Day 9 Game 9: 30 games in 30 days using Grids for GameMaker
This is what Grids did for us today. What can Grids do for you?
Developer: Robert Bogle (Microsoft AppFactory)
Game 9 is Bug Wars! Survive an attack from the evil bugs while trying to collect powerups to increase your chances of survival. Watch out for the powerdowns, they will surely be your doom!
This started as an infinate upward flyer (I kind of made that up) in which you continuously move upward while moving left and right to avoid obstacles. We had a concept of a bug holding onto a leaf while avoiding birds. But like with many of our games in this project, when we found an awesome pack of bugs, we changed the concept to suit it. Rob then started experimenting with addional mechanics such as power up, added particle effects and increased the difficulty with progression.