Raider: Episode 1
Raider is an old-school platformer experience that will consist of five separate episodes, eventually.
You play as a character called Arkus Zei: a ‘space pirate’ who makes a living by searching for loot in abandoned wrecks of dead spaceships and such.
It’s meant to be DIFFICULT, and it’s meant to be simple and straightforward; there are no gimmicky features or unnecessary frills, just basic platformer goodness. You can jump, shoot and slash and that’s it, and all you have to do is get to the end of the level and beat the boss. Simple. Or is it?
There are also hidden ‘relic’ items for you to find, and you get a Rank at the end of the level based on your performance, adding replayability.
MAY 28, 2009 7:07PM
v1.1.54 – Boss is considerably easier now on Easy mode (it’s the same on the other difficulty settings). Also, there are some minor tweaks and high scores (or there SHOULD be, at least!)
Suggestions for yet more tweaks are welcome and will be listened to, if you’re polite!
v1.1.52 – You can now return to the main menu from any of the ‘game over’ screens, OR by pausing with SPACE, then pressing ESC.
v1.1.51 – Some minor fixes, including unpausing causing sound to play when muted, inability to stand on the top of ladders, and some other minor things…
v1.1.50 – There’s now an option to configure the keys to your preference. Go to the ‘How to Play’ screen and press the Configure button there. However, since this was just made due to people asking for it, it’s NOT been thoroughly tested (I tested it, but not extremely thoroughly), so THERE MAY BE BUGS with it. If there are, I need to know what they are, of course.
v1.1.49 – Added a Mute button.
…and now mute also mutes sound effects.
IMPORTANT: The controls can be CUSTOMISED! Just click on ‘How to Play’ on the main menu, and there you’ll find a ‘Configure’ option.
Use the Arrow Keys to move.
A, S and D are the other controls.
SPACE pauses the game.
While paused, use ESC to return to the main menu.
Use Z to skip dialogue, and ENTER to skip the cutscene thing at the start if you don’t want to read.