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

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Stellar Protectorate

by carlmartus - Jam Entry

TL/DR: Configure the drones to defend the planet.

Deep in the mysterious tombs of Egypt's mighty pyramids lies artefact's from
another era. Perfectly cut stones describe a powerful civilization whose
footsteps go far a cross and deep into our moving earth. These creators seems to
have perished into the sands, but they did not. Their purpose was to seed our
minds with technological wonders. Giving us a taste of a interstellar
civilization. To this day they are out there inspiring other world… Interaction
with these godlike beings comes at a price. Pesky looters flock wherever they
land. That’s why you have been given the Protectorate title and the mission to
set up a stellar defense system to fend of looters. Fend them of long enough for
the civilization to mature enough to defend themselves. A civilization can only
tolerate one landing squad of looters. After that they will rebel against their
interstellar benefactors and exile them. Good luck. The fate of this entire
planet lays on your shoulders.

How to play
You have 3 drones that need to be configured to defend the planet. Click on a
drone to edit the properties of it. You can zoom in to enemies to get a closer
look at them. When you’ve done your initial configuration and think you are
ready to fend the looters, click the button “Start invasion” button. To win the
game you must shoot down 100 looters and not let more then 1 looter past your
defenses. If you find that time moves by slowly. Hold down the mouse button on
the planet in the middle to make time pass faster. Have fun and Good luck!

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FrozenCow says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 9:36pm

Interesting concept. Got through the first level fairly well. I didn't read the description but it was fun to figure out what worked and what didn't. While doing so I saved the earth, yay!

Linus123xbb says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:21pm

Cool concept, it was a bit slow but still I liked the mechanic. Would have been nice with some music. I did manage to save the earth :p I found this game through the ludum dare map by the way. Hallå där! :)

leffe108 says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 7:36pm

I like the strategic part of setting up rules. Though I didn't manage to complete the game. Could be because I have no idea what the difference is between aggressive attack and skirmish. I did find out though that the different ships have different properties and that it is a good idea to use the ships differently.

Nice framing of the game area and side panel like a classic strategy game.

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