Maze Flyer (Linux Game Jam 2019)
A downloadable game for Windows and Linux
Find and destroy all enemy sentry guns in randomly generated maze as fast as possible. Using six-degree-of-freedom controls in zero gravity.
Move left/right: Gamepad left stick X, keyboard A-D
Move forward/backward: Gamepad left stick Y, keyboard W-S
Move up/down: Gamepad Square/X-Cross/A, keyboard R-F
Yaw left/right: Gamepad right stick X, keyboard left-right
Pitch up/down: Gamepad right stick Y, keyboard up-down
Roll left/right: Gamepad L2-R2, keyboard Q-E
Shoot: Gamepad R1, keyboard space
Abort match: Esc
NOTE: A gamepad is definitely the best way to play the game, but it needs to be a good one. I tested PS3 controller and Logitech F310 gamepad and the hard-coded deadzones in the latter made accurate aiming really hard.
The making of
The game is made on Xubuntu Linux and using mostly open-source tools:
All sounds are CC0 sounds from freesound.org.
The source code for this game is available on GitHub.
I spent approximately 15-20 hours on this game project in total after starting from absolute scratch. I had to cut a lot of important stuff on my To Do -list to make the deadline:
- Mouse control (added in post-jam update).
- Acceleration to keyboard controls.
- Proper menus and completion/failure screens.
- Full-screen mode and resolution switching.
- High-score tables.
- A lot of eye candy (for example particle effects and SSAO).
The package contains game executables for Linux and Windows. Extract the package to directory of your choice and run it from there. Warning: The windows version is practically untested.
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