was8bit 2021-01-26 05:41 (Edited)
... In a galaxy far, far away, there was a small planet that created Cyclon robots whose programming went awry and the Cylons now seek to destroy the planet that gave birth to them.
... You are part of the space defence force, the Battlestar Vipers, who must destroy the robots before the robots destroy the planet!
There are only two outcomes... either you destroy all the robots and their parts, or the robots destroy your planet!
(Read the radio communications below for tips)
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CubicleHead 2021-01-26 14:53
I'm excited to see the finished product!
was8bit 2021-01-26 16:11 (Edited)
Thanky :) i was wanting to finish it right away, but sleep takes prioriity ;)
The concept is this... when you shoot a robot, it doesnt go away, it simply falls to pieces and the pieces float about...
If you shoot a floating piece, then the piece goes away.., BUT as different pieces touch each other, they can reassemble themselves... IF all needed pieces reassemble, then that robot will come back to life and start shooting at you again ;)
The game will have no scoring, no lives, and only 9 levels... and it will only have 2 outcomes... survive all 9 waves of attack to win, or if ANY active robot touches your planet, you lose.... each round starts with the # of robots equal to that round... round #1=1robot... #9=9 robots... all total=45 robots...
Getting shot or touched by a robot simply causes your ship to disappear for a few seconds, and then reappear on the planet... for those few seconds your planet will be at the mercy of the robots...
CubicleHead 2021-01-27 23:49
That sounds super cool!
was8bit 2021-01-28 01:14
It fully up and running now :)
I just need to dress it up with a title screen and music :)
CubicleHead 2021-01-28 01:26
CubicleHead 2021-01-28 01:29
One thing you may want to do is when you respawn maybe have protection for a few second :)
It isn't necessary but it might make it easier
was8bit 2021-01-28 02:11 (Edited)
Actually, if you quickly hover onto the planet, you receive protection ;)
I will add that to the rules when i am ready to polish it up :)
was8bit 2021-01-28 02:25 (Edited)
Here are a few more tips...
1) first, take out all active robots, as they shoot and can conquer the planet if they touch it
2) then, take out the heads, as this is the robot's computer and cannot activate until the head is put on a full robo body (heads will not attach to a partial body)
3) lastly, take out the grey blocks, as all other parts need the blocks to attach to
was8bit 2021-01-28 06:00
On this title screen i used the simple BG approach of dumping the character set into a background, letting me Char Edit to make the title... but i had to stick to 3 colors, leave char#0 empty, and put something into char#255 for it to come out right...
CubicleHead 2021-01-28 13:00