Mark Innes

“ If debugging is the process of removing bugs, then programming must be the process of putting them in. ”

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Galaxian is an arcade game that was developed by Namco and released in October 1979. It is a fixed shooter game where the player controls a spaceship at the bottom of the screen, and shoots enemies descending in various directions.

How To Play

The user can press insert which simulates putting a coin into the machine. This gives the user a credit in-game which can be used to play a game. When the player presses the spacebar and the user has inputted at least one credit, the game will go to the playing screen.

Pressing the left and right arrow keys will move the ship respectively across the screen. When the ship leaves the screen it will wrap and appear on the other side.

The spacebar fires the bullet. In the original galaxian ony a single bullet is present on screen at a time which is emulated in this version also.


This game was created with Visual Studio using the XNA 4.0 framework in 2014 for College.