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Thopter is a 2D scrolling shooter game in the style of Raptor: Call of the Shadows, with support for LAN multiplayer co-op mode.

What's New

Version 0.4.5:
  • Larger player sprite, game balance tweaks.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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alas! Member IconComment+571
alas!
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@Developer
I can find no contact info on your site page.
I've got a list of style-warning messages in my console that I'd like to relay to you(dunno if they have any significance), as well as some suggestions for game improvement.
How can I contact you?

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Version 0.4.5
Elliott Slaughter (Developer)
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Please contact my username @gmail.com. (My username is elliottslaughter.)

Thanks.

Elliott Slaughter (Developer)
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I have also created a Thopter mailing list, as an alternative way to contact me (and other Thopter users):

http://groups.google.com/group/thopter-discuss

Garyi Member IconComment+57
Garyi
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Cannot see the copter because of the background. And one seems to start out with super weapons and so little speed. Needs to be a better balance there. Personally I think you should start out with just one stream of fire then upgrade to what you start with

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Version 0.4.4
Elliott Slaughter (Developer)
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Thanks for the feedback.

Several people have told me that the player needs to stand out more. Definitely will be working on that for the next version.

As for balance/upgrades, there's a short and long term goal here. The short term goal is to make it playable as it is, and your feedback helps with that. The long term goal is to introduce an entire system for purchasing weapons and upgrades.

Just curious, what did you think about the way firepower (number of shots per volley) and ammo interact? Do you like it? Dislike it?

Radiorhaeem Member IconComment+7
Radiorhaeem
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Shows a vague amount of promise, but honestly I'm surprised this was released as anything other than alpha or beta.

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Version 0.3.1
Elliott Slaughter (Developer)
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The game is quite new and there is still a lot of work to be done. If you have specific suggestions I would be more than happy to work on fixing them.

Radiorhaeem
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First thing you should add is some documentation, a help file or something. The key controls aren't labeled anywhere, and nobody seems to be able to figure out how to respawn after dying.

Elliott Slaughter (Developer)
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There are instructions on the website:

http://code.google.com/p/blackthorn-engine/wiki/Thopter#Instructions

That said, yes, I agree with you that it would be good to have in-game help. (I plan on doing a UI rewrite in the near future.)

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Downloads 1,788
Version Downloads 876
Type Games / Action
License Free
Date 06 Nov 2010
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price Free
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