Cosmos Fight (working title) is a 2D space shooter game built with the web in mind. The goal of this project is to create a complete game that uses nothing more than the web browser on your computer to provide a full and exciting gaming experience. There are currently three people working to design and develop this project.
Here is a short gameplay video of one of our test levels:
You can try out the latest version of the game
here. Note that this is not a release version of the game, and it is loaded directly
from our Github development repo. It is not finished, and it is likely to contain to glitches.
Click on an image to enlarge.
Cosmos Fight was built using the HTML5 Canvas.
supports the modern standards of the web.
This is a screen recording of the very first Cosmos Fight boss,
The Central Core.
The player's objective is to break through all
of the outer triangular shields and destroy the inner core. However, certain
defense mechanisms won't make this easy. The boss shoots at the player, randomly
uses one of three special abilities, and rotates every time its shields have been
damaged to defend itself. The closer a player gets to the core, the tougher
the fight will be.
Our goal is to create a large variety of enemies
for the player to face in Cosmos Fight. This includes complex enemies with
interesting mechanics, and elaborate boss battles.
A powerful collision detection system was built
right into the core game engine. It provides pixel-perfect accuracy in determining
when any object on the game field interacts with another.
Phases are a mechanism built into each level of the
game. If the player dies, instead of having to replay the entire level, the game will
pick up at the last checkpoint, or phase, of the level at the cost of a life
and 10% of the player's current score. This allows for a quick and much less painful
recovery, putting the player right back into the action.
Interactive dialog boxes can pop up throughout
levels where a lore character will typically speak to the player, providing updates
on the game's story. Characters might also let the player know about special game
mechanics, or give them tips on defeating certain types of enemies or encounters.
You can collect bonuses (or power-ups) while fighting
enemies to repair your ship, shield yourself from incoming attacks, or to temporarily
upgrade your weapons. Occasionally, you might find a rare bonus that will boost your
score or give you an extra life!
A custom-made options menu allows the user to adjust
their gameplay experience to how they see fit. Once online accounts become available,
the user will be able to save their settings permanently in the cloud.
The game implements a standard scoring system that
awards points for each enemy killed. Tougher enemies will award more points than
regular enemies. Additionally, the player is rewarded for avoiding incoming attacks.
Each time you destroy several enemies in a row without getting hit, you will receive
a substantial score bonus for your skills!
Cosmos Fight is an ongoing project. We are hard at work to improve the existing game engine,
and to create new and interesting content. Notes on the latest changes to the game can be