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

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    Nom Nom Planet - Arkazon - 48 Hour Compo Entry

    Defend your planet from evil aliens that want to eat it, if you don't stop them it'll be too tiny to fit your house on.

    Controls:
    - Mouse to aim
    - Hold left mouse button to fire
    - Press right mouse button to move to the nearest asteroid to your mouse cursor

    Collect stars to change or upgrade your weapon by transporting through them on your way to an asteroid on the other side of it.

    Transporting through an alien will destroy them.

    View Arkazon's journal. | View all entries by Arkazon

    Ratings

    Coolness100%
    #7Fun4.09
    #42Humor3.57
    #64Theme3.85
    #69Overall3.72
    #166Audio3.15
    #299Innovation3.22
    #301Mood2.92
    #387Graphics2.96

    Comments

    Apr 23, 2012 @ 6:43pm

    Cool music but no video.

    JaJ says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 7:07pm

    my score was 37150. It was pretty fun! The best part was that apparently your house can be three times as big as the world it is built on.

    Dakota says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 7:14pm

    Awesome game was very fun to play

    VDOgamez says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 8:27pm

    I really enjoyed the way this game played. It had a very nice pace and was effectively balanced. The best part was where the house fell over, which came right after five blue carrier-looking ships overwhelmed me. Does the game have an ending, or does it just get impossible? Good music, and a very fun arcadey type game. It kind of goes to show that a really simple concept of "shoot enemies before they get to this place" can be entertaining if executed well.

    jeroenimooo says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 5:20pm

    NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM! hahah was fun to play.

    Valeour says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 7:17pm

    Haha, definitely one of my favourites so far, that was fantastic.

    Apr 24, 2012 @ 8:34pm

    Hahaha great fun and very amusing! Great range of enemies. Highest score so far around 45k but I'll try and beat that!

    moop says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 8:47pm

    Awesome take on the theme.

    The-Force says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 9:30pm

    omg over 9k hours playing to beat it... yes Im bad, but I did it. Very fun and catchy theme

    envy3d says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 6:21am

    That was... very fun! The jumping from asteroid to asteroid was a really neat idea and the difficulty was spot-on.

    youdonotexist says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 6:20pm

    Can we get a Mac/Unix/Web build of this? I'd like to play, but I don't have a windows machine.

    MurrayL says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 6:27pm

    Pretty funny game, although hard!

    SusanTheCat says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 6:55pm

    This was an awesome fun game. With a fantastic name!

    badlydrawnrod says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 7:34pm

    It gets harder and harder and then you die. But very innovative!

    nilstastic says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 5:53am

    38625!
    Nice work on the moving from asteroid to asteroid! =)

    demonpants says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 5:46pm

    Mac please!

    Arkazon says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 6:59pm

    Thanks for all the comments people.

    I've just started looking into doing a linux version, the game is written in c++ using allegro so it's mostly cross-platform, unfortunately I have little linux experience and don't have much time available at the moment so you could be waiting a while. Sorry I can't do a mac version since I don't have one.

    blob says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 6:59pm

    Fun game ! The five blue monsters are insane.
    Liked how the house fell from the planete.

    Apr 26, 2012 @ 8:39pm

    Ha, that was great fun to play

    derrickdool says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 8:40pm

    Really liked the art style used here.

    artefon says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 3:00am

    Had problems running on Wine. The game got stuck :( I really wanted to try this one.

    SLiV says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 12:40pm

    Had problems running on Windows 7. The music played, but no game screen appeared.

    Dracir says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 5:14pm

    Love the idea :).
    Cool game :D

    mneubrand says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 5:16pm

    Really like the style of the monsters. Enjoyed playing it. Can get really tricky to coordinate moving and shooting but it's nicely balanced.

    Cake&Code says ...
    Apr 29, 2012 @ 12:27am

    Jumping from planet to planet at some moments felt disadvantageous and I was wonder why I would ever move from my perfect sniping spot... then the first weapon appeared and I jumped ship to snag it.

    Awesome mechanic and good incentive to keep the player moving!! Nicely done. I'd love to see you keep going with this! :)

    DDRKirby(ISQ) says ...
    Apr 29, 2012 @ 12:10pm

    Surprisingly fun! Simple but actually pretty neat, the gameplay mechanics worked together well and the weapon design was mostly alright.

    The teleport animation+sfx was surprisingly satisfying, and even though the "NOM" graphic is a bit silly I think it works with the general aesthetic here.

    NefariousZhen says ...
    Apr 29, 2012 @ 3:56pm

    Mac please seconded! =)

    schizofunky says ...
    Apr 30, 2012 @ 5:39pm

    Amazing entry i love it! Very cute graphics, matching sound and instantly addictive with nice simple controls! I love the powerups too! Want moar!

    moonkid says ...
    May 2, 2012 @ 11:04am

    I liked this - it made sense, it played well and made me laugh.

    Jeffalisk says ...
    May 2, 2012 @ 8:17pm

    Pretty fun stuff. Damn those hungry aliens. Damn their eyes!

    jwolf says ...
    May 2, 2012 @ 8:29pm

    Pretty fun game! The art has a nice, consistent style to it. It can get really...cluttered...at times, which was a nice touch.

    ratking says ...
    May 2, 2012 @ 8:39pm

    Nice little game, very complete and stable. :-)

    barigorokarl says ...
    May 7, 2012 @ 9:00pm

    Awesome game! Nice graphics, nice music and nice balance. It wasn't too easy but not too hard either.

    robcozzens says ...
    May 10, 2012 @ 7:28am

    I would try it if you had a Web or OSX version.

    davidwparker says ...
    May 10, 2012 @ 7:47pm

    Looks fun, but I don't have Windows.

    ericdpitts says ...
    May 10, 2012 @ 11:33pm

    Pretty fun little game! I liked the "jumping around on asteroids" mechanic, and the cool weapons you could collect. Good job!

    Mago says ...
    May 12, 2012 @ 12:41pm

    Cool game. I like music and how aliens when die leaves some body parts. My high score 31975 points.

    JellyFame says ...
    May 12, 2012 @ 11:40pm

    Cannot play, don't have access to windows.

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