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Thermosphere

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nousername010 2021-10-29 12:30 (Edited)

Inspired heavily by Ace Combat.
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Controls:
Up to boost.
Down to enable sharp turns
Left/Right to turn jet.
A to shoot bullets.
A+B to shoot missiles.
B to focus on nearest enemy.

Current Version 1.0 (Release)
+ More music!
+ Missions 1-8!
+ Ranking! (Evaluates end-game performance depending on how you played the game. Needs polish)
+ Mega-enemies! Huge aircraft with special abilities! Two types for now.
- Fixed some saving bugs
- Altered miscellaneous values

Polishing todo (2000 tokens left so idk if i can do all this):
-Animated ending
-Animated intro
-Better post-game display
-Mobile-friendly control scheme. (I forgot about this, sorry)
-Further balancing
-Improved shop segment
-Dialogue and story corrections
-More complex missions (Missions stay the same, the flow will be different.

Version summaries:
0.7 - Music revamp. Enemy planes now fire missiles. Difficulty balanced. Saving data and continue screen. Minor tweaks.
0.6 - Replay mission screen. Money and shop. Can skip intro. Player death. Minor tweaks.
0.5.1 - More missions, Varying behavior of enemies, minor tweaks
0.5 - Satellite enemies, battle music, more complex missions.
0.4 - Better missiles. Basic intro sequence. Improved dialogue. Basic SFX. Minor tweaks.
0.3.2 - Demo mission. Basic dialogue.
0.3.1 - Mission data. Minor tweaks and fixes
0.3.0.1 - Missile render and rotation fix.
0.3 - Missiles, better focus function, UI improvements, minor tweaks.
0.2.2 - Shown health, indicators, basic focus, minor tweaks.
0.2.1 - Hidden health, basic particles, minor tweaks.
0.2 - Enemies fire. Minor tweaks and fixes.
0.1.3 - Enemies move. Minor tweaks.
0.1.2 - Stationary enemies, minor tweaks.
0.1.1 - Shooting and graphical improvements.
0.1 - Prototype.

Thermosphere 0.7.nx | Open in app
2021-11-11 10:31
Thermosphere 0.6.nx | Open in app
2021-11-08 06:54
Thermosphere 0.5.nx | Open in app
2021-11-06 09:01
Thermosphere 0.4.nx | Open in app
2021-11-04 11:33
Thermosphere 0.3.nx | Open in app
2021-11-01 15:48
Thermosphere 0.2.nx | Open in app
2021-10-31 15:02
Thermosphere 0.1.nx | Open in app
2021-10-29 12:30

CubicleHead 2021-10-30 13:42

Looks great!
Posibly making the turning a bit slower might make it easier to aim


nousername010 2021-10-30 15:43

Thanks! Currently experimenting with the controls at this state, but next update's definitely going to lower the turn speed.


was8bit 2021-11-01 08:20

Its looking better wnd better :)


nousername010 2021-11-01 15:50

Thanks!

As of 0.3, though values still need a LOT of tweaking, the base gameplay is now complete. Expect slower, but bigger updates soon.

Honestly surprised I didn't hit 50% CPU usage. Even so, there's still a lot to do.


CubicleHead 2021-11-04 12:12

I love the mission based gameplay


nousername010 2021-11-06 09:06

Thanks for the feedback! Still trying to iron out the bugs in the mission flow, as well as make a system that handles waves of different enemy types.


nousername010 2021-11-10 14:38

This update is taking longer than usual. I've decided to revamp the music, balance the difficulty of the remaining missions, and give enemies the ability to fire missiles. The last one ended up making the game unexpectedly near impossible. Nevertheless, I'll do my best to release this update tomorrow.


BGelais 2021-11-10 15:19

Brilliant! :)


nousername010 2021-11-11 10:34 (Edited)

Thank you :) New update finally released! Next one will take the longest and is going to be the last (aside from polish). Hopefully I'll finish this within a week. For the main features in the last update: 10 missions, mega-enemies/airships, an additional screen for challenge and options, more music to not get repetitive, further balancing, and a controls overhaul, which I'll do first.


nousername010 2021-11-15 10:26

Normally this release would've been delayed, but increasing volume of other tasks I need to do may make me forget to finish this, so I decided to release it and plan for the polish later. 8 missions were done instead of ten, somewhat due to tokens, and mostly due to the difficulty of making missions varied.

It was quite a challenge for me to do something like this for the first time, and I'm glad it turned out well over the past few weeks. Hopefully I get to polish it further once I have more time and motivation.


CubicleHead 2021-11-15 12:46

"Don't be intimidated" B)


was8bit 2021-11-15 20:19

Real life always comes first ;)

... we appreciate what you and others share, but only as time permits :)


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