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

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Lunar Landing

by Pietdagamer - Jam Entry


A way oversimplified simulator for the Apollo program.

Control the Lunar Lander with two controls: The left and Right Arrow key.

Pay attention to your instruments! Warning signs indicate wether your velocity is low enough to attempt a landing and your attitude, altitude, and thrust are all displayed on screen.

Includes sound effects taken from the actual Apollo missions (

Take it slow and be patient. Good luck landing on the Moon!

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Tensoplast01 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:07pm

I think more gameplay could be a little bit more fun ^^'

CodeNMore says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:10pm

Nice choice of audio, and the gameplay was nice however I personally think that the two buttons over-simplified something like this. Nice game though, I liked playing it!

Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:25pm

Liked the game pretty much!

victorfisac says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:52am

Good audio, but you should add a mechanic or gameplay

SpecialChef says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:52am

Love it. Great vibe! Wish there was more, but two buttons and all. Good job

SSJMetroid says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 8:32am

Great mood. Not very innovative game play, but well executed.

George says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:49pm

Really like the use of actual Appolo audio!

Reccy says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:56pm

The lack of thrust control made the descent a bit confusing, considering I started flying away from the moon on my first attempt haha. Fun game though :)

Indiestry says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:58pm

Nice atmosphere, it was tense and calming at the same time!

Rosain_f says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 9:34am

Hard to play and enjoy

mathijs750 says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 9:50am

Nice sound design. It took me a while to figure out how to get lower on the surface. I almost flew back to orbit a few times. But I landed. Would make giant leaps again.

Rocketship says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 4:28pm

Loved the audio, you had made it blend in very nicely there. Was hard to figure out how to actually control the lander, for a long time I was just floating and spinning around. As a mood piece it was nice listening to the radio com though!

Crosstales says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 9:34pm

It's a good idea and was interesting to play! The audio was (naturally :-) ) very fitting.
If it would look a bit more like an 80s game (Battelzone anyone?), it would be great.

fluidvolt says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 1:09am

This drew me in. The command center radio chatter made this feel real and important. So much so that I got really nervous landing! Relieved that I succeeded. Super minimal, but effective through well-chosen detail. Awesome.

LittleThor says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 12:29pm

Interesting idea but I don't really understand how I am supposed to slow down this "vertical speed".
Good mood though.

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