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A timeless arcade space shooter that will send you blasting through space and time.


Spaceblast is a game I worked on in college for many of my assignments. It's reminiscent of old arcade shoot 'em up games, and features a randomized assortment of planets, stars, and other celestial locations to explore.


Also, remember to report any and all bugs. It is your duty as a space explorer.


How to Play:

  • WASD/Arrow Keys = Movement
  • Space/Enter = Shoot
  • Esc/P = Pause
  • Back = Exit

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It's a pretty good start, but not without its flaws.

1. The scanline effect is a bit much. Make the dark lines a bit more transparent.
2. Holding space should keep firing as long as there's energy.
3. The first enemies are too fast, and shots move too fast. It's not like a bullet-hell, but trying to react quickly.
4. Bullet-hells generally involve more bullets. But ones that move slowly.

It looks good, and the controls are fine.

ImminentDeath responds:

This game trades the amount of bullets for faster bullets, so it's difficult in a different way. But make no mistake, in later levels there will be plenty more things to dodge, both fast and slow!

There's also a powerup that grants rapid fire by holding the fire button, along with endless ammo. The default setting is another design choice by me to keep the game balanced.

And I hadn't thought of changing the opacity of the scan lines. I played the game again with 50% opacity and it actually looks better I think. Thanks for suggesting that!

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May 10, 2021
12:31 PM EDT
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