What is Only 7 Minutes?
Only-7-Minutes is a little retro space shooter game, written in Objective C for OS X.
Your mission is to destroy all objects and enemies which are going to attack you. Move your space ship using the cursor keys. Hit the space key to fire up your missiles. You do not have to press the space key every time you want to fire a missile, just don’t release the space key.
But keep in mind, you start with only four missiles, collect the red big rocket coming from top and moving down, to get more missiles. As the name of the game already suggest, you only have seven minutes to master all levels. And you have to master each level within 60 seconds
Try to master each level as fast as possible to get additional bonus points. You know that weapons are very expensive, so you should use your missiles carefully, you have to pay for every missile with some points.
Issues and Options
Game does not start, other issues
In some cases concerning your hardware, e.g. an older Laptop, the game is not able to switch in fullscreen mode.Try to use to start the game using the command line. Open a terminal and switch to the Application folder and then go into the game folder.
Then try something like the following example: ./Only-7-Minutes -winWidth 1600 -winHeight 1100
There is more
Type ./Only-7-Minutes.app -h1 on the command line to get all available parameters you can use. There are also some cheats included, but you would never use them, don’t you?
Permission is granted to download the game and playing it around the clock. The use of this game is free of charge. Please note that you are not allowed to copy and distribute the game on your own website, as bundle on DVD or in any other electronic form.
Sources and References
This Game was made using Allegro 5
- Allegro – A game programming library
- Game developing community network
Making this game was possible thanks for their fantastic work to the following artists.
- Song AfterBurner: Paolo D’Emilio
- Song Cyber-R.E.M: Eric Matias
- Planet Collection & Builder by RSL Labs
- Backgrounds: StumpyStrust
- Additionale Missile: JM.Atencia
- Asteroids: phaelax
- Player Ship, some enemy ships: MilllionthVector
- Explosions: Chabull
- Alarm Sound: Members of freeSFX