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Scientology Pwned
Author: Zi-Xiao Submitted: 14th March, 2007 Favourites:0
Genre: Shoot 'Em Up Downloads: 264
Game of the Week Winner

Edited By Jerry on 3/15/2007

Edited By Jerry on 3/15/2007

Edited By Jerry on 3/14/2007

Probably the most controversial game I've done; Scientology Pwned was made for CCT300H5F, a class I took in the fall semester of 2006 at the University of Toronto.

The premise of the game is to essentially shoot everything in sight. The single unobstructed map has four enemy generators that create progressively tougher enemies (theres only 3 types).

Before each round begins, there's a little blurb about scientology. Hopefully this will educate players about the organization for better or for worse. And before anyone else tells me, I'll be the first to admit those blurbs are very poorly written in terms of articulation, grammar, and in some cases spelling. I was typing them out at 5 in the morning with a shortage of Full Throttle.

AAAAnyways, some instructions for those who's religions forbid them to referr to the help section in a game (you know who you are):

Use the ARROW keys to move your character.

Use the CTRL keys to fire. Your shooting direction will automatically lock when the CTRL key is held down.

Alternatively, the SHIFT key can be held to lock your shooting direction when the CTRL key is not held down.

thats it, happy hunting.

Oh, and before I get my ass sued:

This game does not condone the use of violence against scientology or scientologists.

The views expressed in this game do not reflect those of Sheridan College, The University of Toronto, or any affiliated organizations.

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Sounds were ripped from some free sfx libraries
Music was composed by my good friend Johnathan Mak

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Posted by steve 15th March, 2007

Wow, very slick! You have a talent for gameplay design for sure. Nice effects too.

Only critisism I have is that the collisions on the "enemy" could be a bit meatier, you know? A nice sound effect when they are hit with maybe some gibs spraying out too? It made them feel a bit too weak that your bullets just sail just through them and they fall over (albeit with some momentum - but still...)

Everything else is great though. Nice work! Thumbs up.
Posted by Joe.H 15th March, 2007

needs more tom cruise.
Posted by Mephistex 16th March, 2007

Religious hatred has never before been this much fun. Good work.
Posted by Kazuma 16th March, 2007

I think it's cute you were concerned about getting sued over this.
Posted by Bo Fu 16th March, 2007

Liang Xiansheng, ni shi hui Zhongwen de ren?
(Sorry for the no tone marks... I'm not on a computer with Chinese support)

I'm downloading this, because I saw some of the sprites in your portfolio and they look damned impressive.
Posted by Bo Fu 17th March, 2007

Bah, I was really looking forward to this, but it seems like most Click games on this machine paste into the background. Did you use Text Blitter for your characters?
Posted by Zi-Xiao 17th March, 2007

@ bo fu
no i didn't.

i think its cute how naive 17 year olds are.
Posted by Joshua M. 17th March, 2007

And I think this game is plain cool
Posted by Guillermo (Cc) 17th March, 2007

Great game! GOTW right here!
Posted by Bo Fu 17th March, 2007

Okay, game works on this computer. No idea why, but it was pasting into the background on my other one.

Heh heh, I love it. The graphics are so awesome.
Posted by Hernan 17th March, 2007

As always, a great game Jerry
Posted by ThePodunkian 18th March, 2007

hahahahahahahaha, shit dude, i was playing this and something seemed familiar.

then i realized a lot of the sounds you used were from my game, operation sitting duck 2.

anyways, cool game. i didn't really notice anything political about it, it seemed like a straightforward shooter, but it was a pretty good one at that.
Posted by -Liam- 18th March, 2007

Matthew Jeans.
Posted by Yai7 20th March, 2007

Very well made! Absulutly good! But from my own experience with scientology, they aren't look like that at all!!! These people are and has totally different systems against or go with people, other than a violent mind kill!
Posted by Zethell 20th March, 2007

Posted by Zethell 20th March, 2007

Do you know what i hate?
Infact i always hate something..
But the things i hate most about these games apart from installers instead of rars/zips is Stuff that can't be skipped before the menu or before the game starts such as sucky intros or useless text.. and fake loading screens, but you didnt have that.. thats good :]

.. Thumbs up i guess.
Posted by Ando 21st March, 2007

My only complaint is that there doesn't seem to be a way of restarting the level without going through the "This game does not condone violence!" screen.
But otherwise, it's awesome.
Posted by Zi-Xiao 21st March, 2007

phew alot to respond to.

@ Sir Derek Yu(u)
First, congrats at GDC. Jon Mak (everyday shooter) told me you guys did quite well. Second, I found the sounds on a free library. But after playing your game, it does appear they are your sounds. Hope you don't mind.

@ everyone who says theres no political perspective
Its not a political game

@ NekoOtaku
Posted by BJ Turner 22nd March, 2007

I loved it. I ended up playing it for a half an hour without knowing it.
Posted by CYS 25th March, 2007

Awesome game like always, jerry!
Posted by Kazuma 26th March, 2007

@Zi-Xiao- Ow, age-based insult.
Posted by Rhys D 28th March, 2007

podunkian isn't derek
Posted by The Chris Street 19th May, 2007

Eeep. The police ordered the author to change the name of this game.
Posted by alastair john jack 19th May, 2007

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