When you walk down a road, do you stop to take a look at the small flowers at the side? Sometimes it is the little things that really matter in life as they make it more beautiful. Is it the same with Starsss? Let's find out.
To begin with, let's take a look at what happens when you attack with an ability in Starsss.
The projectile launches towards the direction you are facing, but that is all there is to it. Do you feel good or excited watching that?
Now let's add a simple screen shake to it. Watch what happens.
Does this feel better? By simply adding a screen shake, the game now feels more action-packed! Let's take a step further and add player pushback (recoil) to it.
When you fire a gun in real life, there is bound to be some recoil. And that is why adding the pushback is a good idea to add some sort of realism to Starsss.
In addition to juicing up the characters during attacking, enemies now also lie around as corpses after you have defeated them. Just take a look at the following GIFs and compare them.
Which version looks more satisfying to you? While the former version appears to look neater from enemies getting removed from the screen, the latter version tells you how many enemies you have defeated. That creates a better feeling of satisfaction as you can just stand on top of the corpses of the enemies that you have defeated.
So what do you think of these small little changes to Starsss? There will be more gameplay improvements and content coming so be sure to always read the blog!
An update for the demo is also on the way! This new version will include the recent gameplay improvements but not the additional worlds and characters. To fully experience the new worlds and characters, be sure to grab the game now!
And here's a little preview of the next little thing to be added to Starsss - hit effects! Enjoy!