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

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Solar Swing

by TheMessiah - Compo Entry

The point of the game is to get as much score as possible before your hp reaches zero. You can use your forcefield to block bullets and destroy enemies. To replenish your energy use gravity to gain speed.

Controls:

W - Accelerate

S - Decelerate

A/D - Turn

Space - Activate Forceshield

Shift - Activate Speed Boost

Scrollwheel - Zoom in/out

P - Pause the game

M - Mute the game

IF THE GAME DOESN'T RUN (and you still want to try it):
Downloading .NET 4.5 and/or XNA redist might fix it.

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Ratings

Coolness50%
#344Audio3.09
#488Fun3.13
#504Innovation3.17
#526Overall3.20
#612Mood2.86
#724Graphics2.77
#891Theme2.84

Comments

plams says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:24pm

I have no Windows computer and the game doesn't run with Wine

drakekin says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:24pm

Game wouldn't run on Windows 8.1 :(

nihilaleph says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:25pm

Tried to run the exe in Windows 8.1 64 bits but nothing happens x.x. Quick play didn't work either >.<

MJaawa says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:25pm

Pretty nice mechanics, challenging gameplay, solid little game :)

scorched says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:27pm

After many failed attempts scored 7000 points) Controls are fun when you get used to them. Disliked the music and often hangs on game over (hence, no fast restart).

DarkMeatGames says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:34pm

Nice concept! Really interesting. Controls were very tough, but once I started to get the hang of it, it was a good deal of fun.

Marek Lisý says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:43pm

Does not even start on Windows 7, no error message...

texdata says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:29pm

could not get it to run

Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:01pm

Really cool idea and mechanics. It crashed when I went back to Firefox to reread the instructions ~_~ but was fine when I restarted it.

rgehan says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:00pm

Interesting gameplay. Maybe you should add more ways to win points. Because rushing into the ennemies is a bit weird. You could turn the gravitational energy into ammo for plasma guns or stuff like that.

So I think there's a lack of something to make it perfect.
Anyway, it's great, the graphics are more than correct, and the souns are quite enjoyable.

Good job.

pk says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:05pm

Good arcade feeling.

Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:15pm

This was really a lot of fun for a 48 hour game! The controls were hard to get a handle on, but one I did I was able to get a high score of 53000!

The song was good, but it was a shame about the looping.

Os_Reboot says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:57am

Fun game, interesting concept!

daltostronic says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 1:15pm

I can't run that game on Windows 10 :( It looks amazing, but I can't play it..

fleegle2000 says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 3:25pm

I like the concept but found navigating a bit awkward. Zooming out at faster speeds might have made it easier to deal with. Anyways, you should keep working on this - good work!

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