Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Something short and sweet.

I've been a bit quiet on the blog for a couple of months because I've been working on a few different things and have been neglecting the blog a little bit.

I was working on a game inspired by the Jeff Minter morning Sheep Time live streams, but I couldn't get the game to feel the way I wanted and I shelved it for a bit to work on it later. I still wanted to work on something so I decided to see just how little you could put into a game and still get something that's sort of playable. The game I came up with was Asteroid Rescue Run.

In this game the player takes on the role of a pilot who has to fly their ship into a dangerous asteroid field to rescue pilots in escape pods who have lost their own ships in accidents. The game is a sort of endless runner, and it becomes quite difficult rather quickly, and the aim is to simply try and beat your last run and see how long you can survive. You die and you start again and try to go a bit further.

It's not going to win any prizes for originality or depth, but I had fun making it and I thought I'd throw it onto for people to try out.