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by sbeif - Compo Entry

Georena is a very simple game in which you have to survive as long as you can by destroying enemy shapes.
You can only destroy enemies that match your current shape.
Your lethal weapons (as well as your opponents') are your vertices.

Try the web version on fullscreen mode to compete for the highest score.

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Crowbeak says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 12:10pm

This was more difficult than I anticipated, in a good way.

dsmeathers says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 12:15pm

It's good! Too hard though, it's a few too many buttons to remember at once. I'd consider starting off with some smaller waves and maybe having the player rotation happen automatically.

sbeif says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:25pm

@dsmeathers You are definitely right about starting slower. Though I think the rotation should be part of the skill needed. It would probably work better with gamepad support using dual analogs but to make sure everyone could try it I've decided to stick to keyboard.

sbeif says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:51pm

Oh darnit! I just noticed that the web version only stores local highscores :(
I now suggest the windows version for better performance.
Well then, feel free to post your best score here!

ezombort says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:11pm

Cool game, well done. Pretty fun to play and intense music :) It would be fun to view the leaderboard but maybe you didn't have time to implement it?

ezombort says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:12pm

Saw your comment now :)

CasualCat says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:45pm

At first it was kind of hard, but once you understand the objective, how to achieve it, and the controls pretty well, its a fun and fair challenge. I the tutorial in the beginning was very clear and well made. But maybe I would add that space = dodge/attack because you use it more to attack that dodge really. I didn't get very far but the enemies never really attacked, but the game was really fun! Great game!

redwizard says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 5:17pm

Good job

Satchmo says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:18pm

You are so um... Talented!!! Best game yet!!

Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:08pm

interesting concept

bazkur98 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:29pm

Much more difficult than I thought it would be. I think it boiled down to clunky controls. That said, I think it was fun and with a little work would be very enjoyable more long term.

kik0729 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:33pm

It takes a while to get a hang of, but it's really cool afterwards!

Pellanor says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:35pm

Fun game! It was a bit annoying the one time when enemies spawned right on top of me... Then again I was moving around during the count down.

sbeif says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:14pm

Thanks everyone!!
I honestly didn't expect such positive comments.
I'm glad you liked it despite its flaws :)

f222 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 9:03am

Very good game, very good idea, not as easy as i thought. The only problem for me is the audio which just kill my ears

Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:52pm

Nice Game, as fun as addicting, maybe with a bit more tweak with the controls would be better

kostik1337 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 6:07pm

Good game, original concept, pretty hard. Enemies AI is quiet strange sometimes

sbeif says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 6:16pm

@f222 I know, sorry, it's my first time making "music"
@kosik1337 Yeah I wouldn't exactly call that an AI, it just follows the player turning very slowly (in order to be beatable) and sometimes it gets stuck trying to turn against walls. It can surely be improved.

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 3:38am

this was quite a clever game - really nice job

jelch says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 11:53pm

Solid gameplay.

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