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Puny Planet

by Sichuan - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Puny Planets:

Controls: WASD

Goal: Become as big of a planet as you can

How-to-play: Gather up asteroids in your orbit and use them to smash away at other planets. For every planet destruction you gain mass.

Things to note:
When running the web version, it might take a little for the game to start when pressing space, since the all the files need to be downloaded. Dont worry, it will start.

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bms says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 9:43pm

I like the gameplay dynamics, quite original. Music pretty repetitive though..

RadthorDax says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 1:54am

I tried both web and windows versions - it displayed the title screen, and played the music, and prompted me to press space. Which wouldn't work. On either version. As you can see from this comment, my spacebar is working well enough. Bit disappointed, this looked to be an interesting entry too. (Didn't rate)

31eee384 says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 2:12am

Interesting gameplay... have you played Solar or Solar 2 by chance? Almost exactly the same! Yours is easier though, and less complex (as should be expected from an LD game). Good though, and fun.

One thing that made it really hard to play is that there was nothing to measure your speed and relative position by. A simple scrolling background would have helped this, with perhaps some parallax dust to more directly indicate speed.

When I died, a second loop of the music started, and when I closed the tab, the music kept going... I found the rogue java process and killed it, though.

Overall, nice game, although it could have used more graphical cues.

Apr 26, 2012 @ 2:16am

Works nicely for me. I found that there were more than one way to destroy other planets. My favorite was to push a big planet into the way of a smaller one so that the big one's sattelites impacted the smaller one. However, It did get repetative, and the environment was too sparse, so I got bored fairly quickly.

Evil Cult says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 2:22am

[Comments and ratings from this account come from various team members]
Web version did not work for me in firefox so I got the windows version. Really like the idea for the game and was fun to play. Music did get repetitive and I thought the movement could have been a little smoother. I did find a glaring bug where when I died and it reset the music played over itself. Also I think when you destroy a planet you should be able to pick up it's remaining asteroids rather than them remaining in the destroyed planets orbit. All in all not bad for 48 hours!

invaderJim says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 10:55pm

Neither the Web nor the Windows versions are starting when I press space :(

netguy204 says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 11:41pm

Overall, it was a good and enjoyable game. I had fun playing it and dominating the solar-system with my astroids of doom!

The graphics were ver nice. The gameplay concept was original and fun. The implementation was good. The physics felt jittery though... like things were being stepped at the framerate instead of with the system clock.

The music got annoying in a hurry.

I enjoyed playing the game! I think it would make a good casual game on one of those sites that specialize in that kind of thing. I'd encourage you to pursue that if you're at all interested.

Apr 28, 2012 @ 10:44pm

Couldn't play on web, Windows download worked though. Interesting take, full points for theme. I didn't really find it very fun, though. Needs more satisfying collisions.

Ben says ...
Apr 28, 2012 @ 11:55pm

Very good game, strangely addicting. Only suggestion is a little bit more of an objective rather than just getting big. Or allow the planets to collide and explode when u hit them into each other. Nice job!

noddy2006 says ...
May 2, 2012 @ 11:42am

Once I worked out how the physics worked, I really enjoyed it! Totally unrealistic, but fun! Definitely needs a scoring system to keep me interested though. Also, I didn't like the MIDI music - sorry! Just my opinion of course.

With a bit more polish, this could be really good.

ratboy2713 says ...
May 6, 2012 @ 4:01am

I liked the orbiting mechanic, though it was hard to tell what was a friendly asteroid and what wasn't. Also, when you destroy a planet you should get their left over asteroids.

May 11, 2012 @ 3:40pm

This was a rather fun game, played it rather long and got one big planet. ;) Sound/Music was not that great but the game is really fun an could work well on a mobile phone :) Simon

Thotep says ...
May 11, 2012 @ 10:26pm

Clever idea and fun gameplay, well done!

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