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XForm Arena

by sanojian - Compo Entry

Gems to mine, places to go, aliens to fight, so many responsibilities. What is a modern space captain to do? XFORM!!! XForm brand space ships are the swiss army knife of our fleet. There is no environment these babies can't adapt for with the simple push of a button.

**We are not responsible to injury or space-death occurring as the result of momentary helplessness while transforming.**

Multiplayer HTML5 game written using Phaserjs

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Ratings

#481Humor2.17
#519Mood2.86
#536Theme3.26
#553Graphics2.83
#566Innovation2.94
#685Overall2.94
#801Fun2.59
#1854Coolness30%

Comments

disdanes says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 12:57pm

Wow! A multiplayer game is really awesome, and i'm impressed how far you were able to get over the weekend! Once I had a ton of acceleration it was really hard to stop or turn around, was the transformation supposed to help me with direction/speed changes ?

sanojian says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:06pm

@disdanes: The rocket is fast but shoots and turns slowly. The fighter can spin around and shoot faster but is slow. The miner can't shoot and is slow but gets gems.

DRGY says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:29pm

Embeded player is broken.

Hyoga-3D says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:36pm

Sorry but I could not play because the link is broken.

sanojian says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:44pm

@DRGY @Hyoga-3D: sorry my heroku usage went over the limit! I set up a new server and the link should work now

yoel1234 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:15pm

awsome multiplayer, i liked the concept and where your going with this, how hard it is to use node js for multiplayer?
as mentioned before the ship is not so easy to control once you go fast.

sound would of made it better use :
http://www.bfxr.net/
for sound effects its very easy.

Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:58am

Cool game! I liked how the 3 forms of the ship worked together, once I figured them out. The speedy one, the agile battle-ready one, and the shielded digging one. I got up to 5 points one time.

Unfortunately I never did find any aliens or players to battle. So I feel like I missed out a bit on the combat. But I'll probably come back to this one later and maybe have better luck. I did find a lot of planets and diamonds :)

Husky says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:46pm

A multiplayer game is pretty neat indeed!

But I didn't meet another player...I guess it might be better if there are some simple AI ships.

TeamScripta says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:45pm

good multiplayer!

blinry says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:32pm

Neat, I like the transformations! Unfortunately there was nobody around. The purpose of the three ship states wasn't really clear to me.

pjimmy says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:59pm

Cool concept, looks cool, I would like to see this turned into an open world RPG type game, where you can unlock more ship functions to explore uncharted places in space, trade your wealth for other useful stuff, etc...

dunin says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 11:01am

Wow, multiplayer in LD is always impressive. Unfortunately I just was with an afk player...
Controls are hard (even with rockets), but I think it's part of the game...
Graphics are effective.

JoeManaco says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 5:30pm

Can't play. Get an application error: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/5061704/Bildschirmfoto%202016-04-21%20um%2019.29.46.png :(

Larzan says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 7:57pm

Nice idea, i like the visual style, but somhow i never found anything else than planets?

end3r says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:36pm

The pixel art style looks nice, and I like the transform idea.

Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:56pm

The controls are not intuitive, and it would be awesome if you include some music!!
Anyway great game!

josefnpat says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 11:23pm

This is a really neat concept! I was able to do some mining, but I really didn't know where I was. Some indication where other things / players are would have been helpful!

Nice job!

webadev says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 3:43pm

Didn't reallyt understand the game. The ship is a bit too slow, no sounds... But graphics really cool.

celmore1001 says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 8:40pm

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LoneStranger says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 6:22am

It's an interesting twist on an old favorite when I was a kid. I didn't get to experience any multi-player aspect, but add some other objects to space that can be used against others and it might have more replayability.

Apr 24, 2016 @ 12:37am

Impressed that you were able to do a multiplayer game in such a short time, although I didn't run into anyone else while playing. Liked the different ship states but just wish the transformations happened quicker so I could fly around rapidly changing flying styles. Nice entry.

SHLFStudios says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 2:36am

This is awesome! If only more players!

rhastapunk says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 7:27am

Interesting entry, just when I got a lot of speed is nearly impossible to stop this ship xD

Good job

May 6, 2016 @ 8:39pm

Space... is pretty lonely

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