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Robo Rocket Riders

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Horizontal Hover Challenge: Furthest Distance
1. Shadebeak 195

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Welcome to Robo Rocket Riders! You are an artificial intelligence tasked with piloting a rocket ship! Once you graduate flight school, shoot for the moon! Last one back from a round trip is a rotten egg!

Is the game too difficult for you? Let me know what is hard for you, and what you think would best fix it!

Happy Robot Day 2020! I started this project a couple days ago and after a couple of all nighters, I'm pretty happy with what I've got so far! The mechanics kind of feel like a 2d kerbal space program! I plan on updating with more features, minigames, medals, and leaderboards, so please leave suggestions and constructive feedback in your reviews!



Rocket Controls

  • S to fire the main thruster, A and D to fire the left and right thrusters (mobile players will have buttons on-screen)
  • Scroll wheel to zoom in/out
  • HINT: If you've landed but the game doesn't recognize it, make sure your ship isn't wiggling and do a few little hops :)

Sorting Sentries

  • Drag and drop the items into the corresponding color zones.


08/30/2020 version 1.0.5

  • Added distance indicator beneath the moon indicator arrow
  • Added clearer instructions in the flight school tutorial text

08/28/2020 version 1.0.4

  • Tweaked some values pertaining to high scores to prevent errors
  • Added new Lunar Landing Practice minigame. It won't unlock the moon landing achievement or post any high scores, you have to land on the moon from the main game for that.
  • More planes and asteroids will spawn. Fewer space stations will spawn.
  • I haven't been updating this game as often as puzzle crafter. I'm a little dry on inspiration so I'll mostly be focusing on squashing bugs and adding gameplay enhancements.

08/26/2020 version 1.0 - initial release!

  • An abundance of medals and high scores to pursue
  • Can you make it to the moon? Can you make it back?
  • Currently 2 minigames at launch, with more on the way soon!
  • 1.0.1 Hotfix - Hopefully fixed an issue with some leaderboards not posting. If you have issues with your high scores not posting please let me know. If you played before version 1.0.1 you might want to clear your save data.
  • 1.0.2 Hotfix - Added new medals, fixed localstorage conflict with my earlier game Puzzle Crafter
  • 1.0.3 Hotfix - Fixed Color 2 not coloring it's outline, Made it easier to land on the moon, added zoom buttons on-screen for PC players

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Bad physics

larrynachos responds:

Felt pretty good to me. Bad review?

fun game!. love the music and chill vibe..
Couldn't get to the moon no matter how many times I tried to come in slow.. Its a bit too close to the border i feel.. . The blue arrow pretty much didn't change direction until i was almost past it, which feels a lil too late.. perhaps a subtle line of trajectory in the background?
Also the tutorials don't mention the thruster controls anywhere. the last test in flight school can be passed by just hopping.

an abort button when you spin out of control would be nice too

larrynachos responds:

Thanks! The moon landing is tricky I agree! The blue arrow's angle is determined by the angle between the ship and the moon, which is straight up for most of the journey. I'm planning on adding a distance indicator though! Good catch on the tutorial, I'll add a note about the left and right thrusters :) The abort button idea is pretty interesting, I'll probably add that feature if I take the plunge and add custom ship building in an update or sequel, thanks for the suggestion! Maybe for now the little window guy could eject and parachute down xD

Thanks again for your feedback, it was very informative!

Kinda laggy, but still great nonetheless!
RESPONSE: No, I am not playing on mobile. The lag usually happens when too many particles from the rocket get on screen at the same time.

larrynachos responds:

Laggy? What kind of laggy? Are you playing on mobile?

matthew likes this :)
also, for what it's worth, the "left thruster fires, you turn right" thing is pretty simple, even if you don't understand basic physics. people is dumb sometimes

Needs polishing, but the idea is new and fun!

larrynachos responds:

Thank you! I'll do my best to polish it in the near future! I'm glad you liked it. thanks for the review!

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3.42 / 5.00

Aug 26, 2020
5:57 AM EDT

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