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abstracta

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rated 4.43 / 5 stars
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Genre:
Action - Shooter - Vertical Flight
Tags:
gems
powerups
mines
bosses

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Uploaded
Apr 22, 2008 | 6:18 AM EDT
  • Daily 5th Place April 23, 2008

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Author Comments

I've worked on abstracta a couple of weeks now, and I'm proud to present it on NG!

Abstracta is an attempt at translating classic game mechanics that I love into a unique and fluent new game experience. It starts simple: collect crystals, make combos, avoid the deadly mines, fight the four evil bosses - but it gets increasingly complex over time, as more powerups are unlocked.

Controls: Mouse to move. SPACEBAR to toggle menu.

Note: I found abstracta very immersive during development, to the point where I didn't get any work done because every time I tested a new feature I ended up playing 15 minutes, completely forgetting what I should be testing. Well, might be just me, but don't say I didn't warn you, it might be addictive ;)

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ViRuZXViRuZX

Rated 5 / 5 stars

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Very addictive and very fun. Some hitching (lag in the mouse) once in a while, not sure what's causing that (I'm on a gaming rig, so generally PC *shouldn't* be the problem). It could've been a bit better if everything were larger, as I found I had to be up closer to the screen to play better. Good to see the way you did power ups.. spawning a lot of them to give the player a test run, and then balancing their spawn rates shortly afterwards (some pretty creative power ups too!). Adding a continue option might be cool... so to fight all the bosses.


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thatonechick16thatonechick16

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Cool

Sweet game and pretty addicting.


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protopwnage1337protopwnage1337

Rated 5 / 5 stars

:-)

this game pwns. its relaxing (somehow >.<) and its addicting


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lazyman16lazyman16

Rated 5 / 5 stars

WUNDERBAR!

ORIGINAL, SIMPLE, AND JUST CHALLENGING ENOUGH TO COME BACK FOR MORE. IF YOU DON'T LOVE IT, YOU'RE A MORON


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KohanXKohanX

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Fantastic

I wasted half an hour on this game before school and had a blast. It's a calm game, not raising your blood pressure or anything, while still being ever so slightly challenging and inevitably enjoyable as hell. The music also fit the atmosphere uncannily. I must also commend you on the naming: it was what brought me to this page in the first place.

Well done, chap. Bring in some more goodies.


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