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#1 Ixlegraw

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 02:27 AM

VIRUSECT

•Category: Arcade / Shooter
•File Size: 3.73 MB
•GM Version: GM8
•Screen Resolution: 320 x 240 scaled by 3
•Download Link: Latest version
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GAMEPLAY
Avoid the bullets that the enemies shoot at you and shoot them
with your own firepower. The more you hit the enemy, the higher
your score multiplier will be. Get the highest score and beat your
personal best!

CONTROLS
Arrow Keys: Move
W, A, S, D: Shoot

Edited by Pixelade, 31 January 2013 - 05:49 AM.

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#2 Leeroy

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:04 PM

The gameplay is fun, and the story is simple. Plus you did a really nice job on the graphics and music!

But for some odd reason, the enemy bullets will sometimes just fly straight through the player instead of hitting it.

Edited by Martian Barnacle, 27 January 2013 - 08:08 PM.

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#3 Ixlegraw

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:07 PM

But for some odd reason, the enemy bullets will sometimes just fly straight through the player instead of hitting it.


But don't bullet hell's work that way? They have really small hitboxes? Oh well. Fixed.

Download the fixed version here or from the main post.
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#4 Leeroy

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:45 AM

Oh, my bad. That makes much more sense now that I actually see how hard it is with large hitboxes. Sorry, >.<

Anyway, review time! woo!

The visuals of this game are very smooth and effective. The arcade-style pixelated images that are very simple and stylish. I think it's pretty clever how you used the amoeba floating around in the background. They give the game depth and add a nice touch of motion. Your way of switching colors between rooms is a clever way of giving distinction between bosses. Plus, the upbeat music fits very well and loops smoothly. The enemies are well designed, the gameplay has a good balance, and using the wasd keys to fire instead of the mouse makes the game all the more unique and challenging. Overall, you did an awesome job!

Only a few suggestions:
  • Add a counter/bar that shows virus' health
  • Add hearts to show the player's lives
  • Make it so that the game always starts from the first enemy, instead of picking up in the room where you last left off but with no score. (I don't know if this was intentional or not)
Just a few thoughts I had while playing,

Anyway, good luck and happy jamming! Hope you get a high place :)

Edited by Martian Barnacle, 28 January 2013 - 03:39 AM.

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#5 Ixlegraw

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:35 AM

[*]Add a counter/bar that shows virus' health

Done!

[*]Add hearts to show the player's lives

Done!

[*]Make it so that the game always starts from the first enemy, instead of picking up in the room where you last left off but with no score. (I don't know if this was intentional or not)

The bosses are selected in random order (making sure that no boss is repeated) everytime you play. I tried my best to keep them all at the same difficulty.

UPDATE!
HUD now shows your lives and enemy health.

Download the latest version here or from the main post.

Edited by Pixelade, 28 January 2013 - 11:36 AM.

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#6 Ixlegraw

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:11 AM

UPDATE!
You can now retry the game from the game over screen!

Download the latest version here or from the main post!

Oh and can you please tell me if a boss is too hard / easy?

Please leave some comments and suggestions! :biggrin:
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