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

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Destroy Earth

by hobblygobbly - Jam Entry

Feedback/suggestions welcome

Update at 5 hours left till close: I made the first system/level a bit easier! Only update I can do for now, work/study priorities I have to do instead.

You are an alien species known as Rul

The Rul have discovered Earth and have tasked you to destroy it for some reason because you're a monstrous species that enjoys being monstrous and destructive!

The Rul become "one" with their spaceships/technology and are able to mutate with it biologically.

With each jump to a star system, your ship mutates into a better version. Along the way you will battle Sol Confederacy forces that are trying to prevent you from destroying their home, Earth.

How To Play





Find the system star gate to jump to the next star system by flying into it. There'll be an arrow indicator providing you with the direction to it. With each jump to a star system, your ship mutates into a better version. Along the way you will battle Sol Confederacy forces that are trying to prevent you from destroying their home, Earth.

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architect404 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:55pm

really like the graphics and ship design. I found the game too hard when trying to kill every ship and too easy when just rushing to the stargate. maybe an autofire mechanic would help balance combat rather than relying on how fast I can mash spacebar. nice game though, good effort!

rudra says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:58pm

Cool Game, liked the graphics and the controls of the spaceship, though I had to practice it few times to keep it going, Overall, a Great effort. :)

KingGames says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:06pm

Very fun! Good Graphics! Good sound! Good everything! Keep up the good work!

HellBlazer says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:45pm

This is very hard if you don't just rush to the stargate. Maybe a bit more mobility for your ship would be good? It's possible that I just suck. :) As architect404 said, auto-fire would also certainly be appreciated. In any case it's a good effort, and the development ideas you mention in-game sound like it could be a pretty cool game.

Miltage says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 5:44pm

I had a very hard time controlling the ship. I think you should call your game 'Dodgem Cars on Ice with Guns'.

I liked the little thruster details though.

Aug 31, 2015 @ 8:03pm

Nice game, but controls were extremely hard for me.

paquinn says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 9:57pm

I really liked the graphics, especially the stars. Reminded me a lot of captain forever in a good way. If there were a way to design ships I could see myself playing this for a few hours.

Biruts says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 7:58pm

Very nice project guys, i really love it, please check our game too and if you liked it give us a vote. Look for Road to hell and enjoy.

Nurbs says ...
Sep 4, 2015 @ 12:43am

Alright little asteroids derivative. I feel like there should be some more incentive for actually engaging with the enemies but the different ship upgrades are cool at least.

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