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Somewhere in the world, war rages. You are a infra-red TV operator (gunner) aboard an AC-130 gunship. Your mission is to provide fire support for friendly troops on the ground. Beware of friendly fire! Do not fire on troops marked by a flashing IR strobe!

AC-130 is an arcade shooter game with old-school gameplay delivered in a modern style. The game has been written as part of a university assignment in C programming and has since begun a life of its own as an open-source project. Inspired by the famous Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare "Death From Above" mission.

All content is procedurally generated, which allows the game to be of minimal size (around 370 kB, 256 of which is the font texture).

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The preview release


I would like to clarify some things.

First of all, the game has no real gameplay yet - i.e. there's nothing to kill. There is a soldier sprite in the middle of the terrain, but he's there just for display, he cannot be interacted with. I just didn't have enough time to finish the project before turning it in at the university.

Secondly, there is an outstanding performance issue with the game on ATI/AMD hardware. You will be getting very low framerates on their GPUs, and I'm still not sure what's the deal. I'll be trying to fix it.

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Preview release


Work-in-progress preview release that showcases some of the game's features. Please make sure to read the known issues list (click "read more").

LonelyKnightess - - 841 comments

Why did it have to die? Q.Q

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Lamarovsky - - 788 comments

Tiny but outstanding , I can't imagine how it will look when you will add full 3d models & sound effects !
Keep up the good work, Man!

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larry117 - - 249 comments

Hope it is done this year it looks cool =)

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JSHuiting - - 376 comments

Awesome work so far man! Keep it up! I was actually hoping for someone to make a game like this. :)

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elmariachi - - 8 comments

I also like it and am tracking it. Seems like a fun little game.
Wish I could help you with something :/ no programming/design skills though

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tymaxbeta - - 1,059 comments

I looked at the game play for about 10 seconds and knew I should track this, keep up the great work guys!

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IneQuation - - 2 comments

Heh, thanks. :) I'm working on this on my own and am currently doing some game development professionally over the summer, but I should be able to get back to this in August or September. Or in October, when the academic year starts.

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