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Jan 10, 2013 | 1:12 AM EST
  • Daily 4th Place January 11, 2013

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Chaos 5 Points Survive 1 minute in chaos mode
Evasive 5 Points Survive 20 seconds in shrapnel mode
Make A Choice 5 Points Enter secret mode in any difficulty
Savior? 5 Points Complete story mode
Weaponmaster 5 Points Reach 20% upgrade status
Blessed 10 Points Survive 40 seconds in shrapnel mode
Gift of Life 10 Points Obtain the secret ending on story mode
Guardian 10 Points Complete story+ mode
Skilled 10 Points Survive 2 minutes in chaos mode
Starship 10 Points Reach 50% upgrade status
Without Fear 10 Points Complete story+ mode in under 3:40
Flawless 25 Points Survive 1 minute in shrapnel mode
Judgement Call 25 Points Obtain the secret ending on story+ mode
Master 25 Points Survive 2 minutes and 45 seconds in chaos mode
Power Overwhelming 25 Points Grab 8 powerups while time is distorted before it returns to normal
Quick And Dirty 25 Points Complete story mode in under 2:30
Shameless 25 Points Complete story++ mode in under 4:30
Star Power 25 Points Survive 3 and a half minutes in chaos mode
Super Starship 25 Points Reach 75% upgrade status
Survivor 25 Points Survive 1 minute and 20 seconds in shrapnel mode
Unscathed 25 Points Complete story mode without taking any damage on any difficulty
Upgrade Complete 25 Points Reach 100% upgrade status
You Shall Not Pass 25 Points Complete story++ mode
Savior 100 Points Obtain the secret ending on story++ mode

Author Comments

An epic space battle in an effort to defend your home colonies from an onslaught of starships.

Created in under 48 hours for Ludum Dare 25. for more information.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Good fun. Great controls. Nice ambience


Rated 5 / 5 stars

( to the author)

ok. i hate shoot-em-ups.

that said, this game was done very well. full 5 stars for clean pixel art, no bugs, good scaling of upgrades, and general game balance. and the best part of this game: the plot twist. awesome. you did alot with the limited amount of plot you used here, and ended things with a very thought provoking ending.

your story-telling talents are so good, my first thought was wondering if you might have made any games with heavier storytelling. if you haven't, please do. twitchy games are ok, but my favorites are more intelligent genres. looking forward you seeing if you do empire builders, or turn based games, too.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Really really good game! You should win that dare!

arkeus responds:

I got 10th place overall (of about 1000) and 3rd place in the "fun" category. :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

From the Black: A story of accidental genocide.

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Rated 2 / 5 stars

I didn't like it. That does not mean it's a bad game, but it does not match my standards in a few questions:

Visual - Even "Space Invaders" had a rather clean aspect. The game is visually overriden with colours and pixels and whatnot - it's confusing and ugly.

Storyline - I just couldn't think on it's terms. There is an incoming fleet - not ship, fleet - that knows better to announce itself but has no decoder? The very same one used on the human ships, that had, by accident, the decoding key of a number of ships comming from a place called "black sector" that should spawn nothing?

I had no fun myself. Game has a nice soundtrack and many people seem to have enjoyed it, so, if you're reading this, you'd do better in trying for yourself. :)

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