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

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by awesomeusername - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Welcome to Worldco!

We're a company which specializes in connectivity. In this age of space travel and colonization, it's our job to keep the colonies connected . . .

Worldco is a frustratingly addictive game of trying to connect worlds and keep them connected as asteroids threaten the links between planets. Each level has 3 different difficulty levels so there's a challenge for everyone (seriously, I can't beat some levels though it IS possible). Aside from the campaign part of the game, complete with scores to try to beat, I've also included a random level generator to mix things up.

Made from scratch in Java, did all the graphics myself with my own art tool (also made from scratch).


Thanks for playing and enjoy!

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fcpfoof says ...
Aug 24, 2014 @ 9:59pm

I don't understand much (when did I win ;o) but game is quite interesting ;).

Aug 25, 2014 @ 1:12am

Thanks. I've added a tutorial since then so hopefully things make more sense now.

ArthurMaker says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 5:45am

Fricking 5 STARS What A Game THE FUN IS TO GOOD!!! By the way new record hard 1,02... BTW Check out my game

goffmog says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 2:03pm

Super fun! Makes me wish I'd spent half as much time making gameplay for my entry as I did making everything else!

marvalgames says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 5:30pm

Read the tutorial.
After that you realize how simple the gameplay is but awesome!!

theCoder15 says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 6:09pm

Nice game did you use the inbuilt java classes

Aug 25, 2014 @ 7:03pm

Thanks for the comments, all!

@theCoder15: I used the java.awt and javax.swing libraries.

erdnuss says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 8:49pm

Fun game with cool graphics (are the asteroids on buttons? :D).

Rock48 says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 2:46am

Pretty cool puzzle game

madmaw says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 10:29am

So many levels and options and menus and a tutorial! Great achievement

Charlie says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 3:15pm

Guys, do the tutorial. It's a cool game!
I played in "GRAAARGH" difficulty and now I hate asteroids.

MechanicMoon says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 7:02pm

I did not understand the game well, but not bad, although it has some ugly graphics

breadstix says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 7:04pm

First, the game is really fun. Second, do not play on the hard difficulty unless you are alone and can drop some F-Bombs without any consequences. Great job!

MikeTheWayne says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 10:55pm

I Like this. It's simple, good and I like it. Good Job :)

Marcellus says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 11:50pm

Finished the game on easy, tried on GNAAARG, well it's .. GNAARG. Liked the idea it took me til the last level. good entry.

Budaniel says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 3:13am

Doing the tutorial is a must, but once you figure it out, the level of strategy required is surprising.

esayitch says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 6:18am

Nice little clicker, and nice, literal use of the theme! I liked it. Sound effects might have added to this.

Hempuli says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 7:59pm

The tutorial was great and I really like the game concept - it's an interesting mix of timing and strategic thinking. However I felt that at least with Hard difficulty I didn't have much problems defending a level 1 line at all times, so the two more powerful line types saw less use. Maybe some lines transfer different goods, and certain planets prefer certain goods? Also it'd be nice if you could see the cost of a line between two planets by hovering over them. :)

Aug 28, 2014 @ 6:09pm

Actually a lot of fun. Great game.

miwuc says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 7:20pm

Quit a nice game if I do say so myself!

The gameplay is really well thought through, except for one thing: there's nothing preventing you from waiting for hours before starting, collecting tons of money, then building 5 links everywhere. You can say "but the high scores!" but I don't think that works. There are the highscores, but I don't think that's enough. In a game like that, you shouldn't have to worry about highscores until you've beaten a level at least once. Here, if you don't care about highscores, the game becomes almost trivial. This could be fixed easily with a time limit for instance.

Apart from this flaw, it's a really solid game, congrats!

owyoow says ...
Aug 30, 2014 @ 12:43pm

Really fun game. Good tutorial as well

Tanser says ...
Aug 31, 2014 @ 5:43am

Interesting game ye. Are you missing alpha channel though? Its pretty good for compo.

Njord says ...
Sep 5, 2014 @ 7:10am

Funny game, nice job ! Could have done with some audio though :D

elefantopia says ...
Sep 11, 2014 @ 3:28am

Very fun game! You gave a lot of thought to game play.

Teesquared says ...
Sep 11, 2014 @ 3:37am

Great take on the theme and very innovative. I liked the tutorial. Good way to introduce the game mechanics.

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