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

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Rockets Hate the Moon

by nodens - Compo Entry

A short, semi-challenging game that tells the sweet story of a rocket that hates the moon so much that it wants to punch the moon with its face. The moon isn't really into the whole idea, though, and throws cheese wheels to defend itself.

A or ←: Move Left
D or →: Move Right
A+D or ← + →: Laser

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pluberski says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:52pm

Hahahaha, yep. :P

Squid says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 8:04am

10/10 can confirm, hate moon.

Phil Strahl says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 8:03pm

Ha, fun little game. But shooting by hitting both buttons was awkward and really messed up my trajectory. Game could've also gone for a bit longer, because the music was nice :)

PanKamil says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 8:07pm

This face design is a masterpiece.

Move127 says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 3:07am

I would have liked it to be longer.

Bloodyaugust says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 3:09am

Fun concept, but it needed to last much longer. This could be successful with more content and length.

Saranyaan says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 3:25am

Haha this game is funny with all the faces and stuff x) It would have been awesome if it was longer!

Dec 16, 2015 @ 4:01am

Get rekt moon. 11/10.

pvwradtke says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 4:23am

I think that the moon hates rockets as well :).

adaFish says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 7:04am

Haaa that was fun. The faces are great. I would also have liked more content, though; what else do rockets hate?

Dec 17, 2015 @ 6:42am

I mean... you succeeded in making the point that rockets hate the moon so this game's a true success :D I just would have liked it be longer.

OnlySlightly says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 6:45pm

Loved it! You have a great handle of game feel. You were able to communicate speed and the chaos very well with the rushing stars and the particles jutting out from the rocket. Moving left and right with the rocket leaning into it just right felt great. And the emoticons were really cute. Great job! 5's all around

eric777 says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 9:15pm

I love the concept! Very clever theme, I was immediately sucked into the idea that the poor moon gets no respect. I thought the two-button controls were clever because of the third laser control when holding both buttons. In addition to honoring the 2 button constraints, it had a balancing effect of "you can only shoot when you don't move".

I felt sorry for the moon when I was done. I'm sure he didn't deserve it, but I did have fun!

Xanjos says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 10:40pm

Pretty short but fun entry. Also bonus humour points for the moon is made out of cheese reference :)

Levi D. Smith says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 12:11am

I never liked the moon anyway. Always thinks he's so special up there in the sky looking down on us!

anv says ...
Jan 3, 2016 @ 7:24pm

What that poor Moon has ever done to those rockets? IMO moon should be further, currently single playthrough is too short.

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