Particle Mace is an upcoming iOS/Mac/PC title that draws inspiration from old school twitchy space shooters, but adds a unruly physics-based weapon to the mix. Players must swing the group of orange particles tethered to their ship to destroy enemies and navigate the treacherous asteroid field. The aesthetics of the game are created through code based vector art and a procedurally generated background.
To further extend play, the game offers several modes that change the landscape of the universe as well as missions that present unique challenges each time the game is played.
The game utilizes the touch screen to create a tight control system for the player, letting them make the wide sweeping motions required swing the particle mace with ease and accuracy, rewarding player finesse. The game was created in openFrameworks and will be available soon.