"I hope you carry life insurance" -Cab Driver
I lov the concept, simple and true. What I've enjoyed about your guys sponsorship with Armorgames is the influx of quality games, and each with its own distinctive gameplay and mechanics.
I was very surprised at the london meet when Tom mentions he worked for Armorgames and had a deadline to meet every month! With so little time for planning, you guys do very well. You guys certaintly don't come off as procisnators! ;)
The overall GUI of the game is very well designed and it doesn't distract from the experience. The damage status has a very nice touch to it, I just love the whole "neon lights' look about it. It totally sold me.
The level design was funky and fresh, it even gave me the impression of driving through earth rements or a huge dump. "What do we have here! A boneyard, a vegtation area, and a few buildings from this, and more motifs.. Wierd!" Although it's easy to pass off, its very well designed.... to get you moving.
Great use of Sfx and music, it complemented the gameply and overall tone of the game well as is usually the case with each new game from you guys.
The gameplay is where this strikes home. Although I had some difficulty gaining a decent FPS on low setting, is was pure fun. The whole idea of getting to point A-B-C, without crashing in a dig-dug world, in rapid transit made it a thrilling wild ride. In many funny ways, it reminded of that underwater level in Earthworm Jim where you needed to traverse harsh environment, boy was that game ever fraustrating.
THe only problem that I'd was the optimization. I've read that the game runs well on your 4-5 year PC but oddly, my computer halted to a stop at the loading level screen with much loadtime. It almost seems the programming actions/or the large bg, was loaded at one go. I'm just guessing here but I also did notice a greater amount of texture in your level design that your guys previous flash games. Who knows, but heck for delivering this small jem in a 1.2mb package is optimized.
Overall, I give you guys (Tom and Dim) props for the hard work found in your guy's passion. It hard to be original but I admire your guys effort to always push the gaming envelop on the flash platform. Who knows what will be next?
Looking foward to your guys next projects.