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Program Announcements / Asteroids Remake

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Phosphoer
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Posted: 10th Oct 2008 03:19 Edited at: 10th Oct 2008 10:57
Hey guys, this is a small game that I made for class. It's a remake of Asteroids with a twist: A strong gravitational force in the center of the screen. The game gets harder the longer you play.

The game is entirely media-less, it has code-generated sound and (simple) graphics.

It's pretty entertaining, my highest score is 5800, try to beat it



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Phosphoer
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Posted: 10th Oct 2008 10:57
Thought I was done with this, but I decided I wanted nifty particle effects. Here is an updated version (and a jerky video that shows teh particles and gravities).

http://www.screencast.com/t/5zaCRIqiG2

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Mr Tank
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Posted: 10th Oct 2008 23:57
Sweet. Gameplay is hard to get your head around- the no drag rotational inertia thing is unusual. I played kind of randomly and got 1100 points.

Phosphoer
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Posted: 11th Oct 2008 02:23
Thanks

Yeah I like space games where the movement is completely realistic, it's more interesting to me that way :p

Plus, the no drag allows for you to orbit the black hole while keeping a relative angle, which isn't particularly helpful to winning the game but I think it's nifty lol.

fallen one
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Posted: 11th Oct 2008 09:09
with gravity, its rather like space war, the first video game.

draknir_
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Posted: 12th Oct 2008 01:13
1951 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nimrod_(computing)
1952 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OXO
1958 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennis_for_Two

Spacewar! wasn't until 1961.

Ontopic: The game is alright for what it is. I think you should have the black hole actually destroy the spaceship, because I prefer to sit in the middle of the screen in Asteroids anyways.
Phosphoer
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Posted: 12th Oct 2008 04:51
Aye I was semi-inspired by Spacewar.

I thought about doing that, but wasn't sure, I think it would be too hard. Also it isn't really an advantage to sit in the middle because all the asteroids are attracted towards it.

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