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Offline JulienBe
« Posted 2014-01-03 09:29:28 »

Hi guys !

I'd like to show you the game I'm currently working on I would very much appreciate any comments / feedback.

Endless Shooting Game is a space shooter with procedurally generated levels, for the moment it's available on Android and later it will be available on desktop.
I started working on it two years ago and I think that there is still at least a year ahead of me.

The concept, for the Android version, is a game that is easy to play, with quick sessions.
Game sessions are quick but you'll have to play for a while to gain points to upgrade your weapons.
It is easy to play but advanced users can change the gameplay in the options.

Edit : New look for the game :

New video :
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That's all for now, thanks for your time  Smiley

Ho.. And by the way if a graphist is interested in a cooperation don't hesitate to pm me or send an email to jobs a-t beyondpixels d-o-t be

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Offline JulienBe
« Reply #1 - Posted 2014-01-14 21:25:12 »

Hello everyone !

On this version you can have up to 3k5 particles on the screen at the same time

I just wanted to tell that a lot has changed in the 910 version, I encourage you to give it a try, the game is a lot more fun !

Any feedback is appreciated, thanks for your time Smiley

Offline JVallius
« Reply #2 - Posted 2014-01-22 19:42:53 »

The game itself looks nice but menus are not so good. Change the font to some more scifi alike.

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Offline JulienBe
« Reply #3 - Posted 2014-01-23 07:46:42 »

Thanks for your feedback ! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

You are totally right about the menus but I'm currently working with an artist to do the entire game in a different style so the menu are temporary Smiley

Offline Drenius
« Reply #4 - Posted 2014-01-23 17:40:43 »

Quite fun little game, main game looks really good!
But the menus; maybe their look is at least good enough, but they have to be much bigger.
(also the XP items; took me a long time to realise they even exist)
Offline JulienBe
« Reply #5 - Posted 2014-01-23 18:18:02 »

Quite fun little game, main game looks really good!
But the menus; maybe their look is at least good enough, but they have to be much bigger.
(also the XP items; took me a long time to realise they even exist)

Thanks for your feedback !
As I said the menu, as well as the rest of the graphics, are temporary and the style will completly change in the future Smiley
For the XP it is a good point ! I hope that it the next update it will be easier to read Smiley

Offline Drenius
« Reply #6 - Posted 2014-01-23 18:58:38 »

Make them bigger, thats it.
Offline JulienBe
« Reply #7 - Posted 2014-01-23 20:44:21 »

You mean the menus bigger ? Yeah.. but no the fonts are really crappy and it gets really ugly if I make them bigger :x
But I just made the xp a little bigger Smiley And with an effect when you pick a bonus

Offline JulienBe
« Reply #8 - Posted 2014-01-24 21:29:17 »

There is a major change on this 911 version : The game zone width is now equal to your screen width and not larger, I've done this in order to have better game control, let me know what you think !!

And minor changes :

- XP in level 3 will be more abundant
- adjustments to enemies / bonuses sizes and behaviour
- you won't have to wait for every enemies to leave to screen before the bigger one appear
- firing sounds are back
- Your weapons are better balanced
- You can now share your score on Twitter
- When you get close to a bullet you gain more points
- Stereo sound

I hope you'll have fun Smiley

Offline Drenius
« Reply #9 - Posted 2014-01-25 00:33:44 »

Could you place that twitter option more distant to the restart button? (maybe the oppsite side)
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Offline JulienBe
« Reply #10 - Posted 2014-01-27 12:45:09 »

Could you place that twitter option more distant to the restart button? (maybe the oppsite side)
Done, thanks for your feedback Smiley

Offline Drenius
« Reply #11 - Posted 2014-01-27 16:50:37 »

My bullets (or whatever you are shooting with), the orange ones, look squared now as if there is a problem with texture usage.
Offline JulienBe
« Reply #12 - Posted 2014-02-07 07:55:26 »

Yeah it was done the add coherence to the pixelated graphics but I think that it wasn't such a good idea, or maybe just poorly executed.
Anyway it the 913 I switched back to rond particle except for the ship propulsion. Enemies also appears in a completely different way, based on waves not single enemies

Offline JulienBe
« Reply #13 - Posted 2014-02-12 15:28:03 »

Your weapons can now get more powerful, level 8 instead of 6, it should help you facing the new ennemies.
You can also unlock a new weapon Smiley
10k downloads in one or two days !

