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

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by magmaCrab - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Hi there! Galeas is adventure/trading game where you are a connection between the old world and an uncharted archipelago.

You control a ship send by the king to trade with the local villages for spices and tea. But beware,the enemy has set up some defense to shoot down your ship. The ship has a limited supply of food and should return before the crew starves or the ship breaks.

The control are quite easy: WASD or arrow keys to move, E to trade and SPACE to shoot your cannons. There is a better guide in the game. The game also supports fullscreen and borderless windowed.

If you find any problems with the game or have a remark, please leave a comment.

thanks for playing!

edit: added arrow key support!

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Nanofus says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 8:47am

Wow! Really polished. Love the graphics!

Njord says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 8:47am

The game looks really nice, but I couldn't really play much because the direction controls are WASD only, which makes it very hard to use on a non-qwerty keyboard. Adding the arrow keys as a 2nd option would have helped in this regard !

Sequenceko says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 8:50am

nice game, but the towers are overpower.

Aug 25, 2014 @ 8:50am

Hi, it doesn't work on my computer, it says it is not compatible with my version of windows ( I have windows 7 32bit ). Bye !

shasharala says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 9:01am

Those towers are packing some form of new technology! They are tough!
Regardless, I found the graphics very pleasing and smooth.

ZoneOne2 says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 4:12pm

The graphics and animations are really well done.

Flyinpig5 says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 9:04pm

64-bit only

esayitch says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 9:05pm

Heya, I liked the concept and the visuals are crisp and very stylish. I enjoyed moving around but I didn't do very well. I tried to kill the shooting towers but they shot me too fast and the reach of my cannons made it so that I needed to get really close to kill them, while they shot very far.

Overall I think this could be a gem if the fighting gameplay elements are tightened up a bit.

Wonderful entry otherwise! Good luck :)

magmaCrab says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 9:20pm

Hey guys, thanks for all the feedback and kind words. I made the towers the way they are because you don't really benefit from killing them, aside from the small gold bonus. You only need to kill a few to be able to trade.

Maybe I playtested the game so much I became quite good at avoiding the arrows :)

I will upload a 32 bit version as fast as possible.

Aug 25, 2014 @ 9:29pm

Great gameplay, graphics, and sound with NES flavour. I really wanted my ship/player to succeed and to complete the game.

Donutttt says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 9:59pm

Awesome fun, loved the way the cannons worked especially. Nice graphics on a great idea. Good work

LostTrainDude says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 12:27pm

Great entry: very polished, fun and interesting.

I would avoid a bit of the "pixel-hunting" for the cannon balls when you want to hit the towers (or make the towers wider), because it seems a little too difficult and a bit random to hit them.

Other than that, great job indeed!

jahmaican says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 3:37pm

That's one difficult game. I love the graphics and it's very enjoyable overall.

whilefun says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 3:54am

I have no idea how to run this :( Do I need to install a love interpreter or VM or something?

magmaCrab says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 8:27am

Yes, there was a problem with the 32 bit version. If you want to play it, just download it again and run the .exe. Thanks for noticing!

Aug 28, 2014 @ 3:22pm

I enjoyed playing this. Once I got used to the controls and how the towers fight, it felt pretty good and the world looks beautiful.

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Aug 31, 2014 @ 1:30am

This was a really nice game. Very polished. Hard to shoot the enemy. Want to play more. Nice job.

Nooner Bear says ...
Sep 1, 2014 @ 4:14pm

Great sprite art, all really neat. I never did find out how to destroy the people firing at you, even with my canons.

Hempuli says ...
Sep 1, 2014 @ 4:34pm

Really tough! The controlling system was really cool and innovative and I really enjoyed playing this, although at times it felt like my whole barrage of shots couldn't reach the towers even when I was as close to it as possible.

frosty says ...
Sep 5, 2014 @ 5:26am

Really polished entry overall, with excellent pixel art. It's a nice minimal take on the sea-faring trading genre. =)

Dietrich Epp says ...
Sep 10, 2014 @ 5:33am

It's cool, once I figured it out. I don't know why I can shoot, since shooting doesn't seem to affect the enemies. It's also confusing why when you go up to a trading hut, it starts out grayed out but then you can trade with it... clicking on it seems to do something, but I don't know why. Sometimes when I try to trade, it won't let me. Nice polish, otherwise.

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