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Joan Mad Run - bloody indie scroll shooter for pixel lovers - Happymagenta - Aug 28, 2013 01:15 AM
We are a team of indie devs - Happymagenta. And we'd love to share with you some info about the new iOS game we are working on right now - Joan Mad Run.
Here's some short intro:
What would you do if you woke up in a jail cell? You can't tell who you are or how you got there. But the only thing you know for sure is that you have to get out to find out the truth. Would you just give up or take the challenge and fight until your very last breath?
Click the pic to see real pixels:
We thought of many different ways to show Joan's health condition and finally decided to show an avatar, which will show how Joan feels, ammo levels and cool down times for both primary and secondary shots.
In the picture below you can trace Joan's condition from absolutely healthy, then getting Bloodlust power-up, receiving damages and dying.
The game will make an endless world, consisting of randomly chosen locations, each having 3 levels. We hope that you will enjoy the screenshots of some of them (with some of the bosses).
And here is the first boss - brain tank. You will need to be really fast and dexterous to destroy it:
And here is Jonny Boy zombie-mummy:
I'd also like to show you some missions, power-ups and utilities:
Here is the mission accomplished notice (you killed 10 enemies in one run)+double kill combo (which gives you extra coins for the double killing):
Here comes the ultra boost power-up, which lets Joan fly fast through the level:
Blood Lust power-up in action:
And 2 awesome utilities - Resurrection and Last Word. With the former you'll be able to resurrect and continue the fight. And choosing the latter gives you an amazing opportunity to become the death ghost. You'll be able to fly a bit more through the level, pulling blood and souls out of your enemies. What would you choose?
We still have much to do and your opinion is extremely important for us, so please share what you think about the game, your ideas of weapons and just anything that comes to your mind. I will be happy to answer any question you have and show you some more of what we already did
RE: Joan Mad Run - bloody indie scroll shooter for pixel lovers - SethWillits - Aug 28, 2013 09:12 AM
The art is great.
A bunch more screenshots and a video:
RE: Joan Mad Run - bloody indie scroll shooter for pixel lovers - Happymagenta - Sep 8, 2013 11:45 AM
We are working on guns right now, so we'd love to know your opinion!
We always try to think about even tiniest details, so we focused our attention on weapons' effects. Unlike in other games of the kind, each Joan's weapon kills bosses in a special and different way. You may see that at the screenshots:
Katana cuts enemies into several pieces:
AK-47 speaks for itself:
Laser kills everyone in your way with its ray:
Superevil laser flare passes through all levels and slices your enemies in 2 parts:
Freezegun freezes the enemies and makes them fall apart like glass:
We still have much to do, so we really need your opinion! Your ideas about the weapons are heartly welcome. And just anything you have to say or ask. Please share your thoughts in the comments below.
RE: Joan Mad Run - bloody indie scroll shooter for pixel lovers - Ben3d - Sep 8, 2013 07:49 PM
I agree with SethWillits, the art is great.
RE: Joan Mad Run - bloody indie scroll shooter for pixel lovers - Happymagenta - Sep 9, 2013 02:11 AM
RE: Joan Mad Run - bloody indie scroll shooter for pixel lovers - funkboy - Sep 9, 2013 10:56 PM
Excited to see this in action!
RE: Joan Mad Run - bloody indie scroll shooter for pixel lovers - Happymagenta - Sep 18, 2013 08:13 AM
We still have much to do, but it's really nice to know that people already like it.
RE: Joan Mad Run - bloody indie scroll shooter for pixel lovers - Happymagenta - Sep 18, 2013 08:42 AM
Guys, here's a new portion of merciless weapons for Joan. They are much more sophisticated and cruel than the previous ones. Hope you'll like them:
Lightning cannon. Strikes enemies with a lightning, chaining them and turning into ashes. I personally really like this one. Think that looks impressive. And what do you think?
When upgraded it creates a really spectacular ball lightning that clears the path for Joan:
Microwave gun. Like it when it's hot?
Imp gun. Creates a black hole that pulls all your enemies right into hell, sucking out their souls and blood:
Resizer. This is my fave by now!
Which one would you like to try most? Maybe you have some fresh ideas of new weapons? Please share them with us!
RE: Joan Mad Run - bloody indie scroll shooter for pixel lovers - musicbender - Sep 30, 2013 03:25 PM
The art is pretty awesome, man. Very Super-Nes-ish and very detailed. Just from looking at the weapons the gameplay has to be fun!
RE: Joan Mad Run - bloody indie scroll shooter for pixel lovers - Happymagenta - Oct 3, 2013 02:01 AM
(Sep 30, 2013 03:25 PM)musicbender Wrote: The art is pretty awesome, man. Very Super-Nes-ish and very detailed. Just from looking at the weapons the gameplay has to be fun!
RE: Joan Mad Run - bloody indie scroll shooter for pixel lovers - Happymagenta - Oct 6, 2013 07:28 AM
Some more weapons are coming. I would really like to know your opinion. Which one do you find the cruelest? Which one would you choose to punish your enemies? Please let me know in the comments!
Acid gun. I find this one really cruel, as the death will definitely be painful. The weapon strikes with acid that melts your enemies. When upgraded it spawns headcrabs that spit acid all over the level:
Mono-molecular wire. This is a whip-like laser weapon that lashes out and slices up your enemies:
When upgraded it creates a huge laser net which turns your enemies into a hill of minced meat:
Circular saw. Brutality itself. When upgraded it strikes with flying discs:
You've already seen the Resizer. And here comes the Reducer with an opposite effect. It makes your enemies small like bugs, so Joan can simply step on and squeeze them:
And how would you torture your enemies?