So I just released my first game on Newgrounds, Viking Run. Check it out here if you would like. http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/684835
. I would consider it a success. It won daily second place and got front paged but has started too fizzle out since the feature ended. Time to move on!!!
I have not had much time with my new game but I figured I would get a journal going. This footage is extremely early and is more of a tech demo. Most of the enemies just move back and forth (one of them fires a bullet)
I am getting excited to put my new found skills to the test with this game.
The game will be a high score chaser. There will be five, 60 second waves then a boss at the end. There will be a clock powerup you can collect to extend your wave time (more time=more kills= higher score)
At the end of each wave you will be able to pick TWO character upgrades. As of now the upgrades will be:
-Gun damage/ attack speed
-Grenade damage/ grenade count
I want this to be a really quick high intensity type game. You will be able to complete it in around 6 mins but the real challenge will be getting a high score.
You can increase your score by:
Here's the rub. You LOSE big points if you get hit. You lose MASSIVE points if you die plus have to wait a few seconds to re- spawn.
I am hoping this will create a fun frantic game that makes the player think a bit about how they want to upgrade their character. I am choosing to make a really short game because if it is one thing I have learned it is that players attention spans on a free portal site are very short.
check out some early footagehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoHIXv7vFcY