Hey guys, Lightning is a vert scrolling shoot-em-up i made with JAVA and Slick - after much delay and hairpulling I think the result is a pretty cool homage to Raiden, Ikaruga etc while adding a little something new as well - you can't shoot! Instead, your ship has a ‘magnet’ which can attract and capture enemy ships, at which point they become friendly (weapons). The problem is the magnet attracts enemy bullets too, and then some tougher enemies have shielding against the magnet – which is when things get really interesting...
Check it out at http://betterwithlasers.com.au/
(my site, no install just download the executable jar), theres some other Slick stuff there and probably some HTML5 games coming soon.
Credit to Kev and the current Slick team for an awesome library, freesound and SFXR tool for sound effects, and Gimp for graphics (i guess?)