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

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by leafo - Compo Entry

This game is garbage, sorry. Really didn't have any time to finish, at least enjoy the music.

Arrows Move
X shoots
C spends upgrade points
Esc quits

(gamepads also work, and recommended)

The game plays just like Gradius, just with the entire game squeezed into a rotating ring. Collect popups dropped from special enemies to get points to spend on the upgrade bar. The left edge of the play area slowly moves around the ring, forcing you to play on all sides of the screen. Watch out for corners, they can hide obstacles.

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frondeus says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:49pm

Couldn't run. Missing lovekit. I tried to install love from and run but still nothing.

Meta-link says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:12pm

Same here, the game don't run :/

leafo says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:47pm

Crap, I don't have a windows machine readily available but it should be fixed now. Thanks

vrld says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:43pm

The idea is pretty cool, plus Gradius was one of my favourite games on the NES. The projection around the edges is a bit weird though. Bummer that you didn't have more time to work on this.

fullmontis says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:12pm

I like the concept and the way you applied the theme. Only complaint, the maneuver space is too little and makes the game a lot harder.

recursor says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:46pm

Ooh Very cool Idea. A side-scroller all on one screen. Very innovative. Nice music too.

SimonLarsen says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 10:55pm

Super innovative! i totally dig the "immiedateness" of the design without it getting stale. only complaint/whine is that the game gets super hard once you have to maneuver the sides of the level. in any case a super simple, innovative and really juicy game! best use of the theme i've seen so far - LukasErritsoe

thopis says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 2:28am

Great idea!Music is good also!Cool job

plauk says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 9:19am

It crashes if my controller is connected!

Cool concept, but I got frustrated trying to control the vertical sections. Still, I like the idea. Feels like a racetrack or something.

naufr4g0 says ...
Dec 26, 2014 @ 12:37pm

Good game! Really fun! Needs more practice for me.
A very "different" side-scroller shump.

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