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

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Planets

by lolgamer65 - Jam Entry

Planets is a game similar to cookie clicker(but without the cookies, and the clicking.) In the game, you play as a civilization on a planet similar to Earth. You have to survive, and -->GROW<-- your population by earning money, and buying new things. If your population declines to zero, you will loose.
We have also included a few Easter eggs that you can access at your own leisure by typing:
MLG
NOMLG(deactivates MLG easter egg)
POOP(to clear this easter egg, type CLEAR)
EARTH
SUN
MOON
EPICFACE

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#2253Coolness17%

Comments

Shivur says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 6:03am

Good game. Not showing the decimals of the numbers will help the reading.

niccholaspage says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 4:23am

Fun game, the decimals get REALLLLYYY crazy so you might want to hide those in a patch or something. Overall it was pretty fun.

Starspell says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 3:54am

An interesting game. I love that you went to the trouble of modelling a solar system. It's a shame that you can't see in some way the effect you are having on the planet though. as others have said you shouldn't be using floating point numbers in your UI. I liked you choice of music, remember to credit who the artist was.

ZYXer says ...
Dec 29, 2015 @ 11:19pm

Wow awesome idea! Love the sound and the general gameplay. I like how the game just closes when you lose, more games should do that :D And funny easter eggs!

A few comments:
- It would be nice if one could see the current population from the upgrade menu, as you have it open most of the time.
- The diseases are a bit too random. I once got one 3 seconds after starting the game, which killed me. I also had a disease that lasted about a minute, which was kind of unnecessarly long.
- I cannot click a button a second time if I just clicked it, which is frustrating, especially when changing pages.
- The decimals (see other comments)
- Why does free time decrease population growth?

(A purely astronomical question: Why does the moon take a day to orbit the earth, while the earth takes several days to revolve? :D)

astrophics says ...
Jan 5, 2016 @ 12:23am

Fun game, graphics aren't anything special though

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