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    April 20th-23rd 2012 :: 10 Year Anniversary! :: Theme: Tiny World

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    Astro Break - hulahulahest - 48 Hour Compo Entry

    An arcade shooting game wherein asteroids are dodged and, eventually, blown to smithereens for fun, profit, points, and delicious space fruit.

    The game is Flash, written in AS3 with Flashpunk. Audio generated with bfxr and Autotracker.

    If you like the game, follow me on twitter (@movexig)!

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    Ratings

    Fun4.18
    Coolness50%
    #8Overall4.19
    #21Graphics4.31
    #43Theme3.95
    #94Mood3.40
    #178Audio3.11
    #257Humor2.61
    #271Innovation3.28

    Comments

    sirGustav says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 3:07pm

    Sometimes rocks get caught up in each other and small rocks are seems to weight as much as the larger ones. Other than that, a great game!

    De10ter says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 4:53pm

    Oh man, that was really good! A twist on classic Asteroids.
    I loved the graphics and the weapons, felt really polished, though heat never seemed to be an important factor for me.

    robbiehunt says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 5:32pm

    Good game, man!

    If anything it could benefit from music, but over all it's got great sprite work, the sounds are awesome, and the gameplay is very fun. good job!

    vitor.navarro says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 5:46pm

    This one took me back right to contra III days on my loved snes. Man this is awesome stuff you have here. A music is all you need to put this in a top ten hit list. Congrats.

    Lidfrid says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 6:08pm

    Good Game! I lie it very much!

    Suese says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 6:15pm

    If only it had some nice fast-paced music! This would be the best entry ever. Very well polished, high level of detail in the graphics. Two-thousand thumbs up on that one.

    Suese says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 6:16pm

    If only it had some nice fast-paced music! This would be the best arcade entry, even better than Lilac! Very well polished, high level of detail in the graphics. Two-thousand thumbs up on that one.

    madpew says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 6:20pm

    awesome game. sfx is a litte bit annoying and the music could be better. please continue this game post compo

    Suese says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 6:43pm

    I didn't realize there was music! I didn't realize I had to push. Really well done! Wish I had this in an arcade-box!!

    ghRibacki says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 1:19am

    Wow! I loved the graphics, audio and mood! So simple yet innovative, the mix of genres is genius. Good work! =)

    Darkfrost says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 5:11am

    Really awesome! Everything fitted together really well, crisp, beautiful pixel art, fun, simple gameplay!

    Awesome work!

    Cake&Code says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 7:14pm

    Absolutely great! It was all really fun and harkens back to classic arcade games. Great work! :D

    PoV says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 7:15pm

    Love it!

    Dyst says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 7:16pm

    This is really, really nice. Really well done. The graphics in particular are great, but the shooting feels lovely, the movement speed is just right and the sound works quite well.

    Wampus says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 7:19pm

    Excellent mix of classic ideas. Was a lot of fun to play and the polish was a real stand-out factor.

    TurboDindon says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 7:41pm

    Nice !

    Danik says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 8:22pm

    That's really awesome, incredibly well made and polished. The game kills you unfairly sometimes though, wish you could jump or shoot sideways or something. Also, the overheating was mostly annoying. Otherwise the gameplay was good.
    Very strong entry.

    PabloAM says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 4:40pm

    Good game! The game is beautiful, fun and with good mechanics and phisics.

    GJ!!

    ratboy2713 says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 5:03pm

    Reminds of an old game, Pea Shootin' Pete. I loved that game, and this does the concept really well. Thoroughly enjoyed myself.

    marudziik says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 9:15pm

    Wow. This is one of the most complete entries I've seen, in terms of graphics consistency, overall quality and gameplay. I've just spent like a half hour playing this. :D

    NAMKCOR says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 10:02pm

    This was one of the better entries I've played. The graphics are very well done, the gameplay is well refined, and the visual/audio feedback is great.

    The theme interpretation was one of the seemingly more generic ones, but it's executed very well.

    heuermh says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 5:14am

    Well done. The physics seemed off sometimes but was fun nonetheless.

    Orni says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 12:02pm

    such a classic game experience - I loved it
    you invested a great deal of polishing the game up - it shows

    well done :D

    summaky says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 12:11pm

    The only things I can complain about this game is the lag between the actions and the sound effects--which could be an issue only in my system--and the lack of music (although you said you made some…)

    Other than that, I can honestly say that I am jealous of your artistic ability and the polishing that you've put into this game.

