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Here it is, straight to your dA - Color Tanks.

So I worked on this game from end of July to the middle of November, with some breaks in-between. This is currently the finished game I'm mostly proud of, as I think it's really fun.

The controls are explained in-game.

Please enjoy.
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Critique by GyroGun Feb 18, 2013, 1:56:23 AM
I belive playing through until beating the 2nd boss, it was time I critique this messy game.

First of all, the graphics. Or should I say masses of paint all over my screen (Your paying for the dry cleaning. XD) is colored, and a great break from seeing the usual games I play , while most newer games are all depressive and serious. This is cartoony and fun, which is what the newer games should be more like. I'm into this cutesy cartoon grapthics, stories that feel silly (A world of paintball tanks, and 6 plot items to collect)

But I also like how some of the pain splatter effects remain, stain the conveyer belts and not come off (Or they might have, couldn't see. Too much paint flying everywhere).

The controls are basic but at the max levels for a cute arcade game, the WASD movement is clean and smooth, especially sicne oyur best chances of surviving require you to never stop and mostly circle the map while holding down fire (Mouse aiming at the best possible).

Now for the powerups. Speed Up + 4 Shot + Homing = No survivors (Unless they'r not a tank) i consider a game breaker, maybe oyu could have made the 4-way shot slower or onyl a set amount of shots form your tank if you have homing shot. Would help balance it out. I like the ideas (Shooting downwards to propell yourself in the air while raining the deadly colors of the rainbow, fun. :D ). Great Power up types, but sometimes OP.

The music fits the happy theme, yet the boss music could be retro-ish still. To my conclusion thisgame just brightened my day, I will just spread the links around and it's a shame I can never make a game as good as this (Yet I made somthing harder than this. XD). :D
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Color Tanks is easy to play, and fun to waste time with, especially during boredom.
The movement, shooting, and level design all worked together to create a smooth experience. Basically everything you'd expect from a good Flash shooter.

The game lacked two major aspects: urgency and re-playability.
Urgency because I felt invincible. I fell in love with the power-ups section, but also felt that losing became impossible. In fact, I stocked up on power-ups and ran five-minute errand without pausing. Without worry. (Who needs to actually try when you have 100+ lives?)
Re-playability because, let's face it, the Color Tanks is a bit long for a fun-run type of game. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but when my browser blinked out on me on level 5-2 (not the game's fault), I was hardly motivated to start from square one to see how it would all end. The levels, more specifically the phases of the levels, all seemed to mesh together into one giant heap.

Otherwise, a fun game for sure! The best moments were surely the boss battles, which involved a bit more skill and less thoughtlessness. The bosses were also very creative. Well put together, nicely polished, and I'd love to see what you create in the future.

I wish I could have seen the ending (maybe I'll come back someday just for that).

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DJ-derpyhelmet Featured By Owner Edited 4 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
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CHALLENGE: try without power-ups except lives
EXTREME CHALLENGE: try without power-ups (including lives) and no deaths
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JohnJensen Featured By Owner 3 days ago
did it with 3 deaths first time.... =p

man i wish i had compressed the clipboard stuff for levels, it's way too long and the floating point precision is way too precise. what a waste of BYTES
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DJ-derpyhelmet Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
whoops, lol atleast you tried (idk that would waste tho)
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pinkamna Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
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pinkamna Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
fff
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blossombrave8 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
LOVE THIS GAME :3
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JohnJensen Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Thanks \o/
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DiamondStar8901 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 I won. Now give me a real challenge.
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JohnJensen Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
I shall contact you once I've finished this more difficult game.
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FunkyCatGirl Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
when th boss from lvl  1 comes: me: RANIBOOWOWOOWOWOW *keep shooting* XD
LOVE THIS GAME! ITS AWSOMEEE!
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AskBassChu Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
COLOR THANKS
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JohnJensen Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
sticky thanks thanks
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2DXMurdocfan Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
I Win!
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:iconjohnjensen:
JohnJensen Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Woo! Congratulations. :D
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keyblade-shadow Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
If you want cheap, go to 2 player story co-op, give a player jetpack, and give the other player 2 or 4 shot, and then TROLL TIME!
helps to give jetpack freeze and 2 / 4 shot homing
ALSO
FOUR SHOT HOMING BABY!
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Rockythecook Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
I learned that the puppet does mirrored movement of the player!
You Go left, Puppet Goes Right!
You Go up, Puppet Goes Down!
You Go right, Puppet Goes Left!
You Go Down, Puppet Goes Up!
:D
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JohnJensen Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Yup! The purpose of the puppet is to make the black tanks follow the puppet instead of you. c:
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Rockythecook Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
yea, and they FELL for it! :XD:
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Ask-Sock Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
This shit is fucking radical.
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:iconjohnjensen:
JohnJensen Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Thanks a bunch, mr. sock :D
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Ask-Sock Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
You're welcome.
I love your face.
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JohnJensen Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
I face your love.
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Ask-Sock Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Oh my.
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GreenMustika321 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ouch, my left hand is a bit stiff now because pressing control keyboards button repetitively at this awesome and colorful game! Keep it up! :#1:
Especially when you put Waterflame music there. I love it, too. :tunes:
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JohnJensen Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Hey thanks! I showed Waterflame your comment, made him happy, and me too, of course. :D (He's doing some awesome work on my next game as of right now!)
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GreenMustika321 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, thanks also for showing my comment to him. I'm very pleased because I could make you guys happy because of it.
In the end, I'm looking forward to both of your projects. I'll be very honored to play your games and give comments as possible as I can. :dance:
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shadowraiwolf09 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Student General Artist
This game is completely chaotic. I LOVE IT!
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JohnJensen Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
thanks!!! :D
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JMIM Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The style is coherent throughout the game. And I really like how the tutorials kind of pop up and you can ignore them and take no action if you want.
Great way to throw out useful information without cramming it down people's throats. One reason why everything after megamanX3 got a bit annoying.
Very professional.
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JohnJensen Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Thanks a lot. I think that's important for tutorials in games to try not to be obtrusive. Depends on your game though...if your mechanics are reaaally advanced, then you'd need to explain it more, but then again, why not try to make those mechanics intuitive then...
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JMIM Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I think with a casual flash game, it needs to be gotten right away.
I never look at instructions with flash games.
I just want to get in it and play it right away.
Grabbing people quick is important.
One of my art teachers told me that online there is a 3 second rule.
You gotta grab their attention in 3 seconds or less.
Your game totally does that.
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Katorvino2 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice! \o/
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Skaerne Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Bro, I found a glitch. When the story screen comes on and you press skip, it just freezes.
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Turricanbronko Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Now, that's a nice one! At first I was a bit disappointed about the colors having no meaning, but I think we allready had enough games like that, so just having a colorful fast and nice shooting game instead is good for a change. :D
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Newarmagedon Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nominated for best flash game of 2013
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JohnJensen Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
No, go away >:o
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Takorii Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
woooooooooooooooooooooah
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JohnJensen Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
i know a cooler game though
if you know what
i mean
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Takorii Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
cooler in some ways WINK WINK WINK
WINK
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Skaerne Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:iconjizzedinmypantsplz:
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JohnJensen Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
i just ate a grape and i
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Skaerne Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
JIZZED. IN. MY PANTS. :iconjizzinmypantsplz:
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rae-rae09 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
This game is so much fun, and really addicting, I love it!
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JohnJensen Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Thanks, rae! appreciated :D
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rae-rae09 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Your welcome :)
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This was fun :D
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JohnJensen Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Thanks :dance:
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GyroGun Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I guess this will be my ffirst game Critique... :D
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Moogl Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cool game!
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