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

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Planet fighter

by IcyLava - 48 Hour Compo Entry

You play as a planet fighter...
(Keyboard keys are rebindable)
WASD to move.
H, K or right mouse button to switch planets.
J or left mouse button to shoot.
P to pause.
Java JRE required.

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hazzahazzam says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 8:22am

"Your success can only be described as number." Thank you for adding humor. This is one of the better LD games, good job!

IcyLava says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 9:54am

Heh, thanks, I'm glad i added that :P

mess110 says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 1:21pm

can't get it to run on linux :(

/Downloads/Planet fighter/native\linux/

says it can't find this: maybe cross-os paths?

IcyLava says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 2:19pm

hmm...well my best guess is the single '\' that's there... I'll try changing that in just a sec.

IcyLava says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 2:23pm

Changed, if it still doesn't work then I have no idea what to do.

tillrobby says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 4:35pm

Pretty nice fun game :) I enjoyed it

uprightpath says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 6:42pm

Difficult to play that one. Being unable to tell when an enemy is damage is a little difficult.

Charlie says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 3:51pm

Very cool game and it works on Linux!

IcyLava says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 5:36pm

@uprightpath Yeah I added the death sounds for the player and enemy, but didn't need a hit sound for the player and so I forgot to add it for the enemy.
@Charlie Thanks! Glad you liked it, and good to know it works now.

jjhaggar says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 12:14pm

Awesome game. It works good under Linux

IcyLava says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 5:15pm

Thanks! :)

dancingmad says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 11:29am

cool game! the patterns very interesting, but enemies have too much life, especially when using pink bullets.

IcyLava says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 4:39pm

Well, I didn't want to make it too easy, so the more waves you beat, the more health the enemies have. And I think the 360-spread planet would have been overpowered if it would've done more damage. Though it can get pretty fast with the fire rate power-ups. Thanks for playing!

kyru says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 10:02pm

Nice scrolling shooter type game and good use of the theme.

EndingChaos says ...
Aug 29, 2014 @ 2:25am

Fun game! Nice concept with revolving planets.

IcyLava says ...
Aug 29, 2014 @ 9:14am

@kyru, @EndingChaos Thanks! I was afraid my game didn't quite fit the theme.

vividhelix says ...
Aug 31, 2014 @ 7:29pm

Controls were a bit oddly placed for playing with the mouse, but it was pretty fun overall. Sounds effects and music were a great match to the overall feel!

H1S2 says ...
Sep 7, 2014 @ 7:55am

nice shooter. thou i didnt completely get the point of the tools. i was not shure how often an enemy has got to be hit to get destroyed. good entry for 48 hours

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