Depot Games: Space Fortress 2
Project Status: On Hold
Links: Web Site
Developers: Kris Asick
Number of Players: 1
Source Code: Not Available
Author's Description: Space Fortress 2 is a mix of fast-paced shooting and micro-management. Your fortress generates a massive shield around an entire planet, but is vulnerable across an entire 180-degree arc. To defend it, you must shoot down enemy ships while at the same time, shooting down their shots to minimize how much damage you take, since any shot which reaches the bottom of your sensors will hurt!
You must also manage numerous sub-systems through the use of your MFDs, including energy allocation, damage control, weapons, powerups and more. Your fortress has 20 different systems which can take damage, each one important in its own right, providing your base with shielding, turret stabilization, target scanning, and heat dissipation just to name a few.
There are 32 different weapons, 4 different races to play as, and 64 different kinds of enemy fighters, 16 of which have unique capabilities. There is no end to the game, the goal is simply to last as long as possible and get a high score. You will ultimately die from a hull breach, reactor breach, or life-support failure.
This is an unfinished version of the game, released for all to try since the gameplay is 100% complete, but there's no sound, music, proper menus, customization features, etc. It's highly unlikely this game will ever be completed, but you never know.
I've been programming professionally since 2002 and am the indie designer, programmer, artist, musician, etc. behind Pixelmusement, dedicated to making great (and addictive) games for years to come. I also host a web show called "Ancient DOS Games". (View Profile)