Amazingly thought out game design and really gripping to play. I would say though it's worth looking at a colour blind friendly mode (especially for players that find red and green hard to differentiate). A good tool for that is https://coolors.co/ (if you click on generate palettes and click the glasses icon it will show you what the colours look like based on type of colourblindness).
Enter the Chronosphere
Journey to the heart of the Chronosphere
A turn based bullet hell roguelike
A game by Effort Star
Music produced by Shisvi
Some sound effects obtained from ZapSplat
- Devlog - 2022-08-25Aug 15, 2022
- Follow us at our new page!May 04, 2022
- Release v8 - Juice!Aug 15, 2021
- Release v7 - Explosive barrelsAug 10, 2021
- Release v6 - Explosions and particlesAug 04, 2021
- Release v5 - Melee, balance and AIJul 08, 2021
- Enter the Chronosphere #1 in 7DRL 🏆Jun 27, 2021
- Release v2 - Bug fixes, optimization and audioMar 16, 2021
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Thank you for the kind works dap005!
We are still working on the game and will give it a proper accessibility pass in the Steam version. I hope it wasn't a problem for you to play the game. Thank you for the resource. ❤️
An excellent tactical shooter! A bit like Hotline Miami.
It gives you this feeling of "it's hard but I can beat it, let's just play one last game..." 😄
Knowledge of the power-ups & enemies is also vital in order to judiciously pick the right weapons to face the next level (damn spiders), which means you get better at it the more you discover the game, and I like that!
Amazing! Love this game
This game is so so sick
Cool game, very satisfying
This game goes hard.
wow, the Chromebook my dad got me (so that i can't really play games on it) is struggling to even load the intro animation... i knew Chromebooks sucked but turns out they are far worse than i even imagined....
That loading animation is actually generating the whole game level by level so it's quite expensive. The rest of the game should run faster once it's done. I could consider doing a Linux build, that might run on a Chromebook?
This game is great! It's really hard though wow
Yoo I've beat the game!
bro I havent played the game in a few months and how many updates did it get like I saw so many new enemys and weapons wow ＼（〇_ｏ）／
Awesome game but there's no way to aim and fire if you have a single button trackpad. (Two fingers is right mouse button, but there's no way to then click with the "left" button.)
Oh yeah, that's true of a touch screen too (it's almost possible to play on phone in browser). For what it's worth you can beat the game without aiming so long as you don't pick up the splitter gun.
Thanks for the feedback. I've logged an issue but we're not expecting to push an update in the immediate future.
Just letting you know this has been fixed in v5. Added spacebar as a secondary aim button.
Thanks this was wonderful. excellent polish and gameplay! The music was stellar.
I just wanted to ask what everyone's favorite gun is.
my favourite is the shotgun.
Mine is the radgun (the one which shoots a wide piercing projectile that erases other projectiles)
Absolutely phenomenal game. Super satisfying turn-based time increments- especially the time dilation, accelerations, deceleration, etc. etc. Was a lot of fun to fight large groups, would like to see the core mechanic reused in new overarching game contexts as well in addition to the additional incremental fight-at-a-time model.
Thanks Vectis, we're definitely interested in exploring the mechanic further! We were thinking some terrain elements moving on the beat, moving floors, time based locks, etc. So glad you enjoyed it.
it is a reallly good game.the only problem for me is that the green enemy is really hard.is it a boss?otherwise a really good game.
Do you mean the spooky 'Scary Movie' like figure? He's quite tough indeed. You have to be really careful predicting his movements. Easier to avoid it, but more satisfying to kill it ;-)
He doesn't show up all the time, but when he does I tend to just run and try and keep walls between us. He's not a boss, but he's a rare spawn powerful creature. (Perhaps not as rare as he should be, haha)
Very good game :)
The music is so groovy and inspired me to play. Maybe an option to turn off music/volume configuration? I love the smooth transitions each turn; the turn transition gameplay is awesome. I liked the sprites indicating their difficulty using chess pieces, but then with the extra robot and samurai is a little different thematically could be confusing. But in the end, I got screwed D:
Really really liked this! It gave me that true roguelike itch of wanting to discover and toy with all of the weapons, and try to get a winning run with each of them. (Partially to prove i wasn't carried by the magnum)
Something about the rhythm of the game, mixed with the simple aesthetic and bangin' soundtrack made it very easy to go for more and more runs, even after defeating *redacted* that laid at the center of the Chronosphere.
I could definitely see this getting expanded into a full release!
Really, really original and well executed as well. I absolutely love procedural games because of the replay value and your game is an absolute joy to play over and over again. Well polished, distinct style, creative gameplay.
As mentioned below, the music choice is also interesting and a big plus because of that. But it's loud indeed, it sounds distorted even (at low volume, so not my speakers ;-) ). Would definitely tune that.
Only one small improvement I could think of. Some sort of level indicator of the enemies. I now got killed by some tough enemy that took too many hits to kill before it reached me.
Thanks for the kind words, swoopie. Did you make it to the top hemisphere?
Yes sorry about the audio 👂🩸. I realized I had the volume down on my computer during development and haven't given it a final mix. Will be fixed in an update.
Haha, no worries, still adds to the overall atmosphere, regardless whether it's not nicely mixed.
Haven't reached the top yet, not sure how far I got, I think 6 or 7. But I'll keep trying. Noticed I get a bit overzealous when having a proper gun, but you get punished quite quickly when doing that.
Ah, right, I hear it indeed. Seems I just don't like distortion then ;-) Thanks for updating it with volume control. I will have a go at the dev branch (if I manage).
However, I just finished the first 'dimension'! I noticed two things of which one might be deliberate.
On the level where you first see the heart, I could fire my shotgun through the surrounding wall to kill the blood vessels around the main heart.
I noticed (only once) that my shotgun bullets passed through the very fast bleeping virus like landmine.
Nice work haha. I'll do a dev blog when I update so you get a notification.
The first spoiler issue you mentioned is intentional.
However bullets passing through enemies is not. This is also something I'm playing with for the next update.
Damn, now that's an exploit I hadn't considered...
Really nice game, with a fun gameplay loop. I love that the movement isnt bound to a grid. The controls were pretty intuitive. The weapons felt like they had a nice weight to them. The variety in the enemies was nice too. Great stuff, sets a high bar for other entries :)
This game is dangerous. It almost makes me feel like I'm cool enough for its music!
The projectile-dodging is so fun in this! The overall style and presentation is unbelievably awesome too.
This game is pretty awesome. I can hardly believe it was made in seven days.
The only major problem I see is that quite a few enemies can attack from outside the screen, and there's nothing you can do if their projectiles move fast.
Thank you aprilmarch. We are surprised at how much we achieved too! We worked near constantly for the seven days.
This is a great entry, polished and quite well balanced. The only thing i could ask for is a way to move faster [le'ts say a longer "slinger" line which i can adapt better when needed].
Also, tune a little bit down the sound ot give an option/slider because it's quite loud.
Thanks Luca. I had imagined a UI like that with a notched line measuring out the steps in a move. However it's usually very dangerous to make that kind of move so we ended up not testing it out.
I think that would affect the balance of the game quite a lot as well, because the whole purpose is that your movement is a bit restricted, making you plan your moves a little bit up ahead.
What I could imagine though is having powerups that make you temporarily move faster / longer within an iteration, similar to the difference between some enemies and bullets.