A merchant approaches you! o__O
"Yaargh, wish I had wares to sell ya!"
(!) if you grabbed the game before and the title screen doesn't say sc.rev.2 on it, re-download it
fixed a dumb bug regarding time (well, I deliberately left it in a little, just reduced its effect)
really only matters if you've managed to survive for 3+ minutes, but hey
and I might or might not have used the opportunity to make a few tweaks (in particular, you get more starting time now, so it's easier to get going and not immediately die)
barring any more bugs of note, this should be the final revision
was considering doing more than just tweaks, but a: I didn't really know what to do, since the game's basically just complete, and 2: if I did go and add new major features, I'd end up with more bugs lol
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.
***flashing lights warning -- it shouldn't be too ridiculous and I don't flash the entire screen, but I do flicker a LOT of individual items for transparency and warnings and effects, so here's a heads up if that's a concern***
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
I'm pretty sure you can keep playing indefinitely, but it's hard enough to remain a challenge the whole time.
I know I'm done ages early, but I'm actually, really done and got everything I really wanted in the game in (beyond better music). Most of the last day of work was just extra polish and the lot. There's a wishlist there in the code of stuff for if I ever did a sequel, but that's all beyond the scope of this game.
Hope you enjoy it.
whoops, forgot to add a score reset feature
hold buttons (X) and (Y) (keys [A] and [S] by default) for a few seconds on the title screen to clear the score list
no mechanics were changed, existing scores are still valid
the above is a lie because of another bugfix, I changed the saveid to reflect this
existing scores are to be lost to the wind, including my previous 500+ one (did get 433 on this revision though)
make sure your copy says sc.rev.2 in the bottom left corner of the title screen