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Author Topic: Z-Type - Type to shoot  (Read 6066 times)

Mark0

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Z-Type - Type to shoot
« on: January 11, 2011, 09:20:01 AM »
http://www.phoboslab.org/ztype/

An HTML5 game... Genius! :D

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Re: Z-Type - Type to shoot
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2011, 09:50:29 AM »
Very Cool!!!!

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Re: Z-Type - Type to shoot
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2011, 10:16:10 AM »
Yes very very cool. I'll be bookmarking that!

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Re: Z-Type - Type to shoot
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2011, 01:12:57 PM »
For some reason whenever I type, that game almost completely locks up my PC for several seconds. In this way I can cheat since everything freezes and I can type every word I see on the screen and it will be several seconds after I stop typing that the game will start running again.

But it runs very smoothly when I don't type.


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Re: Z-Type - Type to shoot
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2011, 02:17:29 PM »
fun.
Very convincingly demonstrated how much I *need* a new keyboard...

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Re: Z-Type - Type to shoot
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2011, 02:22:03 PM »
cool idea. had to stop playing it as my wrists began to ache.

i used to play "The Typing of the Dead" a lot - you got little breaks with that - which might be a good idea for Z-type to include.

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Re: Z-Type - Type to shoot
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2011, 02:26:57 PM »
Z-Type has little breaks.

It has breaks between the waves.

And for me, any time I type I get a nice long break.


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Re: Z-Type - Type to shoot
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2011, 02:37:16 PM »
the breaks between the waves don't seem very long to me. maybe i've just got tired hands.

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Re: Z-Type - Type to shoot
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2011, 03:41:43 PM »
After playing another game made with the same HTML5 Game Engine, I've realized that it's the engine that's broken, not the game. For some reason any time the games play a sound effect, my entire computer locks up for a few seconds. Weird.


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Re: Z-Type - Type to shoot
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2011, 04:41:37 PM »
Since it rely on HTML5, it may depends greatly on the browser's implementation.

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Re: Z-Type - Type to shoot
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2011, 02:56:03 PM »
id love to see some typing / wordgames games made by dc members -- i think the genre has lots of possibilities.

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Re: Z-Type - Type to shoot
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2011, 08:36:05 AM »
Typing Shark is fun... nothing is better than "Typing of the Dead". It's a shame "Typing of the Dead 2" never got an English version. :(

Anyway,  Z-Type is also fun, but I can't press ESC to select a new aim. Also, with later levels it gets impossible, as there are several alien ships starting with the same letter and the engine isn't aiming for the closest enemy.
« Last Edit: March 29, 2011, 08:38:39 AM by wr975 »

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Re: Z-Type - Type to shoot
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2011, 08:58:29 AM »
Made it up to 031, then I got bored with it. It starting to type other words than I wanted gets really annoying, especially if the words it picks are also clipped by other words so I have to wait for it to become visible. :(

Were it not for those issues, I'd call it a pretty epic game.

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Re: Z-Type - Type to shoot
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2011, 01:34:38 PM »
Still using IE8 here at the office...I click on the Ztype link above... And get:

Quote from: the site
To play this game you need a good Browser, like Opera, Chrome, Firefox or Safari.

Um... I need a "good" browser like Safari?!? Good for what? sharing my Identity with people in the next universe? I wouldn't use that POS if the only alternative was  2 soup cans, 30' of kite string, a 6 year old phone book and a telegraph keypad.

Hopefully the site will run on IE9 ... If I can remember to try it when I get home. :(

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Re: Z-Type - Type to shoot
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2011, 01:50:37 PM »
It runs a lot better for me now, but the audio still has problems. It crackles and plays a bit late, but at least the framerate is improved.

Still, got bored around level 20.


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Re: Z-Type - Type to shoot
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2011, 05:38:34 PM »
Okay, two thing:
1. It does work in IE9
2. As I type this...It seems oddly quiet now.

Best I could do is level 7 - Looking at my fingers - I can't type.