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

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Project 327

by jn327 - Compo Entry

First Ludum Dare entry.
2-6 player local turn based strategy game.

Features:
Physics based combat - Use gravity to bend the direction of projectiles and explosions to move asteroids into other players.
Stealth - Hide from other players in gas clouds.
Multiple projectile types.

Works on mobile devices.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness100%
#345Graphics3.41
#560Overall3.19
#598Fun3.05
#628Innovation3.04
#851Theme3.36
#856Humor1.95
#857Mood2.58

Comments

donan says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:02am

Nice One. Love the mechanics and the idea of using gravity to help shooting the other player. Perhaps the one screen theme kills the strategy of your idea because its really small to hide. Making it bigger it could be an even better game :)

wavertron says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:15am

Little hard to rate the Fun factor playing against myself. An interesting little game. Almost an odd mix of real-time (ie asteroids keeps moving) and turn based play. Sfx would have been great just to give the lasers/bombs a bit of grunt.

hexagore says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:37am

Agh sorry I can't rate this game because I don't have anyone to play it with :(

Tuism says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:47am

Not my cup of tea... Great graphics, but as soon as wall of text comes up I just throw my hands up. Never did like turn based tactical combat...

Kudos for an interface that was recognisable though. Sliders, buttons... But they weren't logically flowing, it felt. Go to the right, then back up then go down again... Not super intuitive.

mrwillowb says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:09am

nice turn based strategy, better if it was online multiplayer

Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:34pm

Interesting game. Sometimes wish the gravity effects were a bit more pronounced though. Some neat strategy of using the alternate weapons to push asteroids around.

Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:35pm

Interesting idea, but there seems to be no strategy. We just started firing and the one who started also won. But the art looks good and the game is easy to understand and play. Cool option for more players, i like that.

lisac says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:38pm

Very good :)

tigerbyte says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:46pm

Didn't really understand where the strategy was. If player 1 skips their first turn, player 2 will have the wrong ships pulsing. No indication of whether or not I could "unselect" a ship if I decided to change my mind. Didn't seem like I could.

I could see this being better with some more time into it. Developing the strategy of pushing asteroids around, using gravity in some interesting ways.

Anti says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:56pm

Nice game. The game feels very polished and nice mechanics. Really liked this one. Me and my friend had alot of fun.

Dohxis says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:58pm

Well done, great game! :)

Alter says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:41pm

Nice game. I hope for the online version in the future.

zulubo says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:44pm

Really nice! Reminds me a bit of chess: You're powerless as the other guy destroys all your pieces on their turn. NIce job! FUn to play with a friend.

Phoenix849 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:51pm

This idea was great. Had myself a Me vs I run. I wish you included weapon characteristics on mouse overs. I don't quite understand the purpose of gas clouds since players are supposed to be watching on one screen. Is it intended for mass battles?

ajopart says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:11pm

Nice use of gravity ! Are the maps randomly generated ? Good job

andysolace says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:18pm

Good overall, with some really nice little details (such as the asteroids moving in real time)

Really didn't think much of the UI,and the big yellow splash screens between each round though. After the first time I thought they would stop being displayed, but its not really a big deal.

Background assets were hot though, so well done on the artwork!

I do wish that gravity effected the ships too though, perhaps even only when they're moving. It would help with the players hiding from eachother, and help the game universe feel a little more consistent.

Really good overall though, well done!

tonypai says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:41pm

The mechanics is cool! And the turn based strategy game reminds me playing paper game in my childhood, the game also control aircraft to shoot the enemy, but the different part is firing bullets with sliding pencil. Ah, good old days. :P

Ellian says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:43pm

Interesting game! The asteroids and black holes actually really gives it a strategy vibe, nice work here. :)
Too bad you don't have any sound :(

raincole says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:44pm

Nice to see old-school turn-based strategy game!
It would be even better if there was an AI opponent. Cause I have no friend:(

Halleflux says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:45pm

The idea is good, but it isn't too well refined. That's mostly just because of the time limit, and given that, it is good.
It seems too easy to run into things. Showing collision might help.

Legiion says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:46pm

A coop Game, you have my Vote Sir.

Nardom says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:51pm

Downside: multiplayer, couldn't really rate it for the fun factor because of this. (Online multiplayer could make up for this)

The use of physics for the projectiles is nice, and once asteroids start moving the whole comes alive. Which feels nice for a turn based game.

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

Love it, most tactical gravity shooter i've ever played!

stray says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:29am

Nice.
Really in 48 hours? good job!

Groydis says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:42am

My Son and I played this, had a great time. Well Done

Crosstales says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:52pm

A good turn based strategy game - looks polished and was fun to play!
AI would be very nice. ;-)

Good job!

daviosmash says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:39pm

Love strategy games, this one was fun. Lack of space and some awkward movements (my fault) made it a bit difficult, but overall it was good.

ENDESGA says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:50pm

awesome game! :D I love it

LTyrosine says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 2:04pm

Cool concept, ok execution. As is, it lacks some elements to be a fun game (imo). I would love to see a full featured version of this one, hope you keep working on it.

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