June2016

MiniLudumDare#68: 72hrs of a GameDev fairy tale

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What do gamedevs do when they need a break from promoting their game? They just make another one! Within 72hrs we’ve created a  game for the current Mini Ludum Dare #68 with the theme “childhood memories” .  Oh what fun we had!

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We’ve combined the classic child book/fairy tale story with an endless runner mechanic and placed it into a paper craft-inspired world. Little Red Running Hood was born! This endless runner has a very cool twist. Or shall we say: Switch.

You can play it right here:

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/676953

Well, it’s time for us to catch up on some well deserved shut-eye, but feel free to play “Little Red Running Hood” and tell us how far you’ve come!

 

The power of POWER-UPS!

Understanding power-ups will help get that win!

PRO TIP #47: Keep an eye out for power-ups that appear close together on screen.  It may sometimes be more advantageous to leave a power-up for a few seconds to see where the next will appear.  Combining power-ups can cause even more destruction!

Shields

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If you see one of these pop up, don’t miss the chance to grab it.  Think of it as an extra life.  This bad boy will allow you to take an extra hit during the level when you happen to be sitting on top of a enemy spawn dot when you make that direct shot!

Faster Shots

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Pew pew more than ever. Get this and hold those thumbs down, especially good for taking out armed enemies & their projectiles when shooting armed enemies!  Shoot twice as fast!

Turret

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Stopping you dead and auto shooting will help to line up that shot but remember to warp out of the way if enemies or projectiles are on a collision course!

Vortex
vortex_picAside from looking awesome the vortex will capture anything that comes within its range.  Using one of these at the right time can capture large groups of anything chasing you!  Rack up those those multipliers!!

Four way shot

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MORE fire power.  These little bad boys will arc around their activation point causing destruction wherever they go!

Timewarp

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Let’s do the timewarp (I bet you sang that part… or are now!) & slow down current enemies on screen.  Think of it like that really cool scene in that movie we all know & love. You know.. the one with the really cool trench coats & people named Neo & Trinity.

 

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THWART GEO UPDATE: Get thwarted in a new skin

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Wowza, it’s been almost a month since we’ve launched THWART GEO on Android and iOS and we’re very happy with the feedback so far. We’ve been thinking about how we can make THWART GEO even more fun for you… and decided to give it a new outfit! THWART NEON is here!

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This retrolicious and colour-bursting skin is exclusively available to Badge Supporters. In the upcoming update you just need to shake your device in the main menu to switch from THWART GEO to NEON – and vice versa. The new skin is a homage to the 80’s and reflects THWART GEO’s retro gaming roots more than before. If you want to immerse yourself fully into the retro-arcade-era, this is the perfect skin for you! The new backgrounds and 80’s inspired effects ensure an intense THWART GEO gaming experience.

This is our way to thank you for your support! We’re currently working on optimizations to make THWART GEO the best it can be for you and this update will be available shortly!
Keep an eye on THWART GEO on your mobile device for this update!