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Zelnick

by ianh - Competition Entry

This is a game about finding a new home. It's very hard to win (you'll need a lot of luck). I hope you like it anyway.

The game itself is written using the html5 canvas element with some javascript. You'll need a modern web browser to play it (no IE, sorry). sfxr made the few sound effects that there are, and I used Adobe Illustrator to draw all the graphics.

EDIT: if you're getting a white frame, could you go to the following URL and post what browser version and platform you're using?
http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/2009/12/17/zelnick-browser-issues/

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Ratings

#23Theme3.81
#30Coolness23%
#35Fun3.00
#37Innovation3.25
#38Overall3.13
#58Humor2.33
#68Audio2.08
#87Graphics2.44
#116Community1.40

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shanecelis says ...

Great game! It kept me playing for quite some time just to see what things would happen as it advanced. Very cool concept.

AtkinsSJ says ...

Very nice, but really hard too!

C418 says ...

Theres a lot of these type of games in LD16. It's okay!

Covenant says ...

Started the game, a white frame showed up, nothing happen...
Firefox installed here...

eli says ...

There's lots to see here! I love the depth. There could be a better way to keep track of planets, though. I don't know which ones I've visited, and which ones can be terraformed after I've found them.

matrin says ...

Got shoot in the head. :P Fun game though. The technology is interesting, too bad that category got removed.

SonnyBone says ...

Also just getting a white frame. :(

Cosr says ...

Nice game, though I found the slow speed made the game really start to drag...I confess there was not enough to keep me going until I reached some sort of ending. A better interface for keeping track of systems would be nice. It's far to easy to lose track of where a specific planet is.

I also found the audio, what little there was, got quite annoying. I think this is largely because there was only audio when launching things (as far as I could tell) and nowhere else. Since it mostly lacked sound I listened to music while playing it, which means an external, out of place sound cut into it every time I launched something into space.

Hempuli says ...

Couldn't get it to work, unfortunately; the screen stays black.

gimblll says ...

I wished that it would've moved on a bit faster, interesting otherwise.

dertom says ...

Nice story and nice "build up" game...

DrPetter says ...

Surprisingly and annoyingly entertaining. Hard to quit. Slow progress.


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