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Particle Porn

Well here it is, the "Too early to show mix" of Orbs.

No preloader, so stick with it ( About 700k )

I figure this post is more a show and tell as opposed to anything more. There are lots of bugs so I'm not really after reports ( Thanks ), this is very WIP, and I've only really posted it here due to reasons outlined in the post from the other day.

The gameplay will be more refined in the final version, "Campaign" mode will be the primary game type ahead of arcade ( There's not even an option for it yet ), and there are quite a few more baddie types and a lot of love to go into it yet.

A quick spurt of instructions:
Your objective is to protect the Orb. As long as it's got power it can re-generate your ship. WASD or Arrow keys move you around, aim and shoot with the mouse, P to pause.
Some of the options work ( Stats for example, although there are some unfinished ones in there, and a lot more to go in, along with a lot more medals ), but most don't.

It's mainly a case of looking around and watching the particles right now, but they are quite pretty so far.

As I do more work on it I'll flesh the posts out about the tech. side of it as I've gone to quite a bit of effort to get this bad boy running as fast as possible ( Which is sheer bliss. In real life you never have the time to even write the word optimise never mind doing it ) and hopefully development will go onlong in fits and starts like it has since the project started 'til one day it can go free into the world able to stand on it's own two feet.



Comments (8) -

  • nGFX

    8/1/2008 8:42:18 PM |



  • nate

    8/4/2008 5:33:47 PM |

    I know this is still a work in progress, but if I may I would like to suggest the controls be tighter and not seem like you are on ice.  Good work though, I look forward to the progress and I will be sure to play it on portal sites to get you some advertising money.  ;-)

  • Squize

    8/6/2008 7:30:11 PM |

    Thanks for the feedback. I hadn't tested it in IE properly, and it was very much "Shoot'em up on ice", so that's fixed and re-uploaded now.

    Oh and thanks, the more advertising money the better :)

  • Jeff Fulton

    8/9/2008 6:09:47 AM |

    >>goddamnfuckingnice. <<
    Exata-fucking-lutely what I was going to say. Better than Geo Wars, my friend!

  • Squize

    8/11/2008 12:03:03 PM |

    Cheers man :)

    Great news about your little one coming back home. We'll have a proper catch up when you start getting more than 4 hours a night sleep ;)

  • Jeff Fulton

    8/13/2008 8:03:27 PM |

    Thanks! The little dude is doing great, it's us that are out of sorts! Is Orbs going up for Sponsorship + Gamejacket $1000 pre-pay? Or are you looking for a bigger sell-off payday?

  • Squize

    8/13/2008 8:31:08 PM |

    Hopefully something bigger as although it may sound a bit cock sure, I think it warrants it ( Or rather the finished game will ).

    Failing that, I may forgo sponsorship all together and just give mochi a try.

  • Jeff

    8/14/2008 5:03:17 AM |

    HMM I think GameJacket will pay more than Mochi (or at least I hope so). It's not Cocksure, we all hope our games will make a huge killing because they are our babies. Orbs is pretty deserving though!

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