Atomic Parasite

Create bonds in atoms in order to power your atomic synthesizer. Refuel for extra time or salvage the celestial matter for cash at checkpoints.

directions on the itch page…

as far as settings go, feel free to change them. the only ones I got implimented, (sorry meant to take off the duds) were the resolution and full screen. use the mouse wheel to change settings then hit esc to accept them.

starting out, I suggest salvage. things get harder as you move forward. fuel becomes a problem, but starting out, health is a bigger issue.

there are also various powerups that randomly appear. as you move forward, the number of stars/meteors increase.

Voting results

Overall
32nd
94%
4.500
Graphics
26th
76%
5.000
Audio
23rd
67%
3.714
Gameplay
30th
88%
4.000
Originality
28th
82%
5.250
Theme
32nd
94%
3.375

This game entered in the Solo competition (33 entries).

Comments (7)

Mills !
(@Mills_Himself) • 11 months ago • 

That was… Okay. This game is pretty basic so there's not much to say (I've got 13970 pts by the way)

Psychic_Ash
  • 11 months ago • 

I appreciate the feedback, :D

Yaro
 • 11 months ago • 

Hey there, I think I broke your game a little (got 32407010 points somehow :D)
I was a bit lost playing it, what are the 4 elements used for? Why do I need to select one over the other?
Also, at some point in the game the elements bubbles became grey and I didn't have any powerups appearing during one of the runs.
I did like the refueling close-but-not-too-close part, it's an interesting feature!

Baconinvader
 • 11 months ago • 

I found the gameplay fairly fun but I was very confused, I think maybe you should add more detail to the itch.io description for simpletons like me, since I never found out the point of switching configurations, or how to make powerups appear. Still fun though.

AaronBacon
 • 11 months ago • 

Im in the same boat as a few others here, it seems like theres loads of features but none of them are really explained, as far as I can tell if you hug the right wall nothing will ever really hit you aside from the odd slow moving stars. The asteroids kindof just seem to fly by to the right, eventually at a speed that you couldn't possibly dodge them if you tried

The game is still fun at first, I think there just needs to be more explanation of what everything does

dorkulon
 • 11 months ago • 

The idea was neat but could have used some work on the execution. I like the idea of coming close to the stars to collect resources from them; there's good risk and reward there. I didn't quite understand how the different molecules worked. Not sure if there was a bug in the game or if I was doing something wrong but it seemed like I could go on forever without refueling. I was only ever able to salvage. Good job nonetheless!

Psychic_Ash
  • 11 months ago • 

@dorkulon thanks, yeah that's a bug. fuel should be easy on level 1 and then start draining slowly on level 2 and increase the drain a little each level.

@aaronbacon appreciate it. yeah the right side… I noticed that but I thought I fixed it. it has something to do with the spawn mechanic and it's check on it's trajectory.

@yaro I appreciate the comment. the features aren't working as intended that is for sure. Thanks for playing.

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