Ludum Dare 35 — April 15th-18th, 2016 — Theme: Shapeshift

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Galaxy Survivor

by treylon - Compo Entry

Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.

Admiral Johnson: "Yeah great slogan but these assholes left our Space-Helicopter-Landing-Platform-Ship behind without any weapons."
Crewman Doe: "Sir, a hell lot of meteors are coming our way!"
Admiral Johnson: "Well, let's see what we can achieve with our SHAPE-SHIFTING SUPER ULTRA MAGIC MODULE that can change between being a shield generator or an engine booster.
Crewman Doe: "But Sir that doesn't really sound like shape-shifting that just sounds like our ship has to different features?"
Admiral Johnson: "SHUT THE FUCK UP YOU READ-SHIRT. You are assigned to the next outside mission."

PS: Sorry guys for the limited capabilites of the game. Completely restarted with this idea after half of the time.

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notime4games says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:28am

scored 8573 :)
I like the game!
Follows the theme quite well. I prefer the boost mode.
Good increase of difficulty as time passes.
Nice music!

avinashd says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:02pm

5/5 humor for the description :P
Otherwise a simple game, but quite good considering you restarted the game halfway through. It could have benefited from a score counter or something...

TheCain says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:06pm

I liked it, but it would have been nice if there was some sort of progression, or story.
Also, does the description count towards humor?

rodobodolfo says ...
May 6, 2016 @ 10:49pm

This was fun. 8824 points. It started easy but then became really challenging. good job!

LeftRight92 says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 2:55pm

A simple game that's been quite well executed...the main thing holding this back from getting higher scores is the lack of content

radmars says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 8:43pm

Score counter that displays during the game instead of just upon completion would be nice. I don't know if putting up shields and ramming asteroids is helping, hurting, or having no effect on my score. Music doesn't loop cleanly. From a game balance perspective, the shield feels too powerful. I got a score of 8621 by just staying in place and toggling it. Perhaps absorbing asteroids should cost energy, or the largest asteroids shouldn't be absorbable? As things stand I never see a reason to go into the blue form.

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