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

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Bounds of Space

by Thought Reactor - Compo Entry

Bounds of Space is an Asteroids clone on steroids. Pick one of three classes of space ships and battle endless waves of asteroids. Since the game is set in one screen, if you fly out of bounds - you're dead.

Plenty of power ups and upgrades for Health and Shields to keep the game going and going! Once you're certain you got the best score - submit to the online leaderboard and see how you stack up!

The game was built in Construct 2, with content built in Construct 2, Photoshop CC, and Reaper DAW. SFX provided by BFXR.net. The online leaderboard was built using C2's AJAX functionality with a backend written in Laravel 4/PHP5 and MySQL.

CONTROLS
WASD or ARROWS - move your ship
MOUSE - aim your ship
LEFT MOUSE - hold or click to fire your weapon
ESC - Pause

POWER UPS
Rapid Fire - increases the rate of fire by 20%
Double Shot - every shot fires double the projectiles
Burst Shot - fires 5 projectiles in a burst
Speed Boost - increases speed by 15%

Thanks for playing! Had a blast building this one.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness59%
#237Audio3.24
#342Fun3.32
#472Mood3.00
#476Overall3.27
#518Graphics3.14
#830Theme3.38
#830Humor2.05

Comments

davient says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 12:57pm

Second on High score sheet Yay! Like the development on Asteroids. Sound wasn't working on the Web Player.

Mopz says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 12:58pm

Okay game, and made it to the 5th place on the leaderboard - I assume I will be pushed out real soon.

Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:03pm

davient - Thanks for the comment. I've come to realize that the version live at the URL I provided is not the version depicted in the screenshots. It includes sounds! I'll update later on today - hopefully it doesn't impact the rules.

Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:13pm

Okay, I had the source in Google Drive so I've reuploaded the game at work. If you've played before give your cache a clear and open and reload the URLs provided.

AndresGames says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:10am

Dang, I was pleasantly surprised at this game! simple but well made and great graphics. Have 4th place on leaderboard

ianh says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:44am

Love the lighting effects! Splitting the game into "levels" might give more of a feeling of progress. The gameplay is really smooth but the game starts to feel same-y after a bit.

foolmoron says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:01am

Really like the shadows on the asteroids

daftcube says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:04am

Simple but fun. I think it would be much more fun if you added some more content and mechanics to set it apart from the other asteroid-like games.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:53pm

Pretty cool progression in this and the different ship classes are nice. The Sentinel missile firing has a really good feel to it, especially once I got 'x2' firing...great work!

randomdragoon says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:51am

I feel like health/shield restores spawn too often. I could make many mistakes and not get punished for them.

DiegoMustache says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:04pm

I found the momentum a little difficult to manage and often sailed straight past power-ups, but I though the game was well put together. Good job.

Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:08pm

I didn't get the "on steroids" part, it just felt like a pretty generic asteroids clone. I really think you need to screen wrapping to push the asteroids feel. I thought it was a solid game but I got bored after a few minutes and crashed my ship on purpose. Really nice having online leaderboards!

guldlock says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:18pm

The shadows was really cool! Liked that you could choose from different ships. =)

dunin says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 9:07pm

classic game but shadow effect give it a cool mood. A leaderboard is rare and cool in a ld entry.

Boracho says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:43pm

great fun here. Can't beat the classics, but a little bit of innovation would've been nice. Great controls, great sound, great effort overall. nice work

Crushenator says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:43pm

Cool mate. I felt like it was easy to control. Nothing annoyed me just cruisy gameplay.

Justin Mullin says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:01am

Fun little Asteroids clone - it was a little too easy, I think. It felt like my score was limited by my stamina, not necessarily by my skill. Still, I enjoyed the experience. =)

karol says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 1:06am

Highscore #1? I guess I'm really good at cheating.

I really liked your game and had quite a lot of fun playing it.

Dec 11, 2014 @ 1:43am

Glad you enjoyed the game. Highscore positions on the leaderboard are reserved for ethical players only, sorry.

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:07pm

Hi there. Nice smooth and slick asteroid clone. Generous powerups, shield nice touch. Great sounds. Good job!

TeamQuadratic says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 5:35am

Simple, but cool game. The different classes add some extra fun. I did notice that it starting lagging a bit on my machine when there were lots of asteroids, but that could just be me.

samfreeman05 says ...
Dec 27, 2014 @ 3:12am

I like the old school style, it reminds me of a mix of r-type and asteroid

gallerdude says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 5:34pm

Very interesting! Feel like it could be more difficult, maybe even a one hit dead system. Different classes add fun variety.

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