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Category 5 - Team AnyKey

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Team AnyKey
Jason Bourne - Programmer, Level Designer, Music Mixer
Chris Brown - Programmer, Level Designer
Mike Darmitz - Programmer, Artist, Level Designer
Will Hua - Artist, QA Tester
FanFan Huang - Programmer, Level Designer, AI Designer, Audio Engineer

Start off as a gentle breeze and grow to a devastating hurricane by sucking up anything you can.

How to Play
w,a,s,d - Move your hurricane around

spacebar - Zoom out

Make a circular motion with the mouse as fast as you can to build up the wind speed of your hurricane.

Start picking up the smallest objects possible and gradually pickup larger and larger items as your hurricane grows.

Keep that mouse spinning! This game is a workout on your wrist as if using a mouse wasn't enough of one already. Be wary of objects larger than you as you are moving your hurricane around town. Hitting something larger than you when you don't already have something larger than the item you just hit already inside your hurricane causes your hurricane to downgrade.

Installation Instructions
Heavy Install - XNA 3.0 Game
  1. Install DirectX 9.0c+ - XNA games need the absolute latest version. You probably have this thanks to MS Automatic Updates.
  2. Install Microsoft .NET framework 3.5 or greater. You probably have this thanks to MS Automatic Updates.
  3. Install XNA Game Studio 3.0 redistributable.
  4. Download Game, Unzip and double click "Category5.exe".

Technologies Used
C#, Microsoft XNA Game Studio 3.0, Inkscape

Fun Facts
Gold winners this year Team AnyKey was responsible for the very innovative Debugger last year.

Mike Darmitz created the immortal Carry the Fat Jerk at the Global Game Jam.

Not only did Team Anykey bring a 300 foot ethernet cable and additional router, they also set everything up. Hire these guys.

Thanks to XNA, this game is ready for XBOX Community Games distribution... if XBOX 360's shipped with mice... last year's Anykey XNA offering required a keyboard... sigh.

Rob's Corner
This year Team AnyKey really surprised me. I wouldn't have thought you could make a game where you play as a hurricane but here it is. A definite crowd pleaser Category 5 is alot of fun to play. Fans of Katamari Damacy are sure to see some similarities here.

Jim's Corner
Seriously fantastic, definitely worthy of Gold. A unique game mechanic (yet again), a great use of the Scale theme, and a fun game to boot. Trying to build your little storm into a "Category 5" hurricane never gets old. You haven't lived until planes are caught in your vortex. Think of an overhead, violent version of Flower combined with the aforementioned Katamari. It's worth the install!

v2.0  Speed improvements. Smaller download package.

v1.0  Download Original TOJam Version


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