A downloadable game for Windows

My submission for the Game Maker's Toolkit Game Jam!

driftShot is a top-down space shooter with a twist. There is no conventional way to move your ship; the only way is through first shooting an enemy. The faster you defeat enemies, the faster you'll move. How's that for dual-purpose design? You'll need to plan your shots wisely if you wish to avoid drifting into some unwanted obstacles...

Left click: Shoot
Right click / space: Brake  (also activates a shield if you aren't shooting)
R key: Reset stage
Q key: Quit to title
M key: Toggle music

Now for a personal message from yours truly:
Yowzer, this past 48 hours has been like a crash course in game design for me, especially seeing as I only first started tinkering with GameMaker Studio a couple of weeks ago. There are a few rough patches, and features I'd have loved to add, but I wanted to stick to the Jam philosophy, so  hopefully you'll enjoy what I cooked up. Thanks everyone, now I'm going to bed.


Install instructions

Download and extract the zip, then run the exe. If it doesn't work, then... that's incredibly annoying.

Download

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driftShot.zip (12 MB)

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