Infectious viruses

My Tower Defense game is computer themed. The field of play is a firewall, I thought that would be a good place to have some interesting interactions. For instance, you can deal with a DDOS attack or viruses.

Here is a demo of an infection virus. The white packets are just data packets coming into the firewall.

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One final challenge (before beta)

TADA! The alpha version of my tower defense game.

https://www.leithall.com/media/tower-defence-alpha1/ (this link might not be operational for very long)

It might only work in chrome, because of the webkit dominance of mobile. If you try it with firefox and it doesn’t work, just send me a note in the comments.

A little extra about it: Before our meeting about the game progress, it was suggested that one of the features that could be included in the alpha was fast-fowarding the game. At first I thought it couldn’t really be done, because my game engine was based on actual time. So I can’t just speed up time.

After I thought about it, I thought, I can fake it… I make a time multiplier that will basically run the logic loop however many times you specify (instead of the default 1). It will also change the game’s time to a near guess of what it would be if time were sped up.

This proved to be a good feature because of the pause button. I had a bug happen whenever you switched to a different time and paused the game where massive amounts of enemies would appear. This was, of course, because the engine is time based. So it kept thinking it should be making sprites even though the game was paused because actual time had passed.

Now the pause button also changes the game time 🙂

Number pile

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I wanted to have something pretty for the numbers and did something a little like FTL. It’s a vanilla custom element, so maybe i’ll use it for a website somewhere too.

Here is what the game looks like so far. This is completes the alpha demo. I’ll see if i can throw a temporary version on the internet for posterity’s sake.

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