Ludum Dare 19
December 17th-20th, 2010
More Info: /ludum-dare-19-has-begun/
Mystery of Yrevoc Sid - 31eee384 - Competition Entry
WASD for movement (need to download the executable jar for this to work on linux.)
Q to zoom the map.
T to open the inventory
E to suck nearby items into your inventory.
Control to puke a weak robot
Left click to use your left hand
Right click to use your right hand.
- Clicking in the inventory drops/picks up items, outside the inventory results in shooting.
Goal (for now):
Run around the map, destroy the walls if you want, and kill the occasional enemy. You can dual-wield, so use this to your advantage.
(A little heads-up: this game is nothing like I wanted it to be. So this is is basically meaningless.)
Yrevoc Sid--a planet within the Goldilocks zone of its mother star. Circa 2031, humankind turned its telescopes to examine it. Life, it appeared, existed (and perhaps even flourished) on this world. It boasted an atmosphere identical to Earth's, and water lay across nearly seventy percent of its surface. Scientists began planning missions to investigate this planet, with the ultimate goal of determining just how much life there was. But the third World War interrupted this potential discovery.
All research was diverted to the various war efforts. Invented were vast numbers of missiles, satellites, and firearms. Yrevoc Sid was soon forgotten. It was by lucky chance that the nuclear phase-out program had been completed two months prior to the war's beginning; humanity could have easily made itself extinct. After the resolution of this three-decade war, a global government was formed. What was once military technology was now pointed to the stars.
Lush, wild planets were quickly found. They were more plentiful than any pre-war scientist had ever dreamed. However, one thing that was never found was sentient life. No planet showed any signs of civilization. Therefore, it entered the common wisdom that humans were the only species to bear this remarkable trait.
After decades of this era of faster-than-light space travel passed, a researcher had a hunch. Back on the now insignificant, war-torn Earth. A man by the name of Robert Case had found the records of Yrevoc Sid. Case observed a discrepancy--recent scans of the planet had revealed very little water, and absolutely no signs of life. He found it odd that a planet should seem so lush before the war, but truly be so barren. Obviously, a research grant would never be issued to persue a trifling misalignment like this, so the researcher set out on his own, unfunded and under the radar.
Robert Case returned to humankind a hero.
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