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

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Space Pirate

by maad9 - Compo Entry

You are a space pirate. Stole cargo with your robot ERIS and avoid enemy drons and ships. Good luck!

Only mouse. LMB - bullet, RMB - laser beam

Program used:
-Aseprite, Adobe Photoshop CS6
Game finished in ~6h.

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Fede3751 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:47pm

Thanks for playing LD #31* :D
Cool game, i liked the effect of the laser A LOT. That shaking camera while firing with laser at other ships was amazing! :D

maad9 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:37pm

Thanks, bug fixed :)

Spacemyname says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:52pm

Great game! Was very fun!

hoyt hoy says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:53pm

Nice plot, simple art. Good game ^^
I expected something more happen

GSG says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:55pm

Awesome game, really enjoyed the concept, found it to be really fun.

Hammers says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:57pm

Some nice effects and a nice idea. Could maybe have done with ramping up the enemy variety a bit quicker so I have more to fight than just the round guys for the first couple of minutes!

davesoft says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:57pm

Nice shooter, the effects are great and the style is very clean

gilead says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:57pm

The beginning of the map felt bit too slow, but actually built up to be quite hectic. Great example how simple effects can work nicely. Very nice especially considering your timeframe.

nuiguy says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:00pm

Wow, that got really intense! Probably one of my favourite games of LD so far!!! Love it! Keep up the good work.


Meedoc says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:09am

Nice little game event if I found the countdown a bit long. Especially because of the lack of diversity in the beginning. It becomes more challenging in the end, but you could have speed up the start a bit.

Good job overall!

Verz says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 10:18am

Nice entry and simple game ¡GOOD JOB!

PoQA Games says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 1:16am

It's fun! I just wish I could move the ship. It became a game of how fast can you click :)

Javabot says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 4:12am

loved the gameplay, but the laser sound effect hurt my ears. Got gang banged at the end, though.

pjimmy says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 12:33pm

cool shooter, you could add a overheat bar for the laser as a visual indicator. well done

pkenney says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 6:07pm

Great work for just 6 hours!! It's a complete game, and creates a fun feeling of panic sometimes.

I did have a technical issue happen several times. I click-spammed the lasers a lot (they seemed stronger than the guns) and 4 different times the game got into a mode where it was not accepting my input anymore for perhaps 10 seconds. During this time enemy ships would build up and be hammering away at my health. This is how I lost.

Another comment mentioned overheating lasers, so maybe this was actually a feature and not a bug, but I was completely stuck, the gun turret was not even following the mouse pointer. And when it came back alive, it played a giant stack of many laser sounds on top of each other, like something was stuck in the game and they built up, and then suddenly came through. So I guessed it was a bug.

This occurred in the embedded web version in the LD entry page.

Anyway, it wasn't a big deal, I still got to experience the fun! Again, nice work for such a small amount of time.

DonovanWu says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 11:21pm

Nice game. But sadly I cannot make it to the end ;_;

Dec 16, 2014 @ 3:28pm

Oh yeah, death ray.. Cool and simple game.

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