    Very well done indeed.

    jerombd says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 12:14pm

    Very classic but very solid entry. The graphics are flawless!

    jim3wg says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 12:20pm

    Well done and fun to play

    rvmook says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 3:10pm

    Nice game, good balance with the shooting/overheating.

    lanoiadimuu says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 4:31pm

    Great game! It somehow felt like a twist in Pang series. :)

    caribou says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 5:47pm

    Really fun & polished game <3

    chinchang says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 6:35pm

    winning one for me....this was really an osom entry. reminds me of contra. Simply addictive gameplay i can play for hours! well done!

    bitslap_ says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 9:11pm

    I like the graphics and gameplay alot. Kind of Super Pang esque.

    Kvisle says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 9:42pm

    This was excellent.

    Gabriel says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 11:50pm

    Great! Asteroids with radial gravity, that's a nice twist and approach to the theme! Each level starts a little too difficult and finishes easy, maybe part of the wave's asteroids could start appearing during the wave instead of in the beginning? Nothing else to add, this game really feels complete and well polished in its scope. Congratulations!

    chambers says ...
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 2:30pm

    I wish I could vote 6 for overall and fun.

    It's the exact kind of game I always wanted to make: simple but refined, and all gameplay mechanics fit very well together.

    onehandclap says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 5:27pm

    This is so good it almost hurts. =D

    leafo says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 7:10pm

    This was a lot of fun. I also enjoyed the graphics as lot. Sound effects were great too, sad there wasn't any music.

    Jigxor says ...
    Apr 29, 2012 @ 5:04am

    This is amazing! An extremely polished entry with beautiful graphics and very fun gameplay. I remember playing this during development, and it's really good to see features like powerups - they make it more awesome. One of the best entries! My only suggestion would be maybe allowing a jump, as sometimes there's almost nothing you can do when two asteroids are coming your way.

    Amazing job! :)

    AD-Edge says ...
    Apr 29, 2012 @ 11:55am

    Nailed it! Spent a good amount of time playing this one. Its a challange, and its fun. Reminds me, for obvious reasons, of Asteroids. Feels like a 'modern' version which would have come out in the 80-90's on the SNES or something :)
    The only thing I would have added is the ability to shoot sideways at times, that would have been handy.

    deepnight says ...
    Apr 29, 2012 @ 8:09pm

    Absolutely amazing! Excellent execution, great art, and very solid gameplay :) Many games tried to do the "single little planet with ennemies flying around", but you manage to turn this into a very playable and intuitive game.

    Great job!

    bompo says ...
    Apr 29, 2012 @ 9:25pm

    Reminded me of the old pong game! Well done!

    Rex Peppers says ...
    Apr 30, 2012 @ 12:32pm

    Great game!

    Apr 30, 2012 @ 2:53pm

    Wow, this game was very well done. The art is gorgeous, the concept simple, and I love the arcade-y action of it all. Add on to that a strong level of polish and this is one of the best LD entries I've rated so far. Congrats!

    orangepascal says ...
    Apr 30, 2012 @ 7:01pm

    I loved it! think it could do without the overheating of the gun, but it does work once you get used to it

    Apr 30, 2012 @ 9:55pm

    Nice arcade-y feel to this game. :3
    The amount of pollish is impressive, feels very complete ^^

    Mesene says ...
    May 1, 2012 @ 12:46am

    I like the way you used classic icons for rewards and upgrades :)

    Thotep says ...
    May 1, 2012 @ 11:46am

    Good, entertaining and surprisingly polished game; congrats!

    Nora Shishi says ...
    May 1, 2012 @ 10:28pm

    The artwork, the idea, effect design are awesome!

    mooosh says ...
    May 1, 2012 @ 10:30pm

    super fun! I liked all of the different weapons and how they changed the gameplay. and holy crumb these graphics.

    amodo says ...
    May 2, 2012 @ 2:20pm

    The level of polish and finish is incredible. Can not say more than I really really like this. Somehow reminds me of amiga times.

    azurenimbus says ...
    May 3, 2012 @ 3:19am

    Awesome game! No complaints/suggestions! Just wanna play it more later!

    alexlarioza says ...
    May 4, 2012 @ 2:00am

    This is great! =D

    nornagon says ...
    May 4, 2012 @ 7:17am

    Gorgeous, and heaps of fun. Nice!

