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

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Space Cripes 2

by jbasinger - Compo Entry

"I swear I will turn this planet around!"

Use Left and Right arrows to crank the planet and make the incoming meteors smash the aliens trying to invade your planet.

The power ups have to hit a shield or the planet to be collected.
If they hit an alien, they will harm the alien, but you won't collect them.
This can be useful if you have a single alien left or collecting a health power up would be pointless =)

I can't personally get past level 8. Stuff gets crazy at about that point. Try and beat my score!

The Android version is probably the most fun though:

Here is a link for a mobile optimized version

https://www.dropbox.com/s/gq5cmww2zfa3s63/SpaceCripes2.apk?dl=0

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Ratings

Coolness65%
#475Fun3.14
#478Innovation3.20
#551Humor2.71
#564Theme3.32
#599Overall3.12
#713Graphics2.79
#747Audio2.19
#755Mood2.69

Comments

diiq2 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 12:05am

Haha this is fun! It's challenging to retrain yourself to think this way -- to have only one axis of control, and it's roll. Nice work.

nurabsal says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:41am

noooo my purple alien babiessss

OccamsRazor says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:53am

Very nice! One of the most genuinely fun entries I've played so far. Good work!

sharpcoder says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:54am

Fantastic and clever game! Though I got to Level 2 and after I killed all the aliens, it never progressed :( still, great entry!

jbasinger says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:58am

@sharpcoder Was it the web version, or another version? Try one of the downloadable ones. If you have an Android, that version if probably the most fun/arcade-ish =)

shyupuff says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:14am

I really like the mechanics and the fact that the aliens move around so it's not as easy to aim them correctly. Really adds another facet to the gameplay. Awesome job! (:

Fanttum says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:01am

Kinda slow and simple, but it looked really nice. Cool job!

From Smiling says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:44am

Very nice feeling, and intuitive with the 2 button controls! Plays very slowly though, having to wait has the control feel very indirect.

ddalacu says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:48pm

Not much of a wapon but the graphics,powerups and the gameplay are cool,sometimes asteroids just come to fast to avoid i lost a lot of healts because of that.

jbasinger says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:04pm

@ddalacu It's a bit meta, but the meteors are the weapons =)

anokta says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:19pm

hahaha nice game! at first, i thought i was supposed to 'protect' the aliens, and it didn't turn out well. :) loved exploding alien parts!

sawyerWeld says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:06pm

Fun game! I would recommend adding the ability to use the keyboard arrow keys as well.

badlydrawnrod says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:06pm

Nice idea. I like how everything breaks into pieces when it's hit. Fun.

StefanDJagers says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:10pm

First of all: The earth art is gorgeous!! And so is the pixel art text!! TRULY AMAZING!!
All in all,
Great game!! :)

Wevel says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:12pm

Nice concept, might be better if the view area was bigger so you can see asteroids coming for longer.

Marcellus says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:20pm

Fun and challenging, went to level 4 then level 6. I think the planet doesn't turn fast enough as sometime, when there are only one alien left, RNG can make you lose or win and there's nothing you can do about it.

Diventurer says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 9:53am

I'll be honest - I thought I was supposed to protect those aliens first. xD I should have read the description.

Very nice entry, although it would have been nice with some background music, and a bit more polish.

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