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

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Far, far away

by 4KbShort - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Far, far away puts you in the place of an A.I. set to handle large scale decisions on board the generation starship I.S.C. Columbus. Every 10 years something happens that will require your attention and it's up to you to make the right decisions to ensure moral, food, water, oxygen, and ship maintenance all stay high enough to survive to your final destination.

Instructions: Click the buttons on the right or use A, B, C keys to select the option you want to choose. Press R to reset at any time. Monitor your resources and try to make the decision that will best benefit your colonists for the next ten years!

Known bugs: NONE! (First time for everything)
Source Code: Located at the bottom of the ITCH.IO page.

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Tomker says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 10:35am

Really nice concept. Kinda fun to play, also love that music :)

Sharkxx says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 11:08am

i dont quite understand how to balanced it out but its a fun game

midgard says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 11:08am

Here's a nice innovative game, I had fun playing it but I don't seem to reach the relation between the theme and the game!

Aug 25, 2014 @ 11:15am

Liked it! Clever idea and smart use of time. The overal atmosphere is good and it's easy to play. Especially liked the EXTERMINATE option. Yes I'm evil. >:D

Nanocentury says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 5:34pm

This is an epic reinvention of the Oregon Trail and one I enjoyed the the most to try out.

ivanhlb says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 9:51am

It's not bad. I'm nitpicking here, but you could have change the font to an more appropriate one..

Otherwise it's quite fun on a whole.

Stan Sypek says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 1:34pm

Great on innovation. Really liked the music. Only downside, probably a little too easy.

dix says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 5:20pm

Nice game! I really liked it :D
I did not understandd what those things above the text were, but I really felt like I was on that ship :D

Aug 27, 2014 @ 6:45pm

Is the game beatable? Anyway, it is very good. The connection to the theme is missing to me, but other than that, I like it.

Kate Kligman says ...
Sep 4, 2014 @ 1:46am

Loved the game, music was great too. I know it's a LD (so limited content), but I wanted to play more after the game ended. :)

Sep 11, 2014 @ 7:23pm

I love it! Brilliant, although my colonists resorted to cannibalism in year 40.. guess I'm not a very good AI, I keep going back for more and more!

Sep 11, 2014 @ 7:27pm

oh man! I reached year 200, but just can't decide on what I should do... a good AI would exterminate right?? :D

jcsirron says ...
Sep 13, 2014 @ 11:56pm

I really liked the music and the humorous choices!

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