October 25, 2012 12:00 PM | Danny Cowan
Working together on a personal weekend project, Australian developers Tim Dawson and Sanatana Mishra (together with musician Syama Mishra) have produced Antibody, a browser-based arena shoot-'em-up. Downloadable freeware versions for Windows and Mac are also available.
In Antibody, controls are mapped entirely to the mouse; left-clicking shoots, while right-clicking makes the player's character dash to a specified point on the playfield. Be warned: some enemies are heavily armored, and must be circled around and attacked from behind. Also keep in mind that you're not invincible while dashing. The mechanics are a little difficult to grasp at first, but the control scheme is very satisfying, once mastered.