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Space Fireworks 3000: The Shmup

by Darkfrost - Compo Entry

Space Fireworks 3000: The Shmup!

It's a shmup! Hope you like it!

Controls:
WASD - Move
Mouse 1/Space - Shoot
Mouse - Aim

I'd recommend the standalone versions over the web ones, due to some possible perf issues in browser, but go ahead and use the web one if you're lazy! Oh, and there should be a web one embedded above too!


Make sure to run in a 16:9 resolution! :)

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#60Graphics4.10
#227Overall3.55
#255Mood3.29
#291Fun3.38
#416Theme3.70
#785Innovation2.80
#1934Coolness32%

Comments

laaph says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:56am

Did you know that you can force 16:9 resolution in Unity? Go to Edit->Project Settings->Player and set it there.

halosophie says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:04am

This is awesome! Difficult but awesome!

Just Tom says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:09pm

I totally dig the style, it's super pretty and the particles are crazy cool :)

Aiming feels a little sluggish to me and I could use some feedback when the player takes damage, but a mix of regular patterns on screen really mix it up and keep gameplay fresh.

It can get a little clustered at times, some of the background particles, bullets and enemies can be a bit hard to distinguish sometimes, but the patterns are clever, fun to watch and play. Cool beans!

johnbrynte says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:14pm

Sleek look and nice gameplay! Takes my mind to Ikaruga.

gladers says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 12:54pm

Nice smooth player controls, this was a joy to play! :D

mybluecorners says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 10:47pm

This is a fun colorful shmup-dodger! I like the enemies and their bullet patterns.

I had some trouble prioritizing between focusing on my ship or my aim because the gun fires in a perfect line. I would kind of create my own spread shot by jiggling the mouse, but maybe a little bit of innate spread on the bullets would help?

LeReveur says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 2:20am

Beautiful fireworks effects, and fluid animation ! That said, I think a little balance tweak would be good. :)

DrGeraud says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 2:24pm

Great concept. Adding fireworks to a simple shooter was clever !

banana4life says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 2:25pm

Looks really good.
Its missing some music.

Hempuli says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 2:26pm

Gets really hard really fast! The visuals and enemy designs remind me a lot of Spheres of Chaos, I like the glowy overall effect a lot! Very solid and enjoyable.

Natura-Time says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 6:47pm

Quite fun, i love how it explodes x)

Dec 19, 2014 @ 12:57pm

Nice colors ! :)

GarethIW says ...
Dec 24, 2014 @ 1:14pm

nice Neon graphical style.

-C

Dec 24, 2014 @ 7:39pm

Really liked this, I don't play a lot of shmups so not sure if this control scheme is common, but it really worked well. Could do with a little more visual feedback when you hit an enemy (and when the player is hit), but the controls were really tight and it's all quite visually appealing.

TyrusPeace says ...
Dec 24, 2014 @ 8:40pm

Very solid shmup with some pretty cool enemy/bullet patterns. The colorful aesthetic works really well, too. Nicely done!

At first I only got hit by things that did 100% damage, but once I did manage to get hit by bullets, I definitely found it hard to notice. Some sort of effect would've helped that quite a bit.

I like the squoosh effect when you fire your weapon :).

Ken Scott says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 5:08am

Not much new in the way of ideas, but it looks great and has a refreshing variety of enemies. I agree there needs to be more feedback when the player gets hit, since you have a life bar but the game acts like it is a 1-hit with a tiny collision box.

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