Too Many Isotopes was inspired by the Atari game that was loosely based on the movie The China Syndrome. Mainly, I was experimenting with a new graphics style, but the game is really fun and addicting to play as well.
In the game, you must keep a nuclear reaction in check. To do so, you must catch stray neutrons and prevent them from starting a chain reaction. You must be quick, but also careful to not hit the edges of the chamber, as well as various obstacles.
To beat a level, you must catch all the neutrons that are bouncing around. Your score is determined by how quickly you accomplish this. Do not let the neutrons multiply too much; if there are more than six of a certain color, you will lose a life.
Title: Too Many Isotopes
Download Size: 1.33 MB zipped
File Type: A '.zip' archive that contains the main executable and README.txt.
Resolution: 640 x 480
Written In: GM7 Registered (Should work on Vista!)
Arrow Keys: Move
<CTRL>: Catch (use this to capture the neutrons)
<F5>: Toggle sound
<F6-F8>: Change color mode (CMY, RGB, Greyscale)
As you can see, the game is rather abstract. In fact, there are only three colors, which are represented as rectangular bars within each pixel. In a way, the game's graphical style is kind of like a super-zoomed view of a computer monitor (just with the possibility for other colors than RGB, like CMY).
- The game's audio is composed entirely of PC-Speaker beeping. This can be turned off by pressing <F5>. I would like to thank Jedlas for his GM PC-Beep extension that makes using the PC-Speaker possible.
- The game is supposed to be a little jerky (like an Atari game), but shouldn't run slowly. Please let me know if it lags a lot on your computer.
Edited by thetagames, 26 December 2008 - 03:49 PM.