Space Rawks

Space Rawks’ is a space-shooter inspired by Asteroids Deluxe, but with lots of powerups (and “power-downs”) bouncing around the playfield. Do you risk getting an instantly appearing saucer or more asteroids in the hope of getting a more powerful weapon?
Download for Windows XP and above. (865 KB)
Download for Mac OSX (Intel). (1.13 MB)

(Version 1.0 release October 1st, 2013)

Inspired by Asteroids, this game adds lots of different things to spice things up a bit. Lots of new weapons – spread fire, rockets, cluster bombs, etc, several different shields, but also a new type of ship…and several not-so-nice powerups that will add stuff like more asteroids or instantly appearing saucers. This high-paced blaster will give you sweat on your brow as you decide if you really want to powerup or not.

Here’s three screenshots from the game.

Titlescreen

The titlescreen. Click picture to view fullsized image.

In-game screenshot

Here, the poor player has to struggle with TWO saucers AND a mothership. The grid can be turned off.

In-game screenshot

Shown here is the second ship available if you take the right powerup. It’s faster & has more firepower, but…

 

Gameplay description:
It plays like Asteroids – shoot the rocks, the saucers and the motherships. You can pick up powerups that will affect your shield, firepower, speed or enemies. When you pick up a powerup it will respawn a few seconds later – but the effect of the powerups will also only last a few seconds, so you constantly have to run the risk of improving your firepower, replenish your shield or run the risk of more enemies appearing.

 

Installation:
Unpack the ZIP file and you’ll end up with a folder called ‘Space Rawks’ that contains the game files. Run the executable file to run the game. The game has been tested and is works on Windows XP and above. The game will write a configuration file to your gamefolder (on Windows) or your Document folder (on OSX). To reset the settings just delete this file.


Controls:

Use the LEFT and RIGHT keys to control your ship, LEFT CTRL to fire and LEFT ALT to thrust and SPACE to use the shield.
All keys can be redefined. The game does not support joystick or gamepads, but you can use xpadder to use them anyway.


Legal Blurb:

This game is FREEWARE and must remain freeware. The game can generally be distributed however you want, as long as all the files are included and unchanged. It shouldn’t be sold or given away on any kind of compilation without my permission. I would like to ask, that if you’re going to include this game on a CD for a magazine or somewhere else, that you contact me first – I would like to know what kind places my little project goes…also it shouldn’t be asking too much, but then I’d also like a copy of the magazine or CD.


Copyrights:

Copyright for the basis design is held by Atari who made the original Asteroids arcade game.
This game inspired by Asteroids was programmed by S. Borgquist (aka Sokurah), 2013.
Logo designed by Craig Stevenson.

If you get a good score in the game you can upload it to here from the ‘Scores’ menu,
and have it compared with other peoples scores. Remember to set your name first.

Title: Highscores

 

Version history.
v1.0 – October 1st, 2013
Initial release for Windows and OSX.