I've just released Squarez v0.8.2 Beta 24 - Public Beta, which is a beta open to the public for testing.
The new version of Squarez features multiplayer IR and WLAN (Infrastructure mode).
You can download the beta at http://www.globware.com/forum/showthread.php?t=47
Remember, this is a beta so read the the first post carefully.
New Features in v0.8
* Added Bomb Blockers which explode after a few seconds. Shrapnal will kill you.
* Added Enemy Hives which spawns generator babies very quickly.
* Added Generator Babies which grow up into Generator Blockers.
* Added Rage! Kill enemies quickly when in powerup mode to gain rage. Then press Triangle to unleash your rage, in this mode you can destroy anything!
* Added Rage Powerup. Gives full rage, but if you miss the powerup it explodes. (shrapnal kills anything)
* Added Custom mode. This allows you to create and play Squarez with your own rules. Simple text files so people can easily share custom games.
* Added scripting to Squarez in all game modes. Currently only a few commands exist, but this will allow you to create unique pre-planned events. Currently scripting must be done on a PC using a text editor and saved to your memory stick.
* Added Themes which include custom menu background, up to 10 game backgrounds, custom sprites, custom sounds and color/text settings. This will allow people to create and share their own custom theme packs. Sound is not required. Default sounds will be used. Up to 10 themes allowed.
* Added a Screenshot viewer.
* Updated the instructions screen and included a control layout help image.
Download it now at http://www.globware.com/psphomebrew_squarez.php
Note: If you experience problems running the game (error when ran) Please make sure you are using WinZip to uncompress the Zip File and WinRAR for the RAR File
Squarez v0.7 is now done and thanks to all the beta testing and comments from xXGarrettXx and JimShoe I was able to pack a bunch of new features into this release!
* Added new bomber mode which is unlockable by scoring 150 in arcade mode.
* Added 3:00,2:00 & 1:00 timed modes to all 4 games allowing for 16 games.
* Added Top 10 High Score lists and ability to enter initials for all 16 game modes and an option to turn off the lists and revert to older method.
* Player powerup timer will now turn yellow when counter is <= 20.
* Added powerup bar timer to lower right hand corner of screen.
* Added 2 new enemy blockers, smart blockers and generator blockers.
* Added player grenades to arcade and bomber modes. Press square to drop a grenade. Grenade inventory displayed on lower right side of screen.
* Added bonus life powerups every 125 points. Displayed on lower right side of screen near grenades. After death, press Square to use a life, and square again to enter the game. (you will be in ghost mode before entering)
* Added 49 stats from Total Running Time to Grenades Exploded, game timers and game played counters for all games displayable from the main menu.
* Ability to load up to 10 patterns. Must be named pattern01.wav, pattern02.wav, pattern03.wav...
Just finished a quick release with the following new features: (7.5)
* Added ability to load up to 10 background images. (place in /background, 1 included from pochi @ http://pochistyle.pspwire.net) See Readme.txt file! Must be Windows 24 Bit BMP images.
* Added Adjust Color settings to Options Menu where you can customize all the text colors and background color.
* Added Log text to lower left corner for displaying info about changing songs, backgrounds etc.
* Added Help Menu System option which currently just turns on/off msgs.
Rushed this to get it out for anyone upgrading to enjoy a few last moments :)
Download it at http://www.globware.com/psphomebrew_squarez.php
Plans for next release is to have theme settings.
NOTE: Created new thread for new version...