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Spaceways

by roundcrisis - Jam Entry

Spaceways our first Ludum Dare entry :).

Protect your tiny world from the tyranny of bureaucracy in this space-based protect em' up. All the larger worlds want to build super spaceways through your little planet. Stop them using any means necessary.

How to play

Use the arrow keys to move your ship around the universe. Press space bar when in range of asteroids to anchor them to your ship. Bring them back to your planet and press space again to release them in orbit. Asteroids increase your resources, which increase your military might.

Be alert for the corrupt larger worlds trying to build roads through your tiny world. Follow the dotted lines back to their worlds and set up trade agreements to stop the roads, or attack with the full force of your tiny worlds military might.

You can also drag space hippies from your planets orbit using the space key and place them within range of planets building spaceways to delay the building of a road while you build up your trade or military numbers.

Update : We have an installer but it doesn't seem to work for everyone, we tried a bunch of things and it works here, not sure what else to do.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness50%
#35Audio(Jam)3.72
#44Mood(Jam)3.42
#53Overall(Jam)3.54
#61Humor(Jam)2.95
#62Graphics(Jam)3.88
#65Innovation(Jam)3.40
#77Fun(Jam)3.08
#92Theme(Jam)3.19

Comments

caribou says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 9:07am

The game is crashing here on seven 64bits :/

Apr 24, 2012 @ 9:26am

Won't open on 32 XP here :(

roundcrisis says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 10:16am

We will update the installer as soon as fix the problem with it. Cheers

roundcrisis says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 10:17am

Thanks for testing BTW and sorry for the hasle

roundcrisis says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 11:41am

Updated the installer, the problem was that one of the projects was not using Reach profile.

caribou says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 11:54am

I tried the binary from one hour ago, i can now start the game but it stills crash when i click "play".

http://imgur.com/Nz5Uj

roundcrisis says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 12:58pm

caribou thanks a mill. It seems to be a locale problem, we've built a VM with french locale and we are testing now.
For anyone wondering many friends of ours with "virgin" machines with en-ie locale have tried the new install and it works for them.

caribou says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 4:05pm

Woah thanks for caring about that :)

edg3 says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 4:20pm

Win7 x64 - crashed after menu.

Apr 24, 2012 @ 4:31pm

It doesn't open here too. CLR error: 80004005. Tried with with zip and the installer.

roundcrisis says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 9:17am

@edg3 + @CitrusPuchSamurai if you feel like it would you mind going to your event viewer for when you ran the game and get the error from there if there was a screeshot with it it would help too. Cheers (we still cant repro @caribou )

NiallM says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 10:03am

It worked for me. It's pretty neat; the graphics and music are really well done. I like the mechanic of delaying/negotiating with/attacking the larger planets.

It could probably do with some kind of tutorial/in-game explanation though. At first I thought the goal was to block the roads by dropping the hippies/asteroids in their way.

VoidChronos says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 3:12pm

I liked this entry. Graphics are really cool! (Wish i could do so, *sigh*), but this game really needs at least short in-game explanation. Anyway, Great Job!

Shackhal says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 6:37pm

I cant rate your game because the ".exe" file doesn't run. Sorry :(

demonpants says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 6:38pm

Any chance for a Mac port working on Mono or something?

AirRider3 says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 6:49pm

No web or Mac version.. try to make one for your next LD! :)

kelp says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 6:51pm

Nice game! The best I've played until now.

roundcrisis says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 7:13pm

Thanks to everyone who's commented so far. We'd love to make a Mac version, and we're starting to use MonoGame here, so maybe sometime in the near future...;)

Dax says ...
Apr 28, 2012 @ 5:06pm

I loved the Tintin rockets ;)

Dracir says ...
Apr 28, 2012 @ 5:15pm

Crashed on Windows 7 (64bits). :(
I can hit play, then i see a ?flying bus? in the top left corner and it crash. :(

jwolf says ...
Apr 29, 2012 @ 8:27pm

Neat idea, and very polished. The difficulty might spike a bit too much later on...not sure how you're supposed to deal with multiple lanes at once. Pretty fun nonetheless.

robcozzens says ...
Apr 29, 2012 @ 10:12pm

I would try it if there was a Web or OSX version.

mneubrand says ...
Apr 30, 2012 @ 12:58am

Really polished nice game. Might need a tutorial but it's awesome otherwise. One of the best LD's for sure.

jclaine says ...
May 1, 2012 @ 10:55am

Nice entry. Controls are solid. I particularly like the home planet indication line. No replay button but the grapple mechanic makes up for it :D

ratking says ...
May 1, 2012 @ 10:59am

Nice idea, but I don't really know why I always lose. :-P

roundcrisis says ...
May 3, 2012 @ 9:06pm

Thanks so much for the comments guys :D. And sorry to those of you that it crashes on

j0n says ...
May 5, 2012 @ 2:53pm

Little bit too difficult to figure out, but the graphics and music are very polished.

johannhat says ...
May 9, 2012 @ 1:35am

Random aside: Wow That is a lot of planet names in the PlanetNames.txt. :O

Definitely dig the planets, the music and where I think you guys were going with this. I had a bit of trouble dealing the the Space Highway, but it was fun to explore!

davidwparker says ...
May 11, 2012 @ 6:12pm

Sorry, I don't have Windows.

Make A Game says ...
May 12, 2012 @ 12:28pm

I really loved the concept and gameplay, but I keep getting a game over every minute in. It's really hard to pinpoint the location of the other planets that are building the spaceways. They gang up on Earth pretty quickly.

csanyk says ...
May 13, 2012 @ 4:30am

Very nicely done!

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