Ludum Dare 34 — December 11th-14th, 2015 — Theme Tied: Two Button Controls, Growing

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Star Jumper

by Linear - Jam Entry


As you navigate the stars, looking for buried treasure hidden on little asteroids, you find yourself at a disadvantage. The treasures have been deviously hidden behind puzzles and protected by guardians. Can you find helpful items, navigate the starscape, solve the puzzles, and return home a rich man?


Besides WASD and Space, you only have two buttons you can use.

Press Q - Toggle through your current inventory.
Hold Q - Throw your currently selected item at enemies.

Press E in front of an item - Pick up an item.
Press E - Use the currently selected item.

To blast off, hold E, then look up at the sky and
select which planet you want to visit!


The game is rather unfinished.

Currently there are some known bugs. The mouse doesn't get released when you hit escape, so you have to do some crazy combination of Windows key, click, and enter to actually use the menu.

Our goblets don't work =(
So essentially, there's no win condition.

But yeah, explore planets, look around, take in the crappy art. Everything, including textures, models, sounds, etc, all done from scratch. All textures started as photographs we took during the competition, or else were just some nonsense GIMP generated for us with its filter effects.


Downloads and Links




Outbreak says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:49am

No Links >.>

Linear says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:23pm

Please read description. The link is there, but it doesn't render on the page because the URL has a '#' in it. Or something. For whatever reason, links to just don't work on here.

tribrain says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 10:55pm

Nice 3d graphics, very cool the way you can explore!! Cool game

intXparts says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 6:43pm

I like the impaired view, it feels almost like a space horror game. I also like how you drop the player in from the sky, as if the player is being left on this hostile rock for evil deeds. Nice job!

Benjamin says ...
Dec 27, 2015 @ 11:20am

I had a lot of problem playing to the game because I have an azerty keybord. I was able to remap keys but then could not use Q because it's not in remap list. Then when I found objects, I could not interract with E for some reason. ( Even if not remaped ) I still like the look of the world it really made me want to explore it more.

astrophics says ...
Jan 4, 2016 @ 10:31pm

Not that I didn't find the link, but the file was "corrupted" every time I tried to download it

NirabazGAMES says ...
Jan 4, 2016 @ 10:34pm

no link, unfortunately (

Linear says ...
Jan 4, 2016 @ 10:58pm

Reuploaded to Google Drive. It should show a link now. Mega links still don't work for whatever reason.

Rex Peppers says ...
Jan 4, 2016 @ 11:27pm

Can't play windows games.

Alphish says ...
Jan 4, 2016 @ 11:38pm

I've been assaulted by angry integrated circuits! D:
Also, the game is quite pretty, but it seems to have no music, and I couldn't really figure out what to do. I managed to open some sort of gate and cross it quickly before it closed, then fell into a spike pit by falling through grating (bug, I guess?). I liked the red cosmos background, though.

YinYin says ...
Jan 5, 2016 @ 12:07am

Mouse buttons would've been a better choice to Q and E

Jan 5, 2016 @ 12:50am

I'm just not really feeling the theme here.

radmars says ...
Jan 5, 2016 @ 12:55am

Interesting concept but there's so many ways to get stuck or die that it's a bit frustrating, plus I was hard pressed to find much of anything to interact with. A bit more guidance & less danger would probably help. Still, the idea of jumping between planets to solve puzzles is really cool, nice job!

MercuryXGames says ...
Jan 5, 2016 @ 12:58am

cool game! :D loved it. in 3D too!

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