This game was originally made for the TIGS versus compo but I wasn't able to finish it in time for personal reasons. Sometimes life throws you curve balls. I've since kept working on it and it is now my first finished game. -DESPOT-In short:
Use your younglings to destroy the rival adult despot. No child labor laws here!Expanded:
You are a Despot. A territorial creature on a planet that orbits Syrius B. The only thing it hates more than being called cute, is a rival Despot. It produces young by eating a crystal, only found on its native planet, called orricalcum. Over many eons, these creatures have lost the use of their upper appendages which appear to us as arms. Their younglings have a juvenille acid gland that can project acid pellets at high velocities. When the young depsots reach maturity, they lose their acid glands and can now produce a strong vaccuum to suck in orricalcum(we will be reffering to these minerals simply as "crystals"). When the adults devour these crystals, they are able to produce cubs at an alarming rate. They can also use their suction ability to consume despot cubs from a distance. There is no known nutritional value in despot younglings. This is purely defensive. The adult despots have an unknown, seemingly mental, link with their young. Both the adult's and cub's existence depends on this psychic union. The Adults use it to control, discipline, guide and teach their cubs. It is not entirely selfless. They also use their offspring to protect themselves from rival despot adults.
Each player starts off on the opposite side of the map with time to create some younglings. You rush forward(use your charge command to catch your enemies offguard!), collect crystals to make more cubs, and take out the opposing force!
-Requires a PC and a friend to play with.
-P1 & P2 Keyboard controls(see ReadMe file)
-Programming,art,music, and sfx by me
Feedback would be greatly appreciated.