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Depot Games: Laser War

Current Version: 1.1

Project Status: Completed

Links: Web Site

Category: Strategy

Developers: Todd Cope

Number of Players: 4 (Split Screen)

Ports: Windows

Source Code: Available

Author's Description: In Laser War you must strategically build and defend your castle. The game is based on the old arcade game Rampart and so you will find many similarities. Build your castle and break down your opponents defenses by destroying his/her castle walls and laser cannons. You then have the opportunity to repair the damage caused and place some more weaponry.


Name Comments Size Date Source Code 1,126,500 11/23/2005 9:29 PM
lw11win.exe Laser War 1.1 Win32 1,349,287 11/23/2005 9:29 PM

What's New:

Network code removed, it was very buggy and pretty much didn't work.

Fixed a small crashing bug (thanks to Tim Sparks for pointing it out).

Switched to high-precision timing for Windows port.

1.1 Beta 3
Clients now detect if server is full upon connection and server refuses the connection.

Made default network settings.

All clients are now made aware if one clients connection is dropped.

Other fixes.

1.1 Beta 2
Fixed crashing bug when client connected to server.

1.1 Beta
Support for up to 4 players over a local network or online.

Fixed bug which prevented player from exiting the high score screen and thus having to shut the game down.

Other bugs fixed.

Tied up all the loose ends.

Most of the in-game graphics are finished now

Did some more optimization to the enclosure detection

Did some tidying up in the code and implemented a lot of minor things which contribute to the overall presentation

Still much more work to do but the gameplay is pretty much finished

Faster enclosure detection, still slow in some cases

Cannons can now be damaged

New building pieces

Building pieces are now generated properly

Working enclosure detection, now works just like in Rampart

Partially implemented the menu graphics

Better controls

Cannons not enclosed cannot fire lasers

Modified enclosure detection routine, still buggy

Menu system implemented, menus still incomplete

Supports 2-4 player games

Added some temporary music and sounds

3 Players
3 Players
Public Opinion
Overall Rating: 6.2
  • 1Dropped from 6 to 1 due to friend voting.
  • 8Ooo very good game! Took me a minute to figure out what was going on -- but hey, that's the classic feel ^_- Sure, it's a little monotonus, but all the same I enjoyed it. 4.
  • 8Pretty fun game. It seems a bit too short though. I also thought the original Rampart was missing a cooperative two player mode. It would be nice to see this game having it.
The Developer
Todd Cope
Todd CopeI am a game programmer and designer. I've created several freeware games in the past under NewCreature Design and am now working on a few projects with T³ Software. (View Profile)