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

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Planetary Hack

by TheBurningHat - 48 Hour Compo Entry

You are a member of PlanSec a rogue planet hacking group.
Your mission is to Hack, Spy and Capture as many planets as you can without running out of credits or team members to bribe with.

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Directions:

Your objective is to capture planets to do this you must hack and spy on planets, each day the hack is reset and you must hack it again.

To discover new sectors you must deploy a scout and it will take a few day turns to find a new sector.

Each sector has a difficulty, you must upgrade and hire new team members to be able to advance within the game.

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EDIT:

Bug Fixes on planet buttons
Credits count faster
Skill points counter added

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#581Theme3.22
#713Innovation2.96
#759Audio2.29
#847Overall2.92
#892Fun2.65
#940Graphics2.48
#959Mood2.48
#1503Coolness44%

Comments

Aug 25, 2014 @ 2:40am

I enjoyed watching your stream! Good job with the game. I like the difficulty part. I haven't made it past the 3rd sector yet, but I will keep trying.

CoopNasty says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 5:19am

Good work so far! Seems to be a few problems, you can keep pressing the next day button when in a menu and it'll progress to the next day, without doing anything that was supposed to happen. For instance, I spied on a planet, clicked the next day, a menu came up, and I clicked next day again, then when I closed out the menu it said there was "-1" days until spying was complete. I couldn't capture the planet. Also, if a button like "spy", "hack", or "capture" overlaps another planet, you cannot click it.

Endurion says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 5:32am

Sorry, no Java.

C_Walden says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 5:32am

Captured all planets. It was decent, but it became a little tedious as I went on. But thank goodness for the hotkeys.
As you progress, numbers get bigger, but so can yours, so the gameplay doesn't really seem to get any harder. Just takes longer.
Good use of theme, though.

CoolIron says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 5:38am

I like this one. Can't say it was difficult :)

MarekkPie says ...
Aug 29, 2014 @ 12:48am

Interesting take on connected worlds. Wish there were more ways to interact with the planets, and/or more a better explanation of what it means to have different skill levels.

ZYXer says ...
Sep 3, 2014 @ 3:53pm

I really like this game. Nice combination of strategy and "clicking" game.

It is a bit too bad that the game let's you cheat quite a bit. For example you can hack your own planets and you can also repeatedly click "hire" to find the best employee. Once you figured that out, you can get all planets with no effort.

It was still quite a lot of fun to play, and with a bit of tweeking, it could be a really good game!

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