Following on from the previous post about creating a crude Star Wars style trench as viewed from above I thought I’d post a video of it in action.
I put some additional work in to throwing some aliens around and having the player’s ship move freely. I resisted the urge to have the ship tilt like a fighter plane as it banked. The game just doesn’t need it.
Additionally I threw in some bonus / power-up spawns which are triggered by predefined alien attack groups. In the final game these groups will become visibly noticeable.
The game is still a little way off completion but is growing in challenge and complexity by the day. Gotta love the older games :)