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

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They need you and you need them !

by KeyboardCat - Jam Entry

-- Sorry for my bad English, I'm French --

Java 7 is required to play this game.

Well, I'm very happy of my "game", in fact, I don't think it's a game, it's more a prototype of something... This is not very funny or enjoyable, and there is no real goal (Who want to play my game now !? ^^). But I decided to release I'm just to see what you think about him.

So, How to play ? :

Your "goal" is to reach a population of 50000. To do that you, need to connect your planet with other planets to exchange vital resources.

Commands :

Move the mouse over a planet to see its informations.
Left click on a planet to select this one.
Press R to restart (if a bug occur, we never know...).
Press H to go back "Home".
Press M to stop music (definitely).
Press Enter to connect your planet to selected planet (you can connect 5 planets maximum).
Press Left Arrow to slow down game.
Press Right Arrow to speed the game.

If you have any question, do not hesitate.

Downloads and Links




Denisre3 says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 6:43pm

The game is really confusing, and I haven't been able to figure out how to change the planet from which the connection starts.

KeyboardCat says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 6:55pm

Yeah, agree with you... In fact, you have a planet, wich is call "Home", by pressing Enter you can connect this planet to others plantes. But, sometimes, planets are connected to other planets, to "live".

commodoreKid says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 3:54pm

I like the concept. However, I find it impossible to reach the goal. The best I managed was 10000. Either I am doing something wrong or this is truly unbeatable. Mostly because there doesn't seem to be any exchange going HOME->Connected planets. Just HOME <- connected planets. So all the planets that I connect, die after a while the same as all the others, leaving me alone in the system :(

Very good theme use :) Has potential, but lacks execution.

KeyboardCat says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 6:39pm

Thanks, in fact, there is exchange between home and other planets, but I had problems to balance the game... I plan to make a postmortem of this game, for making all perfectly work.

teamawesome says ...
Sep 15, 2014 @ 8:29pm

I liked the music, and no-one can argue that it wasn't on theme! I was very confused though.

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