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OverWired

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Grenadier 25 Points

throw 100 grenades

Viva la revolution 25 Points

Arm the captured dino prisoners in level 10

Serpentinned 50 Points

Destroy 20 Snake containers

Angel of death 100 Points

Kill 100 enemies before reaching the first boss

Dinocide 100 Points

30 dead dinos

Snake Slayer 100 Points

30 dead snakes

Who's the boss now? 100 Points

Kill the final boss

Author Comments

You know what they say - never trust a space-snake.
After getting oil change and repairs done on my exo-skeleton, all of my systems are malfunctioning.
My body is doing things on its own. I can't walk without shooting or doing something weird.
What did they do? Leave some digital venom? Expect me to pass out and sell my biochips?
I don't wait. I'm coming down the snake pit. Someone's gonna pay for this.

OverWired is a retro cyberpunk side-scroller game.
You play using only 4 directions (D-PAD or arrows) and the rest of your abilities are wired to those keys due to the digital venom of the snake oil salesmen.
You must finish your quest to restore your space suit to functioning order.

There's a standalone version with some better performance and better audio here (Win, Linux, MacOS):
https://alont.itch.io/overwired
You should try downloading if the web version isn't running smoothly.

---- Credits:
Code + Mechanics: Alon Tzarafi
Pixel Art: Alex Zlotin

---- Instructions:
Play with either: arrow keys, WASD keys, or a gamepad.

---- Controls:
Right - Wired to shoot
Left - Wired to crouch (evades bullets)
Up - Wired to grenade
Down - Glitches everything on the screen

The glitch effects many objects, as well as augmented living beings, causing everything to malfunction or to change modes of operation.
Use it to your advantage.

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All the projectiles are big black squares that cover the character, making the game unplayable. Fairly certain that isn't one of the intended glitches.

Alon-Tzarafi responds:

What browser are you on?

pretty good idea.

Really trippy and creative concept! Loved the way you need to navigate combat scenarios by making the best of your glitched-up controls, and thought the art and sound matched the theme wonderfully. The game does kind of toe the line between 'intentionally glitchy' and just 'glitchy' at times though, since it can be a clunky in ways that I don't think were intended. Still, kudos for the effort: we need more weird things like this!

Nice concept.

very good

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Uploaded
Dec 22, 2019
2:44 PM EST
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