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A jam submission

BuranskView game page

target and destroy orbital enemies
Submitted by MNDV

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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Graphics#53.2664.000
Music#102.9603.625
Polish#142.1432.625
Overall#162.2792.792
Sound#171.3271.625
Overall#172.2452.750
Gameplay#171.7352.125

Ranked from 8 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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Comments

HostSubmitted

The visual effect of constantly circling the globe is great and very well done!

I didn't understand the 'must lock to fire' mechanic at all.   Would not have figured it out if not for medicinestorm's comment.   Once I realized how it worked though, I kind of dug the mechanic.  It creates a nice tension as you track the enemy hoping to get a lock before they make it off screen.  A similar result could be achieved by giving the enemies a big health bar that depletes slowly as you shoot it.  That way the player has the satisfaction of being able to shoot whenever they like but they still need to track the enemies for a good bit in order to destroy them.

Developer

thanks wtl! I agree the mechanic could have been better explained... And the original plan was indeed to have free-fire lasers and lock-on missiles but i had only about 12 hours for programming so cuts were made.

when and if i finish this, there will be multiple missions, starting on earth, moving to mars and beyond, with upgrades and all that jazz.

thanks again for trying it out!

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Looks good! I like the music, but there was no detectable sound effects. The controls are intuitive, but I found it nearly impossible to destroy more than a few opponents. I'm not sure if it is intended, but I found it frustrating that I am not able to fire at all unless I have a lock, which usually takes longer than the opponent is on the screen.

Though I realize this is to encourage me to match velocity with them before I can take them out, I was rarely able to match their speed and heading before they were out of detection range.

Developer(+1)

i was thinking no sfx because space ;p

free-fire lasers were definitely intended but i had no time! When i go back and finish this i will keep your feedback in mind. The locking mechanism was actually a way for me to use UI elements and the mouse to hack together a targeting system without doing proper physics and ray-casting and such, but i think with the improvements you have implied it could be a solid mechanic.

thanks for testing

Understood. Given the time constraints, you accomplished a remarkable amount. This is a promising game. :)