Es un juego bastante entretenido, a pesar de su bajo peso tiene buena calidad
A downloadable game for Windows, Linux, and Android
You are the last pilot of the Earth Alliance, our only resort: the Omeganaut!
- Fast-paced gameplay with randomly generated levels
- No loading time, no cuts between levels
- Small footprint: the entire game can fit inside a good old floppy disk
How to play?
It is recommended to use an Xbox controller. But you can play with a keyboard or a touchscreen too, just activate the virtual gamepad in the Setup screen.
- Move around to avoid obstacles
- Fire to destroy enemies that come in your way
- Hold Fire to charge your laser
- Press the Roll buttons to turn faster
- Double tap a Roll button to avoid danger and to slap nearby enemies
You can turn on VR in the Setup screen. I only have a Google Cardboard, but maybe it will work with fancy headsets? Please give me feedback if you have the chance to play with such a device ❤️
|Working||Not working :(|
Omeganaut is still under construction, using the awesome ZGameEditor, which allows a tiny footprint, and two external libraries for physics and modular music.
The downside of a tiny footprint in this modern world is that a few antivirus software will go nuts and return a false positive. It's annoying, but there's no reason to worry. I like making games, not viruses.
By buying the game, you help me to continue making it. Right now, I focus on building the engine and getting rid of all the bugs, while adding new enemy ships and obstacles now and then.
|Updated||24 days ago|
|Platforms||Windows, Linux, Android|
|Tags||3D, Arcade, Endless, flat-shading, On-Rails Shooter, Roguelike, Shoot 'Em Up, Singleplayer, Space, Virtual Reality (VR)|
|Average session||A few minutes|
|Inputs||Keyboard, Mouse, Xbox controller, Gamepad (any), Joystick, Touchscreen, Smartphone, Google Daydream VR, Google Cardboard VR, Playstation controller|
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:
- Omeganaut on Retroid Pocket 3+24 days ago
- Slim sizeSep 04, 2022
- Principle of relativitySep 01, 2022
- Aiming for qualityJul 29, 2022
- Set your path to random worldsFeb 24, 2022
- Shēdā no jutsuAug 03, 2021
- Target: LinuxApr 27, 2021
- Back in townApr 05, 2021
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Hi, I cannot launch it on linux (ubuntu) :(
Hello ATN, are you an Etienne too?
I will need more information than that if you want me to help you. Did you try launching it from the console to see if there is a problem?
Oui monsieur ;)
J'ai essayé dans la console, ça me met :
An unhandled exception occurred at $00007F9C81D6B2BB:
Très bien :)
Pour ton problème, le moteur ZGE ne produit plus que des exécutables 64bits. Tu connais l'architecture de ton proc? Tape simplement 'arch' dans le terminal.
Oui, oui, je suis bien en 64 bits !
Je veux bien aider à du debug en tout cas, très envie de jouer à ce jeu avec la version native linux ;)
Je viens de tester sur mon ordi en arch x86_64 sans problèmes... Je te propose d'essayer de compiler toi-même la librairie fautive en suivant ce tutoriel que j'ai écrit pour mon futur moi :
Howdy! This game looks so cool. I wanted to ask if the windows version was either x64 or x86?
Since I run an ARM PC, it would mean a lot if you would consider also offering either an x86 or an ARM64 version for Windows. Would love to support your work :)
Hi. Official news from ZGameEditor's creator is that it has fully switched to 64bits. I've seen a post with a 32bits release somewhere in their forum, but I can't seem to find it now. I'll see what I can do.
Edit: Thinking about it, it should be x86_64, as the previous version was i386. I can send you a little exe made with ZGE to see if it runs on your computer, if you want.
Ahhh I see! Thank you so much, I asked since sadly for some folks x64 might be limiting, and it's sad to see lots of cool games nowadays in itch.io lose 32bit support or not have ARM builds.
And if you do find a link, I would appreciate that very much >.< I'll still buy this game regardless because I'd like to support your work <3
I'm enjoying Omeganaut on linux and works great.
I'm having a problem running it on Android. When I click on the icon the run, the screen flashes black, then an error message appears with "Unfortunately, Omeganaut has stoppped".
Is there something I can do? I'm using Android 5.1
Thanks for your help.
Hi robdavies. I'm glad my game is running nicely on your linux. For Android, on the other hand... Minimal target is Android 4.1, so your version shouldn't be a problem. Maybe it's a phone with a special processor? There are so many Android devices it gets really complicated...
Its a lot of fun, It reminds me of star fox on the snes :)
No prob about android version,
Thanks, time to play more :)
If you give me details about your Android device, maybe I could find a pattern with other devices that are not working, then find how to solve the problem ;)
When trying to play the Android version on a Google Pixel 6 Pro, the default placement of the on screen gamepad is off the screen. Thank you for making this adjustable in the menu!
Yeah, there are too much Android devices to get the thing right. I'm glad you managed to find how to change it!
