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Minimal Force

by jedilemons - 48 Hour Compo Entry

A planetary defense game where you have to defend the planet from an endless shower of asteroids, while trying to use the minimal force possible but also get a good survival time.

Read the help before you play and have fun :D

(I rewrote my entry three times in a rush so expect bugs! xD (Please report them to me! :D))

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cahman says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:27am

Hey, I had some trouble running the game on Windows 7. I had to put "C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin\" inside of the batch file, in case someone else has the same problem.

I liked the music, but I got completely overwhelmed by those darn ROIDS!

biscuitdough says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:12am

Great graphics and music, but had a hard time figuring out the instructions, and once I did get them had a harder time controlling the rocket

GreenNecro says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:21am

Not working for me it give an error !! http://imgur.com/harhpnC
fix please

juaxix says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:42am

I dont understand the planet, does it contains an energy shield?
and if you press x repeatedly , are you creating different missiles?

jedilemons says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:05pm

@GreenNecro Try updating your graphics drivers :)

jedilemons says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:07pm

I'll probably make a post compo version at some point fixing some things and making the rocket control more logically :)

jedilemons says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:09pm

@juaxix Yeah, if you spam X it creates multiple missiles that you can control after the one you are currently controlling explodes :)

bernhard says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 11:41pm

I like the presentation but couldn't figure out the game >_< I tried 10 times but the highest score I got was when doing nothing at all (1000 points)

Benjamin says ...
May 12, 2013 @ 3:43pm

Well I tried my best to play, reading the helps 3 times - infact just a part of the help because my netbook resolution is only 1024 width - But it was still very difficult to handle. Most of the time I die while my first rocket is stil flying. The rocket itselft have a very strange way to move and I collided asteroids only by accident.
Maybe attacking the planet with less asteroid on start and more after 2 or 3 minutes would help new player to get used to the gameplay.
I was also unable to restart the game and had to launch the game several time each tiem I wanted to play a new game.

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