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

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Mission Control

by sumguy67 - Jam Entry

Oversee manned missions to the Moon, Mars, or Pluto in Mission Control. Manage your crew, ensure the completion of the mission, and try to get at least some crew members back alive!

Entire game is played with the mouse.
All art, sound, and programming by me.
Game will soon be available on Android.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness70%
#210Audio(Jam)3.40
#218Humor(Jam)3.20
#233Innovation(Jam)3.51
#252Mood(Jam)3.40
#358Overall(Jam)3.37
#371Fun(Jam)3.23
#647Graphics(Jam)2.97
#827Theme(Jam)3.13

Comments

ceosol says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:17am

I love idle games. It might be better if you had messages on a delay timer. That way you could walk away without having to click through all of the transmission messages... but still sit a read them if you wanted to.

I think you did a nice job on mission generation. Some of the transmissions are pretty comical too!

merrak says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:04am

This was fun, although mission planning probably isn't my calling. I made it to the moon in one piece, but forgot I had to get back. Ooops :D

Aree Vanier says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:34pm

Really well planned with a great simulations!

Louisload says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:36pm

ahh I couldn't get back to earth ): i liked this idea! its not as much as controlling the spaceship but everything else that revolves space travelling, i think its pretty innovative.

Alendro says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:08pm

Nice and very thought out. Good job.

jimmymcmillan says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:14pm

Both my crew members were called Antone, which ruined the RP a bit. And my food didn't seem to decrease while on the moon.

ketura says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:26pm

This is a great concept. Something fleshed out to have more events and longer missions (with the ability to ignore transmissions as suggested) would really be a fun game.

I have a bit of beef with the fact that bad morale results in losing. It would be better as a modifier of the other stats, not outright catastrophic failure.

The food should be differentiated from the fuel by lower rate of consumption, methinks. Otherwise you have two resources that are basically the same and never interact with one another.

Overall though, quite good!

someone says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:38pm

Nice simulation. Took a few tries to get home.

Blobby101 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:11pm

Cool little variation on the Oregon Trail theme. I liked the more humorous transmissions!

Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:12pm

Great concept ! :)

floorman says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:26pm

Really nice game.

pegigante says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 10:29am

Fantastic, I got involved with the story. Great idea and script. I think the game could proceed after being destroyed, without having to go back from the beginning. The background music is good.

fierysquirrel says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:12pm

Very good game!, clever, well thought and hilarious too! you should make it bigger and sell it :D

Basim says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:09pm

Greate game idea and I like the user interface, simple yet effective!

goodbadokay says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:10pm

This game is breathtaking
I was so curious about what happens next
Great job!

HER∆CEK says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:13pm

Fun and great atmosphere! ;)

EquipeJAM says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:16pm

Good Work ^^

harley77 says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 9:26pm

Very nice. Advanced Oregon trail IN SPACE.

Verz says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 9:30pm

Great game and nice simulation ¡HOUSTON we have a problem with this game...is addictive!

doitle says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 9:41pm

This was great fun. Reminds me a lot of Buzz Aldrin's Race into Space. Space travel at the mercy of the random number generator. Also, is there anything sadder than a one man food fight?

wooltech says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 2:46am

Interesting idea. Thought I was doing okay on my first play through, then realised I'd forgotten about getting home again from Mars. Oops. Second time around Lily had a suspicious amount of birthdays but the crew made it back in one piece.

Fun.

gre says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 7:08pm

Nice simulation and great take on the "behind the scene" of a spacial mission.

Valeour says ...
Dec 28, 2014 @ 5:25pm

Cool game. I suck at these kind of management games though. Love all the little details though. Good job. Mood was pretty great too, audio fit well. :)

01rafael says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 4:39am

Mars is mine guys! I'm seriously! xD

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