A Shmup made of... chalk?


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From time to time the oversaturated genre of Shoot 'em ups recieves some great astonishing titles with incredible graphics, gameplay, or soundtrack. and this is one that combines all of 'em. Chalk by Joakim Sandberg, its one of these. It has managed to wholly reclaim the side-scrolling shoot ‘em up genre with unique graphics, innovative game play and bold individualism.

Using the keyboard to control the girl, manoeuvring her out of danger, you use the mouse (a piece of chalk) to draw a line. This line of chalk has many different properties, such as the ability to destroy enemies. Usually, a game like this will have you blasting away at the enemy until they are no more. Fortunately, a game like this is also unique. Each enemy has a minimum of two points on its body which destroy the enemy if a continuous, unbroken line is drawn between the points. Other enemies will need to be destroyed by drawing a line between their bullets and their own ships.

The chalk line is limited in how long it can be, but there is no limit to how many times, or how frequently you can use it. At times acting as your primary weapon, the chalk line can also be drawn as a shield between you and enemy fire. The nuances and details in the game are many and will require frequent re-visits in order to conquer fully. A wholly enjoyable game which you should be enjoyed by anyone with a taste for originality.


Posted by Metaru @ 12/8/2007 23:12  |    18 | Source

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Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 12/17/2007 12:52
grab the blue dots and throw them to him, perhaps? maybe when his eyes is exposed?

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Serendor (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/17/2007 12:48
I've tried several times.... guess I'm not trying hard enough : /

revenge will be sweet......mohahaha

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Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 12/17/2007 12:40
remember, blue defeats blue.

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Zccc (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 12/17/2007 10:08
This game is awsome! Thanks for sharing.

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Serendor (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/17/2007 08:24
I like the style and the concept

someone who know how to kill the second boss? the eye thingy?

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Reo (Level 11 Sensei) @ 12/16/2007 12:16
great game!! 

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Mirre (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 12/16/2007 07:23
I really liked it. It's the first shmup that when I played it for the first time, I did not actually die within the first minute. Also, cute graphics and pretty decent music.

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FrostPumpkin (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 12/15/2007 13:09
Very good game, awesome concept but it's fianlly very repetitive.
Anyway, thanks metaru, this game occupied me a little :)

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theguy (Level 6 Hitman) @ 12/14/2007 15:52
chalk is old I had about 6 or 7 months ago maybe longer I don't have a good sense of time

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Haze01 (Level 1 Intern) @ 12/14/2007 14:45
Awesome game!  Thanks for sharing this :)  Hope this creator finds success; all his work seems really good.

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Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 12/14/2007 08:53
My First News posted.
I wanna cry °u°

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Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 12/14/2007 06:36
I dont like it.. but its a good game indeed.. just nothing for me.

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Carnivac (Level 8 Shodan) @ 12/14/2007 03:55
Yeah this has been out for a while.  Can't say I like it.  Graphics style is decent but I don't like the controls at all.

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iSTVAN (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 12/14/2007 02:31

Ages old, but still awesome. The engine allows for fairly easy tricks to avoid it being really hard, but I still love how creative the idea is. It was great to play with my tablet.


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Pabloavvocato (Level 1 Depressed) @ 12/13/2007 20:07

i played this a couple months ago, twas awesome ^_^


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EdensReject (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/13/2007 19:26
Sounds like it should be a DS game... Or is one? Try Yoshi's Island. Either way its a good game and deserves props.

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OMGFossil (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 12/13/2007 19:17
oh wow a good image icon on the news archives for once gj metaru

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greenraven (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 12/13/2007 17:00
Interesting, but I've seen weirder.

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