Took a little too long to make for a simple game. Was quite the learning experience, though thank you Construct 2 for being so beginner friendly. Couldn't have done it without this amazing engine. Also, thank you for never breaking my game, none of the updates caused any issues.
I usually get asked how I did the explosions and other effects like the glow. Well that is just a nice soft blurry sprite set to additive blending in Construct 2, this is on top of my explosion animation sprite.
If you have any other questions, feel free to ask.