Ludum Dare 30 — August 22nd-25th, 2014 — Theme: Connected Worlds

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by suve - 48 Hour Compo Entry

NOTE: This entry is very much unfinished. There is no real gameplay, although you may click a few things to see something moving. Wow.

Somewhere deep in space, on a small planet, the Happy Tribals lived their happy lives. Unfortunately, one day, a parasitic, robotic-quasi planet invaded their world. The calculative TechnoTumor immediately began its attack on the planet's inhabitants.

Choose either side and lead your army to crush the enemy in both conjoined worlds. MechaTumor is (or rather, was supposed to be) a very simple RTS, using what mechanic-wise would be a looping 1D map.

Arrow keys to move the camera.
1, 2 to change teams.
L-click to select units (drag to perform a rectangle select).
R-click to issue orders. Unfortunately attacking does not work, although workers can be ordered to gather resources.
Hover above buttons when a worker/base is selected to check costs of producing a unit / constructing a building. L-click to produce / construct.

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wolfmother says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 4:51am

Cool idea! Impressed that you went for an SDL-based RTS in such a short timeframe. Unit selecting worked OK, that was pretty cool.
Scrolling doesn't follow the world, so it's easy to get lost.
If this jam was maybe 2-3x as long, I think this could really be amazing.

Aug 28, 2014 @ 8:41am

Good groundwork - shame you ran out of time but it'd be a good game to continue working on and release. :)

KigurumiDevs says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 9:06am

Hi, I like the idea a lot and the graphics are cute! It's interesting to see your RTS space game, because we did one as well. But for some reason the controls didn't work properly, reaction was veery very slow. But I don't think it's your fault, it's just not working right on my laptop.

liquidminduk says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 9:27am

love the old school visuals, would like to see more of the game when it's done

xRubbermaid says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 10:08am

I don't know if this is because I have a high-dpi laptop monitor, but the circles weren't being drawn in full (missing some segments). The actual user interface works really intuitively though, even if there isn't much to do.

ViliX says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 10:51am

The inverted graphics looks amazing! :)

RaycoSantana says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 11:02am

Really cool, Love those minimalistic graphics

the says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 11:13am

I builded a lot of factories and made a lot of robots but finally did't find how to kill Happy Tribals. Also, not straight control will be nice for 2d rts like this.

eruiz00 says ...
Aug 29, 2014 @ 7:11pm

This is what this jam is about. Cool idea and theme interpretaton. Cool!

KingBolonzo says ...
Sep 1, 2014 @ 10:02am

haha the art is great I love those trees so much you must finish this game!!

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