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

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Space Explorer

by Rock48 - Jam Entry

Kinda a small game I made, tried to make it as pretty as possible, but ended up losing a whole lot of gameplay in the process, doesn't help that I slept for 18 hours at one time, losing my train of thought when coding but, it happens...

Anyway, the controls are pretty simple

w,s,a,d and use the mouse to move
m opens and closes the starmap, where you can lock on to planets to jump to
You can click and drag the map to navigate it
j activates the warp/jump/hyperdrive sending you to the other planet

Music was created by my buddy Sean, who gave me the rights to use his music in this game, find him here:

Most of the artwork was made by TealDragon, who's tumblr can be found here:

I will be uploading a proper Mac executable in the future, but for now mac and linux users will have to download the love2d framework to run the *.love file -- downloadable at

Libraries used

Middleclass -
I have LoveFrames and AnAL for windowing and animation, but they are unused -- the windowing is used in an unfinished economy system in the game, hit 'b' near a planet if you want a sneak peek


Downloads and Links




Nonameghost says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 2:50am

Not bad. Considering there's not much in the way of gameplay,I think the elements are polished pretty well. The stars in the background, the thruster particles, and especially that warp effect!

nerd burglars says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 2:52am

I enjoyed the graphics!

ShadowStryker says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 2:59am

Like the concept of having a market, most people don't add a store because they are too lazy. ;)

Rock48 says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 3:01am


Yeah, too bad I didn't have time to finish it though :/

hamster_mk_4 says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 3:06am

The music is nice, but there is not much to do. I tried to fly between worlds without the jump, but gave up after five minutes not seeing the distance decrease.

commodoreKid says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 8:25pm

The distance to the planet does not update and there is not much to do in the game. However I liked the warp animation and how similar it is to our game :D

Aomeas says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 8:28pm

Well, I navigated, navigated, but what could I do else? Nice music, though! :3

Capitals says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 8:34pm

Graphic: Lovely;
Gameplay: Sadly Lacking;

dancingmad says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 8:40pm

There's not many things to do in this game... The music is pretty good though (and the graphics are good too).

Chaoseiro says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 9:11pm

It was calm, almost relaxing, until I hit J and OOOOH YEAH :D

Xanjos says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 9:15pm

It's a shame you had to omit a lot of features in your game (Sadly, what was left didn't really add much to the gameplay) but I did like the graphics a lot (especially the thruster particles) and that music when you go into warp is actually quite catchy.

ZoneOne2 says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 12:30am

I like the look of the thrusters and ship.

RadioLemon says ...
Aug 30, 2014 @ 1:11am

The warp speed effect was cool; the music made it feel all disco and stuff.

frogcheese says ...
Sep 6, 2014 @ 8:31pm

Not much game, but the graphics were really polished with lots of cool little details, and I liked the music as well.

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