I'm just finishing up the remaining assets for the 1st level now. Toward the end, the first alien attacks--he'll have a shield that can't be penetrated until the keyboard is upgraded (I plan to handle shield strength vs keyboard power by changing the amount of time you have to hold each letter down). So on the first level he'll just attack the goat briefly and if you fend him off, he'll get bored and float away (no shield visual yet).
I was really struggling to come up with a unique concept for the aliens. In my head I kept picturing the "Eater of Souls"/"Corruptor" enemies from Terraria for some reason Terraria.gamepedia.com
I do want it to fly and have AI similar to them, but I like to put thought into things like how it flies. The aliens have enough technology to come to earth, so I thought maybe I should give them jetpacks or something--just hovering or looking like a squid didn't make much sense.
I was also thinking about what kind of feeling I'd like it to give off. Since it's a comedy game, I decided to abandon "horror" and settle with "cuteness."
But after a bit of brainstorming, a walk with the dog and a lot of coffee...
The hangolotl alien wields mysterious technology allowing it to "levitate," attacking from above. It may
not be quite certain of what is going on or why it is in the sky, but it IS the scourge of the galaxy...
And I'm pretty proud of him. ^_^
Today, I weaponised him!