was8bit 2022-07-10 16:56 (Edited)
#'s at top: LEVEL.ROUND.LIVES
V0.12 = (A) skips intro, (arrow keys) moves hero ship
V0.13 = added life pickups...
V0.14 = working on asteroid field
V0.15 = asteroid distribution fixed...
V0.16 = added triple firepower
V0.17 = added 6x firepower
McPepic 2022-07-10 17:45
I’m going to be honest, I didn’t realize it was a poem until I read it again. I was really confused at first. Really cool raster effects though! I assume this is going to be a new game?
SP4CEBAR 2022-07-10 18:01
I appreciate that you designed the text such that it both rhymes and fits on a 20-character line
was8bit 2022-07-11 02:36
@mcpepic, thanks :) I don't sleep well, and often can semi-direct dream... I randomly get game ideas day or night, and this one came from a soft dream... i half woke where I paid attention to it, then went back to regular sleep... as soon as I was awake enough to pick up my iPad I drew in the graphics quickly before I forgot about them...
... later I fleshed out the wave attack patterns and texted them in..
... so, a dream and a flash and now i hopefully can turn out a good game ;)
was8bit 2022-07-11 02:37
The raster effects and poem were a last minute burst of inspiration ;)
was8bit 2022-07-11 02:44
@sp4cebar, thanky :) I had a gereral idea of what kind of feeling I wanted to leave the reader with... I ended up with a form that seemed broken and thrown together, which went well with the title, characters, and effects... having to force the rhymes and text to fix the limited space automatically created that feeling, so i was happy it came out that way :D
The way the text appears is a nod to Star Wars first movie... I hope to create a game that has the same feeling, that you feel all alone against tremdous odds, and it's going to take a miracle to come out of this alive, let alone winning....
SP4CEBAR 2022-07-12 13:30
Nice explosion sounds!
was8bit 2022-07-12 14:28