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

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The Underfunded Floating Island Jetpack Inspector

by montyontherun - Jam Entry

the Underfunded Floating Island Jetpack Inspector ("UFIJI")

You're a jetpack equiped inspector for floating islands. You're so underfunded that you have a very limited fuel suply and very little time to perform your work.

You must visit the floating islands in the order given by the coloured square in the top right corner of the screen.

The white bar at the bottom of the screen shows how much fuel you have left.
The gray bar shows you how much time you have left.

I'm aware of possible timing issues.
This is known to work on ARM machines (it was partially developed in one)

Github: https://github.com/TheFakeMontyOnTheRun/island-domination

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#2251Coolness14%

Comments

Belvar says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:14am

Wow, GNU/Linux only, you sure won't have many votes, but you will at least have mine !
I didn't manage to run the executable but it did compile fine from the source.
By the way, consider putting a root directory in the tar.gz for the executable, it is a bit annoying to have the file spreading in the current dir.

Although I managed to run the game, it was barely playable. Why not WASD like everybody ? :( The time given is way to short for controls so hard to use. I managed to land on a platform and I gave up. The weird camera angle didn't help.

This may seems harsh but I see potential (3D with SDL, that's quite impressive) and it could be good with better controls.

TriSquare says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:49pm

*goes back to closet to check if my old Ubuntu machine would work, it doesn't :(. you should make this game more compatible for all other users, Linux users only make up 1 percent of this whole competition.

Frimkron says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 9:14pm

Hmm. Couldn't start it - it couldn't find SDL :/

montyontherun says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 10:12pm

Frimkron, what system did you use for your test? You must have SDL 1.2, SDL-gfx, SDL-Image and SDL-mixer. Maybe I forgot to mention this ;-)

montyontherun says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 10:35pm

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a Windows build!
Also, worked hard to fix the timing and the physics.

montyontherun says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 10:37pm

(maybe I should have left the physics broken?)

ibilon says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 3:47pm

I've got a 404 html error on the linux link.

montyontherun says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 12:06am

Sorry, fixed the Linux link.

ibilon says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 2:24pm

@montyontherun thanks

klianc09 says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 6:40pm

Well, I expected something completely else than I got, I thought it would be more like a first-person jetpack flying simulator... but whatever.
This was weird... in a likable way. Except those controls really suck the fun out of it. I would second WASD controls and maybe SPACE or F to fly.
But I eventually managed to complete it, it just closed itself immediately afterwards...

cxsquared says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 11:01pm

Really cool idea and interpretation of the theme. The controls were a little wonky but overall nice work.

montyontherun says ...
Dec 22, 2014 @ 4:18pm

Well folks, should I "fix" the controls (despite my preference to the current scheme), leave it as it is or add a switch? Is it against the rules?

montyontherun says ...
Dec 23, 2014 @ 1:16am

And thanks @cxsquared!

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