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By jcupitt Published on May 27th, 2017

Fly and shoot your way through 10 mega asteroids! Can you reach the treasure at the centre of the 10th? Fearsome monsters await, lurking in the rocks and vegetation of fantastic planets! Shoot monsters to collect bombs, use bombs to mine for diamonds, collect 10 diamonds to open each portal. Look out for treasure chests and powerups!

The controls are explained at the beginning:

left / right - rotate your ship, or strafe
z - hold to switch from rotate to strafe
x - fire
up - thrust
down - reverse
d - release bomb
left-shift - long-range scanner: the beacon marks the portal

This is a large game: it almost fills a cart, there are just a few spare tokens. It runs at 60 fps and can animate several hundred monsters at once. It uses a gridded map to keep collision detection practical, and drops AI frequency further from the ship to try to hit the frame target. The asteroids are all random and have a range of landscape features, including growing vegetation.