Posts Tagged ‘fleets’
So, I have another playable build of my work in progress available.
It now has an enemy ship wave manager so I can build out the Wall of Doom(tm) that you must escape through to rescue the last of your race.
I also took a suggestion to map the fleet pattern echeleons to the Z/X/C/V keys.. four patterns in all.
Give it a whirl if you’d like as I’d love to hear any feedback. I’m trying to get absolutely as much of the gameplay done before screwing around with any graphics this time. I think it is actually progressing really well for once!
The game just ends right now when all the enemy ships go by. Also.. if you lose all your ships you have to refresh your browser to continue!
Ultra Fleet was my entry to the LD8 Swarms compo. For a bit of background information on it, please read about The Hat Swarm Attack on Dance Islands.
Set in space, you controlled a fleet of virus ships that could convert enemy ships. Fleets of enemy ships kept on attacking, and you needed to keep your fleet alive so you could go on fighting, gaining points while doing so.
The game was, if anything, more pretty than fun, but it really was playable once you got into it. Although you probably got bored within an hour or so. Don’t know how it placed, but it received OK scoring, and also got praise such as ‘The game I’m supposed to be reviewing is more like a screensaver’, ‘I liked Hat Swarm better, though’, ‘Without a doubt, Hat Swarm is WAY better’, ‘I honestly would have given the hat swarm a higher score though.’ But seriously, some people (including me!) actually seemed to like it.
You can get the Ultra Fleet compo version. It requires OpenGL and is for Windows, but I’ve been able to compile it for Linux, although I have no idea where that port went, but it should be pretty easy if you want to try yourself.