This was my first Ludum Dare, and my first finished game as well. I’ve been wracking my brain on several game projects from video to board to card formats. LD really helped me focus my energies intensely on one project and deadlines work on me so the 48hr limit really helped.
Several of my friends and I worked in the same room which definitely was a boon, and inspired longer hours of work than I’m used to. Doing the Explosion animations in the game was the best part for me. I learned a ton of GML in the process (thank you lord google) and can’t wait until next LD!
My game One Earth is about a world in which global warming has become so catastrophic that the only way to save the planet is to immediately revert to primitive times, by destroying all the power plant/ factory rigs. On this totally watered world you sail in a muscle powered galley to shoot down all the factories. Coal rigs produce a lot of pollution but have short range artillery. Nuclear rigs produce little pollution but have massive range. You only have 1 hp so the levels can be a challenge, but I didn’t want it to be easy. Hope you enjoy the game and I would love any critique you have to share after playing!