MiniLD #42 – hosted by LegacyCrono – May 2013

Theme: Earth will be Destroyed

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Extinction Event

by ChrisGaudino - Mini LD 42 Entry

Our team is:
Lead Programmer: Chris Gaudino
Lead Designer: Jonah Lynch
Composer: Brian Gaudino

None of us is familiar with The Guide, so we went with the general theme of "The Earth WIll Be Destroyed."

The goal is to protect the human race from extinction for as long as possible.

The control scheme is:
=Left click on a satellite to select it
-WIth a satellite selected, left click on an asteroid to target it
-Left click in empty space to clear your selection
-Click the 'Purchase Satellite' button to add a new satellite, then left click again to place it
-With a satellite selected, click the Add Self-Targeting button to enable the satellite to automatically pick the closest target

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Vhillain says ...
May 27, 2013 @ 4:06pm

The satellite's aiming is pretty screwy, it kept shooting off into space even when the asteroid was very close to it.

It also feels like either purchasing additional satellites or auto targeting is too expensive or the incremental cash flow is too slow (even with a full population). But that is just a simple balance problem, easily fixed with a little tweaking.

Other than that, I was liking it.

ChrisGaudino says ...
May 27, 2013 @ 5:31pm

Thanks for the feedback!

There was a bug in the aiming code. It should be much better now.

Balancing was kind of a last minute thing. You're right about cash flow being to slow. I just updated the modifier constant, and I think it plays much better now.

DaanVanYperen says ...
May 29, 2013 @ 12:24pm

9:03! Auto-aiming needs a bit of a cost tweak, since for one it costs you as much as a firepower upgrade, and it doesn't always direct firepower where you need it. I'd rather just click like a maniac. ;)

I would love for the pacing, tower defense element and economics to be developed a bit more. Has a lot of potential overall.

mrexcessive says ...
May 30, 2013 @ 4:48am

Love the writing style. Tension builds really nicely... dam I went for self targetting way too early

Jun 1, 2013 @ 4:53pm

Cool game, it's strangely relaxing to see those astroids spinning towards earth, mostly because of the music, which is very good! I'd guess that auto aiming is a bit expensive, however, and it would be cool to have a visual indication of the targetted astroid when clicking on a satelite. Otherwise, it' very cool!!! :)

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