What is Battles Against B.O.L.A.S
Well, B.O.L.A.S is short for Bio-Organic Legions Against Society. In it you'll take command of a mech to battle against this menace, save the day, and maybe even the universe.How will the game play
Glad you asked that, the game will take place from the perspective of a cockpit viewing a 2D playing field with your mech on it. The gameplay of itself is that of a 2D platformer... with a twist, inside your mech is a command console that you will type in commands such as left, right, stop, etc. to command your mech. Yes, it's a text command based platformer... with a cockpit.Any cool cockpit buttons
The cockpit has plenty of flashing trinkets and speedometers to simulate the realism of crap that does absolutely nothing, just like the inside of a real mech! In all honesty though, there might be a few buttons that do unique features.What other features are there
There will be shooting, jumping, explosions, and weird enemies like a pogo turtle! Also expect some boss fights, granted we figure out how to make them interesting without hair tearing difficulty issues.
So with that, the general idea should be laid down. I also have a super Cockpit screenie (cockpit subject to look more detailed in final release):
In the lower left there will be a health display, depicted by various smiling faces. The middle will feature the text display box that you'll use to type commands to your mech, and the lower right is an enemy radar. The rest is mostly meaningless doodads and gadgets that may or may not do anything. Time will tell.
UPDATE: There is now an open beta, the entry is done but there may be some bugs we have overlooked or missed, for now though you can try the entry here - http://willhostforfood.com/?Action=download&fileid=60385
We sincerely hope you enjoy the game and will report any bugs you may come across!
UPDATE AGAIN: This project is done! It's been a long month and a half working on this, but it's been well worth it. I've enjoyed every minute of it and am incredibly satisfied with the finished product. We hope you enjoy it! http://willhostforfood.com/?Action=download&fileid=61068
WARNING: For medium/fast typers, it's theoretically possible to play if you're a bit a slower, but may be extremely difficult.
Beta V1 - http://willhostforfood.com/?Action=download&fileid=60385
Final Release - http://willhostforfood.com/?Action=download&fileid=61068
Programming/Sound FX - Catharsis AKA Decarabia
Music - DJ Bacon
Concept/Graphics/Director Type Guy - UltraJMan