Haaf's Game Engine(HGE for short) is a Open Source 2D Game Engine and is published under the The zlib/libpng license and is free to use even in commercial applications, however it makes use of the BASS audio library for sound, which is free for non-commercial use, but for commercial use you will need to purchase BASS or use a different audio library(BASS can be simply disabled).
Cognizance is a horizontal shooter game that combines a traditional shooter with puzzle and RPG elements. Get through all of the phases and defeat the boss at the end to win!
In the first phase, you build up your stats by killing enemies to fill up empty blocks at the top of the screen. These blocks can contain stats, the amount of stat increases depends on the number that was on the enemy.
In the second phase, blast the enemies that have misspelled words! Be careful though, killing an enemy with a correctly spelled word will cause it to counterattack!
The final phase is a boss, there are certain elemental tiles you can stand on to aid you in defeating it. The boss gains different attacks depending on the difficulty level selected.
You will need to think fast in this game, as the way to build your character's stats depends a lot on getting high numbers placed into the boxes with favorable attributes on them!
Controls are simple: Use the WASD or arrow keys to move, and Ctrl or space to fire. You may also use the mouse to move/shoot.
Use Alt+Enter to toggle fullscreen mode.
* 3 styles of gameplay
* multiple difficulty levels
* high score saving
* educational value: learn some commonly misspelled words!
* simple control scheme
Author: Z2 Games
10 May, 2006