Thruster Phase (Proof of Concept)

17 Sep
Thruster Phase (Proof of Concept)

I recently came up with an idea for a new game and have spent some time fleshing out a quick demo of the concept. I want to throw this out to the community basically to get an idea if this would be fun or stupid.

Thruster Phase!!!


Thruster Phase is a science fiction game where you guide a spaceship through various levels to reach an energy source at the end. The catch is that instead of directly controlling the ship you specify a series of thruster phases that are then executed in a simulation!

Basically the ship has 4 engines each in a direction and you tell each one how long to fire and how strongly. You keep iterating on your sequence until you complete the “mission” succesfully.

If this doesn’t make sense then hopefully it will when you try the demo 😀


Here are a few images of the game to give you a general idea.
Unity - MainMenu
Unity - Level1_2
Unity - Level1


Last but not least is a demo with a little tutorial and 5 introductory levels!!!

I’d love if anyone reading this would try it out and let me know what you think of the game concept!!!



Posted by on September 17, 2013 in Developer Diary, Other Stuff


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5 responses to “Thruster Phase (Proof of Concept)

  1. Usama Ahmed

    September 18, 2013 at 5:46 am

    HI i tried your demo. Could not play it because i don’t know the keys for controlling it.

    • mjholtzem

      September 18, 2013 at 10:28 am

      Sorry about that, everything is some with mouse clicks

  2. Dave

    September 19, 2013 at 12:15 am

    Couldn’t try the demo. When I clicked on the link I got an error.

    • mjholtzem

      September 19, 2013 at 11:54 pm

      hmmm, it’s never giving me a problem. interesting…

      • Dave

        September 20, 2013 at 12:40 am

        I was able to play it on the desktop. After it loaded the unity web player. Never got asked to do that with the laptop. Still getting the error.


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