Abandoned Projects

I’ve been looking through some projects from years ago that I never finished or published. I’ve been experiencing some writer’s block, so I’ve been thinking about revisiting some of these. Below is a list of some of my less awful projects. If any of these sound good, I’m willing to revisit them to either finish or scrap for parts. Please tell me what you think.

Crazy Lander: Abduction

This was a sequel to the very first game I published back in seventh grade. You go back and forth between a mothership and a farm, dodging toxic clouds and angry farmers as you try to steal cows. Different clouds have different negative effects on your ship. After each run, you earn money for upgrades. It is mostly functional, but lacking decent artwork. I made it in Flash, which is sort of dying, so if I fixed it up, I would probably port it to Unity.

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The rope snags onto the cow. Then you carry it up to the mothership and drop it off. If the farmers sees you, he will shoot.

Handsome Taco

It is a side-view puzzle game. Try to get to the obstacles using blocks, portals, fans, etc. It even includes a level creator. It is a bit glitchy, and also in Flash, but it could be redesigned.

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One of the first levels. The blue spots are teleporters. Yellow is a locked door. The red box moves clockwise when you are atop it. The crate can be pushed.

Energized

This turn-based multiplayer economic strategy game was showcased a few year ago at the annual showcase for the Center for Advanced Research and Technology. We set up multiplayer LAN games where people could try it for themselves. The hexagon tiles are rated for certain natural resources used to build alternative energy sources. Each player is a competing energy company that must buy land,  collect resources, but energy sources, and deliver the power to cities. Players are also able to buy and sell land and resources to other players. Whoever has the most money at the end wins.

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The color tells you who owns the tile. This one has a wind turbine with power lines connecting it to a third city for extra money.

Earth Defense Whirl

Ported for Android, this game features two game modes. In the main Earth Defense mode, you fly around earth, zapping alien spacecraft before they reach our home planet. The goal is to hold off the aliens as long as you can. In training mode, you fly forward in a never-ending tunnel, avoid obstacles and not letting any targets get past you. If you fall behind too much, the game ends. The goal is to get as far forward as you can.

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The arrows point to alien spaceships. You zap them when in range.

Super Rainbow Racers

As an end-of-the-year class project, our game design class recreated our classroom and made it into a shrunken cart racing game. They chose the name, not me. The physics were a little glitchy, but it did prove itself fun. Perhaps the framework is still salvageable for another cart racing game.

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We only got this track working. I thank my classmates for the artwork.

Haunt

You enter a haunted mansion with nothing but a crossbow. Your job is to hunt and shoot all the monsters hiding throughout the building. There are paintings that change each time you look at them, man-slug-things that pop out of closets, and masked ghost patrols. This was my only attempt at a first-person shooter.

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Two masked ghosts hovering toward the player.

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