Comments for From The Black

avatar for Chip56
Chip56

Jan. 12, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I think you should change the first few waves. If you go for the secret ending you actually get shooting drones BEFORE the alternatve route takes hold. If those guys start firing before me thats NOT friendly.

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Socran

Jan. 4, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) To unlock the secret mode, don't attack any enemies. After you've dodged the first few waves, it will be triggered automatically. You might want to beat the game first, though.

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Rishav2000

Jan. 7, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Nice game man.Love the twist at the end :)

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Arkeus

Jan. 4, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Updated with autofire (press F to toggle it), and fixed the issue that was causing the menu tooltips to not align with your mouse position correctly. Please let me know if you find other issues! And if anyone else has the issue where the game hangs when losing focus, please send me any info you can to help me track it down. Thanks for the feedback!

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Paulica

Jan. 8, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) game created in under 48 hours, went to my favourite games list in under 5 minutes

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Developer response from Arkeus

<3

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AlienKittyInc

Jan. 8, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Humans: Diplomatic as always.

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basti78

Jan. 12, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) No Money drops if 100% upgrades? Damn smart.

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Kishero

Jan. 7, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) It feels, very cramped, shots and sprites are very large and the arena rather small, claustrophobic.

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packman852

Jan. 16, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) A simple yet entertaining game, being made in under 48 hours is just amazing, great work!

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BPLR

Jan. 16, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) If you did this in 48 hours... what monster can you make in 1 month? 2? I wonder what would happen if you worked for a game for a year?

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Beverice

May. 4, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) do not attack, we will retaliate if you do. If you dont attack them, they still shoot you D:

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Developer response from Arkeus

Let's blame it on poor translation software, since they probably don't speak the same language. ;)

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Gabis151

Jan. 16, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) What a depressing ending. :P

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noahjsc

Jan. 17, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) nvm got it best secret end ever

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JuggaloGreg

Jan. 15, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Wow what a simple game... yet the story is beautiful. Why can't more games implement storylines with a twist. Now I feel like every game I play I guess the ending twist because its not exactly original or it is just so dry that its a 50-50 guess on the ending. I just think that if the ending is going to be handed to you, at least make it beautiful like this.

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snowskeeper

Jan. 17, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I know this is a Ludum Dare game so this isn't directed at this specifically, but why is it that I still have yet to see a space-battle game that even comes closes to Azul Baronis in all the years since I first played it?

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Colorstyle

Jan. 13, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I had a laugh when I went to look at Ludum Dare 25's theme after playing this game. It fits a bit with how I felt at the end (even though their peaceful defensive drones fail hard).

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asdf3011

Jan. 12, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) That peace to us humans. Shoot all things that move. glad it was counted as peace in all places.

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valancedom

Jan. 17, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) how many minutes does it take before you get the secret path? I've waited almost 50 sec without anything happening despite not shooting. does that also mean I can't accidentally hit anything during that time?

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figter2000

Jan. 11, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Apparently shooting and crashing your spaceship into others is the friendly greeting of their people.

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spacedock

Jan. 8, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Can you add more upgrades at very high cost for people that are not good at this game? I want to see the true ending but my skills are too low.

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xandramas

Jan. 7, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I wonder how they tell that a game was made in under 24 hours. How do they know you didnt have logic, sprites, animations, etc already made?

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Developer response from Arkeus

Mostly an honor system. But a lot of people create timelapses of their screen over the 48 hours and make it into a video (which is really cool to watch a year later). From The Black's is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-FQKtNnWhU

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Flash1414

Jan. 7, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I think some people here think too realistic and downrate it for that reason. + The decoded message says the automated drones were sent up front and since they don't recognise you as their species and they attack. Great game but the ending made me a little sad at first. D:

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Gabis151

Jan. 16, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Secret ending! Yay! So much less depressing! :D

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PraesidioIgnis

Jun. 10, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Since attack powerups are removed in secret mode you should add health powerups.

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Gnomeface

Jan. 14, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) ---------SPOILER--------------------- These guys aren't friendly at all, they're attacking repeatedly for minutes on end with giant cannons and suicide bombing me. They were actively trying to kill me for a very long period of time while I tried to run and dodge them. I don't feel bad about killing them, their message was obviously a decoy to slaughter the player's people.

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PukhalaPuka

Jan. 16, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Whole armada defeated by one ship. No wonder youre extinct...

