I ran across several tonight, so I'm posting about them in one thread. I won't have an opinion on most of them since I don't have a current cell phone to play most of them on. Some of them might be doable on the iPad but I won't be able to check those out until mom returns from being out of town in a month and I can borrow hers in case they have free demos. (If anyone else wants to check these out and expand from my pathetic "uhhhh, I don't know anything about this, but it looks cool!" post, feel free.)
Chirality and Chirality+ games (kind of an arty/twitch game)
Ok, I checked out Chirality tonight. A bit unique!
Basically the game has from two to four panes that rotate around the screen that will overlap each other. Each pane has a symbol in it at each end. Once two panes overlap with the same symbol in it, press the left mouse button and they will go away, but be replaced by new symbols.
It's simple but gets hard quickly, as you'll hear the dreaded two words of "speed up" occur, and the music speeds up too, and then you know you're in trouble You can choose between three skill levels. Watch your so-called "high" score get smaller and smaller with the more advanced skill levels!
Of those I've only tried Vector Defense 2 and VectorGeddon.
I hate Vector Defense 2. First of all - it's almost idnetical to another similar game (which I can't remember the name of) only just half as good. And I absolutely hate Tower Defence games to begin with, so even it was better I couldn't pretend to like it. I don't even like Plants vs. Zombies for the same reason.
I like VectorGeddon though. Too fiddly on an iPhone, but definitely better on an iPad. It's a fun idea - changing Missile Command to circular gameplay...just like I've done with Space Invaders.
I only know Chirality by name - I've never tried it, but I think I will this weekend.
I got into Vector Defense 2 pretty heavily these last two days. I never played anything like whatever it was a clone of so I liked it a bit. I got through 30 out of its 50 levels, trying out just about all of the different maps (think I only have one left). Gets a bit "samey" after a while but I thought it was cool for a bit. And hopefully it'll cool down for me soon as well since I have things to do!
There's three in all, actually called Vector TD: the original, 2 and TDX. The first one has the maps bunched into categories, from the beginner to what can be the near-impossible, which this is probably the best of the bunch. TD 2 is just the same game with different music tracks (the tune from the original is slightly changed) and TDX is just one additional map but with two new enemies, although they're a bit similar.
Good for a while, unless you played whatever game sokurah was on about first, then you might not be too impressed!
yo, I just so happen to have a copy of the c# source code for vector rumble, if anyone has visual studio and xna (like 3.1 or something around there) installed they could compile it. I haven't had visual studio around for like three years and im pretty happy without it, but i always kept all the stuff i downloaded just in case.
the whole thing's entire purpose was to show you how to do things with xna but it was neat to play around with and look at. there was vector code to draw a bunch of lines and a nice bloom shader to make it all glow.
as for the game itself, pretty sure it was multiplayer only. you could play with only one person but there isn't much to do except fly around and shoot asteroids and lay mines. but if you have a couple controllers, theres shields to deflect shots and...powerups? i think? i can't remember. hopefully someone will be able to compile it for us so we can play it!
Last Edit: Apr 8, 2014 2:54:04 GMT -5 by iamwhosiam