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

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Asteroid Attack

by GoraGames - Jam Entry

HowTo: Create black holes with LeftMouse, then wait till it attracted enough asteroids, point somewhere else and press RightMouse to shoot.

This game is set in space and your only goal is to destroy the spacestation in the middle by shooting asteroids at it. You win by destroying all rings and turrets, the rest does not matter.


Music:
The Background soundtrack is called "Indian Poison" made by Unknown Logic, check out this and other tracks on his soundcloud page:
https://soundcloud.com/unknown_log/unknown-logic-indian-poison


Performance:
The game can be challenging for laptops and you have around 1500+ asteroid actors spawned that are all rotating and moving around. Its all done as a prototype with no actual code but only blueprints and is far away from beeing implemented for nice performance.
It runs nice & smooth on my Geforce GTX 665M on my laptop though.


Creation:
This game is created in Unreal Engine 4 and took roughly ~30 hours of active development (per teammember).
Everything is build from scratch except one or two textures and the soundtrack. Many things even though half done unfortunately didnt make it yet.

We have timelapse videos of the whole creation process of this game and we will cut and upload when we find time to do that.

TO BE CONCLUDED:
We will make a polished version of this next weekend and things to expect are Hud, Challanging play, fixing all the bugs + making the enemy base fully destroyable, actually give the green platforms a use (eg. standing on them will speed up asteroid spawns around it and make them spawn bigger ones with a bigger maximum limit).


Latest Update:
http://goragames.com/Downloads/AA_1.1.7z


Vlad Lomnasan (Graphics)
Check out his Portfolio: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ymr4d9kzo7ibt74/AAD9hIZnJ7btmL34rd1b6BQna?dl=0

Max Goebbels (Game Logic)
www.goragames.com

Lino Wagemann (Particle effects / HUD / Game mode)
www.goragames.com

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#108Graphics(Jam)4.19
#170Theme(Jam)3.83
#222Mood(Jam)3.48
#237Innovation(Jam)3.54
#337Overall(Jam)3.42
#438Fun(Jam)3.17
#1305Coolness49%

Comments

PapaCheech says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:39am

woah! this was awesome and the black hole mechanics are really well done. Good job!

Xanderzoo says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:41am

Great graphics, but the right mouse button didn't do anything...

MightyToast says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:41am

Love the atmosphere. Great mechanic too! Haven't seen anything quite like it.

Bitterdeath says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:46am

LOVED the Goa track.

dyfer says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:46am

awesome gfx ! pretty impresif !

GoraGames says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:47am

Thx for the feedback, right mouse works only after a black hole is spawned via left mouse (2secs).

divegato says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:51am

Game looks amazing. Nice work.

Bounc3 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:57am

I wish we would have had one more day for the developping to include all functions like "real" respawn, HUD, Stats etc.
(try pressing "tab" or "m" for Xtras :D )
-Thank you Max, thank you Vlad, working with u was fun guys!!!

ProjectX593 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:59am

Really good looking game, the black hole mechanic is cool, but needs a crosshair on the screen so you can aim properly. Couldn't find where the hitbox was for the last turret :x

GoraGames says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:05am

we will go on with the project if the feedback will stay so positive :)

LordKawaii says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:09am

Looked really nice but ate my laptop alive. I will play it more later on my desktop.

Mark T says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:22am

Maybe I'm doing something wrong, but I can't tell if i'm doing any damage, I saw some purple rings disappear, and then after that nothing.. I am jumping in space so thats a little confusing =) UI doesn't seem to update either. But it does look great, needs some polishing though gameplay wise.

Aaranos says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:37am

Game is a bit laggy. I had to come back here and read how things work, could of used a brief instruction display.

Hyoga-3D says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:09pm

Great mood and good gameplay too.

Jasonsumm says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:10pm

Oooo pretty! :D

SadSmile says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:12pm

Good, but it needs a better a ui.

jojocanard says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:34pm

Rams too much on my computer because of the gfx. I can't play it.

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