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    Ludum Dare 23

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

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    The Great Adventure of Mr.Galaxis - TobiasNL - 48 Hour Compo Entry

    My first competition entry ever! Hooray!

    The Great Adventure of Mr.Galaxis is a fast paced action shooter game featuring:
    -A tutorial
    -3 tiny worlds (you have to unlock 2 of them)
    -Fast gameplay.
    -Enemy jets that will hunt you down.
    -2 bosses.
    -Awesome bully destroying dash.
    -Cool music, funny sounds.
    -Smooth & cartoony graphics.

    TIP: Try circling around enemies or meteors (hold UP + a direction) while constantly shooting by holding space. This makes it a lot easier!

    Made in +- 39 hours, using Gamemaker 8, Cool Edit Pro, my lovely microphone, SFXR, Ejay and Fruityloops.

    Oh by the way, the names of the planets all stand for 'tiny' but just in another language. Small detail ;P

    Read Me file included!
    Enjoy!
    -TobiasNL

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    Ratings

    #22Audio3.90
    #25Fun3.81
    #29Overall3.95
    #71Mood3.50
    #82Graphics3.95
    #91Humor3.25
    #264Theme3.33
    #543Innovation2.68
    #797Coolness37%

    Comments

    robashton says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 10:31am

    Ace - I enjoyed the controls and gameplay, I'm not very good at it though so I only just about made it through the first level.

    A nice polished and complete entry!

    omaha says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 3:48am

    Couldn't get this to run on my mac, tried using winebottler. graphics look really beautiful though :)

    Apr 26, 2012 @ 6:53pm

    Really enjoyed this game and not much to complain about..

    BUT! i feel like the movement should be "go in the direction you press the button" not "accelerate and steer" it makes things really difficult and seems unfair with the small number of lifes you get

    I found out that i survived alot longer if i just revolved around the planet (ocasionally going to get gold (or are those lemons?)) :P

    also the pacing felt very slow because it seems like you need ALOT of gold to unlock the other levels :(

    otherwise... really nice game.. one of the best i've played so far.. i like the level of polish :) HIGH FIVE for that

    TobiasNL says ...
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 8:42am

    Thank you for your kind comments people. Yes, I agree on both your points. The planets are way to pricy. I'll upload a new version when the competition's ended which'll fix both issues. And no, these are not lemons haha, but they definitely look like lemons now you've mentioned it:P

    jrasmussen24 says ...
    May 1, 2012 @ 6:08am

    Definitely very polished, but I agree about the controls... adds unnecessary difficulty to the game! Players should feel like they are in control :).

    Datamosh says ...
    May 3, 2012 @ 6:47am

    Really polished game, and fun too. Congratulations!

    angelk says ...
    May 9, 2012 @ 2:08am

    Wow, some more people need to play and rate this game! It is very engaging and interesting, from the great sound effects to the twitchy art, the fluid controls and the simple addictive game mechanic. Very well done.

    May 10, 2012 @ 10:31am

    Definitely an underrated gem of #LD23. Hope you'll keep working on this!

    Beerman says ...
    May 10, 2012 @ 12:33pm

    Very nice. The graphics and audio really give it a great oldschool arcade atmosphere.
    I'll add another voice to the complaints about the controls though - it's really difficult to keep track of which way your ship's pointing and aim with the mouse at the same time.

    davidwparker says ...
    May 10, 2012 @ 2:42pm

    Sorry, I can't play as I don't have Windows.

    asfdfdfd says ...
    May 10, 2012 @ 4:01pm

    Cool game. But soo hard.

    dcolgan says ...
    May 10, 2012 @ 4:12pm

    Awesome graphics and audio. The game has a lot of polish and bounciness. The only problem was that for me the game was too hard to the point of being frustrating, and I could never stay alive longer than a few minutes. Of most of the games I've played, this one feels the most like a real game!

    dcolgan says ...
    May 10, 2012 @ 4:30pm

    I think I echo another posting in saying it would have been much nicer to have each of the directional keys be thrust in that direction. Your game caused me to want to keep playing though, because I had to beat at least one level. The end of the level in which I had to destroy all the huge asteroids was very satisfying.

    Spotline says ...
    May 10, 2012 @ 8:38pm

    Very nice ! A bit hard to control, I didn't go further than first level =(

    ericdpitts says ...
    May 10, 2012 @ 11:01pm

    Wow, very nice job! Great aesthetic, solid controls, good sound effects and music. A very polished, complete-feeling game for coming out of just 48 hours, great work!

    demonpants says ...
    May 10, 2012 @ 11:28pm

    Hey, can you please make a Mac version?

    TobiasNL says ...
    May 12, 2012 @ 4:43pm

    Thanks for all the comments folks! I see that the game is a bit to hard on you guys. I do agree about the gameplay, but once you get used to it it isn't that hard. Just fly in circles! Anyway, I'll add a second control scheme in the upcoming version so you guys can complete at least the first level=P And I'm terribly sorry, but I'm not able to convert my game for Mac user. Here is a gameplay video which shows u what I mean with 'flying in circles'.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=5fdPffvZhT8

    It's from the new version though, which I'll upload when the competition's over. Thanks!

    schnerble says ...
    May 13, 2012 @ 5:24pm

    Excellent work. Very polished and well rounded - graphics, sound, ideas: all cool. The one thing I'd say is I did find the controls very hard to get used to, and never managed to get past the first level - but I may just be a bit uncoordinated... :) I will come back to it again, though. This is just about the best of the 50-ish I've seen!

    TobiasNL says ...
    May 14, 2012 @ 9:10am

    Got 29th thanks to you guys. Thanks!
    Here's a link to the new version (which will get updated in a few days)

    http://gmc.yoyogames.com/index.php?showtopic=539334&st=0&p=3954282&fromsearch=1&#entry3954282

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