eyesoul (rev3, final)
  Sep 25th 2018 7:56am
For anyone who's played before, there are a fair few changes.
This is the final release, revision 3.
Normal mode is easier than previous releases, but to compensate, the new RIOT MODE has been added.


play in-browser here

read the game source for story and details, it's all in a big set of comments near the top
The goal is to stay alive. There's demons and an exploding sun involved and it's all your fault somehow.
Shoot the demons down and make a big combo to get a high-score. It's fun.
You're all slippery and slide-y and you bounce off the screen edges and the lot.

d-pad/arrowkeys: move
a button/z key: fire
x button/a key: pause
y button/s key: shuffle song

The music could be better, but I couldn't really come up with anything else, so oh well. :P

There are 3 modes, normal mode (ordinary gameplay), practice mode (get used to the controls, you can spawn demons freely), and RIOT MODE (starts out at near max difficulty immediately and then some).

developer high scores to beat:
* 1522 best score normal
* 7:06.98 longest time normal
* 683 (previously 565) best score riot
* 2:13.50 longest time riot (no change, survived for less time with the higher score)
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Level 21 Chipist
post #103785 :: 2018.09.10 4:11pm
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damn this is hard
Level 15 Chipist
post #103786 :: 2018.09.10 4:55pm
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Level 27 Chipist
post #103787 :: 2018.09.10 5:08pm
  petet liēkd this
short gameplay video for anyone who wants a look before they try
Level 27 Chipist
post #103789 :: 2018.09.10 10:39pm
bugfixes+tweaks -- re-download if you've downloaded already, see description for details
it's not too huge, but if you do intend to spend some time with the game, there was a dumb bug that I didn't notice because I hadn't ever survived that long

this is hopefully the last revision, because if I need another, I screwed up somewhere else and didn't notice, lol
Level 23 Taggist
post #103813 :: 2018.09.12 4:02pm
this is very nice but also very hard (or maybe i'm just a total n00b :D)
Level 27 Chipist
post #103848 :: 2018.09.14 8:10pm :: edit 2018.09.17 3:42pm
it is pretty hard
even if you're doing good, you're very unlikely to survive to 5 minutes, and the game enters an oscillation period of near-max to max difficulty by that point

and I did notice that the first 30 or so seconds are pretty easy to just die in (there aren't many enemies to shoot to regain lost time if you mess up earlier)

if I did an extended version later at some point, I'd probably rework a few things and add some features (like survival mode, and a best times list)
would work on it more, but one of the reasons I submitted it so early was that I didn't really expect to have time to work on it after because of IRL duties and shit (plus, it really was feature complete for what I'd intended to make for the compo)

whoops, I might have to fix a few more things
most notably, if you press up+down, you just float there without falling

as useful as this is, a: you can only do this if you can press up+down on your chosen input method, b: it's a lot less useful if you can't move because of your keyboard ghosting left/right while up+down are pressed, and c: it's definitely a mistake

so at some point before voting starts, I'll (hopefully) do a sc.rev.3 release of eyesoul
gonna hold off on updating it asap, partially because of aforementioned IRL shit and partially because if I do find something else, I don't wanna have to re-upload again again :P

[edit 2]
lol time extension
might do a more substantial upgrade, because I've got a fucking bunch of time
Level 27 Chipist
post #104052 :: 2018.09.25 7:57am
Final release uploaded. Barring any major goofs, this should actually be 100% complete.

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