Ludum Dare 29 — April 25th-28th Weekend — Theme: Beneath the Surface

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Stars Beneath the Sea

by Mclogenog - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Collect the stars, avoid the monsters, and create constellations.

To play
"W,A,S,D" to Move
"F" to toggle Fullscreen

If you're using windows XP, the background does not draw correctly (sorry!).

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conormn says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:30am

I don't have windows, but watched the video. The idea and mechanics look really hot. Good job :)

Julgodis says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:51pm

I havn't had time to try it yet, but the video looks awesome :D

conormn says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 12:55am

I got the game to work and I really really liked it. The constellation aspect was very interesting. Would love to see this game flushed out!

Simon says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:21am

Nice entry. Too bad the constellations are not of use or at least I did not get it...

Mclogenog says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 3:29pm

Thanks for checking it out, guys! It's not very clear, but making constellations is how you get health back.

Mclogenog says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 3:45pm

I should also give credit to Rod Humble's "Stars over Half Moon Bay" for the idea of the constellations, and Ian Snyder's "The Floor is Jelly" for buoyancy/gravity feel.

cr2crstudios says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 1:43pm

Love the colors! Couldn't totally figure out what to do, though. . .

Pitoum says ...
May 15, 2014 @ 9:28am

It takes some time to understand, but you get there a nice first prototype. Moving is really smooth!

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