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

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When Worlds Collide

by OfficialDingbat - Jam Entry

'When Worlds Collide' is a free-roam sandbox game. There are no objectives. Kill enemy ships, grapple planets and send them into each other, or shoot moons into little bits.

The game is missing lots of features but it's still pretty fun :) Hope you guys enjoy <3

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drstik says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 11:25pm

I'd love to see you explore the planet grappling mechanic more. It was a lot of fun smashing planets together and using them as a shield to block the fire of enemy ships!

blurryroots says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 11:39pm

This is very confusing at first. You ask yourself, why is there such a depressing background music? But after you grappled a few planets and smashed them into each other possibly killing millions in an instant or getting pursuit by angry pilots who just got their home planet stolen it all makes sense =P Nice game.

MicroChasm says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 11:46pm

Very cool. I liked smashing planets. I liked the thruster graphics. The enemies are tough, but I had a good time roaming around and shooting things. I tried to throw a planet into the sun, but it didn't seem to hurt the planet, the enemies, or my ship. I couldn't figure out how to dis-engage my ship from a planet, though.

JoeEliTommy says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 12:14am

Nice silly shooter game with grapple mechanic. The graphics and animations are pretty nice. I didn't hear any music or sounds when I played.

The enemy ships were pretty dangerous. They sure did irritate me quite a bit when I was just trying to play around with the grapple mechanics. They were also relentless, so running away from them didn't work very well either. I was also disappointed that the grappled planets didn't affect the enemy ships at all. And I was unhappy at how easily the planets would get broken accidentally and disappear.

It might be nice to be able to un-grapple sometimes? Not really sure about that.

Finally, I found it quite strange that I needed to thrust continuously in order to follow a "fast-moving" planet -- but perhaps that's just because my team made a space game with quite different physics =]

-- Tommy

SoulGame says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 12:17am

Not sure what the goal was but I created my own : try to ruin the universe by simply crushing the most planets I could on poor innocent inhabitants who try to fight for their lives. I had some doubt about that strategy when I saw somewhere, somehow, the word "CHARM 0%" 8) The main difficulty is to aim enemies ship.

dylanigan says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 12:36pm

I really, really liked the overall mood of the game.

Aug 28, 2014 @ 8:12pm

Thanks for all the feedback guys :)

Sunflower says ...
Sep 2, 2014 @ 4:08pm

Eh, not a fan of sanbox games, I'd rather have some more or less defined goal to accomplish, so I know when I'm done with the game already. ^^"
Still, the graphics and mechanics seem pretty neat, but I don't like the controls; Space seem somewhat alright, but it's the first time this LD I see Enter as the button to press to shoot. Personally, I'd prefer these to be mouse controlled (shoot left, mouse right? Or something?), especially with them cheating 360-degrees shooting bastards enemies, while I can only shoot in 8 directions. ^^"

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