August 8, 2012 8:00 PM | John Polson
IndieGames' favorite A Game with a Kitty developer Bernie has released new project AGwaK 5: Smash Star as Windows freeware, while he works on a bigger adventure game. The muscular green kitty in Smash Star doesn't even do the heavy lifting, he simply commands his star companion (with "S") to pick up, throw, and use items and enemies for mid-air jumping momentum and other puzzle and platforming mechanics. Stages again require multiple passes to collect all the coins and unlock other paths.
Smash Star serves as Bernie's practice to learn Game Maker: Studio. He says the game is "not flawless," since he is still learning the tools. Bernie is also using Game Maker to create an old-school adventure with low-res graphics he likens to Reactor 09. This game will be available for PC and Android, with a Mac/iOS release also possible. Photos after the jump: