Ludum Dare 37 — December 9th-11th, 2016 — Theme: One Room

Well, Mike ran in to problems getting working properly with about 12 hours left in the Compo, so this is the backup plan.

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Orbital Engagement

by tompudding - Jam Entry

Welcome to the orbital defence simulator, the room you'll be spending the rest of your life, er I mean the next few days in!

Learn how to destroy asteroids with nuclear weapons, even ones that fight back.

I had intended to submit this as a compo entry but ran out of time. Consequently I included the marvelous free music of Evgeny Teilor from, thanks Evgeny!

Linux users can always play by installing pygame and pyopengl and running the source if the provided package doesn't work.

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slimabob says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:01am

I love this one. The ability to manually enter a firing solution is a great addition, and the art style is simple- yet enjoyable. Great job on a superb project!

BlackQuiltro says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:18am

Loved your game (i like this type of games a lot!)
Nice use of graphics for the console, very polished. Audio made me smile ;)

Mine10blox says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:46am

Didn't work for me, I think it's because I've used python before. Don't even worry about it.

ACCBDD says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 1:44am

A great concept and great execution of a game!

Logicon says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 12:22am

I loved the sound effects :)

lusternite says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 4:41am

Really liking the UI!

SoulBound says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 1:56am

Fun and relaxing. Well done!

NIGIC says ...
Dec 21, 2016 @ 3:19am

Infinite nukes feels wrong. But hey, they're just "asteroids", right?

Interface is a pain to use with a touchpad, but otherwise it works fine. Solid physics, and it's a nice touch that the projected trajectory is less precise than the actual one (intentional or not).

Clean and simple visuals. Nice effects on the CRT.

Good job!

phoenix1987 says ...
Dec 23, 2016 @ 2:01am

great mechanics, manual firing was fun to use. Enjoyed the audio. Keybaord input would be nice to have, especially for entering in co-ordinates. Good job overal

JK5000 says ...
Dec 23, 2016 @ 6:36pm

A fun and very relaxing game. The music and voice acting is super great. Well done.

edve98 says ...
Dec 28, 2016 @ 7:48pm

I get this error on Linux:

I imagine it has to do something with my openGL version?

tompudding says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 6:36pm

@edve98 yes possibly, though I'm not sure exactly what. If you could let me know your Linux distro and version that would be great, then I can try and it fix it for my next game. Thanks

manax says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 7:32pm

Very well done. The old raster style monitor was a nice touch. I could not figure out the manual firing solution, it wasn't clear where the heck it was aiming... keyboard controls would have been nice.

Somnium says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 7:34pm

Very nice and immersive user interface! The gameplay was also very fun.

The home-made sound effects were a nice touch as well.

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