    RĂ©mi says ...
    May 4, 2012 @ 11:49am

    OH MAN! I can totally see this game in arcades! Addicting and very polished! Just add a "Konami-style" music and it would be PER-FECT!

    nuprahtor says ...
    May 4, 2012 @ 1:35pm

    That was realy fun and addictive.

    Pierrec says ...
    May 7, 2012 @ 9:45am

    Really addictive, one of the most addictive I've played. It's great to play it with a single hand with the arrow keys (I say that because I've seen a lot of games with bad controls, these ones are great)Let me restart the game with the down arrow key instead of R and that would be perfect, I could play while smoking my cigarette

    May 7, 2012 @ 1:00pm

    First of my 5-star fun ratings, and superb use of theme. Loads of fun, very well polished as well :)

    derosa says ...
    May 7, 2012 @ 1:56pm

    Great game! Saw it on indiegames.com and searched it just to rate it :)

    Dr.Pingu says ...
    May 7, 2012 @ 2:06pm

    A really good game.
    Graphics are great, with music it will be even better :)

    free_napalm says ...
    May 7, 2012 @ 3:40pm

    Great graphics and the audio is alright, too.
    Nice to see a challenging game.

    May 7, 2012 @ 6:40pm

    Uau, a really cool game. I played for too long, it really got me hooked. Nice job!

    KevinWorkman says ...
    May 8, 2012 @ 2:46am

    This was really fun. You've got an awesome game here that would be really easy to add more powerups and different kinds of enemies to, which is awesome work for 48 hours. Great job.

    Jezzamon says ...
    May 8, 2012 @ 5:55am

    I played this game during your development. Very fun! I'm happy to see it turn out how it did. :D

    cadin says ...
    May 8, 2012 @ 2:28pm

    Love this. Really great work. I have no criticisms except that I thought it was a little too easy.

    ehtd says ...
    May 9, 2012 @ 2:42am

    Very good! Waiting for a mobile release!

    JaJ says ...
    May 9, 2012 @ 12:01pm

    Great! Everything an arcade game needs to be, simple, fun and polished. A catchy tune would have made this even better.

    asfdfdfd says ...
    May 9, 2012 @ 6:30pm

    It is super-mega-cool.

    astral says ...
    May 9, 2012 @ 7:48pm

    Great game! Autocannon rulez!

    May 10, 2012 @ 12:44pm

    very very cool! Pang and asteroids, and the astronaut is full of charm :)

    Chaoseed says ...
    May 11, 2012 @ 11:26pm

    Very nice, very polished! I particularly like shooting powerups to change them. :D

    There were a couple of problems, though. The first one is that the gun doesn't seem to push back asteroids at all. So you get into situations where you have the autocannon, you see the asteroid barreling down on you, you get under it and blast away...and you lose a life. Pretty frustrating. The second problem is, really, only three lives? It's impossible to play for more than a couple minutes with that setup.

    May 12, 2012 @ 2:38pm

    Alot of fun here with this game! great! :)

    chambers says ...
    May 12, 2012 @ 4:22pm

    Dude, this is still one of my favorite games. I just came back to say I'd probably make the overheat feature less harsh (perhaps doubling the bar's capacity?) and besides that I wouldn't change a thing.

    Jacic says ...
    May 12, 2012 @ 11:00pm

    Very arcade-y. I love it!

    johnfn says ...
    May 13, 2012 @ 7:25am

    Nice game - super, super fun. Just kill that overheat meter and give me something to do (other than die) when I get boxed in by meteors and I'd pretty much never stop playing this game.

    Sodaware says ...
    May 14, 2012 @ 12:29am

    Wow! This plays great and looks even better. Reminds me a little of Pang crossed with Asteroids, but the rotating playfield is a nice twist. Really solid entry - small, but perfectly polished.

    May 14, 2012 @ 1:40am

    loved it :)

    Daisuke909 says ...
    May 14, 2012 @ 1:45am

    Going through the winners and eating big fat slices of humble pie. I say, you may have just fed me the biggest one yet!

    SonnyBone says ...
    May 14, 2012 @ 6:11pm

    This just kept getting better and better. At first I thought it needed a jump button, but now I'm convinced that it doesn't. Rad progression, rad art, and the music is NOT awful! Loved this. Lots of fun!

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