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

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Pluto vs. The Solar System

by KingMatthew - Jam Entry

Pluto was cast out of the planets group. Pluto wants to show the others that he, indeed, is a planet.
Shoot and deflect the big grey rocks at the other planets to Destroy them! Avoid the asteroids, or, shoot them and gain their mass!

WASD = Movement
Leftclick = Fire

I had a blast making this game! I hope I did good.

Sorry for the Huge file size. If someone know how to fix it, please inform me!

If anything is broken, please tell me! Thanks!

Downloads and Links




peecestudios says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 1:55am

Awesome humor XD! Nice Physics and Particles! The only thing i was confused on is how much health the other planet had. The only other thing wrong with it is the background looked like your put 2 pictures together and scrolled them witch is fine just blended them better but other than that pretty good entry!

los.pixelados says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 11:46pm

The game will not run! I have downloaded the exe and i get an error message telling me it is missing data files. I went back to your dl link and the data is a folder, not a file.
PRO TIP: put all your game files and the exe in ONE archive and post that on a download link.
Either that or post the game on gamejolt, like we did. Gamejolt is pro.
Too bad, seemed like a nice game from the screens...

Los Pixelados

Aug 29, 2015 @ 12:50am

Definitely needs some more instructions. First couple of tries, I wasn't even aware I could move. And even then I wondered why I died so quickly.

Then I figured it out (I think). Is it even possible to destroy the blue planet? I shot it a bunch, and nothing happened to it. Also, it'd be nice if your size changed in line with the size text (this also discourages the player from getting too big, which makes things too easy, since you can take a bunch of hits).

Graphics: the backgrounds and planets are good (even if the seam where the background changes is obvious). The rocks and pickups look like they were done in MS Paint (not that that's a bad thing, necessarily, it just really doesn't fit in with the planets and backgrounds).

Audio: the SFX was pretty good! I think the music would be better if you used a synth that was a bit more "out there", a bit less electric piano, but other than that, definitely the highlight for me.

DarkBoulevard says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 1:06am

This game has such an awesome gameplay when you actually understand it! It really got me hooked! Graphics are lacking, but it's a really solid game. I also couldn't really see how "you are the monster" and I belive it should include some instructions. Anyways, solid entry.

Twiebs says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 2:06am

This is my favorite game so far. It was incredibly fun. Unfortunately, I suspect Sir Isaac Newton would disagree.

KingMatthew says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 2:27am

@los.pixelados I Completely forgot to put them in one file. I updated it so it should work fine now.
@Slashee the Cow Yes, you can destroy the blue planet (neptune) You are supposed to deflect the big grey rocks into the planet. That will take some if its health away.

Thank you all for playing the game!

AlexSet says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 4:06am

This is quite fun! Wasnt quite sure if the sun was killable but he managed to die, somehow.
Here's a silly video relative to the topic

Drunkteam says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 2:48pm

The idea is cool and it seems to be funny, but i don't understand well how it works and what i have to do to pass it. You die if i shoot and if you don't...
With a better explanation this game is promising.

nihilaleph says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 1:25am

Great idea! I liked the mechanics of the games and very funny the motivation xp but I don't quite see how it fits the theme.
As already stated, the graphics were good, but they don't really mix up (the asteroids with the planets), also, for me, the asteroids look like poop, I guess it's because of the particles and the colors xp. And the background scroll should really blend in at the end.
I did find the mechanics of pushing the gray rocks quite fun but the lack of them was a bit of an issue... I had to wait a lot until one appeared.

Overall, I think it does need some polishment but it was fun to play ^^

nwdg says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 5:50pm

Once you get it it's pretty cool!

jcsirron says ...
Sep 13, 2015 @ 2:12am

Interesting concept. I didn't really get the concept of monster until I realized that I just celebrated blowing up the sun. Solid work!

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