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Hydron Flux - Space Shooter with Level Editor!

12-07-2010, 01:35 PM
#1
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 316
Hydron Flux - Space Shooter with Level Editor!

Hi everyone!

I'd like to announce my second game, Hydron Flux, which is hopefully due to be released within the next few days if all goes well!

So the game is a space shooter, which includes 30 main levels to fight your way through! To complete each level, you have to destroy every enemy! This can be done in any order, as the game allows moving sideways as well as up and down, so you can choose which groups of enemies you attack first.

Throughout the main missions, you will earn money which can be spent on upgrades, including different weapons, boosters, health/shield upgrades and more! Most weapons and enemies do most damage to either shields or health (with a few doing damage to both), so it's important to choose the right weapons so you don't become unbalanced!

Along with the normal missions, there are also 3 Defense missions, which each increase in difficulty. For these you will have to defend your planet against oncoming waves of enemies. This will keep on going until the planet is destroyed, and therefore is something that you can improve on over time, and keep playing!

Last but not least, there is a built in level editor, to allow you to create your own missions! However there is no way of sharing these with others just yet! (its something that I want to look into if I get enough interest!)

(the method of control is tilt based!)

A Summary of the Features:
  • 30 Main Missions to fight your way through.
  • 8 Different enemies, and 4 Boss enemies to overcome.
  • Many different upgrades, from Torpedo's, to Shockwave Generators and the mighty Vortex Manipulator!
  • Defense Mode! Set after the events of the game, you must defend your planet, and stop the enemy acquiring planetary shielding technology!
  • Unlimited waves in Defense Mode, so see how long you can last!
  • Online leaderboards using Open Feint.
  • Stats Page, for viewing statistics such as hit rate, and enemies killed etc.
  • Achievements, both online and offline.
  • Built in Level Editor for creating your own levels, with control over many different settings. (no sharing yet!)
  • Integrated with PlayHaven.

More information can be found on the game website here:
Hydron Flux Website


My Released Games:
GeoVertex - Game Creator!
FairyTwists Hydron Flux
Elemental Defense - Previously featured in 'New and Noteworthy' and 'Whats hot'
Twitter: @RelicaGames
12-07-2010, 02:15 PM
#2
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: World, now Belgium
Posts: 3,031
Good luck

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12-07-2010, 02:23 PM
#3
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 2,699
Always wanted to fly a White Star in a game. Are the enemies from B5 as well? Do you have plans to add more enemies in the future? 8 doesn't seem like a lot.
12-07-2010, 02:36 PM
#4
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 316
Thanks FPE!

No this game isn't related to B5, its simply the model I chose to use for my ship (I'm not much of an artist, so try to get models from places such as turbo squid!)

I do however have plans to add more enemies in the future, as well as more weapons, upgrades, game types and missions, and as such have coded the game in a way to make this very easy to do!

Keep in mind there is also another 4 boss type enemies, which are used more on the later levels... and these aren't what you might normally think of as bosses, they are simply larger, and harder to defeat then the normal enemies, and so are used a lot less then normal enemies, but probably used a lot more than bosses in other games!!

My Released Games:
GeoVertex - Game Creator!
FairyTwists Hydron Flux
Elemental Defense - Previously featured in 'New and Noteworthy' and 'Whats hot'
Twitter: @RelicaGames
12-07-2010, 02:41 PM
#5
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 316
In fact, until you mentioned it, I wasn't aware this was a ship used in B5, as its not something that I've ever watched! Hopefully this won't be a problem! (I obviously didn't pay enough attention when I was looking for models, but it says its standard royalty free, so I don't think its a problem!)

I'd also like to note that I will be releasing the game at a starting price of $0.99 for 1 day, and then going up to $1.99!

My Released Games:
GeoVertex - Game Creator!
FairyTwists Hydron Flux
Elemental Defense - Previously featured in 'New and Noteworthy' and 'Whats hot'
Twitter: @RelicaGames

Last edited by touchDev192; 12-07-2010 at 02:57 PM.
12-07-2010, 03:17 PM
#6
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 2,761
Looks interesting, especially with the inclusion of a level editor.

What I'm curious though, is how the movement works since the control is tilt based. The video reminds me a lot of Space Miner, but SM uses a momentum and directional thruster style of touch control. I guess I'll have to wait and try a Lite or something.

Social Games: Pocket Mine 2, Terra Battle, PAD
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12-07-2010, 03:20 PM
#7
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 316
Well basically movement is constant, you have no control over starting or stopping etc, so you simply have to tilt to control which direction you start moving in. And yes since it uses momentum, to turn around, the ship needs to quickly slow down first and then speed up in the new direction, but this is all done automatically, so all you have to do is tilt in the direction you want to go, or in the direction you want to aim the ship to fire weapons! (the weapons are fired by holding down on the fire button, and then theres up to 3 upgrade buttons to tap to use, and a pickup button if you've collected any pickups!)

My Released Games:
GeoVertex - Game Creator!
FairyTwists Hydron Flux
Elemental Defense - Previously featured in 'New and Noteworthy' and 'Whats hot'
Twitter: @RelicaGames
12-07-2010, 09:58 PM
#8
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Posts: 172
Quote:
Originally Posted by touchDev192 View Post
In fact, until you mentioned it, I wasn't aware this was a ship used in B5, as its not something that I've ever watched! Hopefully this won't be a problem! (I obviously didn't pay enough attention when I was looking for models, but it says its standard royalty free, so I don't think its a problem!)
Babylon 5 was a great sci-fi TV series. You owe it to yourself to check it out, especially since you are using one of their nicer ship designs in your game
12-08-2010, 05:03 AM
#9
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 316
Haha yea maybe I will... It does look like the sort of thing I'd like, I've just never really got into it!

So anymore thoughts or questions about the game?

My Released Games:
GeoVertex - Game Creator!
FairyTwists Hydron Flux
Elemental Defense - Previously featured in 'New and Noteworthy' and 'Whats hot'
Twitter: @RelicaGames