MiniLD #67

Theme: Classic Mash Remix – hosted by bitslap – May 2016

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Space Snakeships from Space Asteroid 67... In Space

by ivexnuke - MiniLD 67 Entry

A mashup of Asteroids and Snake. I borrowed Asteroid controls and border wrap mechanics with Snake game rules. Arrow keys to change angle and thrust. Try to touch the white rings while avoiding your past selves. I hacked this together to learn Phaser so POINT OUT ALL THE PROBLEMS. I look forward to feasting on your criticism.

EDIT: Thanks for the feedback! I've made some changes after the deadline. Links below.

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Emerysfire says ...
May 29, 2016 @ 1:09pm

This game is amazing! Well polished mechanics and a seamless mashup of the two games. I didn't notice any bugs either, nice work.

toastedgames says ...
May 29, 2016 @ 9:15pm

Wow, that's really cool! We had like, the same idea :l

JoshDBB says ...
May 29, 2016 @ 11:11pm

Very nice idea! Works really well. I found that sometimes new ships would suddenly spawn just in front of me. Maybe it would be good if there was a delay before new ships spawn where it shows you the location that it will appear.

ivexnuke says ...
May 30, 2016 @ 1:17am

Thanks! I tweaked the values a bit to give the player some feeling of control but still let them drift around. Using Phaser arcade physics caused some issues. My ships were originally more like the original but arcade physics uses rectangular, non rotating bodies for collision detection so I made my sprites more square and added the circle to tell direction. There is also no motivation for the player to accelerate since it's much easier (but slower) to just slowly move towards the rings. I'm working on adding an indicator for enemy ship spawning and tweaking some more values around to encourage faster play.

May 31, 2016 @ 8:01am

Very nice, I love the way it looks when you are long and warping around the edges, the controls of asteroids actually benefits the snake mechanics which is surprising.
Good work on the snake trail.

Maybe add a scoring system? and display the top score at the end?

ivexnuke says ...
Jun 3, 2016 @ 2:12pm

Score text added. The embedded game and web link are still jam versions. Changes can be found in the post jam link. Source code and assets in Source link.

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