Ludum Dare 33 — August 21st-24th, 2015 — Theme: You are the Monster

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The Vacuum of Space

by Josh Riley - Compo Entry

"Finally, our race has found a planet suitable for life! We only need to eliminate the existing wildlife before moving in!"

Controlled with WASD/Arrow Keys, with Space Bar optionally used for palette swapping.

Note: Palette swapping is completely optional and in no way affects game play.

Another Note: There is apparently a bug that causes the final scores number to be 0. Sorry!

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@SamPotasz says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 1:54pm

Really enjoyed the music and dragging the little people around! Couldn't figure out if the colors had any significance though.

crucknuk says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 11:14am

Move on the screen is pretty smooth and fun, the music is good. I have not understand the swap color feature, but great entry! good job!

conormn says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 3:19am

Fun take on the theme! The execution is super polished, well done :)

Geckoo1337 says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 6:11am

Neat. But can you explain to us why we must swap color?
Well done ++

dpisarcik says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 12:23am

Pretty fun. I like the way humans are pulled into and thrown out of the beam. That is a great effect!

mantis says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 10:56am

Quite cool game! Very good graphics :)

mubox says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 3:42pm

Nice music. :)

Caspila says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 5:03am

interesting concept! i liked how you control the abducted people. I had a bug where it told me there was 1 human left though there was none.
One problem that I had is that the helicopter doesn't look threatening at all. I thought it would just help me kill the humans, but it actually killed me. Apart from that, really good job. I'd love to see that concept applied in a bigger game.

Kassimkot says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 5:07am

looks awesome. liked the mood. though i didnt get how to exterminate as it still showed me exterminating 0 even after i killed everyone

Indiestry says ...
Sep 6, 2015 @ 4:36am

Looks and feels very nice, good job!

Sep 6, 2015 @ 4:51am

I really like this idea! Good work!

Apostrophe says ...
Sep 11, 2015 @ 1:51am

The game seemed to be pretty interesting, and I liked the aesthetics, though I wasn't entire sure what was going on some of the time. I did feel like the ship just moved way too fast a lot of the time, however.

walsh9 says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 2:55am

I love the palette swapping effect even though I know it's pointless.

yuigoto says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 3:30am

Oh, nice arcade game! :D

Graphics look like something in between the Atari and NES, and it plays really nicely, the mechanics are really interesting.

Nice work on the soundtrack too!

Are the city names dynamically generated?

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