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Mission: Save Gliese

by thetheodor98 - 48 Hour Compo Entry


To be able to play, download the .zip, unzip and start the jar inside the folder. Do not move the res folder!


Try to destroy the enemy ship before the enemy ship destroys your home planet Gliese!

Hack = the amount of time decreased from the timer. The higher you Hack rank is, the more time decreases from the timer.

Go to help in game for help!

I have now moved .jar and res to a .zip to make it easier to play the game!

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Twistedsnail says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 8:01am

This was cool, I never learnt to not waste missles!

(please play/rate my game, just click my name)

Markavian says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 9:00am

Had to extract into /res/ folder in the same directory to get it to load the levels correctly.

Finished all 19 levels! Was a good challenge to the end, and the upgrades all helped in one way or another. Liked the animation of the laser and the planet exploding.

caranha says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 9:10am

Hey, thanks for showing me this game.

The general idea was nice, and some of your level design was good. But I think there is a lot in this game that comes as a "surprise" to the player - it is really hard to gauge how much damage we will take from asteroids - some asteroids cause lots of damage, some cause little. There are also some upgrades that don't seem to make a lot of sense: "hack"?

If I could give you a suggestion, I would remove a lot of the unnecessary complexities of the game (like the varying damage from the asteroids, the 25 levels), and instead use that time and effort to add polish, like sounds, etc.

Cheers, and thanks for the game!


bushmango says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 4:59pm

Good once I finally got it running!

PackSciences says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 7:22pm

Good game about Gliese :D

UnixXNova says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 9:33am

I pain to start up but fun game

doonay21 says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 7:45pm

Whoa! Really nice entry! It only needs some nice retro sfx! Good job mister!

Aug 28, 2013 @ 10:14pm

Nice idea, really liked the upgrades system :)

Endurion says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 7:52am

Had to rearrange folders until it told me that I need a newer Java version. Sorry.

Thermite says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 9:14pm

Cool concept. Good job!

Aug 29, 2013 @ 9:33pm

I saved Gliese from the enemies! I love the programmer art and game play is responsive and smooth. The tileset theme is a bit strange in context of planets and walls - perhaps nebulas would suit it better - watch out for those asteroids!

namrog84 says ...
Aug 30, 2013 @ 11:09am

haha interesting

Don't waste missiles!
<3 explosion graphic

awppy says ...
Aug 31, 2013 @ 12:47am

Fairly easy, but still fun! Good work, and a good selection of levels!

ezolotko says ...
Aug 31, 2013 @ 2:41pm

Looks like a fun game but it doesnt fit in my screen by height

Sep 1, 2013 @ 12:09pm

This was fun actually! A bit too easy, but enjoyable none the less. Impressive amount of levels!

superfoonly says ...
Sep 2, 2013 @ 3:41am

The game did not run. I was using a mac

Antidote says ...
Sep 8, 2013 @ 5:20pm - My first impressions on the game ^^

AlexFili says ...
Sep 15, 2013 @ 12:47pm

Great concept. A little bit of polish on the graphical side would have made a lot of difference, along with some clear visual indicators and sound effects. This is pretty fun though and the missions and upgrades help keep it interesting.

X-0r says ...
Sep 15, 2013 @ 6:07pm

Screen resolution killed it for me =(

Is there any way to scale it down? / Launch fullscreenmode?

I managed to beat level 1, but I couldn't leave the upgrade section anymore =/

headchant says ...
Sep 16, 2013 @ 3:18pm

I played this one through, and I really like the idea. A countdown in the beginning of the round would be good and I think I used some bugs to win. For example: Will full upgrades the last level was quite easy because you could just walk through the enemies.

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