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

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Saturn Valkyrie Dione

by ItchyGames - Jam Entry

Left & Right: Move
Down: Crouch or Aim (while running)
Up: Aim
Z = Shoot
X = Jump
Space bar = Start Game

Saturn Valkyrie: Dione is an 8-direction Run 'n Gun.

Game story:

The year is 3072, the space Mecha-Dinos are attacking the solar system making poisonous plants grow all over the place.

Take the role of Dione, a Space Valkirie destinated to protect the Saturn Planet and its numerous moons. With her shockwave blaster and abilities, she'll crush any invader she finds, and put an end to the poisoning of Saturn caused by the ever growing purple vegetation.


Programming: @itoaragon, @esciron @trolldinger.
Graphics: @itoaragon
Sound and Music: @esciron

Gamejolt site: site:

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Rodaja says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:50pm

This game has a real retro feel to it. Both in the setting and gameplay.

The colors are really pretty, though some elements stand out in a jarring way.

I don't really see any of the two themes in it, though.

Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:16pm

Works smoothly. I don't see any of the themes though...

Polith Games says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:19pm

Nice game, but where is the theme?

BubsyPoochies says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:25pm

It looks great and the graphics are pretty. I like it.

Dooskington says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:29pm

Excellent music, sound effects, and graphics. I didn't see much use of the themes, however.

xdigdoug says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:31pm

Very solid game. Doesn't fit the theme as well as other entries. The sound and graphics quality are very nice.

Drury says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:32pm

This isn't Saturn as I remember it.

kernel panic says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:33pm

The theme is non existent, but it is a fun game.

Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:33pm

I really don't like the art style of the game, but that's a subjective thing I guess. The mechanics of the game play prettyy well, even though it is quite difficult to get used to the controls :)

Troma says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:34pm

Works fine and nice art.

redzero says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:43pm

Nice game! But I guess that shooting animation didn't need that much of particles.

Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:24pm

The game was fun, but it didn't adjust to the theme.

StitchesMagoo says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 8:39am

Super cool entry, Try choosing outlines on your environment or character, not both, because they fight for depth in the scene, which makes your beautiful art harder to read. Otherwise a really nice entry! Well done!

koocachookies says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 8:41am

Cool retro-styled game! Congrats :)

blohod says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 12:44am

Very fun, amazing graphics, I loved the parallax background.
judged on stream at, watch the highlight to see me play

CremaGames says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 12:56pm

Cool game, but I don't see the themes in it, sorry.

ItchyGames says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 3:49pm

Thanks for streaming the game, Blohod :)

OberynMartell says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 11:27am

Didnt get the theme at all. Besides that, nice game you have there! Congrats.

Anachron says ...
Dec 29, 2015 @ 3:58pm

Rad palette, and title screen is sweet. Fun game too. I was able to fall to the side of spikes in pits and not get hit I think... was tricky to shoot diagonally. Died at the first/last? boss.

Jan 12, 2016 @ 9:24pm

Lovely graphics, smooth game. I included it in my Ludum Dare 34 compilation video series, if you’d like to check it out :)

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