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

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The Supernova is Expanding, Scram!

by cdwaddell - Jam Entry

This is an attempt to combine growing and two button controls. The idea is that a supernova happened in a solar system. It is up to you to rescue the inhabitants. You have to hurry, before the supernova kills everyone. To fly your ship, you use the left and right arrows only! Good Luck.

I added a description at the beginning because of the confusion with the two button controls.

<- Move Left
-> Move Right
<--> Move Down

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pvwradtke says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:52am

Nice idea, with good graphics. However, I found a weird bug, as I moved along, my ship started to slowly go up, so I couldn't save many people.

TeamKawaiiju says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:54am

I'm a big fan of games with dual-layered gameplay systems (such as X-Com), so I really like the idea here. I did find it sometimes difficult to tell if I was killing people or if I was saving them, but I like the idea. Would be cool if there was more to do during the solar system phase.

LordKawaii says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:58am

I had the same problem with the ship moving up out of range of the people.

alexrus07 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:58am

Nice idea, pleasant graphics, but the gameplay is buggy. Had the same bug as pvwradtke. It's a nice idea, keep working on it!

EMPBomber says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:07am

An interesting use of the theme. Some parts with player feedback could have been better. The first planet I went to I mowed the inhabitants down thinking I was saving them. I didn't realize I was killing them until I got back to the main screen.

flakoflak says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:08am

i liked the music on this on. The spaceship goes up. took me a while to discover that i had to press both buttons to go down.

Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:08am

People, you press left and right at the same time to move down! It should probably be mentioned in the instructions... PS I enjoy your art style!

Geck0 says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 4:03pm


Joror says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 4:16pm

I unfortunately killed more people than I rescued... but eh they were going to die anyway!

Nice music & drawn graphics, but the gameplay felt a bit too simple.

Dec 22, 2015 @ 5:59am

What a fantastic paint style! The artworks are great! The electronic soundtrack was a nice touch, I was grooving when the bass drop midway, so nice! I love the idea of pressing both buttons to go down and not pressing anything slowly brings up the ship. Genius.

I feel sorry for the sole-guy that I smashed into in the beginning... I hope he's okay.


Dec 22, 2015 @ 6:47pm

I loved the music, and that supernova was creepy! It didn't feel like the supernova on the rescue screen matched up with the supernova on the planet-chooser screen. I ended up squishing a bunch of the people I was supposed to rescue.

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