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

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Colony Rescuer

by TheCams - Jam Entry

Rescue the Colonies Humans from the aliens !

Use the arrow to move ( UP = throttle, LEFT-RIGHT to turn) and D to shoot.
When you're close to Humans, you can pick them up in your ship by pressing F.
You can then bring them safely back to the base for the shuttle to get them out of here.
But be careful, when you transport Humans, you cannot shoot !

Save as many humans as you can before the time runs out.

You think you nailed it ? Go to
to compare your score !

Thank you, have fun !

PS: it seems like there's an issue with the rendering of the font, if you experience this issue, can you please tell me what's your OS and graphic card ?

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ricklesauceur says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:10pm

Vectorial graphics are always good, the music is catchy.

Love the concept!

Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:00pm

Nice audio and visuals! On Windows 8.1, the text didn't appear, so I didn't know there was a timer until I saw the screenshot. I think it would be more challenging if the aliens attacked the ship too! Great game overall :)

TheCams says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:05pm

Yes, it seems like there's a bug with the fonts on some machines, I'm trying to figure out why :S
Thanks for the feedback !

pkenney says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:47am

I had the invisible font issue with a windows 7 PC and a Radeon 4850 graphics card.

Cool game! I played a while game without realizing I had to pick guys up because of the invisible directions, and then it took me a little more to realize I could carry three at once! But I did some serious ferry work after that.

Nice feel, and the sound effects are a good touch.

Indiestry says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 2:49pm

Nice little game.
Got the font-bug on windows 8.1 and an ATI Radeon 7750

ponk says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:18pm

Nice background scene
May be the range of bullets could be higher ?

ponk says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:20pm

Also, didn't have fonts (windows7, amd radeon hd 5700)

TheCams says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 7:56am

Thanks every one for your feedback, it seems liks the font issue is affecting the ATI graphic cards. I'll make sure to fix that for the next LD !

@ponk: the idea with the short range was to make sure that you had to move around. but maybe too short ...

NPException says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 5:29pm

One extra star because I currently lead the leaderboard :D
Nice game and concept, but the turning of the ship felt too slow and the ship could be a bit faster in general, imo.
Had much fun anyway :D

popcorn897 says ...
Dec 20, 2014 @ 1:50am

Hey, overall this was a pretty alright game!

the music was super catchy and I instantly loved it.
concept is pretty fun and I feel like it can go further.
Possibly some varied enemies or powerups for the player; Speed Dash, gun upgrade, etc.

Two things I did notice ( call it a nitpick but I thought Id add it anyway ) when the game restarts, the music doesnt stop playing but another is played over. and I personally think that the player should move a little slower with more humans on board.

I feel like this could be a really cool bullet-hell esq game, sweet!

maxmetallica says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 7:26pm

nice graaphics

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