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Drill Arena

by TheDreik - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Survival arena game where some robots with drills meaninglessly fighting with each other.

Here is controls for game:
WASD or Arrows - movement
P or Enter - pause

You start by random selected one of three robot types.
1. Heavy - many health, but slow
2. Medium - balanced robot
3. Fast - very fast, but has low health

Sometimes repair kits generates on arena.

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frankd0331 says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:09am

Best time: 480 Seconds, 19 Enemies exterminated. I love the speedy robot, reminiscent of N64 Micro Machines. Really good game!

amymist says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:09am

This is super fun, and def pretty hard!

spotco says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 8:32am

Surprisingly fun, but you should make it such that you always spawn as the speedy robot (it's the most fun having to outsmart/outrun your enemies).

KirbiKaka says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:07am

Fun game! A lot of battles aren't terribly exciting, though, when two people just face off, drilling each other. I'd like to see upgrades or powerups just so there'd be ways to turn the tide of battle in your favor :]

lucienpro says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:37am

Really fun but it needed instructions, Good job though!

SoupWithBits says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:39am

Overall it is S+AWESOME, but the faceoffs can be pretty lackluster

GmacktheGummy says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 8:20pm

I originally thought that this game would be no good, no offense, mostly because of the art style presented, but after playing it for about 15 minutes, I see that this game has a very original gameplay and is almost like an Atari game, which is hard to replicate to a tee, in my opinion. That being said, the art style was still gross, no music, it didn't really need, and character speed could have been upped to improve the flow. As a result, the game wasn't that fun.
Despite all of these problems, I did actually enjoy the end product. While it was a perfect game, it was more than adequate, and definitely one of the better games that I've played so far. Good work.

PIXEL^3 says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 3:31am

Surprisingly more fun then a thought it would be, but but for a weird reason. It a lot harder than it really should be but after playing for a bit I was able to scrap some strategies together and rack up 17 kills. It reminds me of some of our recent games where we didn't have enough time to polish it up so it's playable but really unevenly built.


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