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FLAKTANK- anti-aircraft shooter
« on: January 28, 2012, 06:31:09 am »
This is a game I started a while ago, but I never completed it. So this weekend, I decided to finish the game.
As the title says, in this game you're controlling a flak tank (aircraft defence tank) in order to destroy all approaching helicopters.
The graphics are simple, but I think you can recognize what the things are and I'm pretty satisfied with the result.
The controls should be also quite intuitive, but here they are:

  • Turn Tank:
  • Move:
  • Shoot:
  • Aiming help:
  • Pause
  • Quit game instantly:
    Left / Right Arrow Keys
    Up / Down Arrow Keys
    Press 2nd or hold for salvo
    Hold MODE
    Press ALPHA
    CLEAR

At the bottom left of the screen you can see the amount of bullets loaded, it reloads after a while by itself.
The bottom right shows to health bar. Every destroyed helicopter regenerates one HP.
There are 12 levels, but you're REALLY good if you get up to 8 or 9. With a higher level, health and shooting frequency of the helicopters increases.
The current level is indicated by the health bar of the helicopters (below them) when they appear or in the pause screen.
You loose if your health has dropped to 0, then the score (amount of helicopters) is displayed.

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Re: FLAK - an anti-aircraft shooting game
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2012, 06:52:11 am »
wow it's pretty fun :D nice job!! is this the final product or are there still some stuff you want to improve?

and if you want, I can make an animated screenshot for you


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Re: FLAK - an anti-aircraft shooting game
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2012, 06:56:27 am »
wow it's pretty fun :D nice job!! is this the final product or are there still some stuff you want to improve?
and if you want, I can make an animated screenshot for you

It isn't the final product, there will be some changes in the future after I get some inspiration and feedback.
And I'd be glad if you made an animated screeny for me.
« Last Edit: January 28, 2012, 06:57:17 am by MGOS »

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Re: FLAK - an anti-aircraft shooting game
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2012, 07:00:35 am »
here's the screenshot :)


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1. ROMANCE MATHEMATICS
Smart man + smart woman = romance
Smart man + dumb woman = affair
Dumb man + smart woman = marriage
Dumb man + dumb woman = pregnancy
2. OFFICE ARITHMETIC
Smart boss + smart employee = profit
Smart boss + dumb employee = production
Dumb boss + smart employee = promotion
Dumb boss + dumb employee = overtime
3. SHOPPING MATH
A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he needs.
A woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn't need.
4. GENERAL EQUATIONS & STATISTICS
A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband.
A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.
A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.
A successful woman is one who can find such a man.
5. HAPPINESS
To be happy with a man, you must understand him a lot and love him a little.
To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all.
6. LONGEVITY
Married men live longer than single men do, but married men are a lot more willing to die.
7. PROPENSITY TO CHANGE
A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn't.
A man marries a woman expecting that she won't change, and she does.
8. DISCUSSION TECHNIQUE
A woman has the last word in any argument.
Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.

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Money = sqrt(Evil) (Money is also the root of all evil)
Girls = sqrt(Evil) squared (So, girls are the root of all evil squared)
Girls = Evil (Thus, girls are evil)
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Re: FLAK - an anti-aircraft shooting game
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2012, 07:05:41 am »
here's the screenshot :)
Thanks a lot.

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Re: FLAK - an anti-aircraft shooting game
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2012, 07:08:14 am »
wow, amazing, looks really great Ö and it's nice to see the helicopters with moving 'wings' dunno how they are called in english..

are the levels just based on a calculation (for the health like level*2 or so) ? if so, then you can have unlimited levels, can't you?

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Re: FLAK - an anti-aircraft shooting game
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2012, 07:17:34 am »
wow, amazing, looks really great Ö and it's nice to see the helicopters with moving 'wings' dunno how they are called in english..

are the levels just based on a calculation (for the health like level*2 or so) ? if so, then you can have unlimited levels, can't you?

The levels aren't based only on calculation, there is a LUT for the shooting frequency. I only did it up to level 12, because I don't think it is necessary to go any further (or are you good enough to beat it). If you reach level 12, it will keep that as long as you don't die.

Btw: rotor blades they are called I think
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Re: FLAK - an anti-aircraft shooting game
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2012, 11:17:11 am »
I personally think you did a great job with the gaphics :D  8x8 sprites can be difficult to work with
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Re: FLAK - an anti-aircraft shooting game
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2012, 11:26:45 am »
Thanks, they are actually 7x7 to get them symmetric. I'm not a fan of greyscale, so I tried to make them as simple as possible.

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Re: FLAK - an anti-aircraft shooting game
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2012, 05:50:04 am »
Sorry for double post, but I came up with an idea to make my game more interesting and it shouldn't be that difficult:

If you kill two helicopters within a small period of time, you get one of five random power-ups/items.
You can activate an item by pressing ALPHA and it stays for a specific amount of time, before it deactivates and you can get a new one.

  • Heart / Health regenerator:
  • Stopwatch:
  • Rapid Fire:
  • Crosshairs / Auto aiming:
  • Strong bullets:
Regenerates health slowly
Slows down the speed of Helicopters, their spawning and their shooting frequency
Doubles your shooting and reloading frequency
Moves the turret automatically to the first helicopter
Doubles the damage of the bullets

Let me know what do you think of this idea or if you have another power-up/item suggestion
« Last Edit: January 29, 2012, 05:51:11 am by MGOS »

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Re: FLAK - an anti-aircraft shooting game
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2012, 06:02:45 am »
Good idea :D
What I would do though instead of "killing two helicopters within a small period of time", is adding a new bar that would be the powerup bar. It decreases slowly and killing helicopters fills it. And when it is full, you have the powerup, or a special copter come and gives you the power up when dead.
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Re: FLAK - an anti-aircraft shooting game
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2012, 06:33:10 am »
Good idea :D
What I would do though instead of "killing two helicopters within a small period of time", is adding a new bar that would be the powerup bar. It decreases slowly and killing helicopters fills it. And when it is full, you have the powerup, or a special copter come and gives you the power up when dead.

Even better, thanks for the suggestion. I try what I can do. Now the only problem I have to deal with is the space on the screen where this bar can fit.

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Re: FLAK - an anti-aircraft shooting game
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2012, 06:35:57 am »
Even better, thanks for the suggestion. I try what I can do. Now the only problem I have to deal with is the space on the screen where this bar can fit.
Maybe divide the health bar into two bars ?
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Re: FLAK - an anti-aircraft shooting game
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2012, 06:57:36 am »
Maybe divide the health bar into two bars ?
Yeah, thats a good solution. Maybe I will also shrink the bullet bar a bit horizontally, so there's a 7x7 space for displaying the powerup.


Example:
Powerups: Health regenerator, Stopwatch, Crosshairs, Rapid fire, Strong bullets

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Re: FLAK - an anti-aircraft shooting game
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2012, 09:52:59 am »
Time for an UPDATE!!!

As said, I have now implemented those powerups.
  • Heart / Health regenerator:
  • Stopwatch:
  • 2x / Rapid Fire:
  • Crosshairs / Auto aiming:
  • Strong bullets:
Regenerates health slowly
Slows down the speed of Helicopters, their spawning and their shooting frequency
Doubles your shooting and reloading frequency
Moves the turret automatically to the first helicopter
Doubles the damage of the bullets

Have fun playing.  :)
« Last Edit: January 29, 2012, 09:53:58 am by MGOS »