I had a project that I started with game maker nearly 3 years ago. I've worked on it for almost a year and it evolved quite a lot from it's original idea. It actually evolved into 2 different games.
But it's been 2 years since I last worked on it. It's a dead project now and I don't plan on finishing it. Partly cause I have so little time to spare and so many interesting things to do, partly cause I got bored with it.
Nonetheless I think there are things in it that you might wanna check out. You can do whatever you want with it and use it as you please with one exception - the images and sprites. Since I've created all of them I've given exclusive rights for their use to Tarik and he is using them in his project Faction Wars. So please don't be a thief There are still plenty other things in my games that you can use as you please.
Some of the things(features?) you'll find and probably use in some way:
-Pseudo dynamic lights - my method of faking dynamic lightning on 2d sprites
-Menus with buy/select/sell functions (look at the screenshots)
-Smooth zooming in/out
-And perhaps many more
Battle Quadrant 4X
This is the last thing I worked on - a space 4X game . There are quite a few good ideas in it. I hope you enjoy and use them. (Since I most probably won't )
Resolution Change: NO
How to Play
The first screen is kind of a shop, you have to buy a ship there, then you're good to go. When you are ready press the big red "Launch Level" button.
Mouse - Turns the ship toward the mouse pointer
Left mouse button - Fires Primary Weapon
Right mouse button - Thrust. Accelerates the ship towards the direction he is facing.
Mouse Whell up/down - Zoom in/out (Oh, you gotta check this out)
Backspace - Spawn random enemy at mouse pointer
Enter - Self Destruct
Space - Camera shake
Esc - Quit
F4 - Stretch to fulscreen
F10 - Pause
Download Link: Host-a.net
Size: 11.9 MB
Blah... For some reason I can't show the other shots with BB IMG code, so I'll just link URLs... Here:
Edit: I've edited this post since I noticed that most of you download the original game, not the 4X game. So I changed their places. The original game isn't built well and it's here just as a curio.
Edited by Ur-Quan, 11 March 2012 - 10:38 AM.