CrissCross

dineyin

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So I've had this game in the "Game ideas" forum while it was still in progress, but I'm finally putting it out there as a released game. It's still not finished, but it's at a point where it's pretty playable.

Controls:
Arrow Keys - move
Spacebar   - shoot

Try to collect the 5 keys in each stage. Enemies can also grab the keys so you gotta move fast!

Play Now!
http://www.stencyl.com/game/play/3727


Please post if the game runs particularly slowly for you or if you run into bugs.

Rob

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A couple of observations:

1. Can both green and blue guys grab the keys? Are there any differences in their nature. Most times, I only see 1-2 keys on screen but the rest are grabbed. Would it make sense to have some visual cues as to which are the culprits so that we can hunt them down?

2. A potential bug I do not know how I run into. I was chasing around and shooting and got knocked around. Now I was on left side of screen but I still see bullets continuously shooting from bottom teleport to top teleport.

3. Suggestion may be to get less but faster actors or limit the amount of actors on screen. After a while, I've tons of them and got stuck who to shoot at to get my keys back.
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dineyin

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1.- Yeah, both types can grab keys, there's a few differences between them right now: Green are tougher and can hurt you, while blue cannot hurt you and only has one health. Also green guys can kill blue guys.

Right now there's supposed to be a spinning yellow arrow over whomever has a key, is that not showing up for you? Maybe I'll try to make it bigger.

2.- Were you able to see your character, or were you stuck outside of the screen on the left?


3.- I agree and I will have to balance that out once I get a few more types of creatures in. I also only recently added the continuous unit spawning so I have yet to test that thoroughly. Good to know that apparently it's spawning too many guys :P

Thanks for the feedback!

Rob

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Thanks.

1. I must have missed the spinning yellow key. Will check on it when I get a chance.

2. I was on screen and can move the main actor around if I recall correctly. Will debug some more and get back to you on this.

3. Yah, I say below 15 and perhaps 20 max. Otherwise it's overwhelming.

4. Some sort of start menu would also help.
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Rob

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I played the latest version and see how you are a pro.

The game is much more refined. Loved it.

The new menu page is clear. However, it went away too fast for me to read through. Maybe a longer pause or a start prompt would help.
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coleislazy

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Much improved! Its a fun retro-style game. I like it!