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April 20th-23rd 2012 :: 10 Year Anniversary! :: Theme: Tiny World

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Pale Blue Dot

by tametick - 48 Hour Compo Entry

As a result of a cataclysmic stellar event, your tiny world is threatened by a wave of huge asteroid.

Keep your people safe to allow as many civilians to escape the planet before it is destroyed.

EDIT: source is now linked on the web page! Sorry, forgot about it.

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Ratings

#16Overall4.06
#23Fun3.83
#90Mood3.41
#131Innovation3.61
#184Theme3.50
#216Audio3.00
#344Humor2.40
#456Graphics2.83
#1039Coolness17%

Comments

jonbro says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 8:55am

haha, silly. It took me a while to figure out that I was controlling the rings. It also took a while to figure out what the costs actually were. I do like these strange tower defense variations that you are making though, you should keep doing them!

jonbro says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 9:02am

ah, also high score of 25 ships saved, 257 asteroids destroyed.

JohanAR says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 9:21am

My highscore is also 25 and 257

Danik says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 10:27am

I like the concept a lot, but it needs some balancing as it quickly goes out of control. Once you have enough solar panels it's just a matter of how fast you can spam 2 and 3. :)

At 44 ships saved, 1977 asteroids destroyed I had what I thought was an impenetrable defence. I didn't see an asteroid get past but I still died somehow.

Johnicholas says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 11:33am

Great Sagan!

tametick says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 12:34pm

Thanks everyone for your kind remarks!

jonbro - I actually didn't originally meant it to be a TD, but it came out that way anyway :)

jonbro says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 2:23pm

lean into it man. I really enjoyed pakkuman defense, and now this. Your month for TD! Do another one quick before the magic wears off.

amodo says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 6:28pm

I really enjoyed this one. So much that I had to force myself to quit playing and continue with my game! It's really amazing how you balance games to such addictiveness, just like CQ. Don't wanna be a bootlicker, I really mean it.

Thotep says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 9:47pm

This is really good! I needed to play a few times to get a hang of it. It's fun and somehow tactical (up to a certain moment, where you can't see anything apart from aseroids ;)). Nice how you mixed the concepts of RTS and TD games.

jrasmussen24 says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 10:15pm

Pretty hilarious, honestly. There have been quite a few similar games in LD23, but the inclusion of Carl Sagan had me laughing.

KevinWorkman says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 10:21pm

This was pretty addicting and really well done. I think this is one of my favorite games of this Ludum Dare. And hey, we gave our games the same name!

ghRibacki says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 4:57pm

Adorable game! Very simple. The graphics and sound make the perfect mood for a space game. One of the most fun LD23 games I played so far! Thanks for such a nice game. =)

Apr 26, 2012 @ 7:49pm

Nice take on tower-defense! It'll take some time to figure out the best way to stay alive as long as possible, although I didn't really understood what the buildings did.

Ranoka says ...
Apr 28, 2012 @ 4:56pm

This game is one of the best I've played for gameplay wise! I enjoyed experimenting and learning how to play from trial and error. The game ramps up very quickly! The graphics and audio is simple but suits the design well. Where's the source?

ratking says ...
May 2, 2012 @ 9:48pm

GREAT GAME!
BTW, you have to upload the code for the compo version.

tametick says ...
May 3, 2012 @ 3:05pm

Hey guys, sorry I forgot about the source. It's linked now.

tametick says ...
May 3, 2012 @ 3:05pm

And thanks for the compliments everyone!

jwolf says ...
May 4, 2012 @ 12:56am

Pretty fun entry! I have to agree with Danik--there seems to be a lull where you can spam solar panels for a bit, followed by laser turrets and factories. I only got 32 / 857, though.

Rex Peppers says ...
May 4, 2012 @ 8:04pm

Great game! Gets tough quick but still fun!

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