Eight Days in Convoke is a physics-based arcade game that places you into the cockpit of an alien craft tasked with the abduction of unknowing human. Gently and thoughtfully apply thrust and rotation to your craft to counter gravity and fly through the noire themed levels. Avoid dangers such as military grade AA Missile Launchers, fuel stealing EMP Pylons, solid materials and the ever present threat of finite fuel. Pilot your way through 40 levels across 8 European countries, Abduct humans to progress and repeat levels in ever quicker completion times to unlock bonus stars. Master the levels, conquer the human race.

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Nothing like a big update! I'll start by saying that. It's been a heavy few weeks for the project. Unfortunately most of the effort was concentrated onto the code, adding new features and fixing old ones. All-in-All I added quiet a lot of new stuff, had a little time to included two new obstacles to bump up the difficulty. Please remember to comment or email me about ideas for features or reports of bugs.

Posted by ChrisMurray on Oct 9th, 2011

Nothing like a big update! I'll start by saying that. It's been a heavy few weeks for the project. Unfortunately most of the effort was concentrated onto the code, adding new features and fixing old ones. All-in-All I added quiet a lot of new stuff, had a little time to included two new obstacles to bump up the difficulty. Please remember to comment or email me about ideas for features or reports of bugs.

Random change of subject! I was recently asked to donate a copy of Eight Days in Convoke to the Third Year Anniversary competition over at www.podcast17.com/third-year/ to which I happily obliged, head over there and have a look at just how much they are giving out to the winner!

Any way back on topic!

It's here, Beta v2.1_00! This is the biggest update since initial release to please remember to update you game on Desura to get all the new awesome-ness... Is that a word? Here comes the list of changes!

- New custom controls (There you go "totheteeth")
- Darker main menu
- New improved logo
- Introduction Video
- An option to turn the intro video off
- A starting loading screen to cut down on some of the in-game variable bugging up the place.
- A window key to switch between Windowed and Full screen
- An unlockable content section with a basic meta game in the works
- Added the Third Day along with new levels.
- More debugging and a great deal of code clean up
- Two new "enemies" (I'll flesh these out next update, but they work and are in-game right now)
- Energy Sphere

Drains the crafts fuel when within close proximity to the emitter. Fuel is precious in Eight Days in Convoke, so this should mix things up a little. One of these in a tunnel will really have you being careful.

- AA Chain Gun

Fires small damage, high calibre rounds that damage the craft. The cannon fires towards the player if within a certain distance. But the bullets themselves can be avoided if the craft is in motion.

Unfortunately I wasn't able to finish and implement the following features. I promise the next update will be a very level heavy one. These features will be in Beta v3.0_01, which should take less time to complete then it did for beta v2.1_00.

- Static Gate

Barricades that are removed when the craft picks up a ‘key'. The barricade hurts the player on contact much like solid ground does.

- Stun pillar

Horizontally placed electrified poles that damage the craft on contact. The player is able to pass through them but at the cost of taking hull damage.

- More than a handful of levels.

Hey! Let's celebrate with a giveaway, first come first serve! Or should I say first copy and paste first serve. These keys will unlock a full Beta download and all future updates for free! Better use them before someone else does!

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Theon
Theon Oct 10 2011, 3:43am says:

Wow, thanks for the free game :D
I might purchase it for a friend, if it's fun ;]

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Zarius
Zarius Oct 10 2011, 3:46am says:

Cool, game looks awesome and it's great to see new development :)

I'm running Linux but grabbed the first key anyway in hope that it'll be playable in Linux eventually (but I'll be rebooting to try it out). If there's a Linux version I'll probably be buying a copy for the kids too :)

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dafishanator
dafishanator Oct 12 2011, 1:02pm says:

Too dang slow....... :p

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Eight Days In Convoke
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Carrion Design
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Released Sep 25, 2011
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