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    April 20th-23rd 2012 :: 10 Year Anniversary! :: Theme: Tiny World

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    Save Your Planet! - SFX - 48 Hour Compo Entry

    This is my first Ludum Dare game. I'm shocked I actually finished. It was made using LOVE, so it should run on Windows/Linux/Mac. The Windows build comes with everything you'll need to play the game. To run it on Linux or Mac, you'll need to install LOVE v0.8 and run the .love file.

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    Ratings

    Coolness72%
    #103Audio3.35
    #350Fun2.97
    #401Overall3.03
    #437Humor2.20
    #473Theme2.97
    #532Mood2.53
    #718Graphics2.32
    #797Innovation2.05

    Comments

    kroltan says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 2:17pm

    Nice game!

    trylle says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 1:59pm

    Cool. I made it to wave 10 before my thumb got tired of holding down the spacebar. I think the game could have progressed to more challenging levels faster.

    Topaz says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 1:59pm

    Really good! BTW, I got up to wave 12 :P

    MurrayL says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 2:10pm

    Pretty cool! I got to wave 11, although it would've been nice to have some more variety as the game went on.

    Apr 25, 2012 @ 2:23pm

    I really enjoyed it! It was weird that the player character couldn't be harmed, but you did a good job designing all of the enemy types and waves. Music was good too. :)

    Check out my game, it's kind of similar.

    Apr 25, 2012 @ 2:24pm

    P.S.
    Got to wave 16 and killed 839 enemies.

    MarekkPie says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 8:49pm

    Does exactly what it sets out to do.

    Cosmologicon says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 10:13pm

    I get a BSOD when I hit the first enemy. It says: rendersystem.lua:172: attempt to call method 'setSizes' (a nil value).... I'm on Ubuntu.

    SFX says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 10:59pm

    @Cosmologicon: It sounds like you're running Love 0.7.2. You'll need to be running Love 0.8.

    Monkey Armada says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 2:12pm

    Good game, but it would be much better if you had taken the time to improve its graphics and add some features like more weapons and a smarter IA for the enemies. Good for your first entry. Congrats!

    derosa says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 11:15pm

    Good one!

    10WonXero10 says ...
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 9:56am

    LOL, I loved this, the music got me pumped and was perfect for the pacing of the gameplay.

    It felt like I was back in an 80's arcade with a group of kids gathered around waiting for me to run out of coins so that they could try beating the high score.

    jwolf says ...
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 11:45pm

    Go Psychic Giant Go!

    It could use some more variety in enemies and game play, but overall it's a very solid entry.

    SusanTheCat says ...
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 11:49pm

    Good help screen. It was easy to understand the rules of the game and the different units.

    Daisuke909 says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 3:29am

    "I'm slow you can shoot me whenever" lol. finally a game that i can vote for on humor. My biggest problem was that it was kinda slow and easy. For some reason on level 8 I could only move one direction, and I though it was an interesting way of making it harder, but then on lv. 9 it went back to normal and I wasn't sure if it was a bug or intentional.

    schizofunky says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 2:37pm

    There are a few games like this in the competition, but i like this one most as you have a good balance of the waves attacking! The music is very cool also!

    caranha says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 2:50pm

    For a first game, this is pretty neat. The controls are very good and the game is well fleshed out.

    Only two suggestions: The game is a tad on the easy side, and maybe using a cannon instead of a giant man would look better :-)

    RHY3756547 says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 5:02pm

    Sweet music! Really fit the game.

    spiral says ...
    Apr 29, 2012 @ 2:25am

    Cool!

    summaky says ...
    Apr 29, 2012 @ 12:23pm

    Really cool music, but the game play got boring as it is always the same. You could add some variety of weapons and better AI for enemies.

    Catman says ...
    Apr 29, 2012 @ 7:39pm

    Nice game, classic gameplay but tiny world themed!

    Datamosh says ...
    May 3, 2012 @ 5:25am

    OOOH, reached wave 10! I see that other users have gone far than that, so I'm going to have to play some more ;) Good game.

    robcozzens says ...
    May 8, 2012 @ 6:02am

    I would play it but I don't want to install LOVE.

    SFX says ...
    May 8, 2012 @ 1:20pm

    @robcozzens: That's unfortunate.

    tomhunt says ...
    May 9, 2012 @ 10:31pm

    The radial concept is an interesting twist on arcade-style shooter gameplay - kind of reminded me of a sort of inside-out Tempest, which might be something you could check out for some ideas on how to add more awesome to this.

    egerlach says ...
    May 12, 2012 @ 9:11pm

    Loved the game. I was very proud of myself when I didn't take a single hit in wave 13. Waves 14-16 taught me my lesson. Died in wave 17 with 922 kills.

    Plus, psychic giant? Awesome.

    icefox says ...
    May 13, 2012 @ 1:04am

    Psychic giant defending Earth with mind bullets! I love it. Be sort of nice if you kept score of how many enemies you'd destroyed.

    kddekadenz says ...
    May 13, 2012 @ 5:10pm

    crashed after playing it for ~5 seconds (Linux)

    SFX says ...
    May 13, 2012 @ 6:36pm

    @kddekadenz: Sounds like you need LOVE v0.8, not v0.7.x.

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