Just in time for Christmas!
Armchair Arcade is proud to present a spanking new game from Matt Barton: Thrust Lifter!
Space. For most people, it's just an abstract concept, like Hollywood or an honest politician. For you, it's a day job. Sure, you won't find "rescuing trapped space miners" on your resume, but that's because you don't have a resume. You're known in this galaxy simply as "The Captain." Most folks think you're a hero. Others think you're just plain nuts. But one thing's for sure--they all call YOU when it's a matter of life or death.
You see, mining has never been the safest occupation, but multiply it by ten--make it a a hundred--when you're talking space mining. The rewards are great, but so is the danger. When all you've got is a half centimeter of neoprene-coated nylon between you and vacuum, though, it's nice to know that someone like you is up there watching your butt.
It's never been easy, but I don't have to tell you that, Captain. But now we're getting reports of unidentified flying objects in sector 42--aliens, if you can believe it. All the other pilots are too spooked to even enter the sector. I need you go there, Captain, and rescue those Chilenoids. Get'em out of the tunnels and mountains and bring them back to their home base.
I suspect this is a one-way mission, Captain. So I'll just say goodbye, and it's been an honor serving with you.
Thrust Lifter is a game of timing and precision. Guide your lander into narrow tunnels, avoiding collisions with walls, fires, lava, electricity, and all manner of aliens. Get to the Chilenoids before they run out of oxygen and bring them back to the home pad before taking off to your next destination.
Mayhem by Matt
The music in this version is by Kevin MacLeod. My old music wouldn't work because they were in MIDI format. I also made some gameplay and coding tweaks, particularly to the collision code. Enjoy!
Overall, the conversion process wasn't bad for this one...Mostly just cleaning up bad code from the original. I learned a lot of stuff making Jeepney Jeepers that I was able to apply here, though I still left some of the spaghetti--hey, if it works, don't fix it, right? Have fun! Just click "read more" to play the game. NOTE: For whatever reason, if you're on Firefox you may not be able to click on the "START" button below. Just hit your ENTER key instead!
Aliens have landed in southeast Asia, and the only thing standing between THEM and humanity is...one man and his jeepney. Are you brave, fast, and just plain dumb enough to snap on that space-age laser prototype and defend the earth? Of course you are! So get your butt in that jeepney, yup!
Download this sweet mama right now!
JEEPNEY JEEPERS (version: 1.04b)
And if you enjoy playing this game, please leave us a comment below. It's man and womandatory.
I was able to successfully upload Mayhem (now "Mayhem by Matt" since Mayhem was taken) to YoYo Games. I'm pretty proud of my first serious effort with Gamemaker 8. I thought it would be available to play in a browser via the plugin, but guess I was wrong. At any rate, if you do enjoy it, please rate it.
Here you go, folks: A Matt Barton original! I'm still considering putting in a few more bells and whistles, but I think it's pretty fun now. Are you good enough to beat level 5 and save the planet? Just don't take too long, or you'll get the ground knocked out under your feet. Enjoy!
Instructions: Run, jump, and shoot! Shoot down the planes before they destroy the earth (literally). Collect power ups for weapon and speed boosts. If you get hit with a bullet or fall to your death, you'll lose a life -- and your collected powerups!
Arrow keys move, space bar shoots.