December 17th-20th, 2010
Theme: Discovery

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by AMT - Competition Entry

You are in charge of the newly established American Space Exploration Program. Your job is to launch volunteer spacemeats into new and fascinating worlds! With your cooperation, we will discover planets, embrace Manifest Destiny, and destroy Communist Russia! After all, the space race was nothing but a giant meat tossing contest.

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APinAP says ...
Dec 19, 2010 @ 9:08pm

That was awesome!
I've always liked games with gravity, orbits and all that stuff. The game looks nice and plays well, and most importantly, is fun!

KoryWazHere says ...
Dec 19, 2010 @ 11:20pm

Me likey =)

Squax says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 3:38am

Felt really good to play, would be great on an ios device.

mjau says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 4:55pm

Might've been nice with a more zoomed out view or a map or something so you could (attempt to) plan your shots better, it's a bit random now since you have no idea where you're going. I guess that would've gone against the theme though, and probably wouldn't have been as funny =)

Anyway, it's still fun! I like how all the planets have unique names.

mjau says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 5:03pm

Also, the scoring system is a bit odd. I got more points for a short run discovering only 7 or so planets than I got when flying all over the map with lots of combos, discovering 27 planets.

randomnine says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 9:17pm

It felt pretty random how you did on each flight, but still, each launch made me smile :)

Devenger says ...
Dec 21, 2010 @ 2:35pm

Awesome! Everything from the music to the planet names is brilliant, and there's even a modicum of strategy too (estimating size based on weight, etc.) - only thing that's maybe slightly disturbing is the implication that you're killing all these astronauts, or at least wasting vast amounts of taxpayers' money on firing ships randomly into asteroids (if you're me) :D

Starspell says ...
Dec 21, 2010 @ 8:15pm

I kept on playing this game. It's just great. I managed to get Legendary Explosion and a x9 combo and felt great.

The graphics are really good and I liked the audio a lot as well. I especially liked the generated names of the planets and how nothing stays in the same place. Awesome stuff!

whitetigle says ...
Dec 21, 2010 @ 9:38pm

Too slow on my eeepc 1000HE, I will try it on a more powerful machine and rate it later :)

Rockdtben says ...
Dec 22, 2010 @ 12:26am

I was sold on the humor point when I saw my rank "Soon to be fired". Overall great game.

edg3 says ...
Dec 22, 2010 @ 3:43pm

Well, after playing my immediate thought is that some of the behaviours made no sense to me (launch out then the ship stops, turns and crashes back into the planet it just left) but I thought it was pretty cool

Hamumu says ...
Dec 22, 2010 @ 4:00pm

That was fun and satisfying despite being pure luck and slamming my last ship straight into an asteroid. So, not much of a game, but a fun thing to do! It would sell as a flash game, I bet.

Endurion says ...
Dec 29, 2010 @ 7:27am

Kinda simple but also kinda fun!
Very polished, but too much luck for my taste. You basically have no idea where you're going to and fire blindly somewhere. Would be neat to have at least a tiny amount of control once you're in flight. Also, speed up the score list, I want to retry faster :)

badlydrawnrod says ...
Dec 30, 2010 @ 6:47pm

Strangely compelling.

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