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  My first Android game AstroWarp  (Read 12831 times)
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Offline amartinenco

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« Posted 2016-11-21 19:51:24 »

Hello guys I am new to game development and I decided to make my first game using libgdx framework.
I tried and failed many times but eventually I released AstroWarp. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mygdx.spacegame&hl=en



The idea of the game is to simply survive as long as you can and not crash your aircraft. Asteroids spawn with random health so if you notice that asteroid that you are shooting is cracked, you can continue with destroying it but if asteroid is not breaking, you better move away Smiley. You also get enemy scouts that are shooting at you. They die from one shot but when there are many of them shooting at you, it becomes very hard not to get hit by their projectiles.
If you shoot asteroid on the side, the projectiles will ricochet.

Technical:
In making of this game I learned how to do collision with spacial hashing where objects on different sides of the screen will not check collision against each other.
I also learned about object pooling and importance of a garbage collector. Every asteroid, enemy, projectile is pooled. (learned it the hard way  Tongue)
I tested it on fairly old devices and it ran OK. 

Feedback:
I got feedback from few people complaining that the game is very difficult. I will be adjusting the difficulty to make it incremental over time during gameplay.
Guys your constructive feedback is very much appreciated.
Offline ndnwarrior15
« Reply #1 - Posted 2016-11-21 20:17:02 »

This game is suuuper hard and made me quit after like 5 tries. Some of the asteroids just come beaming down the screen way too fast.

The nav bar at the bottom with the back button and whatever doesn't go away and I would prefer the android immersive mode to be active.

I'm not so sure the music fits, it feels laid back yet the visuals scream high energy.

Congrats on sticking with the game, I think a little refinement will go a long way.
Offline bornander
« Reply #2 - Posted 2016-12-01 10:01:02 »

Well done on completing you first game, good job!

I found it a bit too hard and I think it would be better if the difficulty increased as you play.
On my first attempt I got hit by a fast asteroid within a second of starting the application, that didn't seem fair Smiley

Try my Android games: Grapple | Hovercraft | Lala
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Offline amartinenco

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« Reply #3 - Posted 2016-12-01 18:43:54 »

I just released a small patch.

Patch:
- Minor adjustments to collision detection
- Temporarily adjusted the difficulty from "ridiculously hard" to "hard".
Future updates:
- Purchasable items with in-game currency.
- Incremental difficulty
- Weapon upgrades
- Graphic effects

When I click "similar" button from my game store page, it shows nothing.
Do I have to add some kind of tags to be recognized in the "similar games" section or it gets populated over time?
Offline bornander
« Reply #4 - Posted 2016-12-02 14:39:38 »

Dude, this game is still hard as balls.

Try my Android games: Grapple | Hovercraft | Lala
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