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Andromeda: kill as many enemies as possible before they overwhelm you


Andromeda is my first seven day game.  The player is piloting a space ship that’s being assaulted by hordes of ever-increasing enemies.  There are a variety of tools at the player’s disposal, like blasters, homing torpedos and an detachable energy pike.  The objective is to kill as many enemies as possible before they overwhelm you.

Be warned, the game is quite hard.

# Arrow Keys – Steer the ship
# Space or Left Shift – Shoot torpedos if you have energy.  These home in on targets in front of you.
# Left Ctrl – Shoot blasters
# Tab – Deploy/Call back StormPike

# Absorb enemy shots with the StormPike when it’s attached to you.  Then use the energy you got to shoot torpedos.
# Launching the pike allows it to home in on and kill the small ball enemies.  This gives you health.
# You can shoot through the Hoplite enemy’s shield if you get close enough.  You can shoot around it or batter it down with enough fire.
# Launch the pike at Hoplites to kill them with one hit.
# Kill the small balls before they rebuild themseves.


You can run Andromeda in full screen mode by passing “-fullscreen” parameter to Andromeda.exe.  You can also run the provided .bat file.
If you get tired of the awesome IndieBird splash screen, you can turn it off with “-nosplash”.  Just be sure to view it once in a while to keep the subliminal messages active.

Also, the game can be paused by pressing “P”.

Thanks To:

Andromeda uses resources provided by the generous individuals below.  Without them it would not have looked and sounded as it does.  Also, important libraries were used during development, saving the author much work and stress.

Erin Catto (   - Box2D Physics Library
Daniel Cook (  - Sinistar Remake Sprite Set

The makers of the following fine libraries:


Sound effects were taken from and are licensed under Creative Commons Sampling Plus 1.0 license. The following freesound contributors had their effects used:

Hell’s Sound Guy

The text font was downloaded from


This game is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported license. 

If you re-distribute the game, you have to clearly indicate that it may be found at
« Last Edit: March 28, 2014, 11:21:08 AM by Software Santa »


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