Ball Invasion

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Submitted3 years ago

Description

You must defend your circle from invading balls. Use your pad to deflect them and turn them in your favour, shoot incoming balls with your laser shotgun, blast them with your AoE attack and deploy jets to help you out.

The game should now work in all browsers. Tested in Chrome, Firefox, Opera and IE.

Technology used

Javascript + Canvas

Help / Controls

Aim with mouse. Shoot laser with Left Click. Spawn jets with E. AoE blast with W.

Mute sound with M.

The laser and AoE attack is on the same cooldown. When the circle is completely black you have full charge, as you shoot the circle will go red to signify that you are using them. When the circle is completely red you have to wait for it to cooldown

Jets can only be spawned when the green bar at the top is full and they will disappear after a while


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User Notes
Average 7.58 5.79 6.95 6.58 7.26 7.47
DielMormac (Marcos Antônio Marcon) 9 8 9 10 9 9
tejon (Theodore Lief Gannon) 7 6 8 5 5 7
Rico87 8 2 6 5 8 7
iceburg7 10 10 8 8 8 8 It's simple, but it works so well and it looks so nice!
mrexcessive (Peter Goode) 9 9 7 8 7 9
Griffablanc 8 6 7 7 9 8 on my top5 for this jam :o
cedega 8 4 7 7 8 7 Very relaxing to play. I really enjoyed the atmosphere you created.
OriginalOldMan 8 7 7 10 10 9
TrentSterling (Trent Sterling) 9 8 7 7 8 9 This game was very nicely done. The graphics are simple, but incredibly smooth. Overall, I think it's one of the best games I've played during BaconGameJam08
Grenac 5 5 5 5 5 9
lambinvoker (Justin Trotter ) 8 2 8 8 7 7 Not allowing it on Firefox nearly killed your score. It wasn't until I checked back looking for answers why the controls weren't working that I tried it on Chrome. This game is more brilliant that it initially appears. On the surface it seems like simple shotgun shooter, and I was about to quit and move on when I by chance noticed the reflection mechanic, which lead me to discover the other cool features in the game such as healing, the bomb, and a little fighter (that bugs out later on). All in all this was a cool game and I really liked it once things really starting getting going. The beginning was too much of a soft start. I would recommend progressing the game in waves and teaching the player more and more mechanics as it progresses. I think that many people probably quit this game before be became fun, which is a shame. They missed out.
Pietdagamer 10 8 10 5 8 8
SneManden 6 2 6 5 7 6 Solid game: fun and addicting. The pace could be better (faster enemies?).
TannerHowell (Tanner Howell) 8 6 4 7 8 8 Best gameplay so far!
japtar 3 9 9 5 7 3 Simple, feels pretty good playing it. Could use more action. I'd like to see those invasive balls coming in greater numbers sooner.
lindarthebard (Lindar Kelleigh Greenwood) 10 7 9 7 8 10 I bookmarked this game so I can play later. It took me a second to figure out how things worked, but the first time I realised I could use that thing as a shield? Oh wow! So far this is my absolute favourite game and the only one that I've bookmarked to play again later. I notice you don't have "innovation" there, but I'd really put this at 9. If you added powerups, waves, and progression, I'd buy this.
SinisterDol 6 5 5 5 5 6
nilsmunch (Nils Munch) 9 5 7 8 8 9 A simple and elegant lil' game. The trading with the spheres, wether you want them as your shield, or just want to shoot them down was a bit interesting. Artwise it felt good to shrink when you were taking damage, but the bulky font took it down a bit for me. But on the whole, a good short experience.
ziggidyzag22 (Donovan Violette) 3 1 3 3 3 3 Attacking wouldn't work. The AoE was the only part of the game that actually did anything. It doesn't feel rewarding to just get smashed with balls over and over and lose. Maybe I'm not getting it, but honestly, I can't understand or play this game before or after reading your instructions.

Comments

  • SneManden (3 years ago)

    Best score: 632!

    Great game! Really like the deflecting mechanic, and that you have various options how to survive in this game (deflect, shoot, spawn jets, AoE blasts). Also: funky music!

    I think there is a minor bug: the spaceship sometimes spins crazy.

    I think the colours were a little confusing: somehow the color of the circle indicates my state (able to shoot or not), but the background and environment changes.

  • Jupiter_Hadley (3 years ago)

    Simple game but really lovely. I included it in part 6 of my Bacon Game Jam 08 compilation video series, if you’d like to check it out! http://youtu.be/SboEzUNC1ys

  • mrexcessive (3 years ago)

    Hi This is a really lovely game. Visuals remind me of Hundreds, gameplay is slick and sounds great also (W8.1 + Chrome). Most addictive so far, good job!

  • TrentSterling (3 years ago)

    Excellent work. Incredibly smooth. Simple graphics, but polished.

  • Belbertn (3 years ago)

    The jet is supposed to spin out like crazy :) Its their despawn animation :P

    The game is also bugged in Firefox it seems, the paddle disappears and you cant shoot

  • Belbertn (3 years ago)

    Left click. It works for me on my W7 machine and the family macbook

  • elamre (3 years ago)

    Can not get this game to work to save my life. AOE works. Lasers not so much. How do they work?

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