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

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Escape From Mars

by ontherun - Jam Entry

On an expedition to the pyramids on Mars you triggered some ancient defense mechanisms and now have to make it out alive with your spaceship.

I know it's kinda lame but I only started a few hours before the deadline and yeah...

The game is made with LÖVE ( so you'd need this to run. On Debian/Ubuntu you can install it with 'sudo apt-get install love', then run it with 'love'.

I packaged Windows and Mac standalone versions according to the manual but cannot test them :(

Escape quits the game
Space starts the game
Up, w, i = move up
Down, s, k = move down
x = try again






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ReyHax says ...
Sep 6, 2016 @ 4:07am

So far the game play you have established is a good start. One suggestion is having the rockets fire more often when the player gets farther in the game, it would make the game more challenging and refreshing. I can see this being a good game for a mobile device. Good Work!

Casevse says ...
Sep 8, 2016 @ 9:04am

This has a great gameplay. I think it has a good foundation to create a mobile device videogame. Good work!

ohsqueezy says ...
Sep 12, 2016 @ 2:04am

This is great, especially for a game made in a few hours. If you just made the gaps get gradually smaller, it would be a lot more fun because of the added challenge. I like the idea of having lasers come at you from behind. I also like that even though you have an ancient technology connection in your story, it's funny how it seems like the game's theme is the opposite, like a futuristic space ship chase. I think it would be fun if more games purposely did the opposite of the theme.

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