Bones-69 Posted March 24 Share Posted March 24 (edited) I've been working on this XB shoot 'em game idea and feel I have the basic concept now sorted along with a reasonable idea of how the program might run. Now that I'm happy with my charset - I guess I can start.... The way I see it, in this game you are the bad guy. You land on a space platform that contains precious crystals and start taking them. The local invaders aren't too happy... Invaders are beamed down from the mothership and proceed to zig zag down to the bottom of the screen dropping bullets along the way. The Mothership also shoots at the player (player can't shoot it back). Any Invader that breaches the final zag results in Game Over (player being invaded). The invaders will bounce through the zig zag in a tidy little routine I've been working on that should compile well. During play, by pulling back on the joystick for a few moments the action will pause and the game shifts into Strategy Mode where you can give basic Joystick commands to two miner droids. Their function is to go out and harvest exposed crystalls. The droids will suffer enemy and friendly fire and their health must be managed by returning them for repairs as required. A miner destroyed in the field will lose its crystal and need to be restored (penalty time and disadvantage). Meanwhile those aliens are also mining the same crystals. Any game that finishes where the Invaders have gathered more crystals than the Player will result in an overall loss and points reduction. I've decided to put the game on a timer so it doesn't drag on or become one of those infinite situations, although I am expecting it to be quite challenging and hopefully run at a quickish pace. Player will only have one ship although it does have a shield which can take some hits. I may or may not release "Power Up's" and "Timer Bonuses". I've allowed for such things but I have grand plans and only TI memory so we'll just have to see how it all goes and how it plays. I'm aiming for an early 80's arcade feel. I also came up will a cool name. Foray. Defined by Google as "a sudden attack or incursion into enemy territory, especially to obtain something". This suits the game theme nicely, but I mostly like the 4A pun and wonder if the name has been done before.... 😁 Edited April 1 by Bones-69 18 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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