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

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Shoot the Moon

by canon - Compo Entry

Shoot for the moon; if you miss, maybe you'll catch a few stars. Or however that went...
What? You don't see the moon? Are you sure?

Compete two-player, or go for the best time using one or both sides!
My best score so far is 88 seconds with both sides, although you could definitely do better!
It's a quiet night, by the way: no sound.

Contains Two Buttons and Growing.

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Jstank says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:44am

My left hand is infinitely better at shooting for the moon than my right!

Elenesski says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:35pm

Hey, loved it. Fun to play. Would have called it shoot the stars. wasn't sure where the moon was ... I know it's not there. Neat idea.

David Cookie says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 1:58pm

Really good entry! Hopefully I had a friend to play with (my second hand *kof kof*). Would be great with audio :)

Bumblepie says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 6:51am

I like the use of both themes. It has a simple and fun core gameplay mechanic, the only issue I would have with it is the lack of variety in gameplay. Perhaps add more targets worth more points, or even negative points in order to make aiming more of a decision and less just shoot and hope.

richardboegli says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 6:54am

Agreed, should have been called shoot for the stars as there was no moon to shoot for.

Game Mechanic was good.

Dec 19, 2015 @ 6:59am

It took me 250 seconds to beat it. Oh well. :D

I like it. It's simple and there it doesn't take very long to play, but it does take a while to master.

PickleCrew says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 7:02am

My best time was 114 seconds. Cool game though!

You should add some sort of star counter to the game, because I kept try to get as many stars as possible in one shot, without even notice the moon was up there the whole time.

TomenLuca says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 12:09pm

Very fun multiplayer game. As mentioned, sound would make it even greater. But great stuff nonetheless!

fiddenmar says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 10:39am

Great game! The Moon is not a lie (cause it's not a cake).

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