What is a SHMUP without “option” helpers, we have that too, is the fifth slot on the powerup bar. The options work as follows: When moving forward or backward the options will orbit in the opposing direction. In the video is the first implementation of the orbit behavior without taking the player movement into account.
Plasma beam size
Here is the Missile Satellite, it’s only purpose of existence is shot…. Missiles. Represents the second slot on the powerup bar.
Animal spirit zawarudo
More details about the Plasma Beam behaviors in the game, the Plasma Beams get shorter on every hit.In the video when the Plasma Beam hits a Popcorn enemy, it will stop for a single frame and it’s length will shorten. When the body size is smaller than a threshold, the Plasma Beam disappears.
Animal Spirit can still move and damage while the time is stopped, don’t mind the collision bugs, those are now fixed. The only thing left to do is to stop animations.
Stop Time Tint Finished
Stops the bullets and enemies.
Stop Time Tint
Effect finished with a white tint after the Green and Purple Color.
Looking at one of our favorite references for time stopping we decided to emulate the Green and Purple tint when the ability expands. On the Video there is the effect idea on slow motion.
One of the ship’s powers which Stops Time for a few seconds, the duration is dictated by a bar filled by absorbing bullets. In the Video the first version of it’s visual effect.