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Jun 19, 2011 | 6:57 PM EDT

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This is my "submission" for the Game Jam 5. It is based on the Sci-Fi novel Ender's Game
You control your players with four sets of controls:
Player(s) 1:
(W:up (S: down) (A:left) (D: right) [1: (fire 1)] [2: (fire 2)]
Player(s) 2:
(I:up) (K: down )(J:left) (L: right ) (Space: Fire)
Player(s) 3:
(Up Arrow:up) (Down arrow: down) (Left Arrow:left) (Right Arrow: right ) (Back Slash: Fire)
Player(s) 4:
(Num 8: up) (Num 5: down) (Num 4: left) (Num 6: right) (Num Zero: fire)
Ignore this.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Was so goood!!!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

You gamers are awesome! I was inspired to support other players playing this game because of the way each player is supporting eachother on this page (we are each getting better together).

First, an offensive strategy(once you master the controls, the game becomes engaging, challenging, and addicting).

2.Hold both center fingers on the D and L button (to quickly mobilize players to change shots).
3.Hold a left center finger on the 1 button, a left index finger on the 2 button, a right index finger on the 0 button, and the right thumb on the back slash ( / ) button. This will allow for a large amount of rapid fire to commence at once.
3.The battle afterward will begin immediately, so think over any strategies before going to the gates.
4. After the battle is over, mobilize the correct amount of players to the gates.
5.Repeat for battles 2 and 3.
6.The Formic Wars allow for a barrier to protect your ships until movement, so plan a strategy to navigate around the ships for an attack.

If any player is having difficulty following this strategy, please post a review, in order for me to give more direct advice. As soon as I defeat the Formic War levels, I will provide strategy for defeating them.
This game is unique because it provides an extremely challenging environment, while still being winnable. It allows for exploring strategy, and it provided a new challenge at every turn.


Rated 0 / 5 stars

Now, I could win this if I had 5 hands.

But seeing as I only have 2, it's rather impossible for me. Not only that, but the text is cut off and I have a very hard time seeing how this is even a bit like the book. One more thing... the glitches are way too numerous and make the gameplay almost impossible. You get stuck in walls, boxes, you sometimes quit firing for some random reason, and you can't move at the beginning unless you give the enemies a 5 second advantage by having to click and hurriedly get back to your key positions.
And with so many keys, there's a ton of positions.

All in all, it's a very bad game.

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Rated 1.5 / 5 stars

The Book

I like the concept of controlling multiple teams. However in the book, if you got frozen when you were moving you keep moving because it is in zero g. Also as you stated you would only need one guy left to win. If the game worked I would like it but when you freeze the enemy team you dont win and when I have 5 guys left I can only get 3 or 4 of them to the other side. So it is a lose, lose situation.

Also an explanation of the game concept would be helpful, such as a background of the game in the book. I've read the book or wouldn't have understood the game.

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Rated 0.5 / 5 stars

I guess you had to read the book to get it?

I couldn't do anything but move one little car around, and it would say you lose <5 players after about 30 secs.

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shrimpchris responds:

First of all, I'm asuming that you read as much of the description as the book. Any ways, the screen you mentioned was a game over screen that said you had less than 5 men left. The reason that this gives you a game over is because you need one guy to press each switch on the opposite side.