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avatar for BL00DSH0T4TW
BL00DSH0T4TW

Jan. 7, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) And then I warped back through time and saved the humans. :3

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DragonArcherZ

Jan. 15, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) @officernarc you know he only had 48 hours to make this?

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niospace

Jan. 17, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) they not try use google translate?4/5 nice

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Gnomeface

Jan. 14, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I think I'm supposed to say what I twist, and I admit I was slightly shocked, but the longer the NASA guy went on, the less dramatic it became. In other words, you should cut the ending message a little shorter, or make it change a little.

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Slothrop

Jan. 14, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) new arkeus! SWEET

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Galevav

Jan. 9, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) "Don't fire, they may be peaceful." "They're not ramming us, they're trying to give us nuclear-powered hugs." "Those are peace guns, firing depleted uranium floral arrangements. You know what, just open fire, I'm pretty sure they're trying to kill us."

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Developer response from Arkeus

They're plutonium floral arrangements actually.

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Spyro_Drag

Jan. 13, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) love the music, the upgrade system, and the "Secret story." 4.9/5, cause there should be health power ups.

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Ezekiel

Oct. 25, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I do however feel that I would be remiss not to add: DON'T. DATE. ROBOTS.

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mikeoxsbigg

Jan. 19, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Best game in months.

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cloa513

Jan. 13, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Destroy the record. I want to put it where no one will ever find it- Hence the public servant will file it.

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Arkeus

Jan. 11, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I think I've fixed the issue with the game pausing and you being unable to unpause it. Please let me know if you continue to see it happening (make sure to force refresh to get the latest version). Special thanks to Zoen for helping track down the issue!

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Sleepingpill

Jan. 11, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Might I recommend a lategame usage for metal, like a "Heal" ability, that would also help me finish some of the storymodes or other challenges simply by throwing metal at it. You don't have to if there is no end-content after completing story mode and secret story mode.

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avatar for Zoen
Zoen

Jan. 10, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I've gotten an issue twice now where the game will "double pause". The only way to be able to resume playing the game is to refresh the entire page. First was during the text after defeating the boss, and the second was just now in the middle of gameplay. About all the information I can give on it.

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Developer response from Arkeus

This actually helps a lot. While I still can't reproduce it, this gives me an idea of how to fix it (if it's indeed double pausing).

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ddsw1b

Jan. 8, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) hmmm i wonder what that boss was. i mean, it couldn't have had anything to do with that earth shi- omg omg omg omg omg what have they done

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avatar for BL00DSH0T4TW
BL00DSH0T4TW

Jan. 7, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I can't believe I destroyed the HUMANS! Who was I playing as...?

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avatar for Cower
Cower

Jan. 7, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) maybe a slight "regeneration" for epic mode ??

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StanleyKubrick

Jan. 8, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) "friendly", what a nice and creative interpretation that is

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avatar for davarian
davarian

Jan. 7, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Click outside of the game and it says "PAUSED click to focus." Half the time when I click on the screen it starts back up. Half the time it does nothing and I have to refresh the page. Still a fun little game though.

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avatar for BlackLoter
BlackLoter

Jan. 10, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Why are those "defence drones" shooting at me like there was no tomorrow?

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avatar for Ezekiel
Ezekiel

Oct. 25, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I don't believe it. I mean I actually do not believe that they came in peace. Like, at the start, I was thinking, "Oh, they probably do," but as the game went on I thought more and more, no peaceful fleet would act like this. You don't send a message, then move in with your "defensive drones" poised to strike before you get a response. So no, I don't buy that twist ending. I think it was a ruse by a hostile force that utterly failed.

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McArrowni

Jan. 9, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Well made, not particularily inovative, but in today's storm of MMOs, etc., this is a refreshing return to what I remember flash games being about :)

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gabriel5477

Jan. 3, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) The only suggestion I can think to make is make the space bar the upgrade menu. It would make it slightly easier to get into it. Great game and agreed, criminally low rating.

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avatar for PJ6211
PJ6211

Jan. 7, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) It's not 'purely defensive' if they try to ram you and fire bullets without provocation.

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bloodnok

Jan. 15, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) The secret ending is a bit of a misfeature. "They came in peace; we shot to kill" - unoriginal, but it's a story. "They came in peace; we didn't fire; they enthusiastically kamikazed into us and started shooting" - you what?

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