Ludum Dare 36 — August 26th-29th, 2016 — Theme: Ancient Technology

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Rocket of Time

by midgard - Competition Entry

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Will Edwards says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 10:46pm

The intro says a satellite gives you indications of all planets nearby, but I never found the satellite or any planets.

Liked the volumetric plume effect. Sadly that was all I could see :(

DrTeaSpoon says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 11:17pm

Press Z for first planet?

Crack498 says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 11:20pm

Really fun game! Had fun exploring new planets and warping through systems! Well done, I really like it!

midgard says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 11:45pm

@Will Edwards: Hey, the LudumDare Iframe prevents the indications from appearing (they're white dots). Hope you can play throught the linked site and have some fun!

@DrTeaSpoon: It's a cheat I made for myself so I could test and see how planets generated, etc. You can use it aswell if you find yourself lost. It teleports you to a random Planet inside the system you're at.

@Crack498: Well, thankyu! I'm glad you had fun playing it :)

steph88 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 7:00am

Hi, nice game and congratulations ! he is like the little prince in a small world ! Simple mechanics that still offered a decent amount of challenge.We're realizing a video with several games of the Ludum Dare #36. We made the same thing at the previous jam.

Can you add your game on ? (it's free)
So we can include also your game in the video ;)
p.s. write #LDJAM in the game's description.

Gordun says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 12:36pm

Reminds me of no man´s sky

kokiriandco says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 1:59pm

It reminds me a mix between No Man's Sky and A dark room, which is really interesting. Keep working on the game to make it more challenging.

cubotrox_toni says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 5:34pm

Nice concept. I tried to play several times because I like the game concept, but I cannot find any planet, not even the rada. By te way, If you go straight from the begining (without change direction), you crash into the sun XD

Noval33t says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 11:35pm

I find it quite hard to slow down the spaceship but planet physics are actually really good!

syrsly says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 6:56pm

This game has a clear inspiration from No Man's Sky's laser gun mining mechanic. The planet-walking mechanic was well implemented, but when I pressed Z, it just spawned new planets without need to actually explore the cosmos.

ccglp says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 8:24pm

It's good, as the mechanic to land into planets is more realistic than No Man's sky itself.

But man, realistic is hard!

txotxopue says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 8:15pm

Really loving the gravity and the concept. But I think landing is too difficult.

Deive_Ex says ...
Sep 4, 2016 @ 4:26am

Though the only thing related to the theme that I saw was the monoliths on some planets, I really liked this game! Just wished there was more to do on the planets.
Also, it's really hard to land, I died a bunch of times trying to do it. If I hadn't discovered the debug Z button, I'd probably get really frustated.

thenanox says ...
Sep 4, 2016 @ 12:47pm

good mechanic for ship movement but i think it has too much inertia.

congrats for the game, is pretty solid

InfiniteGames says ...
Sep 10, 2016 @ 9:45am

Nice concept!! Maybe is too hard! I want to see more of this game! Could be a very nice one!

novotmike says ...
Sep 13, 2016 @ 3:56pm

This game has nice feeling to it. I liked the graphics style a lot and the gameplay is done well. At the beginning I had trouble with landing, but after while I succeeded.
Very nice game, great work!

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