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Nov 14, 2011 | 11:38 AM EST

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It's not like there's a plot, you know. Just shoot the invaders as they come!

There are 4294967296 levels, since Flash doesn't know more numbers. Everything is procedurally generated, from enemy graphics (rather uncountable number of those) through their formations (at least several thousands of unique formations) up to the powerups (there are 32 of these).

And it's all packed in 50 kilobytes (It would fit on a Commodore 64)

Note:
This game requires hardware accelerated Flash Player 11 graphics!

FAQ:

Q. The game runs soooo slow...
A. You lack hardware acceleration see next question

Q. I see "No hardware acceleration" warning
A. The game uses latest Stage3D feature (hardware accelerated 3D graphics in flash). But as it's moderately new, there are still issues. Here are some things you can do:

1. Update drivers (seriously) drivers get fixes for flash player all the time, keep up!
2. Refresh cache ( hit Ctrl-F5 few times), there is a special HTML parameter needed, and you may not receive it, since old version of embed code is being cached on your hard drive.
3. Check if your hardware is supported:
http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/
921/cpsid_92103.html
(note this line: " [unsupported] Any Intel GMA driver before X.X.10.2021" )
4. Right click the game, choose settings, and tick the 'Enable hw acceleration' box. If this game lags too much, do this on other flash game and refresh this tab.
5. Google up to get compatible! There are more Stage3D games coming!

Q. The game doesn't run at all
A. You need to update Flash Player to version 11 (even if you don't want to play this), furtherly see point 2. above.

Q. Why do you make space invaders that have higher requirements than Skyrim?
A. Fun! I love making games! I did this overnight actually for Mini LD competition
http://www.ludumdare.com/
compo/
I didn't see the incompatibility issues coming. I guess it's a good incentive for everyone to get FP11 3D stuff up and running. There is a ton of Stage3D awesomeness out there, and more is coming!

Reviews


squidularsquidular

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

music? :D

didnt particularly liiiiiike the game, but it is a good game. it is quite simple, to the point and enjoyable for a little while...i just dont have the attention span to play a repetitive game for longer than a few minutes XD :3 where can i get this music? i would like to do a dubstep remix of it...please respond :3


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NoLanLabsNoLanLabs

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Neat

At first I wasn't sure what I was doing, accidentally picked a high level, and died instantly. But after I figured out what was going on the game was very entertaining. I really like the simplicity of the "shoot everything" gameplay, it reminds me a bit of Super Robot Action Game. It could use some variety (new enemy types, more bonuses) on the later levels to avoid getting too boring, but the one thing I thought the game is really lacking is a high score board. This game definitely has a lot of potential, especially with the appealing art style, music, and retro feel of the whole gaming experience. Nice work.



NetsaNetsa

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

At first I thought it sucked but...

...then I kept playing. It's as simple and straight forward as a game can be, while still ramping up in difficulty quite nicely. I really appreciate the fact that you put the options to just skip straight to Level *extremely high number*, because, seriously, if you're complaining about the difficulty being too low you didn't go past level 100.

Another thing for those that just don't seem to get it: Read the freaking Author Comments. Starting to think no one ever reads those things.

3.5 out of 5 (rating 4)

Not bad because of the nature of the game, but also not great because of the nature of the game.


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noremainsnoremains

Rated 0.5 / 5 stars

uhm

all i did was go back an forth on every phase grabbing the occasional weapon upgrade and i got a perfect more often that not and never died. too easy and really boring



MisaTangeMisaTange

Rated 3 / 5 stars

A little fun.

Ludumdare? I remember Notch being in the couple of tournaments in that. Or perhaps I'm thinking about something else with a similar name.

Whatever, back to the game... pretty much fun for a little while. The upgrades only make your laser bigger as you complete level after level. The graphics are retro-looking. This is very interesting though; 50kb, more than 100k levels. Repetitive, still.