December 16th-19th 2011 :: Theme: Alone

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Nothing But Stars

by wbobeirne - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Hey Ludum Dare folks,

First some notes: You are required to have .Net and XNA 4 installed to run this. If you don't have those, download the game + resources file. Secondly, the source won't compile without the font "Animated Avatar" installed on your computer. Either switch it to Arial, or go get that.

Thanks for checking out my game, Nothing but Stars. I had a lot of fun making the game, but unfortunately, ended up missing out on the last 12 hours of work time. I full well expected to spend those adding obstacles like meteorites, black holes etc. to spicen up the gameplay. Still, I'm left with an almost decent game with some cool elements and mechanics to it.

All graphics, audio, and code was made by me with the help of the following tools:

Visual Studio
Reason 4

Except for the font used, which was originally on DaFont, but has been pulled since I downloaded it. It's called Animated Avatar though.

If you would like to use any of my assets, please send me an email at [email protected]

Thanks again for checking it out.

Downloads and Links




Deza says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 7:06pm

Fantastic :D

quill18 says ...
Dec 21, 2011 @ 3:15am

It's a shame that the game is so short/unfinished, because this was actually quite a nice concept and execution. I had to restrict my actual score due to the amount of gameplay, but otherwise I was impressed.

wbobeirne says ...
Dec 21, 2011 @ 3:57pm

Thanks quill, imagine how disappointed I must be. I considered turning this in to a Jam entry, but I was so burnt out, I couldn't keep going.

Kelly Thomas says ...
Dec 25, 2011 @ 3:52pm

Love the controls, really feels weightless.

caranha says ...
Jan 2, 2012 @ 3:14pm

The game is not finished, but the movement and control responses were quite neat! I liked the music also!

Hope you can finish more of your game next LD, and thanks for rating a bunch of games! :-)

jeffz says ...
Jan 7, 2012 @ 2:51am

nice artwork, not sure the music fits entirely but it's still good, reminds me a bit of Descent I think. The movement is nice and I like how the stars flicker a bit.

PaulSB says ...
Jan 8, 2012 @ 8:17pm

Nice work. Liked the audio and it definitely carried the theme. Shame there wasn't a little more gameplay! :)

adventureloop says ...
Jan 8, 2012 @ 8:31pm

I could not play this game because it is windows only, and has limiting factors after that. It looks very good, a game play video would have been awesome to include to people could get a better picture of the game.

Veralos says ...
Jan 8, 2012 @ 9:21pm

The controls, graphics, and music/sounds give a nice space feel. If was fun flying around, so it's a shame the game was so short.

Malactus says ...
Jan 9, 2012 @ 4:10am

I would say: I'm in space.

Anyway the controls were very solid. Again a shame it was short.

whilefun says ...
Jan 9, 2012 @ 2:58pm

I can't get it to run. I double-click the exe and nothign happens. But I can run other XNA/.NET entries fine :( Any ideas?

wbobeirne says ...
Jan 9, 2012 @ 8:10pm

whilefun: A lot of other games using XNA and .Net 3.5, mine uses 4.0. Are you sure you're fully updated?

blahoink says ...
Jan 9, 2012 @ 11:00pm

really nice and atmospheric, and the controls were comfortable and smooth. keep it up!

rawbits says ...
Jan 10, 2012 @ 1:37am

OK! This is the first one I see doing absolutly nothing!

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