Mission Luna quick post mortem + Top 10

Posted by (twitter: @aplayware)
September 15th, 2013 8:36 pm

As LD27 approaches its end, I finally find time to a quick post mortem and to highlight some gems from almost 100 ratings.

Mission Luna

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This was my 5th LD and to be honest, the second time that the theme is not exactly of my taste. While the fun its the same, I guess I failed on extracting proper theme usage, at least the way that so many entries done brilliantly on these LDs.

The theme is announced at Friday 22:00 here in Brazil and I generally use like 2 hours on brainstorm then go to bed. I considered something like a collection of 10 seconds minigames… but then came to my mind a 10 seconds launch countdown and it was really a direction to follow.

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Mission Luna was meant to be a close to reality space simulator with onboard controls. The result is a close to reality space simulator with onboard controls of insane difficulty. If you just crash on the moon or get lost in space, almost all the time, so do I. I can assure that there is a correct path, velocity and angle to enter moon orbit but as the game is, its a real hard task.
To make your life in space worse, the solar panel have a bug that hinder its potential to capture energy to batteries. Also, the dynamo is consuming just too much fuel to be useful – true is that all game parameters need adjustments.

There were few cuts from original idea (where you could land the moon and drive a rover) and some unforeseen difficulties in implementing onboard controls (the mouse control over levers and pads was a nightmare) but I really liked the end result.

Future – the post compo version

Moon and Earth will looks like more Moon and Earth. All the parameters are being reworked to bring the victory closer to possible; There will be more onboard instruments to help navigation, orientation; Battery consume from devices will be more gentle. Musics, more sounds, more aliens. Chances are that I return to moon landing idea.

See you in LD28 =)

And finally some amazing games on LD27

Warp Drive – Aswissrole

 

Royal Defenestrator – BasmanovDaniil

 

Potentiam Limitatam – biag

 

Keep Flying – bushmango

 

Spacecrap – celeron55

 

The Village of Lost Time – EpaceGames

 

10s Castaway – meszka

 

Clockwork Cat – patrickgh3

 

In the Seed – Snky

 

Fireworks – Schulles


2 Responses to “Mission Luna quick post mortem + Top 10”

  1. ghRibacki says:

    Wow, I had no idea you were Brazilian too! =D
    Congratulations on your game, I really enjoyed it!!

  2. Schulles says:

    Hey! Thanks a lot for mentioning my game! 😉

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