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

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Save The Humans!

by James McVitty - Jam Entry

DOWNLOAD LINKS FIXED

Caution: It seems that in order to play this game, you need to download Visual C++ Redistributable 2015 from the Microsoft site. https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/download/details.aspx?id=48145
This version may work also: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40784

Save The Humans! (Both Themes)

In Save The Humans, you play as a spaceship, flying through the Earth's remains. Humanity's home world has been destroyed, and it is up to you to navigate through its remains, collect ship ugrades and venture towards a new planet. And if you're lucky, you might pick up a few survivors along the way to help further grow the seed of mankind's survival.

Just be careful of the debris...

Controls:

A: Move Left (double tap to dash)
D: Move Right (double tap to dash)

You must find: FluxCore, Ion Core, Power Cell, NavChip, Bubble Shield

Save The Humans is the first game I've finished, thanks to the nature of the Ludum Dare.

For any questions, tweet me at @JamesMcVitty! :-)

Music by TeknoAXE (Royalty Free Music on YouTube)

Engine: Unreal Engine 4
Sound Effects: Sfxr
3D Models: Blender
Scripting: Blueprints in UE4

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#542Fun(Jam)3.13
#686Graphics(Jam)3.12
#720Theme(Jam)3.44
#746Mood(Jam)2.93
#851Overall(Jam)2.94
#923Innovation(Jam)2.41
#1922Coolness33%

Comments

x92rwzb says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:39am

Nice space game.

James McVitty says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:50am

thanks!

Warboys says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 1:26pm

Grats on your first game! The flying is really fun and I like collecting things while dodging asteroids. The first time I played I think I finished the game in 30 seconds... the spawning of items is pretty random?

James McVitty says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 1:39am

Yeah, the spawning is random. For increased difficulty I could have increased the odds of the asteroids spawning more than the items, but I ran out of time.

Mar 27, 2016 @ 11:40pm

Nice graphics, interesting game! I included it in my Ludum Dare 34 compilation video series, if you’d like to check it out :) https://youtu.be/kf34--PMGMs

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