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

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Beneath a red sky

by allinlabs - Jam Entry

=== Intro ===

Your ship was attacked and had to do an emergency landing on Mars. Your are the last survivor and it's time to take back your ship !

Beneath a red sky is a top down shooter in a procedurally generated spaceship. Take your ship back, put out fire and be careful not to put too much holes in the hull, you'll need the darn ship to fly you back home !

=== How to play ===

Each game is different, as a new map is generated every time you play!

WASD to move
E or Space for the melee attack
Mouse to shoot
F to use the extinguisher (after picking it)

=== Tips ===

* the game is hard (kinda), take it slow and it'll be easier.
* if you see a fire and you have the extinguisher, put out the fire, that will save A LOT of your oxygen.
* save ammo as much as you can by using your melee attack (E / Space), especially on the melee enemies

=== Credits ===

Thanks to Furvent for his help and play testing all this week end!

Space Wind 01 & Space Wind 02 by Prosser, see licence :

Made with love with Haxe, OpenFL & HaxePunk

Downloads and Links




Ludipe says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 7:21am

Nice top-down shooter

kmakai says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:15pm

Good job with the hull damage mechanic, definitely made me consider my shots (even more than the limited ammo.)

IAmSpencer says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:25pm

Amazing detail, from the cracks generated while shooting, to actually being on fire and not just taking damage. Very fun, good job :)

Tamik says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 3:53am

I like the extra mechanics that make it not just about getting through, but getting through more efficiently, nice way to encourage accuracy

camlang says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 1:00pm

Great game! All the juiciness is there

samooJAM says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 1:02pm

I kept walking straight to the corners and get stuck for some reason, it's something about the perspective and wall color.
I like the challenge and traditional gameplay it has.

Tititesouris says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 1:08pm

It's a shame the game is really not related to the theme, if the back story was in an underground facility instead of a ship, it'd have made a lot more sense. Still, very good game, congrats.

Rad Star says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 1:19pm

Lol, i got out off ammo even before meeting the first monster because of playing with the destructible wall. Liked the random world generation as well. Nice one!

Muciojad says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 1:31pm

"F*ck, a lot of mechanics done in 72h???" - I thought when I finished playing. It's good thought, game has a lot of diverse things to do - shooting, attacking, extingushing fire etc. Graphics is simple but suitable, and I like mood of narration at beginning :)

thinkster says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 3:46pm

Nice tight controls made for a fun game! Would like to see where you could take this, if the environment of the ship were prettier, would make the overall look really nice. Impressive amount if game made for 72 hours!

Nichii says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 3:51pm

Hmm, pretty nice game, but the grey wall is a little bit deceptive. Also, the hit box is a little bit too 'big'. All my bullets hit the wall easily in a narrow wall.

bendmorris says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 6:52am

I ran out of ammo and had to run into a room with like 6 aliens in it to get a key card. Really great job. Impressive how many different mechanics (destructible environment, oxygen, ammo, fire...) you were able to work in.

May 1, 2014 @ 5:12pm

Very fun game and nice gameplay mechanics. Kept getting stuck on the grey sections above corridors though.

Gap says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 5:13pm

Amazing job!

StudioWolfox says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 5:14pm

Nice level generator. Although at some point i think I couldn't win at all, because I couldn't find a fire extinguisher and the rest of the paths were blocked with fire. But perhaps I missed something.

Ken Ichi says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 5:15pm

Very addictive!

mrexcessive says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 5:58pm

Hi. Nice gun effect, tricky to aim (or is that me!), got fire extinguisher... died from many aliens.

anissen says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 8:30pm

Really awesome game! I loved the feel of shooting and impact. I almost cleared out the entire base but ended up running out of ammo and getting butchered. Running low on ammo is quite spooky when surrounded by aliens ;)
It would be nice if the aliens were more intelligent or that the different aliens had different behaviours.
A absolutely love that aliens can catch on fire - nice detail! :D

Tomski says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 8:17pm

Nice entry. The cracks that are left on the walls are a nice touch

rorycooke says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 8:19pm

really nice, I love the characters

Nezzhil says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 8:21pm

Good one, very fun!

PriorBlue says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 9:33pm

Nice pixel art characters.

Hemuuuli says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 11:40am

Great. I loved how the hull damaging made me consider my shots.

Pitoum says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 3:29pm

Some nice ideas!
Just an advice. For a topdown like that be careful with your hitboxes for the walls. It's really frustrating when you seem to be blocked by something invisible. I should be able to get against the walls :)

jsmars says ...
May 17, 2014 @ 5:37pm

Nice game! was a bit easy to get lost tho

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