Ablation X on Independent Games Festival

October 20th, 2007 by nenad

Ablation X
As some of you may already know, Ablation X will participate in Independent Games Festival 2008 competition. Because of the late decision to finish it for the competition, deadline came quickly and I had no choice but to submit an early alpha.

Ergo the build that currently resides on the IGF server has a heavy “work in progress” aura to it. Some of the key gameplay features, like secondary weapons and the whole charge/powerup mechanic, needed to be turned off. They were not fully functioning at the time. Also the player cannot die and enemy attack waves are fairly basic so no real threat there.

The new version is coming in about two weeks. It’ll be much closer to a proper demo and probably available for public download. I just hope not many a judge dismissed the whole game after fiddling with the alpha thingy. Yet. Fingers crossed :)

For those of you who now sit and wonder “What the heck is Ablation X?”. There – It’s a computer game, currently in development, heavily inspired by the classic 16-bit arcade shoot ’em ups. Specifically those of vertical scrolling, pre-bullet-hell flavour. Unlike it’s colourful role models, the game will use a sort of flat, minimalistic vector graphics. This allows for some interesting little gameplay twists although, in it’s essence, Ablation X is a very retro inclined game.

Counterclockwise online scoreboard down

October 19th, 2007 by nenad

Due to some glitches that emerged when upgrading to wordpress powered site, the Counterclockwise online scoreboard is currently not functioning properly. When uploading the scores, the game will act as if everything has gone ok although actual entries may be missing from the online table. This will be resolved in a while so try resubmitting your local scores in a day or two.

Ablation X

October 19th, 2007 by nenad

Apologies to everyone who visited before and bumped into a server error. I published this url but couldn’t find the time to actually put something here. This game is mostly a one man project and I was over the head busy with it’s development. The content is coming shortly. Thanks for your patience.

Under construction :/

October 18th, 2007 by nenad

Hiya! I finally got to upping the new wordpress site (phew!). It’ll be properly set in a few days. If you’re tempted to click around note that you’ll most likely encounter chunks of irrelevant content. In fact this post just may be an example of such a content. It’s here only to fill the front page until the site is bigged up. Please come back in couple of days. Cheers!