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by thecodermonkey - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Instead of doing a game about small worlds, I made a game about small planets. Use the arrow keys to move your player around your planet and use space to pull in the surrounding planets to make yours grow.

I really enjoyed making this type of game, it's not something I usually make so it's refreshing making a fun little action game. Especially when everything's neon. I had lots of fun making this and I hope you all enjoy playing it. There's a highscore chart on Kong where this is hosted so try and beat my highscore :)

Made in AS3 using flash builder, flash cs5.5 and photoshop. Graphics were initially all coded in until I turned them into bitmap graphics in photoshop for memory usage. This game already is pushing it having a whole load of objects on screen at once, and its not optimised due to time constraints so, if it starts to lag, I'm sorry.

I didn't use any frameworks to build upon, just built from scratch since it's so small. I used a bunch of code snippets I've built up over the past few years, but thats not really a personal library, just code knowledge.

I used TweenLite for my animations, Hires stats for debugging and google analytics for stat tracking.

Audio was created using garage band for the background music and as3sfxr for the SFX

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altoid says ...
Apr 22, 2012 @ 10:11pm

The cannon rotation speed feels just right, and the game is pretty neat. Cool take on the old "big fish in little pond" game-types.

altoid says ...
Apr 22, 2012 @ 10:11pm

The cannon rotation speed feels just right, and the game is really fun. Cool take on the old "big fish in little pond" game-types.

True Valhalla says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 10:25am

Nice play mechanic and visuals. Some more depth would be good of course :) Good job overall.

orgarus says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 9:01pm

Good and nice looking job!
I like the music, it matches perfectly with the kind of game.

Erifdex says ...
Apr 29, 2012 @ 10:20am

Fantastic concept - simple, but highly addictive! What's more, you've polished the game to near perfection, which is rare for a Ludum Dare game.

Great work!

May 1, 2012 @ 9:51am

Great idea, I really wanted to keep playing :)

summaky says ...
May 2, 2012 @ 2:25pm

It looks like a simple and boring game, but is quite addictive actually. The music also helps a lot to have the urge to keep playing it. Nicely done!

schizofunky says ...
May 7, 2012 @ 12:03pm

Great game! The music controls and graphics are indeed a feast! :D

Nolan C says ...
May 8, 2012 @ 9:07pm

Now that's a cool little game.

dr_soda says ...
May 11, 2012 @ 7:57am

Really nice soundtrack you have here. The game is pretty fun as well, with only a little bit of an issue with the "cannon" circling a little too fast for my taste. Otherwise a solid game.

May 14, 2012 @ 12:17am

Great mechanic, great controls, great audio combination. Loads of fun :)

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