Demo video: (Demonstrates Alpha 0.3)
Category: Simulation/Open World Exploration/Top down shooter
File Size: 3.23 MB
GM Version: Made in GM7, but presented as an executable
Vista Compatible: Yes, it is being made on a vista
Changes Screen Resolution: No
Download Link: Download It's on Yoyogames, so Instant Play is also an option.
Alpha 0.5 is out! Information above has been edited to reflect the changes.
Additions in Alpha 0.5:
-Several small tweaks, such as damage values and graphical mishaps.
-Asteroids look better, act better, and have a better function. There are far more of them and their presence makes the game a bit more challenging. You can no longer just turn on hyperspeed and zoom forward relentlessly, you must be careful of the asteroids that block your way.
-Terraphosphios' ships have been greatly improved. They have a better AI, detecting the ship from a distance. They are very difficult to face now, since the first one you kill will cause the others to immediately start blasting at you. This, along with the asteroids, will hopefully add in a bit of action for those who prefer that game style.
The Message UI has finally been revamped. WAY better now, if you ask me. No more scrolling text, no more flashing lights or any of that nonsense. Static paragraphs allowing you to read at your own pace or quit whenever you like. This was a pain to do, but now that it's been rewritten it'll be MUCH easier to create message screens in the future.
Space Exploration is (or is at least going to be) a huge open-world space exploration game. There are no quests, no huge complicated storyline, no points or money or anything (though I am debating adding this), no forcing you to do anything. The only limitations are you and what your ship can do (which should end up being a whole lot!)
After a quick (like twenty seconds) start-up tutorial and a launch from your home planet (which looks pretty much like Earth), oh, and a tiny transmission from your base explaining the game, you are free to do whatever you want. Explore the galaxy! Abduct aliens! Shoot asteroids! Fly down into a super-hot star for all I care, play it how you want! I think in terms of this the only thing you can't do is hurt your home planet, since you need someplace to crash, literally, if you run into trouble while exploring.
Simple controls in the F1 menu will teach you how to use your ship's abilities to your liking. Use your cargo hold of three items (what do you want, it's a tiny ship!) to carry alien creatures, water, and whatever you feel like picking up around and drop them where you want. Drop crater-bombs and blow holes in planets (And then, fill them with water! Lakes!). Shoot lasers at things! Whether those things are asteroids, ufos, or hapless aliens, you decide. Use hyper-drive to navigate the universe with ease!
And if you die, your super-convenient escape pod will bring you back for a crash-landing on your home planet, and you'll end up right back where you started.
The graphics aren't amazing, but they're pretty good, at least IMO. There are some pretty cool things to find - new planets, different stars, nebulae, comets, asteroids, and a whole lot more.
Edited by saintsalive, 10 December 2011 - 08:04 PM.