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Blast Door

November 8, 2018 –
April 1, 2019
This entry was deleted.

Here is its eulogy, a collection of the kind words written about it while still among the living. They shall live on forever in its place.

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Shoot your way through levels as you fight to open the blast doors & defeat the monster.

Watch the game: https://youtu.be/03ch-xwd2xM

Update:
There is now more than one control scheme. You can select the one best suited for you on the control page of the title screen by pressing the right arrow.

The original scheme(arrows) is altered to fit with different keyboards. Jump & shoot are now 'x' & 'c' respectively. Quit & pause for all schemes has been changed to '0' and 'space' respectively while 'c' is now used to skip the cut scenes.

All control schemes have two jump buttons. This is by design for players who prefer jump with the movement control. The ability to drop through platforms may be easier to do with the alternate jump key but can be performed no matter which jump button you press.

The player has been altered to help with game play.

The two platforming levels between the chamber levels have been edited.

Reviews

The last boss battle alone is harder than the full second game, but it was a good challenge.

good game. last boss is pretty hard but not unfair.

The action part's fine, it's missing a little adjustment.

this game is super fun and unique! it's really hard, but i like that. the graphics and the difficulty remind me of old NES games like megaman.

Solid mechanics and good execution. Challenging, but not frustrating. Movement, jumping, and shooting balance each other nicely and work together with what is present. This is a great core game design to expand upon if you were interested in doing that. Also, great touch with the mid-air pause when shooting and the infinitely respawning enemies during the boss fights as a way to regain health. A+ game.

There's a way to become temporarily invincible

very good

Dang, I was amazed at how hard this was! I was still addicted to it, because I couldn't stop playing it! I had no idea it would escalate. It just gets harder and harder and that's on the first level! I loved seeing what would happen next. At least you get health powerups.

It was so insane! Everything was popping out of everywhere to kill me! I wish I knew how many shots it took to beat the first boss. It was dang stressful! Still wonderful.

Wew, that was intense! I'm still in shock that I've beaten this. The game has some original ideas, which is rare these days. Will there be a sequel?

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Yes, just not sure how soon.

Simple concept well executed. Awesome game

i like it <3

super hard. well done though

anyway did you update stage design also? it's different unlike first version in uploaded day

I loved this game. The control schemes that prior reviews mentioned have been fixed and were fine for me. At first the pausing mid jump to shoot was jarring until I realized it allowed me to have perfect aim at things directly across the room.

The thing I loved the most were the changes in game play style throughout the game. If it was all just the "one room, shoot the green / red lights" concept then it could get repetitive and stale. But each level beyond the first has a platforming section and the blue ball (I know, giggity) level was a bit of genius, how you could use the right and left sides of the screen or your own positioning to direct the ball's path and use it to kill enemies.

The final boss fight was fun and even after I had the pattern recognition down I had to be strategic about the fight. Do I wait and try to get to full health from drops or do I continue to try to attack? I hope you plan on adding more levels or making a complete game with music and improved sounds.

its ok i guess, nothing special

Nice, but flash games which use X and Z are not realy open to everybody for the fact the Y and Z buttons are switched on some keyboards in the world.

Like others below, I didn't like the controls. In RL, jumping is closer to walking (both involve using legs) than shooting so it seems more intuitive to me that they both be controlled by the same hand.

Also please note that not all countries use QWERTY keyboards. In EU many use AZERTY or QWERTZ where the Z+X keys are far apart.

Still GJ, really well made! :)

I really didn't like the controls, perhaps utilise WASD or more of a traditional key layout

I liked the game. But i think it should have a music, maybe some checkpoints and a run button.

Commander Shepard here, ordering this to be destroyed with extreme force.

Very nice. I just feel that the control of the character wasn't fluid enough.

Starting off the first thing I notice is how floaty and slow the character feels but it quickly becomes apparent that this actually works. Given you're required to shoot things when mid air the floaty control compliments the gameplay.

The area style gameplay is a neat idea and fairly well executed, I though it was going to be the entire game at first. The exploding....switches caught me off guard and I was quite confused as to what happened at first, perhaps make it more evident they damage you, but I took a guess as to what happened and once I got used to them they were a good way of ramping up challenge.

I think the enemy system in this area part could do with some fleshing out. I get that they explode to stop the arena from filling up but it feels so arbitrary, like why do they explode there? Contextually it makes no sense which can make it confusing. Perhaps if they fell onto spikes or down a bit this would make it clearer. Having them disappear down a pit would also avoid the question of weather they drop hp on "natural" death. As is, having them not drop hp on natural/timeout death is another thing that makes sense design wise but not contextually, ergo being slightly un-intuitive, though that is a nitpick.

Building off of this, having enemies simply drop hp might be too easy since you can just farm them w/o too much trouble, then again this might be what you were going for. Perhaps I'm wrong, but do they always move towards the centre when dropping from the ceiling? If so, having them go towards the player would at least stop them from farming enemies from the edge of the platform.

The boss looked good but beginning the fight one 1 hp the first time I got instantly shot w/o time to dodge and had to do the whole thing again which felt a little unfair. When I did beat it I did so by standing in the corner fairly safely which I guess cancels out the aforementioned screwery.

Overall though I though it was an interesting game, some issues and a bit basic but everything controlled well and it was generally fun to play.

AND THEN,

it switches to a fairly standard platformer out of no where. Don't get me wrong, this wasn't bad at all but it was a bit surprising. Perhaps I'm biased because one of my own games is slightly similar (Skyward Descent) but it still feels a little strange.

The platformer part was fun as well. However, I never beat the level. At first I though it was good, fair challenge, ect, and then reached the point that simultaneously introduces falling platforms, vertical scrolling and turret enemies all whilst threatening you with spikes and flies. I know the phrase is "difficulty curve" but if you're introducing multiple new mechanics you might want to scale it down for a bit. Don't get me wrong, this part was interesting but very overwhelming. The turrets fire very quickly after stopping which made it difficult, plus a sound effect to indicate them getting ready to fire would be nice. Combined with the fact that they scroll onto screen, move, then scroll off and stop moving made them a real pain to deal with.

None of this would really be a problem if it wasn't for one major issue, how punishing the game is. There's reason to have a degree of punishment, but having to do the whole first part of the level which is quite samey because I messed up at the difficulty brick wall was incredibly tedious and frustrated, which leads into that cycle where I fail because I'm frustrated and therefor...you get the idea. This is made worse by how slow the character is. I mentioned earlier this is a good thing, and it was used well, but when I'm trying to rush through a level it means I get careless. I did beat the vertical segment a few times (forgot to mention that the vertical scrolling really screwed with me as well because I couldn't see whats coming) but would soon die after. I found the most reliable way to beat it was to just hope I get the thing which powers up my gun, and when RNG is what determines my success something has gone wrong.

Overall, I did like what I played of this game. Controls well, looks nice and for the most part well executed. But when a game like this is oh so punishing, it highlights the minor nitpicks like how you cant duck mid-shooting and puts them in the forefront. Overall, mostly good, just a shame about some bits getting in the way.

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3.32 / 5.00