WIP resurrection – Neon Invasion Earth.

I (annoyingly) haven’t been very productive the last couple of years, but I (also annoyingly) have several WIP’s that are very far in development, but for some reason or other has stalled.

One of these games is “Neon Invasion Earth” – a game I started working on back in 2010. Originally just the idea of a very simple circular Invaders game, but one guy really liked the idea and gave me lots of suggestions for enhancements … and so it evolved. Unfortunately, efter a while, he fell off the edge of the Earth and without his input and testing, development on it stalled and the approximately 90% complete game has been in limbo for at least 5 years. But no more – I’ve started working on it again and you can expect a release very soon. 🙂

In its new form the game will be a lot easier than originally intended. Originally you’d have to complete the first 10 levels to be able to start at level 10. Then you’d have to play until level 25 before being able to start a game there, etc. You can see what I mean from this picture.

Old way of selecting which level to start at.

But I’ve now changed it to this more classic way of doing it, so you can now start at any level you’ve reached. You still only get 3 lives but you can keep trying to complete a single level until you get it right. So it won’t be as devastatingly difficult as it originally would have, but hopefully it’ll be more fun and less frustrating.

New way of doing it. It’ll be much easier to progress this way.

Ironically enough, a week ago I jokingly wrote in my personal New Years message on Facebook, that one of my wishes for 2017 would be “no alien invasions” …and now – just a week later – I’ve decided to put out a game about aliens invading Earth. Funny how things work out sometimes. 🙂

Anyway, more about it soon, when it’s done. Stay tuned. 🙂

Another WIP: Space Invaders…sorta.

After a short while away on vacation I noticed a Google search for ‘space invaders game tardis shooting‘ so I guess someone has tried searching for a game I’m working on, but not yet posted about here (although I have posted on Retro Remakes about it).

I haven’t decided on a final name yet, so I’m temporarily calling it ‘Tempestuous Spherical Invaders‘, but that will most likely change.

This is what I call ‘a quickie’. I started it a few weeks ago because it seemed like it would be a fun little project, and I’m keeping it a small project so I don’t expect it to take more than a few weeks before it’s finished (but I know I keep saying that about every game I’m working on ;)).

It’s basically Space Invaders – but played on a sphere. You move your base around the Earth and shoot at the approaching Invaders. To make it a bit more fun I’m adding a bunch of power-ups like different cannons, beam-weapons, shields and stuff like that, but I’m keeping this project small so I can get back to Black Widow again.

If you want to read more, go here.

Meanwhile, here’s a few pictures to look at;

Work in progress. Notice the new 4th invader. It's a cat. We love cats. 🙂

The beam-weapon in effect. Also, you have a shield too.Also shown - the readout showing you how much longer you have your powerup.