Starship Sorades by Gramambo [web]
screenshot added by Bobic on 2012-09-04 01:00:11
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release date : august 2012
release party : Buenzli 2012
compo : gamedev
ranked : 2nd
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popularity : 52%
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added on the 2012-09-04 01:00:11 by Bobic Bobic

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Nice gfx & weapons, not really difficult to play through.
rulez added on the 2012-09-04 01:01:31 by Bobic Bobic
75 MB for that ?
added on the 2012-09-04 01:45:45 by .. ..
Longer rant ahead, sorry. :P

I first thought, it would be some sort of remix or sequel to their own old Sorades Game, but no, it's a Raptor clone.
But really, this is a good example of the missteps of hobbyist game makers and/or possible creator hybris:

- Made with Game Maker, which apparently has much trouble rendering sprites at decent speeds.
- Imitation of a much older, much better game.
- Unbalanced, sometimes ugly graphics. Backgrounds and Sprites don't mix stylistically
- Bad voice over (recording, voice / intonation, grammar too...)
- Bad typography
- Sluggish controls (related to point 1)
- Much too easy
- Level design is non-existent
- Complete lack of design sense and TASTE (colors etc.)

Some good points:

- Music is much better than Sven's old stuff :P
- Some of the 3D is quite decent

..and this is like his 3rd or 4th bigger game now (with at least one of them also commercially available), and yet there's still so much left to improve and learn. :)
added on the 2012-09-04 08:04:23 by tomaes tomaes
why not. but yeah - the voice over is a bit annoying.
rulez added on the 2012-09-04 15:26:22 by las las
It's not perfect, but I had fun playing the game. And the good soundtrack kills some of the bad points of the game. So I give a thumb up.
rulez added on the 2012-09-04 22:22:23 by Chainsaw Chainsaw
I was sure people will hate my voice over. It's good to know I was right. ;-) This was the best we could achieve in the short amount of time without breaking any license agreements. I'll thumb this up because I did not made the game but I like it.
rulez added on the 2012-09-05 18:46:38 by mados mados
rulez added on the 2012-09-05 20:35:59 by fyrex fyrex
Good shmup.
rulez added on the 2012-10-13 21:57:04 by BackSpace BackSpace
i completely disagree with tomaes

however, I lack the "alles kaputtbar" feature raptor (and some others) have
rulez added on the 2013-01-06 02:26:15 by T$ T$
nice surprise to realize that yamm/gramambo = magic van lamm/ex-diabolic force. we met at my first demoparty, neithernor'97. cheers! =)
added on the 2013-09-29 04:18:25 by dipswitch dipswitch
the energy has been charged by 25%
rulez added on the 2015-11-17 18:41:42 by sensenstahl sensenstahl

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