Gaeaby bach - Jam Entry
Gaea is an atmospheric little game that builds a unique galaxy every time you play it. Mine as many triangles from the planets as you can before the galaxy dies and literally never exists again. The more triangles you mine, the better the upgrades to improve your mining speed. (See last screenshot for what the upgrades do)
My focus was on creating an interesting atmosphere, with a minimalistic yet somehow fascinating game mechanic. The galaxy is generated via a Julia set fractal. Each system procedurally generates a little soundtrack (best enjoyed with headphones). You get to see and hear a galaxy generated from a fractal. The game is meant as a bit of a sarcastic look at our consumerism.
The game needs JAVA to run. On Windows and OS/X you should be able to just double click to run. On linux you might have to run it from cmd line ("java -jar gaea.jar"). I will try and put a web version of the game up once I get a free minute to do so.
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Everything is controlled with the mouse
LMB: Zoom to system / Mine planet
RMB/ESC-key: Show galaxy
Move mouse over triangles to collect them.
This game was created with libgdx in under 72hrs by Stefan Bachmann
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