Ludum Dare 32 — April 17th-20th, 2015 — Theme: An Unconventional Weapon

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Rogue Planet

by tompudding - Compo Entry


In this game you will combat the terrors of an unknown planet with the powers of illumunation as your only weapon! Horror! Excitement!

I made this game so I could have a play with some 2D shaders, and while I'm pleased with the result, it's quite incomplete. I didn't get round to making a sprite for the main character even. Instructions are:

Make sure sounds are turned on so you can hear the objectives
Click (and sometimes hold) on things to interact with them
Move with WASD / arrow keys
change "weapon" with the numbers or the scroll wheel
There are crates dotted around with stuff in!

If you have Linux you can play by cloning the repo and installing python-pygame and python-opengl. Windows users can try downloading the packaged version. Please note that you need an graphics card that supports opengl 1.3, hopefully that's most people.

Edit: Uploaded a version that should work on ATI cards now

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liniix says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:04am

I actually had a lot of fun playing this. I also loved the void acting :)

Iak says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:12pm

aww it didn't start because of some problem with pyconfig. (it tells me the file already exists but shouldn't...

Dontre says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:29pm

It`s the best what Mixaill(My friend) played. I love this kind of sounds.

Nysten says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:42pm

Very hard, but did it after a couple tries! Interesting concept and it plays well. Follows the theme too! Only downside was the sounds, they were a bit annoying after a while. It was bearable though, so I got through it and had fun :) For me it said the pyconfig thing too, but it started anyways.

guigrillo13 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:50pm

Really like the light effects and the graphics!!
Also really fun game!!

paulfysh says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:28pm

I literally love everything about this game. It is by far my favourite of your entries, good show!

crockid5 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:38pm

Loved the lighting engine

plams says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:57pm

A really great game, and a lot of fun! Felt rewarding to kill with the deflector. Made it to the end and enjoyed all of it. Neither too easy or hard, it started out with a feeling of hopelessness, but then I found stuff and got on top of things. Good work, and good voice acting :)

mikeureko says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 10:39pm

This is the first game I've ever played that had me laughing when I died. That was great!

aeveis says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 6:39am

I beat it! I liked the upgrades and the items I found were all very useful. The things following me could get me stuck, but most of the time I could outrun them back to the shuttle.

Apr 25, 2015 @ 12:26am

Good gameplay model, good level design, good voice acting. One of the better entries.

jhrrsn says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 6:49pm

Hey :) We fixed the bug in our game that stopped you progressing - if you feel like giving it a second look then please do! Thanks for feeding back, my friend with a Windows PC has your game on his list to play! :)

Zinhet says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 4:40pm

Loved it! The voice acting and sound effects were wonderful.

blubberquark says ...
Apr 30, 2015 @ 5:06pm

I have to try this game again on a beefier computer. The framerate was so low on my laptop that I tunneled through walls. I like the sound effects though.

Sytech says ...
May 11, 2015 @ 7:29pm

Fun game and interesting concept. The mood of it reminded me of the Alien Breed games for the Amiga.
Really good job!

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