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

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Get Sun

by irwatts - Compo Entry

Fill up your petal sacks with raw crystalline sunlight droplets and grow as long as possible!

I noodled with art too much to make a start screen again so the game just starts. Prepare yourself!

Mouse/Keyboard Controls:
A/D/Mouse X: Yaw Camera
W/S/Mouse Y: Pitch Camera
Q/E/Left/Right: Roll Camera
R: Restart
Space: Pause
Esc: Quit

Gamepad Controls:
Left Thumbstick: Yaw and Pitch Camera
Right Thumbstick: Roll and Pitch Camera
Left/Right Triggers: Roll Camera
Select: Restart
Start: Pause

Software used:
Unreal Engine 4
Substance Designer

Downloads and Links




Mixer says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:42am

Impressive game! Graphics were superb, and the game play was neat.

Fanttum says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:51am

Wow this looks really pretty. Any chance for a mac or web build?

mactinite says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:13am

Looks really great, could be really addictive!

ranmaru90 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:23am

Very pretty!

MCRewind says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:38am

Amazing graphics, what else could I expect from unreal

uvwar says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:46am

Really cool graphics, seemed really hard to get myself going at first, but once I had some momentum, it was a breeze. The music and camera got a little annoying after a while but really nice graphics and the concept is cool. Good job!

ezolotko says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:03am

Nice mood

ShadedVertex says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 8:23am

The graphics looked amazing, but for me playing the game was like staring at a photo and trying to get the stuff shown on the photo to move. The things ran at 1 FPS most of the time, peaking at 3 FPS or so. That's probably just my computer. Either way, I can't really judge. Still, I'll give you a 5 for graphics!

Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:03am

My computer is not that good so this game was lagging

mukult says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:31am

Ohh man!! This look so sweet... is there any possibility of a mac build by any chance ?

Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:07pm

Sick graphics, reminiscent me of flower. Lots of nice touches like the fov effect on restart. Gameplay feels good. Needs a difficulty ramp, I got to 100,000 with no end in sight. I had some difficulty at first gauging my speed versus the sun drops, I think the problem may be that the camera is angled slightly down, try aiming the camera along the same vector as movement. Also, I think you should simplify the camera by removing the roll component so the planet is always down. Nice ambient music. Great work!

Optimus6128 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:21pm

Graphically it's great.
The idea is nice, although I had a hard time to really aim for those floating things and most of the times I stopped at 3-5 seconds. There are arrow controls that are bad, then I realized it plays with the mouse a little bit better.

fpwong says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 2:26am

Nice looks & style. Needs a sensitivity for the mouse + keyboard controls (I forgot to do this as well).

Dec 16, 2015 @ 8:24pm

A very beautiful game, it's quite relaxing. Good job!

knason says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 8:33pm

What a beautiful game! nice music as well :-) great job!

KZdev says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 11:35pm

Really laggy on my machine so I couldn't play much but rated highly for graphics.

Hot Box Games says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 10:16pm

Really impressive graphics!
Good job!

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