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

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Siege From Above

by CeriseGhost - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Hey guys,

This is the second LD competition I have entered, and I've got to say, I've been looking forward to this weekend for the past 4 months.

This entry was made using Game Maker studio and the HTML5 extension. I figured it'd be the easiest format for you guys to be able to play.

The following tools were used in one way or another in the creation of this project:
- Game Maker: Studio
- Photoshop
- GarageBand
- Audacity
- Drop Box

The Game: Siege From Above

Aliens have "connected" to our world, and now want to destroy us and take all of the planets resources.

Anti UFO guns have been constructed all around the globe. You have been tasked with defending your sector.

You must not let them land in your city.

try to destroy the most UFO's and take your place at the top of the leader board! (Be sure to go back to the main menu after dying. This will automatically submit your score. You may also need to enable popups to view the high scores or simply visit: )

Downloads and Links




bladderbloat says ...
Aug 24, 2014 @ 1:19pm


Sacha862 says ...
Aug 24, 2014 @ 1:53pm

This is a fun little arcade style game, I like it!

Tanner says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 6:15am

There you go. Nice game!

BoskoSokolov says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 7:21am

Such a nice game, made me feel like a child again :)

McFood says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 9:13am

Lots of fun, I was compelled to get onto the scoreboards =D

Nanofus says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 10:56am

A big bonus for the scoreboard. :D

CeriseGhost says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 11:04am

Thanks Nanofus! Getting that working was my main focus this LD!

klusi0 says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 12:07pm

I hadn't seen this kind of a game for years!
Really cool that you have made the scoreboard - that makes it even better. Congrats!

DaanVanYperen says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 2:15pm

Pew pew pew!

Cosmologicon says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 3:17pm

Not the most original game in the world, but it's got a few nice touches. I liked the way the score worked, and how you shoot the menu buttons to select them.

sanojian says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 6:52pm

Nice solid game and the leaderboard is a big plus. Not high marks for originality or following the theme but its fun anyway!

Aug 30, 2014 @ 12:14am

simple and fun

zatyka says ...
Sep 1, 2014 @ 5:50pm

There's not a whole lot to it, but it was addicting. Fun little game.

Sep 2, 2014 @ 12:49pm

I like the scoring system where bullets cost points, and how the UFO's on the left become harder to target as they get lower. As others said, the high scores are a really big plus. I didn't know about but gmscoreboard website! I'll probably use it in the future too :-)
Only thing is that in your game, submission doesn't seem to work on Firefox :-( I got 1900+ points but since your game appears to have mixed content (http/https) Firefox somehow prevented my score from being sent. Instead I manually submitted my score, with a little bonus for the extra effort.

CeriseGhost says ...
Sep 3, 2014 @ 10:36am

Hahahhah :D I love it :D Cheers dining philosopher! I'm glad it wasn't over 9000! :D

Sep 4, 2014 @ 9:50am

Actually I tried submitting "Over 9000" but I guess the website strips non-numerical characters ;-)

Sep 5, 2014 @ 11:37am

I really liked the menu selection mechanic. Starting somewhere other than the centre of the screen gave a fresh feel to a defender-style game too.

hbocao says ...
Sep 13, 2014 @ 11:46pm

Nice little game! Would like to see different UFOs and weapons. The score system really added to the game.

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