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

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Galactic Wars

by torvik88 - Jam Entry

This is our second LD and i think we are suffering from a curse or something because in every jam we had one designer or one programmer quit on us and ended up doing their tasks thus limiting our time to do the things we planned.

Oh well, the game is about a kind of Tower Defense in space. We wanted to a lot of things and add a lot of gameplay stuff but in the end, due to the time restrains we didn't.

We didn't even have time to put some instructions in the game, so it goes like this:

You can add Defense Drones to your planet with your mouse by dragging and dropping the drones to your orbit.

Have fun! :)

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mrexcessive says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 11:44am

Hi there. Nice looking and playing game you've made! I found it fairly easy to reach a state where all orbits were full and I could deploy no more towers... I then lost with a score of 912 once the attack size became crazy-big! Good job, would like to see more, multiple planets, tower/orbitals upgrades etc.

INC$D021 says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 8:10am

Agrees with @mrexcessive.
I would like to have been able to replace/upgrade defender orbs, and maybe buy more orbits or something like that.
But very nice game :)

LTyrosine says ...
Aug 29, 2014 @ 9:56pm

Overall, I liked this game!

* Nice details on graphics, loved the background star effects.
* Ok music, ok sound.
* Nice game idea and it's fun to play.

* It's a little short and after a while I'm unable to buy more "planet" defenders and game ends with overwhelming amount of enemies;
* It needs some more balance on prices/damage and this alike.
* Weak theme usage

runvs says ...
Aug 31, 2014 @ 8:03am

Nice Game! I likt Tower Defence Games and the idea with "rings" and moving towers is nice. I would have liked to see some upgrades or a remaining Lives counter.
The Music line got me really annoyed after some runs.

TD5 says ...
Aug 31, 2014 @ 9:44am

Really fun, but it's all over too quickly because I can't remove or upgrade the defences. Please add more levels or something to increase the life of the game.

dancingmad says ...
Sep 8, 2014 @ 7:33pm

Pretty fun! But i agree with @mrexcessive and others, when the orbits are full, there's nothing more to do. Nice concept though.

TimtheBo says ...
Sep 8, 2014 @ 8:01pm

I love the concept of a TD with orbits, maybe you can create a post-compo version with a slightly better balance and duration.

MaesK says ...
Sep 8, 2014 @ 8:28pm

Nice tower defense, I liked the idea of using orbits as places to set barriers. Music repeats itself a little, but it matches with space theme. Good work.

torvik88 says ...
Sep 9, 2014 @ 6:45pm

Thank you all for your comments :)

Yes, unfortunately we had a snag and lost one of our programmers and his task had to be done be the others so we ended up cutting much from the gameplay we wanted to do.

CogComp says ...
Sep 9, 2014 @ 7:59pm

Very addivtive game. Great work!

t4u says ...
Sep 9, 2014 @ 10:33pm

I liked the idea of having tower defence withn otwer that moves on orbits. Audio was generally positive(4/5). Graphics were ok(3/5). I didnt really have fun from playing tbh.

udo says ...
Sep 10, 2014 @ 2:58pm

I like the idea a lot, it had potential. Since you mentioned team problems and running out of time, from my own experience with programming projects: maybe you are just too many people. You'd be amazed what can be done with just two people (or even one, for that matter).

Kojan says ...
Sep 10, 2014 @ 7:09pm

I really enjoid the game, just sad that we place all our "turrets" so fast.

lotusgame says ...
Sep 10, 2014 @ 7:26pm

909 points ! Interesting concept ! A very nice and polished entry :)

sanojian says ...
Sep 10, 2014 @ 7:28pm

Nice tower defense game. Pretty graphics. Music was a little bit repetative.

igoramendola says ...
Sep 11, 2014 @ 5:08pm

Cool game and it's very nice considering that you hadn't enough time to do more things. It would be interesting a post-compo version with more stuffs! :D
My best is 997.

Sep 11, 2014 @ 7:34pm

Never made more than 999. :) Nice and pretty addictive game. Good job.

okmmjyygv says ...
Sep 11, 2014 @ 9:48pm

Nice idea and graphics,

okmmjyygv says ...
Sep 11, 2014 @ 9:53pm

Nice entry!

Rage Paint says ...
Sep 12, 2014 @ 3:30am

Score: 999

Wish I could put more planets in orbit, or delete ones to make room for different ones.

apiotrw says ...
Sep 13, 2014 @ 2:14pm

Good entry

mactinite says ...
Sep 15, 2014 @ 10:57pm

Really cool take on the tower defense. The orbits add a nice depth to the mechanics. Makes a cool idea to expand on. Nice work!

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