Square Shooter

Square Shooter, by Felix Pleșoianu, is a shoot ‘em up which doesn’t seem to involve many squares. You play a circle space craft and must shoot the hollow bubbles to proceed to the next level. Sqaures appear from time to time to offer power ups. The game is rendered on one canvas element using text functions where available and is ~650 lines of Javascript.

Shoot those bubbles!

Felix’s instructions say to click the mouse to shoot in that direction, and hold the mouse button briefly to accelerate; but I found mysellf flying all over the place as shooting was also moving me in that direction. The best way to avoid certain death seemed to be to click close to your own spaceship (within 20 pixels) which would fire the shot and move you slowly forward.


Games, Shooting
Felix Pleșoianu
Posted on:
January 27th, 2010
Posted by:
Andi Smith



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Felix Pleșoianu

I fixed the instructions. Thank you.

The game was supposed to revolve around squares initially, but the concept evolved dramatically and I kept the name as a joke. Maybe it wasn’t such a good idea? Can’t tell, I’m terrible at choosing names.

Posted on January 27, 2010


Very glitchy, I’m holding click for some seconds and this “ship” becomes ery fast, and dying :’(

Posted on August 28, 2010

Felix Pleșoianu

That’s not a glitch, SWFlash, it’s called “acceleration”. ;)

You need to be easy on the mouse. :)

Posted on September 18, 2010


works in internet explorer 9 beta

Posted on September 27, 2010

Felix Pleșoianu

Now works in Opera 10.60 too. Silly DOM event incompatibilities.

Posted on September 29, 2010

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