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

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Star Fighter

by rd127p77 - Jam Entry

A remake of Spacewar for the PDP-1. It is 2 player and don't let the other player win!

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Fib says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:10am

I love it. I appreciate everything in 1 executable, it makes it simple to run. I also enjoyed the purple and gray border to emulate the PDP-1 console. Very good re-creation of a seminal game from (ancient) history.

skreeb says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 5:58am

"Someone died" made me laugh. Also I'm curious as to why you chose not to use the arrow keys.

ZQMony says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 6:25am

The graphics were nice and the game played well. Overall, the game was simple, but fun.

yotam180 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 11:39am

The game is simple, fun to play and is easily understood, but quickly gets boring (you know, it's basically the same every fight - moving and shooting. Idk - maybe I'm missing the point). There's nothing much to say besides that. The game being a Jam entry and not a Compo entry is a little disappointment, because I don't think 72 hours are required for this.

But, besides the criticism, when first played, it is fun! Could be better, but still fun!

rd127p77 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:54pm

@skreeb, I chose not to use the arrow keys to keep with the original Spacewar controls scheme.

epb9000 says ...
Sep 7, 2016 @ 9:38am

Simple game, but fun and it triggered a bunch of Google searches for the PDP-1, so I learned something today too. I'll have to play against the girls at some point.

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