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“Defective” Now on NewGrounds and Kongregate!


Hey guys, a quick update on Defective.  As you know, last week it was released on ShootingGamesFree.org – the sponsor’s website.  After a week of exclusivity, you can now play the game on NewGrounds and Kongregate.  Go check it out and don’t forget to vote, please – it helps me out a lot!

In other news…

So what have I Android Shooterbeen doing these past two weeks?  Nothing terribly exciting.  I have a really good grasp on programming games for Android using Eclipse/Java and Open GL ES 1.1.

As a result, I’ve been laying down the basic foundation for my first mobile game, which as of right now I intend to be a multi-directional space shooter, somewhat like Defective.  The main differences being the art-style, which will heavily resemble older 8-bit games, as well as the actual gameplay, which will be much simpler and share many elements with arcade games like Galaga and Bosconian.

Right now I’m doing a lot of stress-testing and tweaking to get things to perform perfectly.  The art you see in the screenshot is temporary, and I only drew it up just to get away from all the placeholder squares I had moving around.  How similar the final game art will be to this art is still unknown.

Right now however, things look very promising.  On a mobile device, I have 1,000 alpha’d objects flying around, rotating and everything, at a solid 50+ fps – this with no optimizations at all (aka batching).  I’m really starting to love OpenGL – it makes me want to give Stage3D another chance now that I have a basic idea of how GPU-based programming works.

  1. FlashMush blathers: April 4, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Checking it out now!

  2. Brandon states: April 11, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    It definitely should have gotten more attention on NewGrounds, but what can you do? Looking forward to the progress on this mobile game. I better be able to play it on my iPhone!

  3. Ralph proclaims: April 13, 2012 at 10:44 am

    1.) Thanks (about Defective).

    2.) Lolnope, Android devices only. Apple can suck numerous long, hard phallic-shaped objects.

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