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

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by Ralkarin - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Aurum is a game about 2 different views of the same world where interaction in 1 player's world impacts the other player's world. Some elements are only visible to the player (houses and flowers), but are still affected by the other player's actions.

Consider Hosting and waiting if there are no available games! Or simply play solo, but you won't experience the "connected worlds" theme in solo mode.

Objective: Plant 3 golden trees
1) Plant flowers
2) Push ground next to flowers to grow trees
3) 6 trees around flower = golden tree

LMB - Plant, Push, Build
1/2/3 - Change Action
A/D - Rotate Planet

Update! I just enabled the solo mode in case you don't want to wait for a game to join, just so you can get a feel for the mechanics.

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lonewookie says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 8:14pm

Awesome idea. Once I figured out what was going on, it was a lot of fun to try and defeat the other player!

fallingBear says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 9:17pm

Cool little game, I haven't play multiplayer yet, but one thing that you could add is ability to move the planet more freerly maybe even zoom on things. Overall a very solid game.

Ralkarin says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 1:46am

Thanks for the feedback!

@lonewookie! Conveying rules in these kind of games can be challenging, especially with the time constraint. Glad you like the idea! :)

@fallingBear! I'm glad I re-enabled local test mode! Multiplayer games in a compo like this are hard to coordinate, but it adds some fun and new mechanics (like popping trees out)! I totally have the script in game to orbit and zoom on the planet, but I disabled it at the last minute because the controls just weren't quite there. Needed more time. :)

mramaizng says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 2:35am

This is a really fun game! Great idea! Took me a minute to figure it out but once I did it was a lot of fun.

Aug 26, 2014 @ 7:08pm

WOW, now that's innovation! Incredibly huge in scope for a Ludum Dare game and not bad execution! :D

EndingChaos says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 2:00am

Haha all it needs now is little gnomes to walk around and explore the planet!

bushmango says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 2:02am

sad it isn't working for me :(

Ossi says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 2:10am

That was really well executed! It would be cool if I could rotate the planet in all directions though. Very innovative and this can definitely be expanded to have many more things to build! Great job!

smizmeal says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 2:11am

Hey, I won! I like the incremental nature of the game. Nice idea.

SteveSalmond says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 10:57am

Really neat idea! I'm a sucker for anything pertaining to planets, so you've got my vote. :) Was unable to host a game for some reason, and waited around for someone else to host - no luck. Definitely got a sense of the how the gameplay would work from the solo mode though, good idea oputting that in.

Hempuli says ...
Aug 29, 2014 @ 2:07pm

A cool take on the theme! Playing at a place where I can't play online, but it was fun to terraform the planet to look pretty :)

hoyt hoy says ...
Aug 29, 2014 @ 2:09pm

YEAH! I arrived on Aurum! (it's a metaphor to Autumn?)
For what matter the house?
And a sound would be great!
The puzzle is really simple :/

danidre14 says ...
Aug 29, 2014 @ 2:39pm

Loved the physics, and mechanics, but I only had to play solo though, at least I could have played solo with a cpu/npc? D:

havana24 says ...
Aug 30, 2014 @ 10:33am

I can't test the multiplayer part, but even the solo part is fun! :)

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