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ÆON FLUX Episodes is an old school 2d side scroller for the PC. It’s based primarily on the ÆON FLUX shorts from MTV’s Liquid Television. The game play mechanics are built around exploration, some pretty cool gymnastics and of course, lots of gun play. Download the beta today!

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Here's a quick overview of my newly submitted game ÆON FLUX Episodes, with some technical information about my engine. The beta of AFE has been released and I'm providing some additional download links.

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I'm posting this article mainly just to announce the project but I've also included some technical information below that you may find interesting. I just finished uploading most of my profile content, though I still have some things to add. Please visit my website for more information and screenshots (www.briangardiner.com). This game features some pretty detailed animation that I've been looking forward to showing off so be sure to watch the trailer.


AFE is a shoot-em-up with a bit of parkour action thrown in. As the characters move there are gates in certain parts of their animation where the transition to a different animation can be made. It may feel awkward at first but this allows for some very fluid character movement. If you've ever played games like Flashback or Abe's Odyssey then you may already have a feel for it. Every animation in the game plays at 24 frames per second. No exceptions.


It also features the ability to shoot left and/or right independently. This means you can shoot the enemies behind you as you walk forward, or better yet you can shoot the enemies in front and behind simultaneously.


To check out the trailer in hi-rez try the YouTube version:


It is my hope that this game stands out as a high quality Game maker release. There are so many Sonic and Mario clones out there from the GM community, and I believe the people that make them are actually much more capable then they seem! Your comments and suggestions are welcome. Enjoy the beta release of ÆON FLUX!

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JonnyBoy0719
JonnyBoy0719

this game looks good :)

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Nozzy
Nozzy

(buried)

Eh, I don't see how a game based off of a terrible movie could be any good... =/

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ausbushman
ausbushman

This looks like it's based on the - rather good - animated TV series, which is the origin of Aeon Flux I believe, and which the "terrible movie" was also based on :)

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Nozzy
Nozzy

There was a cartoon? O_o I was wondering why of all things the game was cartoon styled, guess I know now. =P

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snuffles345
snuffles345

Yes the animated series was quite interesting.

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pupkin
pupkin

Movie was crap, but the cartoon is really great. And ffs, it's no anime!

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medve
medve

watched the episodes few months ago. it's really interesting and creapy, but this game doen't really feels like it. only jumping and shooting. u guys need more textures and gameplay elements.

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WarlockSyno
WarlockSyno

This remind me of Venture Brothers. Just because of the art style.

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razorb
razorb

aye its an old animated tv series :) but ya looks cool.. i will give this a download!

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SolidFake
SolidFake

looks cool, I liked the series a lot :)
tracking

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Jeffman12
Jeffman12

Flashback you say? Hmmm, I may be inclined to check this out.

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Melik
Melik

the walking looks totaly unmotivated maybe a little more smother more like "uhh danger" like the series and the turning around also looks awfull
and how they hold there weopons they all looks like morons ore idiots from old scifi movies (or old games)
thats all to complain the rest is ******* awesome good work

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Black_Hand
Black_Hand

ugh, that stick they have instead of spine must be pretty inconvenient. apart from that, animations are pretty.

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Pxtl
Pxtl

After reading the comments I suddenly feel very, very old.

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AJ_Quick

do you have to pick up bits and pieces of clothing as upgrades or....?

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Jow3st
Jow3st

I can't start the game because of some error.

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beanflip Author
beanflip

PM me what it says and I'll try to help. You're not running it from inside the zip are you?

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Jashin
Jashin

Hmm from the trailer it looks pretty good

I will try it

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Handshakes
Handshakes

Very cool. Congrats on the release!

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formerlyknownasMrCP
formerlyknownasMrCP

Love the art style- especially the sunset scenes.

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beanflip Author
beanflip

Thanks for the support everyone! I'll try to release a new video soon that shows off some of cool stunts she can perform.

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icantfly1
icantfly1

This game somehow reminds me of prince of persia..

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Nozzy
Nozzy

She's not wearing enough clothing... kinda creepy.

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DOLBYdigital
DOLBYdigital

If you haven't seen Aeon Flux, its worth checking out. Very different and metaphorical anime that is unique in design and concept. Its so bizarre and deep while at the same time fast paced and fragmented. This game looks great and the platforming reminds me of Dark Castle. Finally, at the end of the trailer you should have had that last lone soldier shoot and kill Aeon since it was quite common for her to die in the shorts on liquid television.
Tracking and downloading, thanks!

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Tokoya
Tokoya

I'm a huge fan of bot Aeon Flux and Flashback, this is a completely unexpected dream come true

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Shoelip
Shoelip

Wow, I remember watching this as a kid and being very confused as to why she never stayed dead. :p Gonna try this out.

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Shoelip
Shoelip

Wow that part with the broken elevator is a serious pain in the ***. I mean, I got all the way to the next area past the working elevators and it still sends me back next to the broken one when I die. Is it supposed to do that? It seems like the restart point would have updated by then. I just gave up when I realized I'd have to redo so much of the level.

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Shoelip
Shoelip

Well I finally managed to get through it after much frustration. I think I just needed some time to calm down and to play more deliberately. I noticed there's a screenshot of Aeon wearing a mook suit, but I seem to have missed that in my playthrough. Is it actually possible to get one of those?

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beanflip Author
beanflip

There are some things in the trailer and the screenshots that didn't make it into the beta release. If I can complete the game you'll be able to wear the enemy uniform in some levels. I don't have a proper save/load system just yet so I put in that checkpoint system at the last minute. If there is a second beta release I'll probably add a couple of checkpoints so people don't have to backtrack as much.

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Shoelip
Shoelip

What's with all the "if"s? You gotta keep working on this! It's already pretty good and could be great! It just needs work. It could definitely do with some more animations, like being able to draw your guns while moving or crouched. Would also be cool if the there were some idle animations for Aeon and the enemies. Some more melee combat abilities would be cool too. Also, the male soldiers having distinctly female hips is quite... disconcerting...

There's a bug I've noticed where the sound will get progressively more corrupted every time you die and respawn until it starts crackling and being unrecognizable. otherwise this release seems pretty much bug free. One issue I had was that the enemies are invulnerable in a bit too many of their animations. About the only times they can be killed is when they're standing completely still, crouched and still, in the middle of their walking animation, or in the middle of their running animation. If they're speeding up or slowing down from a run, climbing, jumping, drawing a weapon, dropping from a higher level, or anything else I missed, they seems to be invincible.

Sorry for all the criticism... It's just difficult to get specific about the game's good points. The animation really flows nicely, and the level design is cool. Thank you so much for leaving out leaps of faith. Oh yeah, one last question. What exactly does wearing the enemy uniform do and how does it work? Is it just a handy power up to keep enemies from shooting at you or is there more to it? Like using it to get into locked area?

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Razerz
Razerz

Great game. The only thing I miss is a save/load system, otherwise it works perfectly.

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jrjellybeans
jrjellybeans

This looks amazing!
I always forget how powerful Game Maker is...
Great job!

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