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After some interesting and largely experimental and ambitious starts, I am happy to present my first completed Flash game, in which you, as a parent cat, fight ghosts and haunted objects to rescue your catnapped kittens. I hope you enjoy it.
I originally planned for Black Cat Ops to include both adventure and shooting components, but I scaled my plans back a bit to allow myself to finish it and release it sometime around Halloween. What remains is a fun, silly game. If it is well-liked, I may expand it or make a sequel.
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It seems that some people do not understand what is going on in this game. The ghosts and haunted objects have reinforcements join them periodically when there are fewer than ten of them left; you need to fight quickly to defeat them all. When you defeat all of the ghosts and haunted objects, including any reinforcements that have arrived, you can move to the next area (or, in the case of the last area, you can have the satisfaction that you completed a challenging game and got to see the ending screen).
UPDATE (2004-11-01): I have reduced the distance enemies can travel off stage to tighten up the action area and keep things moving along; enemies should now spend a bit more time where you can see them and shoot them, but you still need to fight quickly to clear each area.
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You can press "Q" to cycle through different quality settings in the game. The shooting sequences default to "MEDIUM" to keep the frame rate up, but you can cycle down to "LOW" then up to "HIGH" then back down from there as you desire.
I am not sure why the preloader image looks slightly distorted; I will try to look into that after school.