Acid leaks. Exploding barrels. Jars of mysterious substances. Books that whisper obscenities. Torn wallpaper patched up with patent applications. The...
Let's just say I'm not very fond of the patent system.
My way of dealing: making Patent Blaster, a sidescrolling explodey kind of game based on awful patent art come to life. Your mission: invalidate those patents using any means necessary.
The house is a mess, and you're here to clean it out. Acid leaks. Exploding barrels. Jars of mysterious substances. Books that whisper obscenities. Torn wallpaper patched up with patent applications.
Elephants charge at you with a stick of color acting like a lightsaber, before falling to your superior flamethrower, but not before they’re resurrected and your cackling evil twin erupts on the scene, literally flying in all directions, just above the hovering hollow bear with a freeze ray. I love games in which each second of gameplay can be described as thus; it’s delightfully ridiculous.
Chris Priestman, Indie Statik
...strange, juicy, and fun... The visual style of this game is unique.
Indie Game Hunt
It's released under the MIT license for the code and a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license for most of the assets. You can get the details - and the code - on GitHub. You can still buy the game by clicking this well-crafted link.
And remember: hover-elephant is watching.
Latest tweets from @zarkonnen_com
"Imagine what Stalin could have done with a decent MySQL server." T.co
Mar 10 2014, 12:02pm
@PieretteLaPique Uh, most of the subtler, saner interactions require a more complex world we are still building. "dead = true" is easy.
Mar 10 2014, 10:48am
Milestone reached: First senseless, brutal murder committed in my #cyberpunkjam game.
Mar 10 2014, 10:40am
Mar 10 2014, 9:36am
Selenium Builder 2.2.2 is in the pipes. Currently selecting issues for 2.2.3. Do submit any you want done! T.co
Mar 10 2014, 9:09am
@ThomasFrick Well, it's a pretty one.
Mar 10 2014, 6:34am
@ThomasFrick Bonus points for use of "tenebrous". :D
Mar 10 2014, 6:04am