You are a lighthouse, and your goal is to shine light on good ships so that they can see you and move away from the land. If the yellow bar above a ship is filled up, the ship has been saved. The more ships you save quickly, the more points you gain.
Be careful! If the ships hit land, they will sink. Also, there are pirates and water mines out at sea that will try to blow up your ships. You must get rid of these menaces by focusing your light on them and burning them. To focus light, press the 'E' key. Note: make sure to unfocus the light by pressing 'W' before you shine it on good ships again.
To help you out, your lighthouse has been enabled with advanced technology that allows you to create a mine wherever you right click. If you have enough time to pile up mines and blow the bottom one up, you can use this to get huge combos. Use wisely - if you focus too much on playing around with mines, you will lose all your ships.
There is one more type of ship, one that is very rare - steamers. Once you get a score above 1000, there is a chance that a steamer will come onscreen. Steamers give you a large amount of points if you fill them up with light. They are practically immune to everything in their path, which they blow up (so you can get large combos if you stick mines in front of them). Also, if you light them up, they will light up every ship that is near to them, so they are definitely worth filling up with light.
If you don't save enough ships or destroy enough obstacles witihin the time limit, you will lose the game. You can see how much time you have left by the number of green ships shown in the top left corner of the screen. A more specific time bar is shown at the top right (it counts down time for each green ship shown).
The wind is also shown in the top right corner (white arrow). It determines which direction the ships will go - wherever the wind is pointing, the ships will come from the opposite side of the screen.
Mouse - Change the position of the light
W - Focus the light
E - Unfocus the light
Left mouse press - Focus the light
Left mouse release - Unfocus the light
Shift or Ctrl - Keep the light at the same size (you need to use this if you are using the left mouse button)
Right Click - Create a mine wherever the mouse is - very good for setting yourself up for combos
Note: As soon as you use the left mouse button, the game automatically assumes that you are going to be using the mouse for the entire game, and the light automatically expands when you are not holding down the mouse button. To stop this from happening, use the W and E keys and do not push the mouse button.
F1 - This information screen
F4 - Toggle fullscreen
F8 - Toggle graphics quality
F9 - Take screenshot (exports to the game folder)
Changes Resolution? No
Room Size: 800x600 (approx)
Created Using: GM7 Pro
Current Version: 1.50
Yoyogames link (use the download link here if you want to download it): http://www.yoyogames...ames/show/88791
Size: 5.3 MB
Lighthouse is a creation of Orbic Entertainment (www.orbic.co.nr).
Misc. Design & Programming - monocledsardine
Programming - P-entertainment
Spriting - wiseman15
Thanks to Avenhym, ganondorf, VigilantGuardian, tehraptor, Matthijs, and anyone else who has collaborated with Orbic at any point in time. Also, a big thanks to everyone who has played this game and/or commented on it.
Thanks to GM FMOD for a working sound system. Thanks as well to wiseman for making some ambience on very short notice.
Thanks finally to DPoole for being the first to review this game. It really helped the development!
Edited by monocledsardine, 02 January 2010 - 09:11 PM.