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

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Cosmo Hopper

by PlasterPhantom - Jam Entry

Welcome to our fourth Ludum Dare game: Cosmo Hopper!

Cosmo Hopper is a game where you are a grasshopper in space, in which you have to grow your main home base planet with resources you can find all over in the vast nothingness of space.

Pick up the resources you need, return them to your home base and select upgrades to aid you in your exploration!


Orbiting: Left / Right arrow
Jumping: Up arrow
Fire from cannon (upgrade): Up arrow
Rotate cannon (upgrade): Left / Right arrow

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wuppy29 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:17am

Very nice looking game. Unfortunately it's really quite hard to see what's going on. The game is also very easy and the cannons get inside of the planet after a certain amount of time.
Very innovative though, great idea.

Efuvex says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:39am

Really great graphics. That art is amazing!

Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:41am

I gotta be honest, I had no idea what I was supposed to be doing. Running around and collecting stuff was fun though :P The art looked nice too!

NirabazGAMES says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:45am

Nice game with cool art

micky says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:49am

great looking and fun to play, once i maxed out the planet things when crazy with some gravity haha loved it

bodsey says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 11:29am

Great great art. The game is nice, but somehow, past the first two missions, I unlocked all others missions in a row and the game eventually crashed

sleepYxy says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 11:55am

Wow this game is sweet! Really nice polishing and gravity mechanics. The animations and sounds are sooo satisfying.
The ability unlocking phases are kind of overwhelming, because you can unlock so much through one trip and can't really try out your new abilities one at a time.

Also the WebGL Client crashed at the beginning of the tenth mission due to insufficient memory...
Either way, it fits the theme really well, definitely one of my favourites, good job!

Drauthius says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:01pm

Amazing looking. Didn't seem to have an ending though?

tiffi says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:13pm

Wow, great game, my favourite so far!

Dec 15, 2015 @ 6:36pm

Wow! This game is beautiful. The mechanics were a little jarring and I did encounter a bug where I got stuck inside a launcher. But overall really cool!

ajopart says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 6:42pm

Amazing art and sound. Physic seems sometimes dodgy but fun anyway

CustomPhase says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:12pm

First of all, thanks for the WebGL version :)
Second - the game is really fun! Looks and plays incredible.

MrAmlice says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:14pm

Amazing how well polished this is for such a short period of time... my only criticism would be that the Growth theme is very barely used incorporated into the actual mechanics of the game. That being said, it has almost two button controls so there's like a blend of half-half. None the less... I am amazed at the quality of production in such a short period of time. Great Job!

Robber says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:31pm

Looks gorgeous, like the kind of pinball feel the game has too..very only nitpicking is that mission text 'collect and deliver' is somewhat in the way..great job!

Jeroenimoo0 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:05pm

Wow those graphics! Very in depth also. Good job!

DevDad says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:51pm

Nice Looking and fun game .

Leaghorn says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 12:45am

Awesome graphics

nelskj says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 1:59am

A very cool game I like it, it's beautiful and original. I enjoyed playing it and fly between asteroids!
The game is easy, maybe a inventory limit or allow to gather only necessary ressources?
Anyway it's a good game.

I've got a crash on the WebGL version using Opera 34, with a out of memory error when I almost got all upgrades.

wccrawford says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 2:24pm

Very well done! I got to the last upgrade and ran out of memory on the webgl version with Chrome/OS X.

I expected to dislike the game when I first started, but the upgrades really worked out well.

timtipgames says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 4:07pm

super cool game, graphics are awesome, tempo is just right!

Jesse Freeman says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 5:16pm

Really great concept, like that you used both themes for control and growth. Love when you explode! Great game!

David Cookie says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 5:19pm

Really great game! And very beautiful :o

Dec 16, 2015 @ 9:25pm

Cool game.
Sometimes it felt a little weird how I was pulled into the gravity field of asteroids, but other then that really nice :)

OberynMartell says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 2:25am

Nice game! Very good graphics.. I was never able to get back to my planet, but I liked the game play a lot. Congrats!

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