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Depot Games: Transdimensional Hellspider

Current Version: 1.0

Project Status: Completed

Highest Popularity: #3 during April 2010

Links: Web Site

Category: Arcade

Developers: Linley Henzell

Number of Players: 1

Ports: Windows

Source Code: Available

Author's Description: Spacewar! versus Warning Forever.

Destroy the hellspider, then quake in terror as it returns in a new and more horrifying form!

The player's ship in this game handles a bit like the ship in Asteroids, but the point of view is fixed so the world seems to rotate around you as you turn. I had fun writing that part. The hellspider also operates according to a reasonably accurate rigid-body physics model, with moment of inertia etc taken into account.

Thanks to jph wacheski for many of the sound samples used in the music!


Name Comments Size Date This is the source only (doesn't include data files, which are in the binary zip). Should work on any system supported by Allegro. 80,483 04/20/2010 8:06 AM This runs on Windows. 4,074,125 04/20/2010 8:05 AM
A large hellspider
A large hellspider
Public Opinion
Overall Rating: 7.5
  • 8I REALLY like the concept of rotating playing field, that's awesome, but I don't like the laggy behavior of the ship (maybe realistic, but this is fantasy genre anyway), I'd like the ship to respond (turn, accelerate etc) faster, instantly. Also IMO the overview map dots (ships) should be bigger.
  • 7This is a brilliant concept. The game is very well made and everything about its presentation is top-notch. I just don't get how you are supposed to play it properly. I end up flying circles around the hellspiders hoping some of my shots connect. I would like it more if I could focus on offense.
The Developer
Linley Henzell
Linley HenzellNot much to put here. Writing games is fun. I don't have a proper website at the moment, so click on the Depot link above to see my Allegro games. (View Profile)