Ludum Dare 24
August 24th-27th 2012 :: Theme: Evolution
The Evolution of Flight - AaronYip - 48 Hour Compo Entry
Controls: WASD/Arrow Keys + Mouse
"N" key on the intro screen: Reset
Note: your starting aircraft can't fire while moving, the second aircraft can move up/down very easily, and each of the others have their unique limitations and advantages. I attempted to design the stages to let you go just a bit further with each aircraft until you ultimately win. :)
I had fun with the idea of evolving gameplay as a parallel to the evolution of aviation itself. In our modern day, it's easy to take the security and comfort of modern airplanes for granted--like how the WASD controls and overwhelming firepower for a shoot'em up has become pretty much standard. So I attempted to hark back to humble beginnings to show the limitations and frustrations of earlier aircraft and how aviation became what it is now.
Oh, and there's a boss at the end somewhere.
[Tip: To dodge the double attack, I've been going right then left (or vice versa depending on his position), cutting between bullets with the glider. For other ships, circling around the boss is possibly an option--though not all ships might be agile enough to do that.]
Final note: I'm sorry if it's either too easy or too hard. This was my first shmup, haha. Nevertheless, I hope you enjoy it! :D
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