Ludum Dare 33 — August 21st-24th, 2015 — Theme: You are the Monster

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Reverse Space Invaders

by kernel panic - Compo Entry

A simple Space Invaders game where you play as the aliens. Feel like a supreme alien fleet commander!

Playing the game:
Keep moving from side to side to drop down.
You have a large freedom to move in your own time.
Shoot down at a laser tank to make things easier.
The defender's score is shown at the top - try to make it go DOWN. :P
Beware, the defenders can play co-op against you!

Control summary:
Left or A - Move left
Right or D - Move right
Down or S - Move in required direction to drop
Mouse - Shoot from invader closest to pointer

There's more I would have liked to achieve in the time, but I guess improvements will have to wait. (Sound, motherships, shields)

Also, it's my first browser game. The code is ugly - no time for neatness :P

UPDATE: An updated POST Ludum Dare Compo version is linked below. (Sounds)

Downloads and Links




Crypto137 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:57pm

Interesting concept. Too bad it only gets fun towards the end, but I guess it's the nature of the idea. Lack of sound effects really breaks the mood.

lanestp says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:58pm

Reminds me of mine! Really good job on the ship AI. It made the game a lot more challenging having a tough opponent!

xvw says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:02pm

The concept is awesome but imho, it's ... so hard to be fun. But nice performance and good job on spaceship 's AI !

Coac says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 9:03pm

Haha like controlling the monsters in Space invaders. The AI is pretty good, well done

Aug 30, 2015 @ 9:04pm

I like it!

mantis says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 9:09am

Really solid entry, liked it! :)

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