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

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Colony 06

by TestSubject06 - Compo Entry

This game is amazing, yo.

You're a thing, in a space station. The station is running out of power and so are you! Kill enemies and approach a rare energy station while holding Q to take energy from the station, and E to give energy to the station. Ascend 5 elevators to win! You die if you run out of energy!

if the station gets low on power, you'll get a warning - let it go without power for too long, and the lights will go out! (Which makes flash very pissed)

4 weapons! Holy wow!
Each weapon has an alternate fire when equipped to the sub-weapon slot! Woah!
4 whopping enemies!
Sick beats made by someone with 0.0 musical experience! No way!
Pixel art enemies by someone with 0.2 pixeling experience! Unbelievable!
Hidden music tracks that will make your ears bleed! I can't believe it's real!
Absolutely no optimization at all! Insane!
I didn't finish the ending or game over screens! Shazam!

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Monkokio says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:09am

Holy cow this game is intense, haha! So many enemies running at me right off the bat.

I had fun with this one

Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:17am

Very nice mechanics and gameplay

Simonaiso says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:23am

Not insanely original, but nice graphics and good shooting fun.

Jod says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 6:49am

Good core mechanics! Mixes well with the gameplay! Also, good sound.

Would be great to have a goal or something stated up front, though.

Tijn says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 6:51am

This game is pretty well made! It took me a little while to get the hang of it, but I eventually managed to get pretty far into it I believe :) Good job!

Biruts says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 11:17am

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.

TestSubject06 says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 4:08pm

@Biruts guys? This is a compo entry, It's just me! But I'm very flattered that you think this is the work of more than one person!

@Jod Yeah, I sort of ran out of time. There's also not really an ending or victory screen. There's states there, but it's pretty much blank. (2 hours out to eat with a friend will do that. It should never have been that long!)

Sep 1, 2015 @ 10:12pm

The rate of fire in relation to the amount of enemies you face is insane :) Also, it made my computer sad, then the lights went out, then my computer cried :(

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