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Asteroids

by Gerardw3 - 48 Hour Compo Entry

This is my first Ludum Dare, so don't expect something amazing from me, but I thought it would be something fun to try and accomplish.

I worked pretty hard on this game, but didn't spend an amazing amount of hours on it.

Tools:

Dev Program:
Game Maker:Studio

Sprites:
Game Maker:Studio Sprite Editor
Opengameart.org [Kenny's Space Pack - http://opengameart.org/content/space-shooter-redux]

The aim of the game is to clear the whole screen of asteroids.

You will find this hard. You are meant to find this hard. Death is the main feature in this game. And yes, to answer your question, it is possible - I have completed it twice.

The controls are simple:
Arrow keys to move,
Space to fire

The game-play is hard:
Don't die.

There is no sound, and the AI is a bit strange, but it was the best I was able to complete in the time limit. Sorry for only having a download, but I am still in unknown waters with HTLM5 and Web Development.

Leave no asteroid alive...

NOW GO FORTH AND CONQUER THIS GALAXY!!!



[Thank you for trying out my game, and I hope you like it!]


Downloads and Links


Ratings

#2124Coolness10%

Comments

INC$D021 says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 6:22am

You right the A.I. is strange.. Like the graphics

Perjoka says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 1:51pm

Nice game, but you should submit it to the Jam, as you`re meant to create your own graphics for the compo.

Gerardw3 says ...
Aug 29, 2014 @ 11:17am

Oh, I thought when it said "All publicly available libraries and middleware are allowed." itmeant things like opengameart.com.
Sorry

mrexcessive says ...
Aug 29, 2014 @ 2:24pm

Hi there. The web link should open and run in a browser - not rated yet

GuillaumeGwi says ...
Aug 30, 2014 @ 4:24pm

Hey ! i downloaded the game but each time i shoot an asteroid all the sprites becomes invisible... (it seems like the fx is doing weirded things...) It works great when you only shoot enemies though... I'm on windows 8...

Benjamin says ...
Sep 8, 2014 @ 4:35pm

it works fine here.
The design of the spaceships si very nice I dig it !
The gameplay itself is a bit crude but functionnal. I was about to give up thinking there was an infinite respawn of asteoid then I read your description better, and felt the urge to clean this asteroid sceen. I spend one whole hour trying without success... Were you able to do it, yourself ?

Some suggestions :

- Make the hero bounding box smaller. It's not about difficulty it's about fairness, it's very frustrating to die when asteroids come near without actually touching you. Most shooter even make bounding box smaller than the ship graphics so player have the feeling to be some sort of super bullet dodger :)
- The sfx for shooters are easy to make especially with sfxr and they would add a lot to the mood of your game.
- The ships need to explode. I know we are in space and stuff, but it's also a videogame and player like big explosion ( especialy with screenshakes )
- For your AI problem you should just try to turn your ennemy gfx 90° and they should look a lot smarter :D

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