Hi, do you have the permission from the music authors to use the modules included in the game and sell the game with them included?
Hello Gargaj. I do for only one of them. I wasn't able to find the contact of the other ones from ModArchive... But you're totally right, I will remove them for the next release, which can happen today if I manage to repair the new Boss. Now that the music engine works, I need to get back to writing my own music score 😉
Edit: And it's done. Sorry for the inconvenience. If you happen to know someone who's still into MOD tracking, I'm looking for a musical artist to work with ❤️
Do you have any plans to release a macOS version, since ZGameEditor games can run on it?
Hello. I wish I had a Mac in order to do that, because the game relies on the ZBullet library that I would have to compile from scratch. I'll see if someone can lend me one.
Otherwise, the Windows version should just work using Wine emulator 😉
Love this game and the Windows version works excellently. However, when I try and play it on my Android tablet it starts and then crashes out a few seconds into the game. Any ideas?
A high-score table would also be really nice :D
Hi and thank you!
I'm currently working on the next version of the game, and yes, I saw that crash problem on my good old OUYA and on my father's recent Huawei phone. Right now, I have no idea what's going on, but I'm working on it.
Hi, can you try the latest Android version on your tablet and tell me if it is working? If not, can you provide information about your device (serial name/number, Android version, that kind of things...)
Just tried it, still crashes out I'm afraid.
Device is a Lenovo TB-X103F; running Android 6.0.1
Thanks for the details. I'll see if I can find something out of that. 6.0.1 is Marshmallow API 23, it should run... But there are just too many Android devices to simply make something working on everything 😅
"then crashes out a few seconds into the game" that's interesting. Does it crash if you stay on the game title? Or at some point during the game? Usually (on 3 different devices) it crashes at start. I've never seen it crashing during the game. Do you get an error message?
I just released a new version that includes a high-score table :)
this is literally (in my opinion) the best starfox fan game in the world, game runs smoothly on my PC and Android, the gamepad does not give any error, the game has a beautiful graphic, boss and incredible enemies
Hahaha, don't exagerate... But I'm planning to get back to work on this game once I'll finish saving all my old flash games with Ruffle emulator before the end of the year.
Outstanding game! Very well done! I expected a forgotten demo, but you are still working on it! Amazing! A few things like the charge shot looks strange, and I dislike the hyperspace sections, but the game works very well, good design and it quite enjoyable! Some buttons on xbox game pad are non functional, however. I really appreciate the game's small file size! It is also nice for it to be offline game! Thank you so much for this game! I hope you continue to work on it, and have good health!
Found a bug after canyon, went to 'inside ship' but its walls were missing! doorways were floating, but no walls.
Still is good game, and fun! Thanks for making it able to play offline!!
Thanks for the awesome review. Yes, I'm fixing a few more bugs and the new release should be ready quite soon. Could you give me some more insights about the charge shoot and the hyperspace section? Maybe I can do something about that :)
The charge shoot sometimes block view, and has very plain animation, visibility issues. The hyperspace section is hard to view, unfortunately, Too visually 'busy', I worry about epileptic. But that does not mean the game is bad, as it is actually quite enjoyable! hope to read change logs and version counter within game soon!
It runs so smooth! Maybe later we can get a frame count option, just for fun. Or perhaps a volume menu for variable effects and music, or even a wireframe gameplay mode :3 Also database feature is very interesting! What game engine does game use? What are issues you have with it? am very curious!
You can press F1 to show fps.
As explained in the game description, I use ZGameEditor. If you go to their forum and check my posts, you'll see all the issues I had. Quite a lot in fact, but mainly questions about how to do things, as the big problem with that engine is that we are very few using it to make games...
For some reason the game won't recognize some inputs from an Xbox One controller. It recognizes XYBA and the L/R bumpers, along with the two menu buttons, but not the sticks, D-pad or triggers.
edit: Nevermind, analog sticks seem to work. Not the d-pad or triggers, though.
Thanks for your report. I don't have an Xbox one controller in order to try but I'll see if I can do something about that. For the d-pad, is it some or all the directions that are not detected?
Doesn't seem to detect any direction on the D-Pad. But since the analog sticks work, it's not such a big problem.
XBox controller is now fully supported, with rumble too!
Please get Quest support. Game looks cool.
I downloaded the Android version because I have no MS Windows. (Linux version please?)
Regardless, this game is awesome, and stole an unknown amount of hours from my life immediately after installing it.
I want to offer some suggestions though; try using subtle shading to help with depth perception. The further away, the darker the colour temperature, the closer something gets, the closer the colour temperature gets to the player ship, and when they pass they reach the same colour. Look at my otherwise much simpler and less fun little game prototype thing I made in Scratch: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/89719760/ Notice how I made the arches kind of fade in. In this case I used transparency to achieve the effect. The drawback of this that overlapping things in the distance makes it confusing which order they are in. But I bet you can figure out some shader magic.
