Space Bots! 2
Updated 4/26/2022: Added a scoreboard element. You can now submit your score! (see more)
Originally published: 7/12/2018
Take out the space bots before they get you!
Start with fighting the enemies coming from a single pipe. Use the powerful shotgun in your right hand to stop them in their tracks. Wait for your Android Shock Device to charge in your left hand... use it to wipe the entire field clean! Be careful, the game gets more difficult as you play!
This game started as "Space Bots" for a pretend "make a game in on hour or less challenge" to show the potential of the Blocksmith software. You can play the original here;
The original game had enemies appearing from every angle. During playtesting, players would sometimes be confused about where the next bot was coming from. For this version, I narrowed it from 360 degrees to about 90 degrees of play. I created a small sci-fi themed waste disposal room. The player has two weapons: a shotgun, and a rechargeable android shock device that wrecks the entire room. I made the enemies fly in with their own unique patterns, adding some variety that the player can learn to recognize.
I added 3 pipes that the enemies come out of, leaving only 1 open during the start of the game and slowly opening up other pipes as a punishment for using the shock device. The difficulty is ramped up slowly until you reach 300 or so kills. A new weapon, designed for a rapid-fire craze, is introduced after 40 or so kills.
I intended the game to work as a demo-able arcade-style VR shooter. I included a single level where the difficulty goes up as the player gets more into the game. There isn't a set time that the game will end - an experienced player can play as long as they can keep up.
Excellent for demoing a virtual reality experience. It requires two controllers. Can also be played using PC or mobile device.
The playtime is anywhere from 5+ minutes