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

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The Maya's Advent - a Space Shooter Calendar

by fachexot - Compo Entry

The Maya's Advent
- A Space Shooter Calendar

Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery
Used libraries: jquery-2.1.1.min, jquery.easing.min
Tools: Sublime, Gimp, Firefox Developer Edition, bfxr, ALL2Mp3, Audacity
Project Size: ~5MB

This game is the fusion of an digital advent calendar (even customizable if you need one for your girlfriend in last minute ;) [just as I did, when LD31 started :D] ) and a science fiction space star shooter.

No, I am just exaggerating, but check out yourself :)

There were a lot of further improvements and features in my mind, but the time was short. Maybe I continue working on that after submission.
Unfortunately there is some "game engine" "feature" that makes shooting stars really easy. Let's say this game is not hacker and pro-gamer safe.

Additional features could be:
- More alternating star images
- Zooming or information overlay when hovering stars in overview
- Laser shot and explosion animation for fights
- Text inside artifact images
- Artifacts overview with already collected ones (maybe store information inside a cookie or database)
- Maybe even a further puzzle with artifact parts
- Different color filters for telescope in overview to get day numbers visible
- so much more :)

Downloads and Links




Jupitron says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:22am

Hahaha nice game!!! Pretty hard!!!

Pete_H says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:37am

Nice, took a while for me to find number 1 though :p

kraln says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:50pm

Nice advent kalendar.

Drtizzle says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:59pm

Nice idea, but the execution is a bit bland. I would like to see a bit more depth or different gameplay mechanics.

Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:56am

i was really unsure as to what the purpose of the game was.
It is nearly 5am though, so maybe i need it spelled out a little more.
I would be interested to see where you could take this with further development though ^^

asobitech says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 9:49am

hahahaha, it's a very different kind of advent calendar.

psychonull says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 4:20pm

Liked the writing.

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