Also, an easy mode where your bullet hit boxes are bigger would be nice, at least for the android version, my phone only has a 5.65 inch screen, and I am not very good with virtual touch screen controllers that has no haptic feedback. Or, Linux version please?
Maybe you could make a very subtle vibration that starts when your thumb gets off centre and gets bigger the further out on the virtual stick you are? With the max vibration on the edge being not much more than the on screen keyboard key press feedback.
Thank you AlveKatt for this long review. As I'm currently putting together the next release of the game, every feedback is important.
For starters, there is already a fog effect to perceive the distance. It's not as blatant as your Scratch game, but it's there. I'll try to augment it a bit.
Sorry, no easy mode. I make tough games :D
But you can play with a gamepad, it's much easier.
I tried to compile a Linux version, but for that, I need to compile the external libraries for Linux too, and it's not that simple... What you can do is install Wine on your system. Omeganaut for Windows works flawlessly with it.
I'll see if I can access Android vibration from ZGameEditor for a better haptic feedback. Do you have an example of Android game having a good haptic virtual joystick?
Hi Alvekatt, in case you missed the info, Linux version is now available!
My pc keeps telling me this is a virus :((( does someone know how to fix this problem?
Indeed. I'm getting the same issue. Windows Defender thinks it's a trojan. Most likely a false positive, but the dev might want to look into what could be causing it.
Sorry for the inconvenience. This is a known problem. ZGameEditor compiles executables so small that some antivirus think it's a virus... And it's very annoying for me. You can read the full discussion about that pesky problem here: http://www.emix8.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1339
Is your Window Defender's database updated to the latest version? It's been a while since that one throw a heuristic false positive.
Appears to be, but my machine is in a delayed release group for the Windows 10 May 2020 update, so it's possible the issue will be fixed when MS rolls out the May 2020 update to everyone.
I was wondering the same thing, it would be great if this actually works on an oculus quest, Looks like a great game, and I'm old enough to remember how awesome starfox was.
Hi tjoen. I am wondering that too. But as I already responded, I don't have 500€ to buy an oculus quest... :/
Fair point. Been looking into zgameeditor today to see if I can build a simple vr test but they don't seem to have a vr template.
I do have some experience with building android games: http://barricados.com/games
I'll let you know my progress, if I get nowhere I will buy it anyway.
I think you would benefit a lot from having the game in the sidequest app,
Kind regards, Tjoen
So I read in the comments that you are duplicating the camera.
I actually tried that myself with a small three.js vr game.
That method is not going to work on the quest. Just to completely sure, I installed the early access version from the playstore.
Unfortunately it does not work, as I expected. It starts, but the controllers are not mapped correctly (which makes sense),
screen is not full screen but windowed, and when enabling vr, it just adds an extra screen next to it.
It's a shame, because this would have been a great game with a nice retro feel, a bit like Minotaur Arcade on the psvr.
Works on Quest?
What is Quest?
Sorry, Oculus Quest, similar to GearVR or Oculus Go, but 6DOF...
What I do in the game to enable 3D is adding another camera so there are two screens in one screen, which is how Google Cardboard works. I was hoping that big 3D glasses would work the same but I really don't know. I don't own such a device...
I'd test it but $5 is a bit much if it doesn't work.
(GearVR apps often work though, Oculus seems to have grown Go/Quest apps from that same core)
i love this game, no bugs so far, i would really love to see this game develope further
Thanks for the kind words. Once the winner of the Omeganaut Spaceship Contest will be known, I'm going to work on it!
Playing in mobile. Touchscreen digital pad is small tho.
Hi. What's your mobile? Can you post a screenshot so I can see what's going on and if can I improve that?
It was kinda small but i'm kinda used to it. I'm playing with LG q6+ (5.5 inches screen).
Aiming would be more precise if the the analog is bigger. Making the barrel roll button bigger would be great too. I sometimes missed the button while trying deflect rockets. But overall great work, Txori. Thank you for replying.
Thanks for your help. I'll see if I can add an option in the setup screen to resize those buttons without breaking everything 😅
Meanwhile, you should try to play with a gamepad and analog stick if you have one, it's so much better 😉
hey, I paused my antivirus and the game worked. Unfortunately not in vr tho. It goes into side by side mode on my monitor but will not go into the headset of the vive.
Cool :) Thanks for the report. So what does it display on the Vive? Nothing? Just a full screen? I have absolutely no ideas how those headsets works. On Android, it's quite simple: two cameras + two lenses = 3D
nothing at all in the headset
In the meantime, I've read a bit about HTC Vive and it's not working like I thought it was. It seems to handle the two cameras on two separate screens, unlike Google Cardboard / Samsung Gear that have two lenses on one screen divided into two. Not much I can do without the headset to run tests... Sorry.
this looks so cool! I will try with my vive pro right away and let you know