I’ve uploaded a little preview version of Irukandji 2 for you all to try. I’m super interested to know what you think, especially about the mouse controls. I happen to think they’re surprisingly easy to use, but it’s all horses for courses, innit?
This actually started out life as a test app for working out aspect ratio correction for Scoregasm. I guess i got carried away!
There’s only the one level, and it loops endlessly. Plus there are a few other slightly dodgy bits, but it should run on just about any machine. It runs full speed on my laptop, and that thing is a heap of shit, so in theory it should work well enough on any machine ~5 years old or newer.
There’s a readme file included in the zip, which explains how to play and how the scoring works and all that stuff, so i won’t go into too much detail about it here. I will reiterate how to change the resolution though; there’s a resolutions.txt file in the game’s directory, change the numbers in this file to any other screen size your monitor supports to run the game at a higher resolution. The game was designed to be played at high res, so the higher the better! I’ve set the default to 800*600, because it’ll run on pretty much every machine. Fullscreen only at the minute though i’m afraid, and if you’re on a laptop with an Intel GMA chip, don’t get too ambitious ;P
Here’s the link, the zip contains executables for Mac OS X (probably 10.5+), Windows XP+, and Linux. You’re mileage may vary with Linux, you’ll need to have hardware accelerated graphics enabled, and you’ll likely need to set the executable bit in order to run it.
Here’s a video that’s older than the version you’ll download, so it’s not all that similar. You might recognise a few bits.
Please let me know what you think in the comments below, or send me an email. If you like it, why not check out the original Irukandji, or make a donation? Any $1+ donators get a free copy of the original Irukandji, and i’ll bung in a Scoregasm pre-order for any one who donates over $10, how’s that?