Submitted by , posted on 01 October 2002
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This is a game that I have been working on for several months. About two
weeks ago, I got everything done to the point that I am pretty happy with
it all. So, here it is.
** Cheesy Marketing Junk **
The Game is Antagony. It is reminiscent of the classic game, Space
Invaders, with a little twist, literally. Instead of fighting aliens
moving left and right across the screen, you are now transported to a 3D
universe in which you fight off waves of aliens spiraling down on you from
above. But look out, you can't win by only moving left and right, you
also have to move in and out to hit the aliens in the third dimension.
You are not alone in your fight. You pilot a state of the art spacecraft
with phenomenal maneuverability. It is well equipped with space torpedoes
capable of destroying the enemy. Under the ship, there is a radial combat
indicator which lets you see the positioning of your ship. If this is not
sufficient help for you to see how deep the aliens are, you can always
launch a helper cylinder which indicates your current attack cylinder and
aliens that are currently vulnerable. The aliens are not helpless,
though. They use NoGrav bombs to attack. The only defense from these
bombs, other than dodging them, is hiding under a shield. But don't rely
on the shields too much, they can only take so much damage. And once
their gone, they won't be back until the next level . . . maybe.
Each level is different. The speeds of the aliens, the spaceship, the
missiles, and the bombs, can all be changed. There is no guarantee that
you will even have shields! On some levels, you can fire more than one
missile at a time. The enemies may even have different firing rates!
** Technical Stuff **
Pentium II 400 MHz Recommended
8MB 3D Video Card Required
BUT, I ported an early version to Linux, so I do not suspect that will be
too difficult. As soon as I get Linux set back up at home, it will be
done! And I'll probably make the Linux version free.
...and that's about it.
The demo can be found at AssassinWare Games.