You are an experienced captain who got out into an unknown environment in an ocean. You crave battles. Your goal is to sink as many pirate's ships as possible!
The core gameplay is just move through the ocean, find enemy's ships and destroy them with you cannons. And be careful - enemies are dangerous!
There are two modes:
You can be only in one mode at time. You can swith between modes by clicking in icon at right bottom corner
If you sink enemy's ship, you get score.
There are 100 at all (and plus your's). The game is over when all ships are sinked. If you are alive - you win! If you got shot - you lose :( But anyway, try reach as many scores as you can.
And, like every seasoned captain, you always have a MAP! It's at left upper corner. There you can see the neares enemies - it gives you the posibility to anylize situation, and attack or escape depending on it!
But, the battle of hundreds of ships causes an incredible amount of noise… It infuriates Poseidon! Therefore, as his patience runs out, you will watch as CHAOS begins to reign in the ocean. I will not say what will happen, you yourself will see everything - the corresponding panel appears while the chaos is happening.
Chaos timer can be seen at right upper corner
Generally they are not aggressive. The attack you only if you in their detection radius. When you leave it - they left you. But their shots may be pretty accurate! Furthermore, if there are several enemies attacking you - you are in great danger, so be careful! Also enemies are fighting with each other
I had fun playing this. The taking on water when damaged was a nice touch.
Impressed that you had time to cook up an AI that's fun to play against! You can exploit it a bit though, because once locked into battle with another ship, they don't 'seem to mind' the player sneaking up behind from close range and just blasting away. Still keeps a bit of risk since you have to deal with the other ships in the battle afterwards (but you can do so by running away).
I didn't really care for the music there is though, I think I'd have preferred just the sound effects.
Some other small things:
I don't want to sound too negative, because I did have a good ammount of fun, but one last thing: What's up with the CHAOS TIME? I don't really think it adds much to the game.
@remco thanks for review!
Yep, AI often are silly, unfortunately had no time to imporve them :(
What about cannons - yea, because all game is just sprites placed like 3d - it may cause some bugs
What's up with the CHAOS TIME?
By legend, Poseidon get angry and shaking the sea. Actually it's just camera shaking. As intended, this should interfere with normal play, and the player needs to hide away from enemies
It was fun. The part with many ships as start is the best part. I think you had your chaos theme with that, no need for the camera shake thing ( I hate it :-/ ).
Maybe you could maintain the fun by reducing the playing arena like most of the battle royal games.
The 2x mode is really a success, It was trying to navigate the best way and tryign to swap mode. It probably have easier if I was able to navigate WHILE firing, but it would ruin the core idea.
I quite enjoyed the idea, however, the screen shake was really disturbing.
A 100 ship all out battle-royal sounds really fun!
I didn't quite understand why we had 3 cannons if we can only control one at a time, and even controling one is a bit difficult.
It has potential but a lot of work needs to be done!