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

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A Vendor from Venus

by Rossrox - Jam Entry

Controls:
Mouse - Direction
W - Thrust
F - Dock
LMB - Mine
Space - Fire

Story:

You are a vendor from Venus in a time where the planet has long been colonised. You left your home in search of riches but now your stranded, millions of miles away with a broken warp drive and your entrepreneurial pursuits have almost left you without a credit to your name.

Buy and trade resources with planets, fend off pirates and mine deposits in an effort to be able to afford the costly warp drive repair.

I will continue to develop this in my own time, I intend to add more planets & resources as well as a crafting system.

This is my first time using GameMaker, the jam was an excuse for me to try it out properly, I'm pretty pleased with what I came out with even though I lost about 12 hours of work.

Features I want to add:
Crafting
Sell All
Improved AI + Spawning Mechanic
Map

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#138Audio(Jam)3.60
#193Fun(Jam)3.38
#231Graphics(Jam)3.75
#248Overall(Jam)3.41
#393Innovation(Jam)3.00
#460Theme(Jam)3.00
#1872Coolness26%

Comments

jpcote says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 1:56am

Good twist on Asteroid-like game. For a first time using an engine, that's pretty good !

Freudian says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 2:22am

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Freudian says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 2:38am

Jokes aside a great game, with a real determinative feel to it. Great job and keep up the good work.

chompr says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 5:27pm

Good job on the game Ross!

Vytheros says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 7:21pm

A lot of fun so far, got killed a few times at explored a little. The controls could use some work, maybe mouse firing or something to make it better. Overall good game

MechanicMoon says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 9:13pm

controls of the ship are good and I liked the design of the asteroids

vogon101 says ...
Aug 30, 2014 @ 4:05pm

Nice Game

BMacIntosh says ...
Aug 30, 2014 @ 4:18pm

Great start, I'd love to see it worked on more. My only gripes are that the camera doesn't move until the ship is near the edge of the screen, which means that if you are travelling somewhere you have a very short time to react to anything that gets in your way. And also, that there is no option to buy or sell a quantity (more than 1) of an item.

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Sep 3, 2014 @ 12:10am

It is legit, but I would love to see it developed further :)

radmars says ...
Sep 15, 2014 @ 12:24am

Nice work! The audio in this is really great, I like the ambient music. The controls felt pretty awkward though, especially on a laptop. Would love to see this expanded.

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