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Old 04-26-2011, 08:22 AM
dalbertson dalbertson is offline
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Default Biolab Disaster - retro 2D platformer [free]

Looks amazing, can't download it right now but will definitely try it out later.

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Old 04-26-2011, 08:26 AM
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Looks nice. I might give it a go later, but then again, I just got League of Evil and Robot wants Kitty, and have yet to start either.
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:05 AM
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Seeing the post, I tried the first two levels and enjoyed it. The controls do obscure the play area a bit, but are otherwise functional. It's got checkpoints and for the more casual platformer, it counts the number of deaths upon level completion instead of giving you a fixed number of lives to complete the level.

While the game does support multitasking, the one fatal flaw I see is that when I killed the game from the multitasking bar to fully exit it, upon starting the game again I was back at level 1 and could only press a button to start. There was no level select.

Hopefully there will be a full version released at some point with more than the listed 3 levels in this version, and with a resume or level select option.

Edit: Then again, looking at the impactjs.com web site, it's also possible this is intended more as a demo of the Impact Game Engine and level editor they are selling.

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Old 04-26-2011, 09:34 AM
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This gets quite a lot right. Nice little touches graphically and plays pretty well. As already mentioned the controls obscure you a little at times but could be easily sorted.

Lots of potential... be nice to see it developed into a full on game.
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:38 AM
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Totally agree with what's been said before; the controls are a tad on the large side and do obscure the game a little, but the level design and gameplay are both really nice. How do we get in touch with the devs to ask about a full version?

Edit: Doing it now

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Old 04-26-2011, 11:44 AM
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Yeah - its only a three level demo of sorts but I thought it was great. I'd be willing to spend some bucks on a full fledged version that had additional environments, enemies (aliens with jetpacks maybe for example), bosses, etc.

I was sad to see the end credits roll...
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:47 AM
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I tried it, and while it was moderately fun, it suffered from tremendous slowdown in an iPod 2G whenever particles were moving on screen.

Asides from that, it's a decent retro-styled platformer/shooter.
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:02 PM
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Quite a bit of info on the devs site...

http://playbiolab.com/
http://www.phoboslab.org/

Dominic Szablewski – mail@phoboslab.org

As already mentioned it looks like the devs main push is the sale of his html5 engine. Interesting stuff on there tho... be great to see this game pushed further!
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Old 04-26-2011, 02:18 PM
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Wow!
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Old 04-26-2011, 02:28 PM
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The game is extremely short (3 levels, takes less than 5 minutes to finish). It's a fun waste of a few minutes.
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