Ludum Dare 31 — December 5th-8th, 2014 — Theme: Entire Game on One Screen

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Rover

by Alic Szecsei - Jam Entry

Drive your vehicle on a remote alien planet.

Remotely.

WASD to drive, escape to return to the main menu. The main danger is flipping your vehicle; if you do flip, you'll have to start over.

I would've entered the compo, but I couldn't figure out how to replace the vehicle mesh without breaking the game :(

Someone had an issue where the game would crash; if you're encountering a problem and are on a 64-bit computer, you can try using a 64-bit version of the game, at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B91hbwT8cr00dEc5QjVabFZqS0U/view?usp=sharing

Also, if anyone has tips regarding making a UE4 game smaller, please let me know - 850 MB is a little extreme for such a small game.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#606Graphics(Jam)3.06
#707Mood(Jam)2.75
#832Innovation(Jam)2.47
#856Overall(Jam)2.76
#872Fun(Jam)2.50
#924Theme(Jam)2.81
#2112Coolness24%

Comments

Snuux says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:18am

Graphics and gameplay are good! Thanks for game)

Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:58pm

excepting the fact that the game has 2GB (800MB archive) ...
it crashes on windows 7 x64 when i press "play" button :(

i never saw any Unreal games so far.
are there special requirements ?

Alic Szecsei says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:02pm

Shouldn't be any special requirements. The size is a bit of an issue, I'm not exactly sure how to cut it down. When I get home I'll try uploading the 64-bit version, maybe that'll work for you?

ynots says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:31pm

graphics is gud..

Crushenator says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 8:17am

I liked it. It's a big game. I've played other big unreal entries though and they are all pretty big.

Dec 11, 2014 @ 8:31am

For small games and web-version better use Unity. Movement mechanics from racing car not suitable for uneven surfaces. I don't know what makes game so huge, but can suggest that you import to the game too many assets or your terrain have extreme resolution.

Dietrich Epp says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 8:50am

I love how bouncy and atmospheric it is. The rover reminds me a lot of Mass Effect 1.

stevekratos says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 9:10am

Good work...

Frenchie says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 10:11am

Hey did you start from a template? If so you need to un-link the example map to remove any starter content not in use. The starter content take ~500 MB

Alic Szecsei says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 5:52pm

Yeah, I didn't include starter content for exactly that reason, and I deleted the example map as well. It's probably just the size of the landscape, unfortunately - I'll be sure to decrease that if I use UE4 to make another LD game.

Kuality Games says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 7:53pm

I am kind of confused how to open and download the file

Alic Szecsei says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 8:49pm

On the top bar of Google Drive, you should be able to download the zip archive. Extract it, and run WindowsNoEditor/Rover.exe.

DesignerNap says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 9:32pm

Bumpy and bouncy! but great for 48 hrs. Good work!

Poupi says ...
Dec 25, 2014 @ 2:24am

Very nice! ;)

lxd1 says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 7:12am

Fun

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