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It's out! Finally!

Not 100% happy with this, but it's still pretty fun.

Oh, yeh:

Arrows to move, spacebar to shoot. Turret rotates in the direction you're moving but locks when shooting.

And also:

Fixed the bug where it crashes when you pause after beating a boss.
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:iconvasile20022003:
vasile20022003 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
Spacebar dose not work to shoot for me
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Masna0 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009
Awesome work! :thumbsup:
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:iconkillthemouse:
killthemouse Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009
Thanks!
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:iconmasna0:
Masna0 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009
You're welcome. :aww:
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:iconbrunoxyz:
brunoxyz Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
love it. the graphics and concept.

the idea of a gun that rotates when you move the ship is kind of weird but it makes it interesting once you get used to it.
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Harm-Less Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Damn, that was a lot of fun.

Although, it sucks actually, can't this mailman say to all his customers: "Go get yourself a PC with internet, so you can mail it to your friend". Now I've to go through all this mess to get to that mailbox.

What am I talking about, great game!!
Still, I've some things I want to bring up:

Control where a bit crap, sometimes I wanted to go to two directions and it just didn't.

Also, the bosses really where pussies. I could just stay at one place and slowly bring him down. Normally bosses are like a bigger challenge then the rest of the level, right?

At last, the letters just ran out, is that the end?
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:iconkillthemouse:
killthemouse Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008
Cheers! Glad you liked it, even through all the problems.

Yeh, the bosses were kinda tacked on at the end of development.... they're kinda unnecessary.
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:iconharm-less:
Harm-Less Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
I wish I had your flash skills technically speaking...
A big thing I'm working on at the moment is a small CMS [link]
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:iconkillthemouse:
killthemouse Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
Wow, looking nice! It's certainly got a very polished interface for a backend client.
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:iconharm-less:
Harm-Less Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
My goal is indeed, simplicity and well-organized interface. I hope I'm able to finish it someday...because it costs a shitload of time
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:iconkormyen:
kormyen Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Incredibly game man. I've just played a bit but I'll download and play more XD

Looks amazing ^-^ :+fav:

I love the graphics, the pixel-ness, the particle effects - esp when hurt/dead. The creatures are niice :D ssss oooo cool :D

`kormyen
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kormyen Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
OK. Finished. I was awesome


The negative:

The back button didnt work sometimes, that killed me a lot during the start until i managed to stop avoid it. I think it was that it couldnt detect me pressing space bar, up, and back at the same time. I don't know... Maybe its just me.

The boss battles are waaay too easy imo - compared to some of the levels. For the bosses I found myself just finding the hole in thier shooting pattern, then just sitting there and shooting until they were dead.

I think it could have done with more emphasis on the upgrades, i got to the "medium" (or near it i can't remember) level before I realised I could click on the blueprints lol. I only noticed because I was getting annoyed that I kept dieing. And after upgrading my weapon I wasn't sure about all the options... Would I gain a bonus for only using the two newest? Or should i just load them all in? Does the order matter? what where those "8" "4" "0" "-4" "-8" numbers for? I found all that kind of confusing. I just ended up picking my newest weapons (2) then the next and so on until all the slots were fill and it seemed to work good.

When you kill a boss, your automatically moved forward - into the remaining bullets on screen. It never killed me, but... you know? ^-^


Positive

The game had EXCELLENT flow imo. I read up there you and Zappan find it too easy, well minus the boss battles I think it was perfect ^-^. It was hard enough to keep challenging, without being so hard its impossible - additive ^-^

The graphics are perfect, I LOVE your style here :D :heart:

The sound was fine

I liked the way you handled the conversations

The best flash game I've played in ages XD

`kormyen
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killthemouse Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
Thanks much man.

Yeh, the boss battles were kinda shoved in at the last moment... so they aren't as fleshed out as they should be.

And I figure trying to make clever interfaces doesn't really work :p ... I'll stick with something more text-based next time, rather than pictures without labels.

I'm glad you like the flow... the levels are all made up by a generator I wrote, not handmade... so I guess it's good it turned out :D
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kormyen Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
No problem man, and yes very good :D

Do you have anything lined up next?

`kormyen
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dustbean11 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008
it is great... =D genius at work...
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SophieHoulden Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008  Professional General Artist
a complete and polished flash game, such a rare gem :heart:

a little slow at hectic times but nothing unbearable, it had me hooked from start to end :D
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:iconkillthemouse:
killthemouse Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
Thanks!

