What is this game about?
Created for this year's Global Game Jam, this shoot'em-up (shmup) puts you in the role of a surfer riding waves of lava while fighting waves of enemies with ice powers inside an active volcano. The lava waves can act as both obstacles and defences. As you destroy enemies unharmed, the ice power improves. Once the ice power reaches 100, you can unleash a powerful ice wave that destroys everything in its path. But if you lose all of your lives, it's game over. More details can be found in a Word document accompanying the current build in a ZIP file, available to the public on Google Drive and Dropbox.
What is being done to make it better?
Since this is a work in progress, I'm drafting ideas for additional game mechanics and art style. My intended improvements include:
- Improved graphics, including replacing placeholder enemy sprites with original ones
- Better sound effects
- A heavy metal soundtrack
- Using trick moves as attack methods via animation sprites for the surfer
- A recharge mechanism for the shooting attacks
- More diverse enemies with unique movement patterns and attack methods
https://www.dropbox.com/s/eocapdlkfxv42fu/Xtreme Blaze Surfing Woo! Lightning Showcase 2017.zip?dl=0
Any feedback you can provide can certainly help make the game a lot better. Thank you in advance for your time.