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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


Evil-DogEvil-Dog

Rated 5 / 5 stars November 17, 2011

DUDE!

You're not gonna tell me that you need hardware accelerator to display atari looking graphics wtf
Gotta know what platform you're targeting when you make a game.
I'll give you a 10 cause I hate zeros from people who can't play my games but yeah....bad/ridiculous move on your part requiring hardware acceleration for those graphics.


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Sosker responds:

I didn't know it will be this pain to run for some.


SavslagSavslag

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars November 17, 2011

Bug?

I'm not sure if it's just me, but I can fly out the bottom of the screen and neither the invaders or their shots can hit me.


Sosker responds:

They'll eventually get you ;)


killertypokillertypo

Rated 5 / 5 stars November 17, 2011

great game

had a lot of fun with it, though for some reason it's taxing my system harder than any other flash game. Still had fun.



WarewolfWarewolf

Rated 1 / 5 stars November 17, 2011

Not ready for 'prime time', I'm afraid.

I'm another regular who is having problems with this game.

Even after updating Flash to the latest version and switching to another browser, this game refuses to run correctly. If not everyone is able to play this title (but is able to play the **hundreds of thousands of other games and movies here at Newgrounds**), I would say that it should receive further testing.

Reinventing a classic is a noble goal but it needs to be playable by everyone. Please recheck your code. I liked Heavenly Bats and Thelemite and would like to play what else you're capable of.


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Sosker responds:

See the FAQ i just added :)


TonicCupidTonicCupid

Rated 0.5 / 5 stars November 17, 2011

There are some bugs.

intel i7 Proccessor 3.2Ghz and am AMD HD 6630 pro graphics and 6gb DRR3 Mem your telling me i don't have Hardware acceleration? Bullshit

A problem could be with where in Google Chrome Flash Player is already prepackaged with it so you can't manually update flash in chrome. So this could be the problem that arizing for some people

@SNOWSOURCE13 : You are Wrong, i can run vindictus on my computer and run several tabs open in the background while i got the game on max 3d graphics so " you don't have a nice rig so tough" Is wrong, and make you a fucking idiot :)


Sosker responds:

Man, it's Space Invaders! No way you can match the requirements with that!