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While Starsss is all about chasing the stars in the game, you will have to do so while defeating enemies or dodging them. And so this means they will have to have some sort of A.I or behavior.

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While Starsss is all about chasing the stars in the game, you will have to do so while defeating enemies or dodging them. And so this means they will have to have some sort of A.I or behavior.

As each stage will have its own group of enemies, you can expect to have a huge variety of them to stand in your star-chasing adventure. Now for that to happen, they will have to move across the stage, from platform to platform. If you can recall, there is a random gap at the top edge of every stage.

Starsss - Spawning from the top gap!

This is where the enemies of Starsss will spawn and fall from. Once an enemy has been spawned, it will fall onto the platform directly below the gap.

When it drops onto another platform, it will once again randomly decide to move left or right. This cycle repeats until it has fallen off the stage via the gap on the bottom floor.

Starsss - Enemies moving off the bottom gap!

Additionally, it also has to know when it hits a wall or obstacle. And once it does so, it will change and reverse its direction.

Starsss - Enemies hitting walls?

Starsss - Enemies changing directions!

So what does this mean for you? For starters, there will be an never ending stream of enemies that will obstruct your star-chasing. In other words, you will always have to be alert when playing Starsss.

And be sure to check out all of the above in action through the TwitchTV live stream sessions now uploaded on YouTube! Enjoy!

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