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Alien Cow Farm (Beta) release!

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My latest project, Alien Cow Farm, just had its beta release, complete with a groovy new trailer!

 

Abduct as many cows as possible! Zoom around alien planets, luring and stealing cows from opponent UFOs while stopping them from taking your own. Set records and unlock achievements in a variety of single-player and multiplayer game modes as you grow your very own Alien Cow Farm!


The game can be played with up to four players. All forms of dual-stick controllers are supported, plus one player can use the keyboard. Onscreen prompts will show Player1 how to navigate all the menus, and in-game controls can be found on the How To Play and pause menus). Try all of the different game modes, lengths, and map sizes!

 

Features included in the beta:

  • Choose from 11 different color-schemes for your player UFO!
  • 2 fully-populated planet maps!  *1 new*
  • 5 unique game modes!  *2 new*
  • Customize your experience with game length and map size options!
  • COM AI opponents!  *new*
  • Step-by-step tutorial!
  • Adjustable difficulty setting!  *new*
  • Updated UI!  *new*
  • Local records system!
  • Save / load functionality!
  • Full controller support!

I ask that if you play, please take the time to fill out a survey about your experience. I know they're a pain, so I tried to make it as humorous as possible: https://goo.gl/forms/M4PruFngkh1vk2BG2

Every response will help make the next version better!

 

Please keep in mind that THIS IS A BETA BUILD. It is still a work-in-progress and missing much of the total planned content. It's perfectly okay to be critical of the things that are in the game, but not the things that are not in the game...at least for now. Some things that are definitely coming in future versions:

  • Additional planet maps
  • Additional game modes
  • Achievements and leaderboards
  • Better / auto-aiming for shots
  • Music and sound effects

 

Download and play now!

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Posted (edited)

Zwolya,

I played and record your game and recorded it:

- The game play is very fun.  Controls feel good.  It was easy to pick up and play.

- It would have been nice to have a score screen after each game.  I didn't know who won.

- The best part of the game is when there are no more cows on the map and the players have to steal from each other.  But the timer was almost over when this phase began.  I would have liked more.

I really like your game!  I can't wait to see how this evolves.

Edited by jbarrios

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Thank you very much for the feedback!

The video is very choppy, I hope this did not reflect on the framerate of the actual game when you played?

If you enjoyed the stealing the most, I would recommend trying a longer game length setting.  There is a mode coming in the final game that is stealing only (all cows start in player barns), so stay tuned for that too!

One last note, it was a design decision that you can never "lose" single player mode.  If you were playing multiplayer, the screen at the end would show who had the highest score, but in single, your objective is to set the best record (score or time) possible for yourself.  The COM opponents are just there to make the game more interesting for single players!

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