December 16th-19th 2011 :: Theme: Alone

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10,000 Space Leagues from Delta Station

by Dan C - Jam Entry

Something bad has happened and now you are alone in your escape pod drifting through space.

Make your way to Delta Station to seek rescue.

By Dan Cassidy and Nick Griffiths.

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Zutty says ...
Dec 21, 2011 @ 9:48pm

Spectacular intro! The President of Space really makes this. The game itself is really difficult; haven't completed it once! I've found that turning opposite to the direction of motion, allowing me to reverse, works ok. I always just run out of fuel though!

Dan C says ...
Dec 22, 2011 @ 12:55pm

Be reassured that it is quite possible to get to the end, although I didn't get a chance to make a proper ending so there will be scant reward for your efforts.

There is a trick to it, you need to be a bit clever to make very frugal use of fuel.

At risk of giving too much away, you generally only need to apply rotational thrust once per game.

Dec 24, 2011 @ 3:18am

Dodging the asteroids was impossible for me. I just aimed towards the station, blasted the booster and prayed. Never made it.

Make A Game says ...
Dec 27, 2011 @ 9:59pm

Cool intro, but this is really hard to play (even if I'm using very light key presses)

Shigor says ...
Jan 1, 2012 @ 10:55pm

I am disappoint (together with mr. President). Even after getting your hint (start rotating ship at start and then just use good timing for dodging) I wasn't able to get to the end. Well... maybe if I'd fly really slowly, but then my tea wouldn't be no good probably.

Dan C says ...
Jan 3, 2012 @ 10:32pm

Set the ship rotating fast at the start, and then apply forward thrust in *short* bursts while you're facing the correct direction to get yourself moving in the correct direction and to avoid the asteroids. You can't slow down much at short notice, so keep your speed down to avoid crashing. It's really not that hard.

It is however practically impossible to reach Delta Station before your tea freezes, but that doesn't actually make any difference to anything. We only really put the timer in for a laugh, I should have slowed it down to avoid discouraging players :(.

ned366 says ...
Jan 3, 2012 @ 11:02pm

I enjoyed playing this game, I couldn't beat it however. I kept running out of fuel or into an asteroid. Still I enjoyed the humorous theme. Is the president of space a decedent of Teddy Roosevelt? The graphics and sound were good too!

Dan C says ...
Jan 4, 2012 @ 12:56am

Here's a video demonstrating how to play:

kosinus says ...
Jan 7, 2012 @ 4:53pm

Incredibly hard, but I must say fun as well. Best I got is a distance of 1200.

The hint is rather unintuitive; wouldn't have discovered it without your help. Perhaps this would've worked better if there was no rotational thrust at all? Just have the ship spin at all times, with only forward thrust available. Can even advertise it as a one-button game then, which is all the rage these days. :)

Kelly Thomas says ...
Jan 8, 2012 @ 12:59pm

I always seem to die, its a shame because I do like my tea.

Dan C says ...
Jan 8, 2012 @ 1:20pm

@kosinus It did occur to make it a one-button game, but unfortunately not until after the deadline. It would be a better game with that change, I agree.

wgemigh says ...
Jan 8, 2012 @ 5:13pm

The intro definitely makes the game! It would have been nice to see the asteroids from further away, maybe with arrows along the side of the screen.

seagaia says ...
Jan 8, 2012 @ 5:36pm

Similar feelings as the above. In addition I thought this game was really, really funny - with the space units, the space president, and watching the video ending "Your tea is delicious" (and frozen!)

Milo says ...
Jan 8, 2012 @ 10:27pm

I think this was a bit too difficult, or at least it relied on patience a little too much. It'd be nice if the thrust was more powerful.

Best intro I've seen yet by far!

callidus says ...
Jan 9, 2012 @ 5:19pm

good intro and audio, I to found the game hard but kept going back for "one more go" :-P good stuff

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