was realistic. The GUI was great! I love your take on the theme. I don't think this game was very well fitted to the theme seeing as the turn based angle seems rushed, I don't know maybe that was just me. Anyway, it was very good and I think that if you wanted to you could easily sell this with a little more polish. Keep it up! 9.5/10

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