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Space Potatoes - my game on Steam

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I uploaded this game to Steam Workshop, but it is not completly done yet!
It is a light version of what I am planning to release later with more ships, more backgrounds and more bosses!

[b]Steam Workshop:[/b]

In a nutshell, you fight evil ships that are coming at you and you level up while doing so! All 4 Levels ( limited atm ) you gain 1 perk point that you can spend.
Perks like:[list]
[*]3 shots fired instead of 1
[*]Base auto heal
[*]More damage against bosses
[*]and more
The twist is, that everytime you fail to hit an enemy, it deducts 1 from your multiplier. Shooting them raises your multiplier, except for bosses! So pure button mashers will have a bad time reaching a good score. If you even let an enemy slip past, he is gonna damage your base. If it explodes, you lose, no matter how much health you have. I designed this as a score attack in a robotron style.
There is also 1 additional ship with a different special weapon to unlock.
I hope you have as much fun playing it, as I had making it!

I really would like to get some feedback from you guys [img]http://public.gamedev.net//public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png[/img].


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