Depot Games: Space: A Side-Scroller
Project Status: Abandoned
Links: Web Site, The Game
Developers: Connelly Barnes
Source Code: Available
Author's Description: A fast paced, extremely playable space combat game. Includes a blended particle engine and nice 640x480x16 graphics. Has 3 levels, 13 enemy types and 2 end-level bosses so far. Though the title is pretty lame (think of something better), the game itself is totally addictive.
The download size may seem to be getting somewhat large (610k), but keep in mind that the Dos/DirectX/OpenGL versions are all included in the one .zip file.
As of May 14: Added sound and music effects. Note that the Allegro DirectSound panning code in Windows is incorrect, so the panning will lock to left/center/right. This is fixed in the OpenGL version, which is essentially a native emulation of some Allegro functions in GL without the annoying .dll files.
Absolutely requires an extremely fast CPU (600 MHz or above for good framerates) and 32+ megs of RAM. Includes DOS/DJGPP, Win/DirectX, and Win/OpenGL versions. You can probably compile the source code to any other architecture if you'd like. The DirectX version no longer requires all*.dll; DLLs suck.
Overall Rating: 9.8
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