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Depot Games: Kraptor

Current Version: apr14_2004

Project Status: Completed

Links: Web Site

Category: Space Shooters

Developers: kronoman

Number of Players: 1

Ports: DOS, Windows

Source Code: Available

Author's Description: Kraptor is a classic shoot 'em up scroller game, where you must fight against tons of bad dudes. The game offers high speed action, with massive destruction and lots of fun.
Kraptor features a powerful engine for 2D shooter scroller games.
Massive destruction, powerful weapons, all that you always wanted in this kind of games! It is also multi-platform (DOS, Win32, Linux and more!) and the full source code is available for download.

History:

After years of oppression, the slaved people of the world have raised against their masters.
You, has a mercenary pilot, has been contacted by the popular rebellion to fight against the forces of oppression.
In the morning, you jump into your cockpit and start up the engines.
Its time to get airborne and start the attack.
Get ready to scramble the scum hired by the masters.
Murder for freedom is the only way, you're a man on a mission, don't defraud us...

Current Project Status:
Full finished version (of course, free and open source) is available for download since 26 January 2004.

Downloads

Name Comments Size Date
kraptor_final_apr_03_2004.zip Windows & DOS Binaries, Source Code 10,846,237 05/30/2007 5:14 PM
kraptor_final_apr_2004_w32_installer.exe Windows Installer 10,356,209 05/30/2007 5:13 PM

What's New:

apr14_2004
A new easy to use (click 'n go) installer for Windows users.

Minor bugfixes.
The bosses are harder.

jan26_2004
The *FINAL* version of Kraptor is done and released.
After almost three long years of development, Kraptor is finished.
It has new levels, weapons and enemy ; also, the engine was polished and all bugs reported from preview releases were fixed.
I hope that you enjoy this game as much as I enjoyed doing it, and stay tuned for my future games.

Released January 26, 2004

There is a lot of new stuff, but the most important is:
-- Ten (10) levels!
-- The weapons are now better (as requested by popular demand)
-- You got more money by kill, so you can get better weapons
-- More new enemy and bosses
-- More new cinematics
-- More new sounds
-- More new music
-- Fixed a bug in the controller system
-- Fixed other bugs in the engine
-- Etc... :P

dec13_2003
Another premiere revision.
NEW levels, and some stuff fixed.

premiere01
- New weapons
- New level and enemys
- New special effects
- Support for mouse, joystick and gamepad.
- Lot's of bugs fixed.

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Public Opinion
Overall Rating: 7.8
  • 8Great game. Good graphics, music, sound, and gameplay. I played on medium and breezed through the game, only losing when bad guys suddenly appeared on the screen where I happened to be positioned. If it wasn't for that, it'd be worth a 9.
  • 6Graphics are good with some very nice particle effects. Sound effects could use some work. Some of the music doesn't really fit the game. Weapons purchase system is cool. The gameplay is too easy and boring. There's just too much empty space to move around in, making it easy to avoid having to fire on most enemies except the bosses. More variation in enemy attack and movement patterns would be nice.
  • 8A decent shooter game, inspired by Raptor. Has alot of different weapons to use, and a good number of enemies to blow to bits. The explosion and sound effects are done well. The bosses seemed to be way overdone, though. The first boss shot patterns are impossible to avoid!
The Developer
kronoman
kronomanI'm student of Engineer in Computer Science. Indie game development, and Harley Davidson bikes are my main hobbies. (View Profile)