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

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A Planet Hopper

by Malsanity - Compo Entry

Meet Blip, the Planet Hopper. He likes long walks on the beach and Saturday afternoon movies.

Instructions are in game, but here's a TL;DR:
Move with WASD, avoid red things, touch white things, click to have the white things target the red things, right click to have the white things hunt down the red things. Done :)

Try to use the planetary gravity rings to your advantage, by slingshotting your way through the map. The enemies will, so be careful!

Blip likes to randomly say movie quotes. There are 20 of them, can you guess them all?

Hope you guys like this, as it's my first LudumDare, and decided to make everything from scratch. Also, I'm a programmer, not an artist. Sorry if your eyes or ears bleed :)

Software used:
Engine: Unity 5
Sprites: Photoshop CS5
Sounds: SFXR
Music: ButtonBass

Please provide feedback, I want to get better!

PS: Recommend using the PC version, full screen and maximum quality

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iSamurai says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 9:23am

Very creative gameplay! I like the orbiting movement, the simplicity of the graphics and the music!

madjackmcmad says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 9:24am

Had to play five times before I found a minion, I wish I could start with some! Not sure why the ball is randomly shouting punchlines :D

marccspro says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 9:27am

This is a nice game ;) Well done !

mike1101 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 9:39am

Great music. Ties together well. Just couldn't figure out what to do ?

tomdeal says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 9:44am

It took me a moment to realise whats going on, but then it was really cool :) Found very few minions but many enemies, maybe an indicator where the next minion is would be nice. Music is also really good.

jk5000 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:19am

I love music.

SkyWolf says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:26am

Don't call me Shirley, please!
I dug that music.

ndebruyn says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:29am

I really struggled with the movement.

KloudRazor says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:48am

Pretty well put together game. The only problems I had were the mouse right-click on the web player as it opened the Unity web player menu and the music being a bit distorted.
My suggestion would be to get rid of the locking system altogether and just shoot your minions towards the enemy(unless there is a real function to it that I don't understand).

fabsenet says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:55pm

I played your game already yesterday and liked it. the simplicity of the graphics make it look beautiful classic! I found it a bit too hard and I was not sure, where I am all the time. leaving an orbit was also a little bit to hard for my liking. the worst is the music. not the track itself, because I like electronic music, but it was way too loud!

Use the gyroscope on the phone as a control and release it to android/ios!

I also liked the speach bubbles from the thing :)

MaesK says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:44pm

Nice work! Music is great, puts you in motion real fast. And nice touch with the sentences, specially "Where are my dragons" and the now classic "We have to go back" :D

I wish the player could move a little bit faster without using the power, but it's ok. Good gravity by the way, reminds me of older ludum dare games of mine. Keep it up!

insane66 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:46pm

Pretty good. A puzzle/challenge/exploring game. I found the keyboard use a little cumbersome. Maybe you could use mouse input to help sling the blip?

Malsanity says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:01pm

Wanted to thank you all for the great feedback. Keeping track of all the suggestions and will implement them soon enough!

Apr 25, 2015 @ 8:42pm

Great audio, and really nice game overall ! I really enjoyed playing this one, congrats :)

nopogo says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 8:11am

Really hard game. Like the gravity mechanics of it. The only thing I would change is maybe have 1 minion in the beginning, because if you run into an enemy instead of minion on the first go its instant game over.

Apr 30, 2015 @ 11:38am

Love it, definitely fits the theme and is a lovely little package of a game that really works!

mystakin says ...
May 3, 2015 @ 6:26pm

Really dug the gravity mechanics for the planets. The game's goal was a bit confusing, and I got a game over after collecting all the minions... which I thought was my goal. Still, great job. :)

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