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Countdown Hell

by robashton - 48 Hour Compo Entry

A bullet-hell type thing, kill all the enemies and collect the power-ups to keep the timer going.

You start with 10 seconds, and that's all you're gonna get - so make it count.

WASD/Arrow keys and the mouse button

HTML and JavaScript completely from scratch.

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Sherun says ...
Aug 25, 2013 @ 3:29pm

When the game starts again Im shooting without pressing the mouse

Tork says ...
Aug 25, 2013 @ 3:34pm

I can't shoot

robashton says ...
Aug 25, 2013 @ 3:52pm

Browsers people, browsers??? :)

robashton says ...
Aug 25, 2013 @ 3:53pm

(I got some issues in Firefox I'm looking at now, I can't test in IE but it works in Chrome)

robashton says ...
Aug 25, 2013 @ 4:00pm

Fixed at least @Tork's problem I think - I can't do much about that first issue unless I know more about it

Khopa says ...
Aug 25, 2013 @ 11:33pm

10669 pts is my best.
The game is cool and works fine in Chrome ;)

Jhelle says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 11:10am

Tried it in firefox, it ran fine (maybe tad slow). Liked this simple arcadey shooter. Good job :)

Aug 26, 2013 @ 11:11am

"OH NO DEAD!" :D Funny. Love the graphics, the little guys look like PacMan ghosts.

Diogo Muller says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 11:11am

Pretty addicting game. I'm not sure if I love or hate the blur effect, after some time I got tired of it.

Great game overall. Working on Chrome.

robashton says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 11:12am

Yeah - it's a little slow, I was trying a different way of writing code for this jam and it went hideously wrong :D

doonay21 says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 11:12am

Fun game :) (Opera 12.16 - all OK)

dekart says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 11:15am

I love the visual effects. Probably making it possible to collect time from a longer distance will make the game play better - now it's really hard to collect time when you move fast enough.

rephus says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 11:16am

Nice game, I like the motion blur effects in all the sprites, it would be nice if you could add some music/sounds. Tested in chrome (Ubuntu).

robashton says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 11:19am

Afraid I was at my girlfriend's house for this and didn't have any instruments with me. I played with a synth to see if I could get some sounds in but linux kept crashing so I gave up :)

Zelun says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 11:32am

Working good in chrome. Wow, 'blur' is very psicodelic. XD

anjack says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 12:16pm

The controls felt very smooth. For a from-scratch game in 48 hours, this is impressive!

SmudgedCat says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 1:00pm

That was fun! It feels a bit slow at first but with everyone coming at you from all angles the speed is probably about right.

nek says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 1:58pm

Good side –- it's really fun!
Bad side -- it's repetitive, there are no different enemy types with different movement/attack patterns.

I like the graphics very much. All those multicolored enemies and pixel explosions are rad!
I can't hear any music or sfx. Should there be any?

Also I think that adding the multiplayer hi-scores table will greatly improve the game giving the player a goal.

Overall it's a nice little game.

kirbytails7 says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 6:20pm

OH NO DEAD! Well done.

plancien says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 12:21am

what a carnage ! red all over my screen. This was fun. I like the fact that when you take a hourglass, it restores all your time. This adds a bit of tactic, you can stay around a second hourglass just in case, a shoot from here.

Works very fine on Chrome. Well done !

udo says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 8:11am

It's a solid concept and the game runs very smoothly. I wish the screen was bigger though! A bit of sound effects would have made this even better. I think it's great to finally see some more JS games at LD. Keep it up! :)

SloZigec says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 7:11pm

Nice Game, I just couldn't get it to restart, and then it kind of bugged out.

Sep 2, 2013 @ 2:17pm

(Hey Rob, Grungi/Bastien that guy from Belgium here!) So. Much. Particles. :D Makes for a great little shooter though (not only the particles, I mean). Got quite into it, and loved the audio cue that the timer was almost out. Very well done!

loxo says ...
Sep 13, 2013 @ 2:20pm

Nice game that fits the theme. It's a bit slow though. Some audio would be nice.

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