Game: Heartbeat Shooter
http://kortham.net/temp/HeartbeatWeb.html How to Play: Keep your spaceship moving by regularly pressing spacebar to beat your heart. Without a heartbeat, your ship will slow to a stop and you won't be able to see your targets. When a word appears, type it as quickly as possible. Destroying a word gives you a speed boost, and continually destroying words increases your heart rate (and the pace of the game). Don't get so caught up in the words that you forget to beat your heart! Development: I put this game together in Unity3d. My initial goal was to put something together without much art, instead relying on some simple solid color geometry that was well lightmapped. I wanted to use the heartbeat to illuminate gameplay elements. After messing around with lighting for a while, I wasn't quite able to get the look I imagined, and instead used the heartbeat to illuminate the words you shoot. I hadn't really initially intended the game to be a typing game, but it sorta turned out that way. And it's fun enough so that's cool.