Alpha Tag Online

Completely inspired by Earthbound Tag, a Game Maker game made by darklink570 on 2005, Tag Online* is a free online multiplayer game of... tag! Who would have guessed, huh.

To play the game, one person has to host and the others have to connect by typing his IP(you can use hamachi/evolve/tungle/whatever, in case you don't want to port forward). If the host want to play, he has to open another game and use "127.0.0.1" as his IP. The port is 8000.

*not sure if this is gonna be the final name of the game

Credits:

The credits are kinda big, since all the art/sounds I got on opengameart. And it seems they exceed the 10000 characters on the forum, so I had to put them on pastebin:


Character Customization:

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You can create and save one character here. Note that, when you click on save, you also save the name/ip, so you don't need to retype it everytime you want to play.

Options:

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Here you can rebind the controls(for now, only the keyboard controls) and change the master volume/put on full screen.


Gameplay:

One person is IT. He'll have a big IT text in yellow on his head. His objective is to tag someone. The other players must run and not be tagged. You should already know that if you had a childhood :p

The IT has some powers to help him:
Solar Flare:
- 70 mana
- All players on screen will get blind for 3 seconds
- Can't use if you have the barrier on yourself
- Don't work on players with a barrier

Ghostbusters:
- 80 mana
- Gets completely invisible, but you'll blink sometimes
- Lasts 5 seconds

Vampirism:
- 40 mana
- Drains stamina from all players. IT gets +10 stamina. Each player loses 20 stamina.
- Can't use if you have the barrier on yourself
- Don't work on players with a barrier

Confusion:
- 75 mana
- Randomize the controls of all nearby players. Lasts 4 seconds.
- Can't use if you have the barrier on yourself
- Don't work on players with a barrier
The player have some powers as well, but can only carry 1 power, and needs to find the power first. The powers are on fixed locations on the map, and they are randomized. Everytime a player takes a power, it'll take some seconds before another one respawns. Those are the player powers:

The Wall(secondary):
- 30 mana
- Creates a wall behind you for that lasts for 3 seconds

Good Dice:
- 80 mana
- Only works when the IT player is near you. Has a 50% chance of teleporting you away from him, and 50% chance of freezing you.

Good Dice(secondary):
- 50 mana
- Gain a random power(except the dices) or gain nothing at all

Barrier:
- 85 mana
- Protects you from vampirism, solar flare and confusion. Lasts 6 seconds.

Barrier(secondary):
- 100 mana
- Can only be used when the IT player is near you. Creates a barrier on the IT that lasts 12 seconds. While he has the barrier, he can't use vampirism, solar flare and confusion.

Ghostbusters:
- 90 mana
- Makes you almost invisible for 8 seconds, as long as you don't move

Ghostbusters(secondary):
- 100 mana
- Makes you even harder to see for 12 seconds, as long as you are moving.
- Power is destroyed when used

Freeza:
- 30 mana
- Shoots an ice power in the direction you are facing/moving that can freeze the IT player. Works on the 8 directions. The IT player will be frozen for 3 seconds.

Freeza(secondary):
- 100 mana
- Shoots 8 ice powers, one in each direction. If the IT player is hit, he'll be frozen for 3 seconds.
- Power is destroyed when used

Bad Dice:
- 100 mana
- Has a 66,6%(2/3) chance of changing the player with another player. Can only be used when the IT player ir near you. If it fails, you'll be paralysed for 3 seconds.

Bad Dice(secondary):
- 50 mana
- Steals a power from a random player. If the random player don't have anything, you'll get nothing.

Clone Wars:
- 60 mana
- Create 2 clones of yourself, that moves on oposite directions. Lasts 6 seconds.

Clone Wars(secondary):
- 100 mana
- Has a 50% chance of teleporting you away and leaving a clone behind. The clone lasts 6 seconds. If it doesn't work, you'll be paralysed for 3 seconds.
- Power is destroyed when used
And both of them have this power:

The Wall:
- 30 mana
- Creates a wall in front of you that lasts for 3 seconds
Controls:

The default controls are as following:
Arrows - Movement
Z - Run
A - Previous Power(as IT)
S - Next Power(as IT)
X - Use Power
C - Absorb item on the floor to gain mana/energy/whatever(as player)

Hold the power button until a exclamation mark appears on your head to use the secondary power.

You can change them on the Options menu if you like. For now, you can also use a joystick to play, but it's not 100% done yet.

Maps:

For now, there are only 4 maps: The Forest, The Snowfield, The Dungeon and The Desert(hurray for the creative names). All of them are still WIP(specially the desert one)

Stuff you can find on the maps:

Purple/Red/Yellow Teleport: If you go through the teleport, you'll appear on a pre-defined spot if it's the red/purple teleport, or on a random teleport spot, if it's the yellow teleport.

Blue Wall: Only the players can pass through it.

Yellow Wall: Only the tag can pass through it.

Purple Wall: Only opens if there's someone pressing one of the two buttons connected to it. It's good for a friend to help you escape the tag.

Ice: It's slippery.

Some Screenshots



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Download Link

I still have some ideas for new powers, and I'm gonna make some new maps(even though I suck at designing them) and change stuff on the existing ones.

All feedback and suggestions are appreciated.
 
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