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

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by njmcode - Jam Entry

An old-school arena shooter paying homage to Asteroids, Robotron, and the 80s arcade aesthetic. Kill enemies to open the portal to the next level in pursuit of the ultimate high score!

The game takes a moment to load so please be patient. We'll add a loader in shortly.

*Tested on Win7 (latest Chrome and Firefox) and MacOSX (latest Chrome, Firefox and Safari).*
YMMV on other browsers, but give it a go. :)

Was intended to be a roguelike space system explorer/shooter, as per the theme, but time was the enemy as always. You can see the ghost of the original concept in the randomized level names, colours, etc. Music is also WIP but we didn't have time to put it in.


- @DesignThenCode: visuals, art direction, concept
- @NJMcode: code, additional visuals, concept
- @mjmcconnell_dev: sound fx
- @thegrieve: additional code

Tech used: Javascript + PhaserJS, Browserify for modules.

Downloads and Links




egos says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 2:21am

don't work for me :(

njmcode says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 9:31am

@egos - what browser and OS are you using? Also can you describe the problem? (Does it load? Does it crash? Is it too slow? etc)

BadgerPriest says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 5:51pm

The wormhole either didn't work or I'm confused about how to use them. I would fly on top of it and press spacebar and nothing seemed to happen. Otherwise the gameplay seems pretty solid.

psychomonster says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 6:51pm

Wow cool art. Retro sound scape... hard to get this game controlled with laptop touchpad... but after plugging in my mouse it was awesome. Good job

Tifu says ...
Aug 31, 2014 @ 10:43pm

Nice retro arcade-y feel. I feel like the spawning ships need to be telegraphed more, they have that particle effect, but then they are invisible for a few second before they pop in - I think if they faded in during that transition (similar to what your ship does when invincible) I'd be better able to not crash into them as they spawn :D
High score 148,750 :D

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