EastWind: Start of the Revolution

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EastWind actually began under another Title. A fellow student, Dario Hardmeier, and me envisioned a project where you control a musical componist and his conductor trying to avert the revolution by playing soothing classical waves from his plane. Of course the uprising people dont like to be brainwashed so he ends up first manipulating the lower class, afterward an angry king and his troops and in the end even an invading country trying to take oppertunity to conquer the helpless land. It was a story about arrogance and how you'd better listen to your fellow people.

Sadly we kind of went overbord with the project and had to can it in favor for study-courses. However I decided to not let the made graphics just rot on DeviantArt and create a small arcade-game in the same universe. And so EastWind was born.

Basicly you are a guard of the king, trying to fend of the revolting people. You are not allowed to leave your designated flight-path and thus will continue to struggle with ever more waves of enemy planes till you are converted to join the revolution.

The game is made with a small engine called GameMaker. Which doesnt only allow to create Drag&Drop Logic, it also is fully scriptable to the bone. Also it has a massive community ranging all kind of experience levels. So I highly recommend the Basic or cheap Pro Version (20$) if you are looking to learn game logic.

EastWind runs pretty well. The high res graphics take their toll though, so its has a long loading time and the scoreboard will drop dead on a regular basis. Still, be my guest to try to win a top position on the board.

__Download EastWind (Windows XP)


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