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

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Planetary Bowling

by Akz- - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Fling super-heavy asteroids at unsuspecting planets in the exciting new sport of planetary bowling!

- Drag with the mouse to launch asteroids.
- SPACE speeds up the progression of time.

Tools: LibGDX, Bfxr, Audacity, Autotracker and Paint.NET.

The font used is Orbitron, which is licensed under OFL and is available from here:

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hoyt hoy says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 12:19pm

Really good!
Simple and fuuny to play. I like the music e dificult.

Aug 25, 2014 @ 12:24pm

The planets are a little hard to hit, but this game makes A LOT OF FUN xD

Hyoga-3D says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 12:43pm

Very nice game, had some fun playing it, art style were very good too.

grifdail says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 12:47pm

Very smart ! I liked it !

mechabit says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 12:56pm

Very fun game

royvanrijn says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 1:31pm

Nice one!

JetL33t says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 1:40pm

I really like all kinds of orbit games so you had an easy one on me.
Only downside is that planets are too hard to hit sometimes.

BubbleChien says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 1:43pm

Very funny! Too bad there's no bonus for using one planet's gravity force for hitting the other one :p

jpmit says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 1:51pm

Great fun, well done. Good length with a good number of levels and difficulties. My only criticism is the slightly weak theme connection.

clementcent says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 2:55pm

Great Game ! The concept is really fun !

Dramentiaras says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 2:56pm

Extremely fun and difficult. The music and graphics are great!

McFood says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 2:58pm

5 stars for fun obviously.
Agree the theme connection is a little tenuous but this game is great and look very polished.
Great work!

hate-marina says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 3:02pm

Nice gravity simulation :)

dunin says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 3:02pm

I really like the idea!
but it's too hazardous (or too hard for me)... Maybe more and bigger planets or a line with the intended path of your ball (like the easy mode on the billiard simulators...)

Mali says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 3:03pm

Enjoyed it very much! Tried to make orbits using the asteroids but I think you've coded it so I can't right? ;D
Not so fond of the colours, but I'm not good with colours anyway. Like the font, music is okay. Some planets were a bit hard to hit, but nothing impossible.

iSamurai says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 3:12pm

Nice game, very creative concept and the implementation is good too. The clean art is nice too. But the moving curves are a bit difficult to predict.

Doubstract says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 6:31pm

Very cool mechanics

Budda says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 11:30pm

Awesome game, love the concept and how it plays out. Well done!

rebecca says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 1:03am

Nice job on the gravity simulation. Pretty fun, too. It's sorta weird that if you just fling the asteroids really slowly, you'll usually hit something because of the gravity. That didn't stop me from enjoying it, though.

Super fun!

imdigitaljim says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 1:38am

This is a good game! I liked it!

Resonious says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 2:43am

Pretty sweet, although I think it would be even more fun if the gravity had more of an effect on the balls you shoot.

Kerdelos says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 1:38pm

I like the concept but I would have enjoyed it better if the red ball was more easily orbitable.

mrexcessive says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 7:13pm

Hi there. Such fun flinging asteroids around... worryingly rather too much fun... Good job!

SteveSalmond says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 10:49am

Well I suck at bowling planets, it turns out, but it's helluva fun :D Nice work dude!

sekaru says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 5:57pm

Nice and simple but still (enjoyably) difficult.

Oli says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 12:09pm

A bit hard to aim but very cool ^^

tanjent says ...
Aug 29, 2014 @ 7:10pm

Really good and very clean/simple with good core mechanics. I think that instead of the message about not dragging inside the circle you could project the mouse pointer to nearest point on the rim and shoot from there.

Aug 30, 2014 @ 2:53am

Quite a fun game. Well done. :)

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