Offline JulienBe
« Reply #14 - Posted 2014-02-20 19:28:48 »

Hi guys !
In this 917 the level 1 gets a little easier. Some enemies weapons moves not as fast as they used to. You also get your shield up at the beginning.
Talking about your shield, it can now turn every enemy bullet into experience point when you get hit ! You will still lose your shield however. 
You have some new menus, I hope you'll them, or at least less dislike them.  Roll Eyes
Some graphical improvement like for example your drones explode with a lot of nice green particles.

Offline JulienBe
« Reply #15 - Posted 2014-03-08 17:28:34 »

Ok, many updates since the 917 ! :
Bosses are more powerful. They will shoot others enemies when they appear. This a friend's idea, and it's an awesome one ! ^^
You shield will protect you if you collide into a weak enemy

New menus with a better font ! I hope it will look less.. crappy ?
More xp into level 3 and 4 !
There is way more particles when you hit an enemy.
Particles generation will adapt in real time to your fps.

Ho and the game is now called M.E.S.S., it stands for Mega Endless Space Shooter. And therefore the sequel will probably be called Super Endless Space Shooter or Virtua Endless Space Shooter Wink
Hope you'll like it !

And also..  a facebook page !

Offline JulienBe
« Reply #16 - Posted 2014-03-30 15:28:35 »

Ok the version 924 is online and I'm very proud of it !

So in this new update you'll get :

Different kind of explosions for the different enemies. The fireworks simulation is really improving Cheesy.

The background looks a lot better.

You can select your weapon in the level selection menu.

The effect when an enemy is hit is betterThere is a better effect when a bomb explodeSecret weapons are more powerful

And many other things since 917 version


Hello everyone !

So, 2 weeks without an update ?! What the heck happened ? Well I was sick a basically lost a week in my bed, I know it just sounds like a bad excuse but well.. it's true.

Anyway, I'm back now, with the new 926 version ! Yeah I skipped the 925  Tongue

What's cool in this one ?

  • Everything is just sharper and a little smaller. You might not see it if you don't have the holder version to compare with, it's roughly a 10% difference, but to me that really feels a lot better ! And the screen will feels a lot less crowded !
  • The bomb will blow particles away ! Yes it's yet another detail but attention to detail is important and those bombs just feels a lot more powerful !
  • At last but certainly not least : for the first time, this game actually have sprite of it's own ! The first enemies you'll see are the first be replaced ! I'm very glad to annonce that I'm now working with Emma Payne on this project ! In the next update you'll certainly see more of her work !
    There are two ideas behind those new sprites :
    • Finally have original material for this game and not rely on Tyrian's sprites
    • Have a lot more freedom and bring this project to the next level ! I'm really exciting about this part since it will allow to do all kinds of crazy enemies and I won't be limited with wath material I have at my disposal !

I've deliberately skipped over boring updates like less bugs and more performance.

If you haven't tested this game yet, here is your chance :
Thanks for taking the time to read this ! Thanks for playing, I've seen players with amazing scores or a huge amount of experience accumulated !
And a special thanks to all those contacting with great ideas ! It's really exciting to see other people passionate about this project, I feel a less alone Cheesy

Offline JVallius
« Reply #17 - Posted 2014-07-16 15:52:25 »

So you finally changed the font. Smiley

Offline JulienBe
« Reply #18 - Posted 2014-07-17 17:51:05 »

The font and a tons of things !

It would be too long to enumerate Smiley

For the next release there is a new effect when an enemy is hit. It adds a lot of visual feedback !

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