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Alien Invasion take 2!AlienInvasion

From our last build of the game, Alien Invasion went through a few changes. The alien’s goal is to try and survive on the planet for as long as possible.

The laser has been changed to become working, and serves as a power-up. The laser lasts around 4 seconds. It can be used by pressing Shift. Jump has been remapped to Spacebar, as games generally use Spacebar for jumping, and would be more natural for the player.

We added a dog obstacle that will be able to eat you, as well as the original truck that runs you over. These two obstacles will come at you at different speeds now and are both dangerous.

Sokthea and I had an idea to make a saucer power-up that would let you fly through the air air freely to avoid the different enemies. However, with how the game was coded focusing on collisions, it was difficult to implement. We ended up making the saucer an invincibility power-up for the player that lasts about 7 seconds.

As in all games, there are known issues with this game also. The scripting of the obstacles is off, and generates at at a weird pace. The obstacles come sometimes too often and sometimes overlap. The power-ups also generate much more often than they should, however with the pace of this game, perhaps you actually the power-ups that often.

To build upon this game, the power-up timers were overlooked, so I would add that into the game. I would also add in another timer for the game which would serve as the score-keeping process for the game (the longer the time, the better). Also, holes in the ground would be added in, as well as aerial obstacles to add to the game’s difficulty.

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Credit: Aidan Nguyen (Programmer/Producer), Sokthea Mov (Artist/Designer)


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