I'm hard at work trying to finish within the next week or so on the side scrolling challenge, running out of time, so I may add some extra stuff to the game after the deadline but want to get something working to submit. I'm just working on making some objectives and level ends / changes but I thought I'd break with tradition of waiting till the end before giving downloads, and provide some tech tests so I can see if the game works on other people's machines.
Anyway you can download from my project page a test version for win32 and for linux64.
Objectives : Each level you must destroy a certain amount of alien bases and collect a number of parts. This is indicated on the top right of screen.
Cursors - Move
Tab - Fire
Q - Tractor beam
Space - Bomb
You can at the moment drop bombs on the alien bases, you will probably have to destroy them all to complete level. You can also pick up rocket sections with the tractor beam / shoot them along / bomb them along until you get them on the player base, which is the yellow hatched base. It's quite tricky with the physics, I might adjust the tractor beam. There are respawning enemies and also perma enemies which are just the fly, rocket and lander for now. The collision reps for the rocket and lander aren't correct but I'm going to use these in a different way as they are too big for enemies, as they keep getting stuck with large collision reps.
The levels are now repeatable, I haven't put in the full amount of variations for different levels yet. I'll try and have different background / terrain textures on different levels. There is also no music yet.
Please let me know any feedback if it runs and how well, and ideas etc. Try running fullscreen from the options too.
Alien Base - bomb these
Player Base - Move rocket parts to your base
Health Platform - replenishes health
Fuel Platform - replenishes fuel