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by KeyMaster - 48 Hour Compo Entry

A Luftrausers style game played over and underwater.

Just a very rough prototype since didn't have much time over the weekend, but the movement system is complete.

W/D | Left/Right : Turn left/right
W | Up : Thrust
Spacebar : Shoot

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nxT says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:25am

A really satisfying little mechanic you've got there!

fserb says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 6:31pm

The mechanics are nice, but you could use a bit more feedback, specially on enemy hit. :) Good job anyway!

DannyG59 says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 11:54pm

It's ok, a bit too luftrauser for me or whatever that game is called but good job on copying the mechanic at least! Maybe some UI would be nice

Jimanzium says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 4:40pm

It's like a really crap Luftrausers. You could have atleast tried to change it a bit more than being able to see underwater. The movement was much worse and this was clearly unfinished. Oh well, better luck next time, and better than nothing

stvr says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 6:44pm

Pretty solid movement! Wish there was more!

Apr 29, 2014 @ 7:18pm

Okay graphics and good theme work. However when I killed a couple of enemies nothing else spawned? I was left with a empty map so I decided to try some summersalt's lol.

petrocket says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 2:34am

ditto what everyone said. fun mechanics, just not much of actually gameplay. great effort!

pjchardt says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 2:34am

Controls feel very nice. I think I would be more interested seeing this expanded into a trick/point/combo game or an Echo the Dolphin style adventure than a shooter though. It just feels good to jump out of the water and dive back in.

MarsBar says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 4:51am

Fun game :) I'm surprised how addicting it is. I can see this game going a long way :)

01010111 says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 5:16am

Movement felt really great, this is like Luftrausers meets Ecco the Dolphin, so that's really really awesome and I played around for like 15 min just doing tricks :)

KeyMaster says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 12:45pm

Just wanted to say thanks for all the kind comments!
I'm planning on continuing this game and the suggestions about Ecco the dolphin will probably go into that!

dejant says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 1:30pm

Great mechanics and controls!

Apr 30, 2014 @ 3:06pm

Just like when I played Ecco the Dolphin for the first time on the Sega Dreamcast playing this game I had a ton of fun just swimming around and ignoring the purpose of the game.


Kate Kligman says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 3:10pm

I like the mechanics you've developed so far. It feels like it could be bouncy and fun.

Vidsneeze says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 3:11pm

Ah man, i could keep swimming with this mechanics forever.
Great Game.

Slader16 says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 4:45pm

Controls and Movement were awesome!

bazld says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 7:23pm

Very impressive, it controls excellently. I hope you develop it into a full game.

LazyParia says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 11:19pm

Nice game, totaly reminds me ecco the dolphin :D

blockbot says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 3:15am

This is a great prototype, I hope you make some more with it!

2HitAdam says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 5:28pm

I've played a lot of Luftrausers but couldn't seem to hit anything... and wasn't sure it did anything when I did, so I just had heaps of fun Free Willying out of the water and doing somersaults. That's really the best part of the game so far, try to capitalise on it! Oh, but I was able to fly indefinitely by turning backwards in mid air and aiming straightish up, guessing that's a bug.

The art is obviously pretty rough but I interpreted the blocks down the bottom of the screen to be a sunken city and thought that was badass! Good luck with the full game :)

kill0u says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 6:37pm

Nice :) Kinda miss Kozilek, though :3

gnerkus says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 8:04pm

That sea-water animation...

Once I started moving, the enemies stopped coming. A few sound effects would have been cool.

Figglewatts says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 11:03pm

Physics and motion were pretty solid.

dector says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 1:52pm

Nice smooth control. And it will be even better with some hints, I think.

frankd0331 says ...
May 15, 2014 @ 1:50am

The movement felt great. Also, thanks for turning me onto Luftrausers.

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