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What is a Gravity?

by rejooh - 48 Hour Compo Entry

My first entry to a Ludum Dare competition, made in about 13 hours.

It is basically a n-body simulation with one playable entity. Try to become huge and proceed to the next level. There is no final level but it should become unwinnable at some point.

Arrow Keys to move
ESC to pause
ENTER to regenerate the current level

Best of luck, hope you enjoy it!

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Chman says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:52am

Interesting take on a classic gameplay mechanic (eat smaller ones to get bigger, avoid bigger ones, dominate).

jerrre says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 11:03am

could you maybe compile to java 6 for OSX?

B says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 11:03am

Doesn't seem to be working on my Mac. From what I can understand in the description, it reminds me of another game called Osmos.

rejooh says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 11:36am

Compiled to Java 6. I'm sorry, I got no Macintosh to test it on, but it should work now, if not contact me again. Thanks for the feedback. An yes, the principle to become huge can be found in Osmos too.

lucasncv says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 12:15pm

Simple and nice gameplay. The controls are a bit messy, needs more acceleration!

tompudding says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 12:20pm

The gravity simulation is really cool, nice work. The noises could use some work though, but it's pretty enjoyable overall

Hiku says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:53pm

Space, Space, Space... :'(
But I liked it.

atraxgames says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 4:12pm

Neat graphic style.

TheSnide says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 4:14pm

Feels like Osmos crossed with Solar 2 :)

TheSnide says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 4:18pm

= quite fun :)

ocmu says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 1:58am

Blue square must feed!

fussycashew says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 10:37pm

Great game, with lots of fun, but the audio glitched out so much (getting really spammy and suddenly loud) that I couldn't keep playing.

StMatn says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 10:37pm

This idea is so awesome...
Its always kind of a rush to become big enough at the beginning of each level, but its really fun. Describing the entry as a "n-body simulation" pleases the nerd in me, but since it should be a game you could consider describing it as playing a particle, who wants to become a planet :P Oh boy, my fantasy is really animated by your game :D I really enjoyed playing it ^^

fysx says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 4:21pm

Great gameplay and mechanics! It seems to me as if the first 10 seconds are the crucial ones. Well done!

goerp says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 7:17pm

How much do you need for a game? Just rectangles!
It took me a little bit of time to get used to the acceleration, but after that I swallowed the rest like a cookie monster.

ashdnazg says ...
May 10, 2013 @ 1:50pm

Very original and fun!

Note that in later levels it seems like it's too much luck dependent what hits what and when, so you're the first "juggernaut" around.

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