Yeh, performance is a little slow. Next time I make something similar, I'll have to optimise more.
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SophieHoulden Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008  Professional General Artist
that or release a standalone version without the browser overhead :paranoid: ;)
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:iconkillthemouse:
killthemouse Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008
What's the best way to do that?
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SophieHoulden Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008  Professional General Artist
oh, just make an exe when you publish =p
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:iconzappan:
Zappan Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
High quality professional game :D

You have to make it with flashlite :XD:
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:iconzappan:
Zappan Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I've just finished it, it's a bit too easy according to me (except the last but not one level), but really entertaining :)

You've done a great game and I hope to see sequels to it :)
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:iconkillthemouse:
killthemouse Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
Cheers... Yeh it is a bit easy for me too, but a lot of people find it too hard. So I guess it's a balance I havn't gotten quite right yet.

No sequels though! Making up the ideas at the start is the most fun.
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Zappan Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Argh, you're an evil game dev' I see ;)

When you make the prefect say that he'll come back, it wasn't a promise :XD:
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:iconkillthemouse:
killthemouse Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
No, that was just to avoid drawing an exploding prefect, because I was bored of making games at that point.
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:iconzappan:
Zappan Featured By Owner May 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, do you know that your game was presented on Gameone in france ? (a french tv show)

I've just seen it, congratulation :)
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:iconkillthemouse:
killthemouse Featured By Owner May 30, 2008
Really? That is pretty cool! Thanks for letting me know!
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FallenAngelSkyla Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work! This would have taken you ages :)

BTW: I think the collision detection on the back of the ship, is a little off. I keep colliding awkwardly >_<
Also... the graphics get a little repetitive... even tho they are good! I think you can get away with giving enemies multiple colour types (maybe?).

Otherwise great :D
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Ufwhoa Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
YAY!!! I just beat it haha awesome game, I love it. I'm just disappointed how I didn't rack up enough points to fully upgrade the gun :-(
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webbot15 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
Damn it Isaac! I've got school tomorrow!
Why'd you have to make such a brilliantly awesome game that engages me past my bedtime!

grrr....

I'm so mad at you, I just want to throttle you while telling you how freaking cool those characters and plot and EVERYTHING were!
You and your awesomeness!
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:iconkillthemouse:
killthemouse Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
You a little self restraint! You don't have to play :D

Thanks though.
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:iconwebbot15:
webbot15 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008
I choose not to show self restraint!
Self restraint is for those who can restrain themselves! :D
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wonderwhy-ER Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
Great game :D I think i will play it latter on work :) Your games are as atmospheric as ever. So many small stories there :D
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The-Titan Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
maann very nice game, i played it for about an hour now that was a good waste of time :D

there is this little bug thingy or something, i pressed "p" and i got a shit loads of money and the menu stuff came on the screen and so i couldnt play the game anymore, yeah

well done
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Inordinate Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008  Student
I've said it once, I'll say it again — brilliant.
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BleedingBlack666 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
Nice Isaac, really good concept and i love the characters
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SamYangArt Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Damn Isaac thats friggin awesome.. :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
And the intro song haha, very nice =D
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SamYangArt Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Gahh I just realised the song I thought was your intro was music from Pam's animation playing in the background, my bad ;P
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:iconkillthemouse:
killthemouse Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
Haha, nice :D
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Undeceth-9 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
Dear lord...

This is a beautiful... just, masterpiece! My god, the pixel art is so amazing... And the characters, from the first person's letter you deliver, are so surreal and unique~ And this is besides the fact that it takes basic shmup gameplay and put such a cool spin of such a crazy setting. This wreeeeks indie game, and is definitely the best one I've played all month.

Really, though the ship design made me exuberant-- It pretty much incorporates exactly what I would think a postman's flighting cart would look like.

Excellent, amazing, just completely enthralling. Thank you for this. Such a neat game.
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:iconkillthemouse:
killthemouse Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
Wow, thanks much!
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:iconufwhoa:
Ufwhoa Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
wow that was really addicting!
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psykopath Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
Still playing now, but this is great :p
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psykopath Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
Ok, that was EPIC!!!!!!!
Lol, seriously great game, everything is great.

Graphics = awesome
Weapon system = awesome
Blurring when hit = awesome
Story = awesome
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:iconkillthemouse:
killthemouse Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
Haha, thanks man.
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