Ludum Dare 34 — December 11th-14th, 2015 — Theme Tied: Two Button Controls, Growing

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by Sri Harsha Chilakapati - Compo Entry

AutoInvaders is my take on remaking the classic SpaceInvaders game to the concept of the theme 'Two Buttons Controls', and the only controls used are the two ALT keys. The left ALT key does fire, and the right ALT key spawns up the shield.

Being spending too much time on the graphics, I think there are still things that are not polished. I will be adding those elements after the compo.

This game requires Java 8 to run. OS/X users please use the OS/X build. If you download the Linux build, you can run it with java -XstartOnFirstThread -jar AutoInvaders.jar and it should work fine.

This game uses OpenGL 3.3, SilenceEngine 0.4.1b and LWJGL 3.

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Doctor_N says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:37am

Okay so I thought this was a pretty cool concept but it was nowhere near feely enough for my tastes. Have a watch of this:

Would have loved some parallax stars and screen-shake. Also I beat the first boss without using the shield just by spamming the shoot key is that supposed to happen?

Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:10pm

@Doctor_N Thanks for your opinion, and the link. I'm sure I'll get these in for the next compo. The issue here I had this time is spending more time on art and less focus on the game play. There is no difficulty involved, and the level generation is pretty random.

Akhera says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:00pm

According to Microsoft Security Essentials, this game contains a trojan. I'm not touching it.

Gornova says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:15pm

note: this game don't contain any trojan for me, using Windows 8.1 and scanned with microsoft security essentials.

Btw, the game. There are no bugs, graphics is good and sounds okay. Lack of gameplay, in particular new weapons, force boredom on my, sorry!

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 3:07am

Akhera> Windows 8.1 does that for any unsigned EXE. Just ignore it.

Akhera says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 9:15am

@sP0CkEr2 - I'm on Windows 7 and this didn't happen with any other games I rated.

MemoryLeek says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 5:05pm

Okay, interesting take on an old classic. Quickly becomes very repetitive though :)

Crowbeak says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 9:04am

I'm glad there's a Mac version, but my laptop definitely doesn't have two Alt keys.

Adreqi says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 10:36pm

quite the same as memoryLeaks. plus nice soundtrack :)

Dec 27, 2015 @ 5:07am

Sticks to the theme. I had a hard time timing my shield at the start of a level, so could've used a simple countdown mechanic of some sort. Nice job.

jachepe says ...
Dec 27, 2015 @ 11:25am

Good game! maybe is not very innovation but is a solid game. Good work!

miwuc says ...
Dec 27, 2015 @ 12:17pm

Nice game with polished presentation, nice audio, even has a boss fight. I kind of liked the concept but at the same time it felt a bit slow, static and too easy. It would be nice to have more action and visual effects, power ups and whatnot (but of course that's hard to do in 48 hours).

Jan 2, 2016 @ 10:00am

Nice straightforward idea. That incoming wave patterning is nice!

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