I’ve finally started working on a game that I actually like. It’s called A Lucid Dream (working title). It will be a Metroid-style game with hand drawn graphics (I can’t do pixels) and chip music made by me. It will also be made with Construct Classic, the only free game creation tool I enjoy using, so unfortunately it will also be limited to Windows. Sorry Dan and other Mac users. Maybe when I can afford Multimedia Fusion I’ll create a port.
Thus far, I don’t have much. Just the basic physics defined with blocks, a rough storyline, basic character designs, and an unfinished opening theme. You can listen to it here. http://minus.com/lxNjahoDzdpUR
Posted by Zach Nyne on July 10, 2012
The cold void of space makes it so you can’t hear their screams. However, it doesn’t mean you can’t see the fruit floating past your porthole. You’d have to be a moron to miss that kind of trophy. Well, in the world of Tyrian 2000, at least.
This is a placeholder until I take a picture of my own.
Tyrian 2000 is a vertical shoot ‘em up game that was originally made in 1995. Thus, rather than dodging mass amounts of slow moving bullets going in every direction, you have to dodge fast moving bullets aimed directly at you. This is made feasible simply due to the fact that there aren’t as many as in the average bullet hell. This makes it feel less claustrophobic than modern day shooters. Don’t expect it to be easy, though, as the game’s higher difficulties can be absurd. Imagine playing a Raiden game on the highest difficulty with faster bullets. Kind of like that. Hard and below are reasonable, but the average gamer may want to play on normal.
The real thing that makes Tyrian 2000 so fun, though, is the fantastic amount of secret levels, ships, weapons, and game modes. All of this makes the game have both massive length, and replay value. On the customization side, you can choose your ship base, main weapon, secondary weapon, two separate options, shields and a generator. This essentially means that you can make a different ship for every challenge. Some of the weapons you can get are rather unique. Hot dog launcher, anybody?
Overall, Tyrian 2000 is a very well done free game that any gamer should play, regardless of budget.
Posted by Zach Nyne on June 10, 2012
Hello, I’m Zachariah Nyne, freeware gamer extraordinaire. Not my real name, of course, but it’s fairly close. Anyways, I’m cheap, and I want to help you be cheap too. Thus I will be posting about the various useful, fun, and interesting free programs that I find on the web. Mostly videogames, but some other things as well. And if you like comic books? Well, I’ve got you covered on their free Internet brethren, webcomics.
Posted by Zach Nyne on June 8, 2012