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

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Chain The Planets!

by Animan - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Move your planet around to connect with other planets, but watch out for the glowing red asteroids! The more planets clumped together with you, the faster you'll gain points. How much can you get in 90 seconds? Feel free to post your high scores in the comments!

I ended up not posting any journal entries here this time, but I posted several tweets/vine videos during development:

Side-note: I am aware of a glitch where certain planets, when clumped together, can get stuck off-screen. I just didn't catch it until it was too late. :/

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Hi_ImTemmy says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 11:54am

I got a highscore of 6344! I feel that makes me king of planets.

jgthespy says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 3:02am

I think this is a pretty clever concept and a funny take on the theme. About 1-2 minutes in it sounded like a bunch of stuff all crashed together offscreen and then a crapload of things flew at me from all over. It was more hilarious than annoying.

mramaizng says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 3:02am

5843 - I liked the idea.

Amvere says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 5:17am

7356! This is a cool concept. The art is really good! Fits the theme wonderfully (and literally). I did run into a bug where some of my planets glitched off the screen. I ended up getting a score of 8596 that time because they still counted as connected to me. Great game!

Animan says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 4:52pm

Thanks for all the kind words so far! Certainly aware of not just the "planets stuck off-screen bug", but also how planets chained together but not necessarily attached to you will still add up points. Both of these will certainly be fixed soon once the Compo is finished.

I'd also like to fix the asteroids to where it isn't so luck-based when it comes to avoiding them. This was my first game with a vertical aspect ratio, and I didn't realize just HOW big an impact that could have on such things lol.

My high score is 7216.

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