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

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Roids

by kburkhart84 - Jam Entry

My entry is a modern-ish take on classic Asteroids, playable on a single screen. How long can you stay alive among increasing amounts of asteroids and aliens, all the while collecting as much gold as possible?

Controls and credits are displayed on the main screen.

I created the game using the Game Jam Trial of Unity, though in reality I didn't do anything that wouldn't have easily been done with the regular free version. Therefore, it shows the trial version text in the bottom right corner. I made most of the sounds in BXFR, except for the 2 "voice" sounds, which I found on freesound.org. The music was pulled from Incompetech.com(by Keven MacLeod, an awesome composer.) The graphics were all made by me within the 3 days, using Blender.

All in all, I'm proud of the project. This is the first time I had sat and forced myself to do something beyond a quick test or two with Unity, and though it has quirks, I'd say it works. Enjoy the product!!

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness51%
#521Graphics(Jam)3.23
#530Fun(Jam)3.00
#706Theme(Jam)3.31
#753Humor(Jam)2.05
#759Overall(Jam)2.90
#772Mood(Jam)2.65
#862Innovation(Jam)2.40

Comments

Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:47am

I like this game - it's a lot of fun and the graphics and sounds are awesome. That said, mouse controls would make it even better.

daftcube says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:49am

Fun Entry, but I had some issues being blown up by asteroids outside the screen when I was flying across the screen.

floorman says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:02am

Chrome blocked the download. So I couldn't play it. =(

kburkhart84 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:03am

Sorry about Chrome, it may have a problem with "unknown" files, or generally with Dropbox. You could try another browser if you wanted.

Also, thanks for the feedback so far.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:10am

A bit hard to control but other than that pretty good!

doos says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:11am

I found the keys a little too sensitive, so I would overrotate past a small asteroid.

Asaratha says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:14am

The game is really nice! Good work!

TriSquare says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:32am

The graphics and sounds are awesome. That said, mouse controls would make it even better.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:45am

Nice job, solid update of Asteroids. Controls were a bit too fast/sensitive, but overall good stuff.

zakchaos says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:45am

fun asteroids clone, liked the 3d boulders alot,

Crushenator says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:05am

Quite cool. I found the controls a bit sensitive.

harley77 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:55am

I really liked this one. The lighting effects were a nice touch. I also like the forgiving controls and the added drops of the asteroids were interesting.

Muush says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:03am

The rotation is too sensitive, other than that it worked well. I liked the 3D assets

datachomper says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:05am

Very nice. I thought the size of the craft made it really difficult to see and avoid things on the edge, but otherwise really solid little asteroid game.

Hellequin says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:43pm

Fun and interesting game! Well done!

kburkhart84 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:14pm

Thanks everybody for the kind words!

EquipeJAM says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:45pm

Good work!

Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:42pm

Pretty neat

AMS says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 7:38pm

Good job, it played really smooth and i love to blast away asteroids in piezes

Dec 13, 2014 @ 1:13pm

Fun little game :) I like it

FloatingGhost says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 3:40pm

Nice update of a classic game

ramyaanudeep says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 4:29pm

heyy....wat an awsum job guys

johnbrynte says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 7:48pm

I really like the additions to the controls! I suddenly wondered why I thought the space ship behaved like a car and then realized that I could go in reverse. Strange when you think about it that this is such a strange concept for space ships. A bit hard, but then I always find asteroids quite hard. Great work!

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