The Original Lasertank, back in the 90's.
LaserTank was a puzzle game for Windows 95, originally created by Jim Kindley back in 1995. For 20 years, fans all over the world have been creating new levels which have been included in the Lasertank monthly update. Now, there are nearly 20.000 levels. Each level has a difficulty rating, so you can pick a level that suits your skills. Lasertank, is the only puzzle game you will ever need, you will never run out of levels.
Lasertank is a puzzle game (a bit like Sokoban) played on a 16 x 16 grid requiring logical thinking to solve levels. The goal is to reach the flag with the Tank by moving the tank in four directions and firing the laser to move or destroy objects, without falling into the water or being shot by anti-tank laser guns. You must try to do it with the least amount of moves and shots as possible to enter history.
And NOW let me introduce you Lasertank XX, the next version of that game. Even if levels have been updated every month for 20 years, the last LaserTank version created by Jim was made available in 2005. . The problem is also to bring this game to a new public in the days of Facebook, when games are played in a Browser... or on tablet and mobile phones running other Operating System like Android, or Apple IOS.
I have been in love with that game since 2003, and by 2011, i started to look at the possibility to run it in a browser. Being a Flash Developer, I decided to create a version in Actionscript3 for Flash in a browser, and then for Android and for PC and Mac using Adobe Air...
The gameplay is a bit different from the Original version. The game is played completely with the mouse. Clicking on the floor will (try to) move the tank there. Clicking on an Object in the same line or column will shoot a laserbeam in that direction.
- clicking on the book name open the book picker
- clicking on the level number open the level picker.
Lasertank XX, first level.
A new addition to the game: a level picker with thumbnails