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Glitch - Holy crap just look at it!!!

LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
edited September 2008 in Games and Technology
I just read about this game on the IndieGames blog, and it looks fantastic.
Glitch is a first person shooter created by a group of DigiPen students, freely available for download from DigiPen's gallery page. Your given objective is to survive twenty-five waves of enemies whilst trapped inside a room with high ceilings and rising platforms.

Only one weapon can be in use at any time, and will remain in effect until ammunition runs out or when you collect another item. Rocket launchers, cannons, spread shots and claw guns are some of the basic equipment which you can gather, but the game does have a couple of unorthodox weapons such as the vacuum and column gun to acquire as well. Enemy locations can be spotted by looking for coloured spots on the ceiling.

There are a couple of faults to be found in Glitch. No checkpoint feature is included, so players would have to start playing from wave one every single time. Enemies also have a tendency to stay high above the air or teleport themselves far too frequently.

Just look at it
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Even better, watch this video.

I'm downloading it now, I'll report back after having played it. Download here.

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  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo We are only now beginning to understand the full power and ramifications of sexual intercourse Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I don't think I'm seeing why this is so exciting.

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  • PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Here's the link for downloading, which Lewie didn't put in his OP. I watched the first minute of the video and decided that I gotta try this.

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  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    And now I have played it.

    It's pretty incredible. Definitely a "throwaway" game experience, but definitely worth trying out.
    Peewi wrote: »
    Here's the link for downloading, which Lewie didn't put in his OP.
    Whoops, forgot. Added it now, thanks.

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  • Ethereal IllusionEthereal Illusion Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    It is pretty fun...

    My computer kinda struggles with it though. Precision is awkward and every level past 10 chugs quite a bit. Otherwise it feels like a cool musical shootin' thing. Best Combo: 30 in a row!

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  • SzechuanosaurusSzechuanosaurus Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2008
    "My God! It's full of squares"

    I dunno Lewie, are you sure we should get excited about this?

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  • JustinSane07JustinSane07 Really, stupid? Brockton__BANNED USERS regular
    edited September 2008
    I get the feeling my eyes would hurt from playing this for any length of time.

    But I'm having trouble distinguishing things in the video. The game needs more graphics than just squares.

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  • PolagoPolago Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    The thing that's neat about this is seeing a 3D game that tries the "level evolution" concept from Pac man: CE in any regard (something I've gone on about in detail). Other than that it's pretty much a throwaway and doesn't really use the evolutions that well.

    Student games are always intriguing this way.

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  • YerMumYerMum Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    That's pretty darn cool, downloading

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  • darleysamdarleysam On my way to UKRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Polago wrote: »
    The thing that's neat about this is seeing a 3D game that tries the "level evolution" concept from Pac man: CE in any regard (something I've gone on about in detail). Other than that it's pretty much a throwaway and doesn't really use the evolutions that well.

    Student games are always intriguing this way.

    Yeah, the stuff going on with the actual physical shape of the level looks pretty cool. The actual game built around it though.. not so much.

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  • KupotheAvengerKupotheAvenger Destroyer of Cake and other deserts.Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    from a game dev standpoint it does a lot of stuff petty well. I especially like that the level is a radar and projects where enemies are. And how explosions are handled by extruding the floor and coloring it red. As a concept its cool, but in motion i can see it getting boring rather quickly.

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  • GlalGlal AiredaleRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Interesting visual and level design. Gameplay pretty much makes me go "augh! Who the hell thought THIS idea was fun?" all the way through though.

    [edit] I take it back, it can get a lot of fun... as long as you survive the first boss wave. IE, have enough health and a decent enough spammable weapon to take it down, because there sure as hell is no strategy in a level where you can pretty much only move in one direction (no way in hell are you running away from it uphill).

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