Wednesday, October 25, 2006


Askeroids screen shot
Back in the year 2000, I wrote a Java game for work which was a clone of Asteroids but with some added features. It was designed to be played as a month-long competition with highest scoring player getting a new Dell PC as a prize. Someone in Ireland won it, I seem to remember.

Anyway, I found the code for it the other day and have dusted it off, updated some of the enemies and present it to you for your delectation. You need the Java plugin installed to run it.

The game is roughly the same as Asteroids except you have one or more tow-along friends to help you. Your friends fire when you do and are towed behind you on a piece of elastic. If you can get to the end of the level with your tow-along friends intact, then you get bonus points. Watch out for deadly, evil space enemies such as Westlife, Chris de Burgh, Noel Edmonds, Kerry Katona and Middlesbrough's Mayor, Roy Mallinson.




Blogger Polarbear said...

11675 i couldnt bring myslef to shoot Mallon. He might get tough?!

7:31 pm  
Blogger Eugene Schlumberger said...

Where's Phil Collins in your galaxy of baddies?

8:41 pm  
Blogger Polarbear said...

and couldn't we splat Dobson aswell?

12:05 am  
Blogger Glynn said...

Collins is busy terrorising another area of space. The full horror will be released soon.

8:17 am  
Blogger Polarbear said...

new high score 13540

12:07 pm  

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