my second major project is currently called Beam. it will be a side-scrolling game with no z-axis (you can only move left and right, not up or down). as with my other game, this is a very early pre-alpha; i've only been at work on this project for the past few days. i don't yet have a clear idea of exactly what gameplay mechanics i'll be incorporating. in addition to the shooting action already present, i may add some sort of "seduce" option to put enemies off their guard, and/or the ability to duck behind objects to shield yourself from fire. Beam pre-alpha Controls -Left/Right arrows: move -A: fire _Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, A: renew shield Firing your weapon or renewing your shield prevents you from firing your weapon again for a few seconds.