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

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by OccamsRazor - Compo Entry

Welcome to Hyperspace! My hectic, arcade-y space shooter. I've attempted to incorporate both themes into this game.

So you've found yourself in quite a situation. Your ships engines are stuck on full power, your weapons are firing out of control. All you can do is steer your ship and hope to survive the waves of enemies coming after you.

Survive 5 minutes and you can jump safely in to hyperspace.

Gather scrap from destroyed enemy ships and your own ship will GROW(see what I did there) in size and power, and will hopefully help you survive until then end.

Left/Right arrows or A/D to turn left and right. That's all you have for controls!

Also, you can press M to mute the music, and N to mute the sounds.

Update: Web Player version seems to have a bug when you hit 'Play Again'. Possibly caching objects between scenes which is screwing things up. Refresh if you want to play a second time.

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martincohen says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:19am

Audio got on my nerves, but I kept playing and having fun!

SvenFrankson says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:19am

Hi, WebGL won't start once loaded, and Source link actually link to WebGL player :)

Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:20am

Cool little fun game!

pparke says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:25am

That was fun! After you get the rear shot though I felt like you could just run from the enemies for the most part but I liked the upgrades and increasing difficulty. The story made everything fit.

MestreRothWP says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:29am

The controls are a little slippery. More thrust would be nice.
Nice game, nonetheless. Beautiful on full screen.

SketchyGalore says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:39am

I really liked the enemy design and movement! It felt much better than the typical "charge straight at you" method. Good job!

paraboxx says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:53am

That was fun! Loved the story introduction. Very good difficulty curve for me, barely made it. Audio was cool, too.

Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:17am

A cool little game. I think it should end when you get max upgrades though, or at least show some indication that you have won.

It reminds me of bosconian.

karlipoppins says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:58am

Very fun arcade game! The intro was a big plus. Best part was the difficulty. Not too easy, very challenging but not impossible or frustrating. Very cool!

Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:58am

Feels a lot like bumper cars actually, which is pretty fun

edriavw says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:23am

fun arcade game

MintArcade says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:09pm

Nice. I like physics - simple ans effective. HTML5 wersion working great

Mattress says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:47pm

When I pressed "Play Again", I was taken to a test screen where the enemies didn't fire or move...

Move127 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:17pm

Interesting movement mechanics, took a bit to get the hang of. Great game!

LandoSystems says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:36am

I'm not usually a fan of games with these sort of sliding controls but this is done quite well, the upgrading mechanic really makes this game. The graphics are good and the soundtrack, while simple, really sets the mood. Nice work!

ripatti says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 2:45pm

Excellent! Althought I finished the game at the first attempt, the 5 minutes of the gameplay were very fun. I like upgrade system of my ship.

I suggest the survival mode, where you have no limit of 5 minutes (imagine the hyperspace module is completely broken) and you should survive as long as you can.

Flip120 says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 2:48pm

Very good spacial game!

Pepejson says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 3:29pm

Nice game concept, upgrading is really intresting.

Thembi says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 8:01pm

I enjoyed it. Once you get max upgrades you pretty much just wreck everything you come across, haha.

scorched says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 6:20pm

Not bad, you should work on sound and spacing between words :-)

MorseAmalgam says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 5:24am

At first I thought that as you got upgrades the game would just get easier, but the increase in enemies kept it interesting. It seems like when you upgrade the ship, the hull only increases by a bit, but maybe I had taken too much damage.

DeltaNegative says ...
Dec 30, 2015 @ 9:56am

The gameplay is awesome! :D

Xanjos says ...
Jan 2, 2016 @ 11:45pm

Apart from the painfully long loading times for the WebGL version, this was a rather fun entry.

Brightstar says ...
Jan 2, 2016 @ 11:54pm

Cool game. I think I agree with what TerraCottaFrog had to say.

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