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Essential Reading

There are many nice books out there, but a few of them contain such wisdom that I just must mention them here:

Jan '06


Spiralling through space you encounter Endless Hordes of Mutated Aliens which Try To Kill you! There is only one way to survive, Kill'em all ! So much for the plot. Its shmup, so who cares anyway. The interesting bit is that this game in only 4k in size (compressed and obfuscated) and has pseudo 3d graphics and sound effects (if you play it on a JDK :-).

This is my entry for the wonderful Java Unlimited J4K games contest. Have a look at the other entries here .

Update : Jyruss4K scored 79.5714 points and ended as number 36 out of 55.

Requirements : Java Runtime Environment 1.4.2 or better.
Technologies : J2SE 1.4.2, Retroguard, Eclipse IDE

Play it online using Java WebStart or download the executable jar file here .

The controls are really simple : space to fire, and the cursor keys to move