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Galactic Wars

by Sanka-X - Compo Entry

You are one of the elites pilots from the LightBlue Empire and the best hope for winning the Galactic Wars.
Do not fear and cut you way through the DarkRed army and destroy their heart !

******* Control **********
Movement :
- EDSF (for working on both QWERTY and AZERTY keyboard)
- Arrows key
Shoot :
- Left Click
- Left Ctrl
- Right Click
- Left Alt

Escape for returning to the main menu

***** Game Mechanics *****
Shoot enemy ships for earning points.
The more enemy down without being hit or shapeshift, the more points you earn !
The same shape as your ship canot hit you (and vise versa).

***** Tool ***************
Unity 3D
And Coffee !

***** Post Fixes *********
Manage to make a webGL version
Remove the white panel
Tune down a bit the difficulty

Downloads and Links




chrras says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:10am

I quite like your game, but it is simply too hard, even on easy. It would also be nice if the controls were shown in game

But indeed some quite good elements :)

LeftRight92 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:05pm

Please make a WebGL build

sudorossy says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:05pm

Rock hard! But not bad

virtual_void says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:07pm

I quite like the core mechanics, but the game is very difficult, even on easy! Nice music aswell

KappaIX says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:07pm

Frantic! Pretty brutal difficulty-wise, managed about 2500 points, is that good? Liked the core mechanic of shape shifting!

Well done!

2kah says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:12pm

Nice idea! I think chrras is right that it'd be nice if it were a bit easier, or eased you into it a bit more, but good concept :)

Asturk says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:14pm

Very good space shooter game. Its was really fun and fast pacing while you shoot and change shape very fast while dodging everything! Nice job!

Sanka-X says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:48pm

Its quit challenging I admit it :)
The key is to build up your combo in order to become stronger quickly, its become easier then.

@LeftRight92 : I try to make a webGL version but it s not running because of a memory limit problem :(

Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:29pm

Definitely not the easiest game in the world, but fun.

JHemmings says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 5:18pm

The game is a tad hard, but I got quite far on easy mode. It would be make a cool twin stick shooter, if you could shoot in all directions rather that just to the right.

EdoCreate says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 8:40pm

Interesting idea, but too hard for me

geekguy100 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 8:48pm

Cool! I like how shape shifting is used to avoid enemies. It is pretty hard, but I think overall it is polished and well made.

lanestp says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 9:13pm

Daaaaaang that's hard! Nicely done with a lot going on. A bit hard but also quite good!

janiq says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 9:55pm

Hi, I was not able to run web version. It pointed me to the dropbox instead to a web version of game. Can you provide the web version as a webpage?

Sanka-X says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 10:07pm

@janiq I dont have any web site to host a version as a webpage, but you can try the webGL version

PixelStuff says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 10:20pm

pretty hard game ^^
control wasn't easy either !
but the feeling was great :)

Gyfis says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 6:45am

Cool innovative concept, i like the sound. The game is pretty hard though.

LeReveur says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 2:54pm

Too hard for me, but it work well and is easy to understand. :)

GameQuester says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 5:22pm

Nice little arcade Game. Like others said, this game is really hard. I had fun for the time I played it.

Apr 23, 2016 @ 6:04pm

A bit hard but still nicely put together :)

Jimbly says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 6:28pm

Great game! Played the WebGL build could only see the score/combo/lives if I full-screened it though.

I really like the combo mechanic, really pushes you to try to keep going as long as you can with a given shape.

Died to the boss on Normal on my first try and then beat it on Easy without losing a life... so Easy definitely isn't too hard now =)

adam says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 8:58pm

Sound is great and some of the graphical effects are neat too! I like the concept but there's too much going on to parse at any one time. I think it would benefit a lot from some sort of staged introduction to the mechanics. Due to the way the different shapes move, staying in triangle form, shooting the circles and dodging the squares seems better than ever trying to actually shapeshift. Minor gripe: the menu buttons on the title screen seem weirdly unresponsive.

bob5602 says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 10:51pm

Pretty good overal.. It was hard! but I was able to make some good progress. Love the switching, the music and the sound effects were spot on. Good job!

Jacic says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 10:11pm

Nice game, but slightly difficult. :)

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