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Sky Eraser - 0.4.2

Fast-paced caravan shmup written in Pygame -- erase the sky!

Temia Eszteri
Sky Eraser is a scrolling shooter (more colloquially known as a shoot-'em-up or just "shmup") with a simple premise—fight against a constant flow of enemies for as long as possible. To do this, you have a ship with a spread and focused firing mode dependent on whether you tap or hold your fire button, as well as a limited supply of bombs to clear the screen with. Your enemies will be infinite, and they will only get faster and more frequent as you fight on, so good luck! This is a demo release - only three enemies are currently available, and replays are not yet implemented. Best of luck!



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Sky Eraser 0.4.2 — 31 Dec, 2013 account Comments

  • Mekire 2014-01-01 11:33

    This is excellent so far. I don't much like the use of appdirs to save user data somewhere I don't want it, but that is my only complaint. I look forward to seeing this progress.


  • metulburr 2014-01-01 16:37

    +1 for the dislike to appdirs use. I am not sure whats wrong with saving the data within the programs directory itself. Otherwise, great game. This is one i will surely check back upon updates.

    DoomLord 2014-01-09 15:21

    Sometimes the game happens to be in program files (if it's installed) and on some systems permission is needed to write to files in the program files folder

    Temia Eszteri 2014-03-09 19:23

    Jeremy is correct. I was trying to set the project up so that it could theoretically be installed as a more standard package, though it still has a ways to go for that. I don't like appdirs itself much either, but it was what I could find that would work as a multiplatform handler for user data directories.

  • R3al!ty 2014-02-28 20:56

    eh how do I run the game
    please reply.

    Jonathan Humphreys 2014-03-03 22:56

    Which operating system are you running?

    Temia Eszteri 2014-03-09 19:21

    In Windows, run sky_eraser.exe

    In a Linux or other 'nix environment, pass to your system's Python 2.7 interpreter. (for example, $python2 -- You will need to make sure all the relevant dependencies are installed in this case.

  • Falo 2014-04-26 18:09

    Unfortunately i'm not able to start the game from the menu (windows 7). I can scroll through the menu but don't know how to select a menu item...

    Temia Eszteri 2014-05-14 23:15

    Are you using the Z button (default) to select? If you haven't changed the controls any, I don't know what could possibly be wrong if your arrow keys still work...

  • Crow 2014-05-10 13:51

    Great gameplay, but scoreboard resets after every time i get a score over 6.5mil

    Temia Eszteri 2014-05-14 23:12

    Firstly, congratulations with getting the highest score I've heard of yet!
    Secondly, I'll be sure to look into it. If it happens again, can you send me your play_data.dat file? The file isn't overwritten until after the game quits, so whatever anomalous state its in should still be retrievable if you catch the reset in action.

  • Henry 2014-07-29 00:13

    Great game, good job! The look and feel is amazing I must admit. Keep going!