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Life on other planets

by Rolpege - Competition Entry

LIFE ON OTHER PLANETS

Welcome to Life on other planets! In this game you're in an infinite universe and you have to DISCOVER life on other planets.

To do so, you move with the arrow keys and shoot a special ray with space. This ray allows you to check if there are inhabitans on a planet or not. It also can kill hostile creatures.

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Ratings

#31Graphics3.68
#36Theme3.75
#68Overall3.21
#90Fun2.89
#93Innovation3.00
#136Humor2.00
#150Coolness2%
#160Community2.25
#173Audio1.42

Comments

Dec 20, 2010 @ 5:43am

The link is broken :(

Rolpege says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 7:33am

FIXED! Sorry for the inconvenience

Moops says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 2:49pm

I love the background.

whitetigle says ...
Dec 21, 2010 @ 9:44pm

I liked the efficient gfx, i liked the smooth paralax scrolling and the concept of the game and the fact that it runs smoothly on my linux netbook ! When I died, I just wanted to play another game ! It's a simple but working concept, I just want to discover other planets :)

Fififox says ...
Dec 21, 2010 @ 10:13pm

Pretty good game. Minor annoyance: the ennemies are hard to kill, but not like in a hardcore game; the problem is that they hardly ever get hit by the oddly moving ray... Nice graphics, sadly no sound...

ranklar says ...
Dec 22, 2010 @ 4:55am

I was directly aimed at the enemy, and yet they miraculously survived by bombardment... so it cut my game play short. I liked the graphics very much, but needed some more for fun factor, and enemy not being able to die was just odd.

joekinley says ...
Dec 22, 2010 @ 12:39pm

It is a fun little game. Though for me as a bad player I get caught by the hostile aliens too fast. Like they appear and I immediately die.

I totally love the background graphics. The multi-dimensional paralax-scrolling is awesome and adds to the perceived depth of the galaxy. Also the beam ray looks awesome. The behaviour is fine too. I had some fun following my own beam into eternity.

Good theme recognition and graphics. Overall fine little game. Some more features would have been awesome, like more accomplishments or stuff.

Hamumu says ...
Dec 22, 2010 @ 5:04pm

I like the DNA laser. I'm not sure I like the gameplay so much... maybe it needed a radar to show nearby planets or something? You just kind of wander around (with the laser held down if you want) and the planets pop up and get categorized. It had a sort of wandering pointlessness to it as a result. Maybe just random wandering badguys would've helped too, making exploration a little scarier.

Starspell says ...
Dec 22, 2010 @ 6:13pm

I liked your game a lot. It's missing a goal or win condition and obviously audio. The enemies are really hard to kill and too fast considering the speed you move when you are firing. Apart from these things it's a perfectly solid game. Your control system is pretty awesome too.

localcoder says ...
Dec 27, 2010 @ 11:14pm

This is very cool but I didn't enjoy the gameplay - the enemies were fast and unforgiving, and finding friendly aliens didn't feel as rewarding or exciting as it might have.

Visually, it's great. I like the variety in the planets, and tapping spacebar to make interesting shapes with the beam...

Endurion says ...
Dec 31, 2010 @ 7:37am

Hmm. It's not easy to like that game. The concept of discovering life is neat. The enemies appearing are nasty. Due to your shot form they make it alive through your bombardement too easily. And I would've loved to see a long term goal somewhere.
There need to be a few more elements to make it more interesting.

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