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

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My Little Planet

by Bjarnovikus - Compo Entry

Grow your own planet!

You are in control of a planet. The only controls you have is to expand the planet. Expand too quickly and the population might increase drastically, with all due problems. Expand too slowly and their might just not be enough resources left for the population to survive.

Controls: Mouse (keyboard for naming your planet)
Created in: GameMaker:Studio
Download size: around 5Mb (2Mb for source)
Sound tool: Bfxr
Graphics tool: The GIMP

Web build: (could be slow, graphs might fail to render properly, try the Windows/Linux version if you have problems)

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jcwelgemoed says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 1:30pm

Very nice interpretation of the grow theme. Cool concept and challenging as well. Good work

BROWNY_09 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 1:32pm

This is pretty cool! I was super bad at the game and could only get to around 17 years. But solid job and very impressive.

Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:42pm

Sweet game! As it ticks so quickly it's hard to have time to read through what materials increases what bacteria. It's a lot of fun and I hope the game does good in the rankings!

Cyranh says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:02pm

Well done Bjanor. Really enjoyed the game.

SSJMetroid says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 4:52am

Surprisingly well-done! Surprisingly complicated as well.. maybe even a little too much so lol.

Jace239 says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 10:22pm

I like the game's concept, though I would have enjoyed it more if the years passed slower or I could somehow control the speed. Also, I know you opted out of audio, but the sound that occurs when you click a menu item is -painful-, it'd be better not to have it at all in my opinion. My ears are sensitive though, so it's possible it's just me. Anyway, good job.

Farelle says ...
Jan 2, 2016 @ 10:17pm

I liked the idea, even though I thought it's a little complex to have so many factors to pay attention to, but then again I was happy about the mouseovers :D

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