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Under The Rig

by monkeymad2 - 48 Hour Compo Entry

In Under The Rig you control a robot shooting at fish things that are coming out of a hole underwater.

A, D, Space, mouse to control.

Spam space to jet upwards, holding the mouse down will auto fire the weapon.

It's a very dark game so you might have to adjust your brightness.

WebAudioX and JSFX used for sounds.
Graphics done in Pixelmator.

Will have problems in FireFox till I fix some bugs.

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Tanner says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:19pm

I like the graphics, but after some time I don't know what's happening - don't see anything...

Erkberg says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 12:56pm

A fun little game. The movement would probably feel smoother if you could keep going up by holding space down, not having to smash it so often. I really liked the particles. :)

Switchbreak says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 12:51am

Pretty fun! Great work on the graphics and sounds, could have used some variety.

xandy says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 1:27pm

neat idea. a bit more explanation would be nice, it took me some time to figer out that you can spam space to float. the enemies are a bit too bullet spongy in my oppinion but the concept is very nice!

Waterman7 says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 9:58pm

I have no idea what I just fought, but they looked kinda stylish. Also, neat particle effects!
Gameplay was a bit dull though, I just sat on the ocean floor without moving and kept shooting until I won.

gre says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 12:39pm

The game mecanism is a bit repetitive and game can be finished quite fast.
But very cool graphics and audio.

ThingoStudios says ...
May 10, 2014 @ 5:39pm

You can fire through the platform up top, meaning you can safely snipe the enemies from above. I'm assuming you didn't want this to happen.

SimianLogic says ...
May 11, 2014 @ 9:34pm

Cool particle effects. I didn't realize you could jump, so the first play I just slid along the bottom (mostly hid in the bottom left and shot) -- actually made it quite easy!

kevinAlbs says ...
May 12, 2014 @ 2:36am

Great graphics and sound. It looks like you rolled this code from scratch, which is really impressive. It seems like there is a bug where somehow you end up offscreen and only see black. Good work!

PixelFeet says ...
May 19, 2014 @ 11:17pm

it got a bit tedious after a while because you could just aim above the hole and spam the mouse button as fast as possible. other then that the graphics were pretty good and i liked the idea.

Crefossus says ...
May 19, 2014 @ 11:25pm

I love particle effects, especially the trail of the bullets and the explosions.

I like how you can hold down mouse or tap if things get too close, however maybe if you choose to risk being close and your bullets are getting destroyed the rate of fire could go up.

The best feeling in the game is when you're falling rapidly during that initial part. Maybe you could capitalize this in your gameplay instead of having it all at the bottom of the ocean.

The enemies got a little repetitive after a while.

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