Ludum Dare 31 — December 5th-8th, 2014 — Theme: Entire Game on One Screen

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Screen invader

by Poxymyr - Compo Entry

This is a game where invaders come from off screen! You must push them back by shooting on them before they get to the core. If the core get hit 3 times, you lose.

Move with ZQSD, aim with the mouse and shoot with left click.

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Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:05am

It's a pretty basic shooter, that should be easy to play, but man is that control scheme jacked up. Why couldn't you just do WASD?

Poxymyr says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:29pm

I'm sorry about it, I'm european so my keyboard is an azerty one. I think you can switch configuration by pressing alt+shift.

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:43am

Hi there. Liked the sounds and visuals. Found the movement tricky.

ben_pxlplz says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 2:41pm

Kind of a cool take on asteroids! You might want to try adding larger bullets, it was a but tricky and hard to aim.

blackmagic says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:47am

Thanks for not using WASD :D Nice idea but this really hard!! It would be nice if we could upgrade the weapon.

andrewkennedy says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 11:29pm

Great idea for a game but the controls are really difficult on QWERTY setups.

Having an arrow key control scheme as a backup might be a good idea for the future!

BooleanByte says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 7:42pm

Like the part that it bounces the red points instread of just destroing them

Team Myopia says ...
Dec 19, 2014 @ 1:20am

as others have said, the controls really need to be more standard.

Other than that very cleanly executed (though simple) little game.

snickersnacks says ...
Dec 19, 2014 @ 9:31pm

Very simple and to the point. It works! Except... the control scheme doesn't, for me. Makes the game very difficult to control. I know you're aware of it already. :) Good job!

Dec 25, 2014 @ 10:03am

Simple but fun idea :) It would be nice if you would add power ups etc. in the future. And if you would allow to chose key scheme that would also be nice :P I'm from european country (Poland) but we use here qwerty keyboard scheme.

blzkz says ...
Dec 27, 2014 @ 7:54pm

Most european keyboards are QUERTY, but some french ones are AZERTY, WASD is a standart, not ZQSD so... It's hard to play it :/

I have an ISO-ES, an ISO-DE and ANSI-US keyboard, all of them QUERTY :(

01rafael says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 6:14am

Particle system is awesome!

Kuality Games says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 7:01pm

Simple but enjoyable!

maxmetallica says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 7:20pm

really nice game

Piscythe says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 9:56pm

Cool idea, but this really should have had an option for arrows/WASD. This is why games should really have an arrows option or customizable controls. (Says the guy who hasn't ever actually implemented the latter.) At least QWERTY users get a taste of what everyone else has to deal with.

fuzzalicious says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 10:02pm

Cool particle effect but you could haved juiced up the graphics (smilies! :P)

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