Self Destruct 2

Way back at the start of the year, I made a blog post about some of the ideas I had for new games to work on this year. Originally I wanted to try releasing a game a month, but that didn’t really work out. The main thing I wanted to work on, though, the first thing I listed, was to make a more ambitious shooter:

There’s something about constructing a set of shooter mechanics that I really enjoy – it’s very different from the way I usually approach level design. I don’t feel like I’ve really explored this interest of mine very much at all, so this year I’ll probably make several shooters.

I love making shooters, but I’ve yet to spend more than a weekend or so making one. So, with Nexus City ramping up into a big serious project, I decided to take a week out and make something else first.

I don’t have an actual title yet, but since I’m sorta thinking of it as a spiritual successor to Self Destruct, I’ve been calling it Self Destruct 2.

(There’s also a bit of Bullet Time in there too)

What I’m trying to do with this, basically, is to take the ultra-fast, short-round thing I’ve done in the past and extend it over multiple levels. I’ve been working on it sporadically all week, so already I’ve put more work into it than any other shooter I’ve made, but it’s still far from done. My plan for further development is to make it my weekend project, with Nexus City being a Monday-Friday thing.


8 Comments so far

  1. Nathanel on November 15th, 2010

    This is great news, I love shooters! =) But… what about Myosotis? 🙁

  2. StephenM3 on November 15th, 2010

    On twitter you referred to Nexus City as a project “as big as VVVVVV”… this makes me quite exited. I was under the impression that you weren’t going to be going that big for a while.

    But that’s the thing about RPG’s, isn’t it? They always end up containing more than you planned for.

  3. Ava Avane Dawn on November 15th, 2010

    I loved self destruct! So simple yet so deep–and a little bit on the short side unfortunately.

  4. Terry on November 15th, 2010

    @Nathanel: Myosotis is on the back burner for a while. I have plans for it, though!

    @StephenM3: Heh, yeah, it kinda came out of nowhere 🙂 I’m very excited about it.

  5. Jonas on November 15th, 2010

    I apologize for my part in making Nexus City so big. I swear I didn’t see it coming, either. But it’s awesome, so I’m not going to complain.

    Self Destruct 2 looks really cool.

  6. Terry on November 15th, 2010

    Heh, don’t worry about it 🙂

  7. Erik Walle on September 19th, 2014

    Damn dude. Tread lightly, the original Self Destruct is one of the finest games of all time. I’ve told you this.

  8. Terry on September 19th, 2014

    Haha, glad you like it 🙂 Well, this ended up being Maverick Bird, so…

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