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Solenoid (working title) alpha preview

09-08-2013, 01:28 AM
#1
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Location: Toronto Canada
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Solenoid (working title) alpha preview

Been working on this on and off since early 2012, but just recently nailed down a look. The game is basically a 3-lane "runner" but uses a unique (I think?) control scheme where you tap and hold on the left or right to move into the left/right lanes, then release (or hold both sides) to snap back to the middle. Kind of a magnetic/rubber-band deal. This gives you a lot more control than typical swipe or tilt schemes and in turn the game can throw stuff at you much faster


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More obstacles, powerups, and even mini bosses are implemented but still lack proper artwork and polish so I disabled them for this first video. Hope to have more to show soon! Cheers.

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09-08-2013, 12:13 PM
#2
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I'm really enjoying how this is looking already. The flat shaded polygons + blur + parallax is really quite nice.
09-08-2013, 12:30 PM
#3
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Look a little hard to play (maybe give more space for player to dodge) but i like control, run smoothly.
09-08-2013, 01:12 PM
#4
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I second Colin. Also, the control scheme you described sounds interesting!
09-08-2013, 01:35 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by _Max_ View Post
Look a little hard to play (maybe give more space for player to dodge) but i like control, run smoothly.
This is more an arcade-twitch game than a casual runner, but that video begins well into a run - it starts out much slower Powerups and other obstacles help you out (and slow you down) along the way as well. I'll post more videos as those features are polished up.

Cheers Colin & Raimon - Spent a couple weeks working on that look, but literally took a year of failures to get to that point!

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