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Hi, everyone! This is my first post to the forum, so please bear with me if I do something wrong, but I assure you I'm trying my best to follow the guidelines.

This game is now kinda old, but since I'm new to the community I'd like to share it anyway. It was my first ever HTML5 game. It's been around since 2011 and it's heavily inspired by the Gradius / Nemesis saga, more specifically the Parodius spin-off. It has also been available for a while in the Chrome Web Store, where it fared well among some of the very first games to be available there.

The game features 8 sequential levels, with 4 hidden stages. Every normal level has a boss and a challenging moment. Collect items left by enemies to charge and power up your weapons. It also features continuous play, in which every time you finish it gets increasingly difficult, with some variations in the backgrounds. It also has an auto save feature, so you can keep playing it forever, at least as long as you don't reset your browser data.

Here's the link: https://diogoschneider.github.io/starship/

Some people find the game very difficult to play, some don't. I guess it will depend on your expertise with the genre and similar games.

If you'd like to know more about my other projects, you can also visit my website: https://diogoschneider.github.io

And here's the link to Quick, the game engine I've been working on since 2014 and was derived from my first games: https://diogoschneider.github.io/quick/

Thank you for your time! Cheers!

Edited by Diogo Schneider
Added link to fullscreen version

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8 hours ago, Diogo Schneider said:

Thanks for letting me know! Since I'm not a native English speaker I have been afraid that kind of word play could seem too childish or nonsensical. But yeah, that's the idea, you're flying an actual ship in the stars, in a playful way. :)

It's my kind of humor and I love when games do it :D 

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Thanks a lot for your kind compliments. You can be assured that a lot of effort and love for gaming programming was put into Starship. The first version took 4 months of development but I became so obsessed with it that I continued developing it for a couple years before I really moved on to other projects.

Do you mean the star field effect? The stars are randomly generated, they can be either cyan or yellow (it's really written cyan and yellow in the code, I just used the standard web colors) and they can be either 1x1 or 2x2 sized. The speed varies according to their size to give the proximity effect to the bigger stars. Their position is randomly generated while they're being laid out, then they just keep rolling, slower than the foreground objects and once they're out of screen they're moved to the other side to roll the entire screen once again. There's also a chance for blinking on their updates. By the way, I probably should extract it into a component for Quick, by the way. With adjustable attributes, of course. Thanks for helping me think about that! :)

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On 2/23/2018 at 5:16 PM, Umz said:

How did you do that background effect?? I need that!

Sorry, it took a while, I was in the middle of tons of stuff... but enough excuses, here we go!

Here is the plugin: https://github.com/quick-developers/plugin-starfield

And you can see it right in action, I have added it to the skel project as well: https://github.com/quick-developers/quick-skel

I hope it helps, please let me know if you have any comments! :)

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