Sunday, August 20, 2006

Link: Rayhound

So over the last couple of days I've been minorly obsessed with Rayhound, by Hikoza Ohkubo.
It's a tiny download, and seems about 80% finished as a game... no sound, no music (but hey, that's what winamp is for),  but the gameplay is something else..

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This is an elegant shooter that could have been formed by the principles of aikido.
Turrets appear, and try to shoot you.  Left clicking grabs any of the turrets rays near you, turn them to your purposes, and set them in orbit around you until you release the button.
Moving the mouse quickly causes your little ship to dash and reflect shots it runs into.
It ends up being rather beautiful.

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