After seeing Greg Tracy’s examples of Sharendipity in class I knew I was going to have to try to create a simple game. My plan was to create a classic Breakout game, but trying to make a ball bounce off a rectangle proved to be very difficult. I struggled for around half an hour, messing with detail after detail until I finally gave up. The last thing I wanted to do was write a page about my failures, so I decided to create a lame alien shooter game. I also chose to cheat and use many of the objects/behaviors already shared in the community.
First, I needed to find my shooter, something I could have shoot lasers. I decided to take the default spaceship object they had and change the picture on it. I’m not going to share what the picture is, you’ll have to play the game to find out.
The main idea of the game I created is to just shoot things until they are gone. I imported an animated gif as the enemies. They randomly fly around and make an explosive sound when shot. The enemies also spawn every .7 seconds so if you slack the game FPS will kill your computer and your browser will probably freeze.
It took my awhile to get everything working, and even when I started the same up today the enemy picture was messed up. I tried to get music in the background but didn’t succeed. Hope you enjoy the game, or at least get a pity laugh out of it.
Here is the link: http://apps.facebook.com/sharendipity/assets/1328/