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    Ludum Dare 23

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

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    Stargazer - NAMKCOR - 48 Hour Compo Entry

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    The source download is available at the bottom of the Web Player page or direct above. Protected by Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0 license.

    Stargazer is a game about a tiny little island of pygmies who think their island world is all that exists. One day, following beautiful meteor showers the night before, they find themselves beset by debris from the sky. Steel yourself, and raise your spear, for you are the savior of your people.

    Controls:
    A or Left Arrow - Move Left
    D or Right Arrow - Move Right
    Left Click - Throw Spear
    Enter - Accept / Skip / Continue

    Reload by standing in front of the spear rack in the center hut.

    You can select your game mode with the NUMBER KEYS on the title screen.

    Story Mode - 5 levels of gameplay telling the story of our pygmy hero.

    Survival Mode - infinite length gameplay, harder than story mode, continues until you are wiped out.

    Controls are available on the title screen by pressing '3'.

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    Ratings

    #64Graphics4.00
    #91Overall3.63
    #102Fun3.50
    #169Theme3.53
    #211Humor2.73
    #213Mood3.08
    #310Audio2.77
    #391Innovation3.03
    #688Coolness46%

    Comments

    m4c0 says ...
    Apr 22, 2012 @ 8:30pm

    Awesome game! I loved it! My two cents: 1. the "falling all over" is too unbalanced (speed of falling vs speed of hero vs area to be covered) and 2. in the history, I would change the pygmies idea of "there're others like us" to "the gods are angry at us" (most likely what could occur). Anyway, this game can easily became a "full featured game" outside LD!

    altoid says ...
    Apr 22, 2012 @ 10:04pm

    Very fun and easy to pick up. Love the artwork!

    MadGnomeGamer says ...
    Apr 22, 2012 @ 10:58pm

    Nice! Much more motivating to shoot meteors down that are falling on people than to shoot missiles that are falling on vague buldings.

    NAMKCOR says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 2:45am

    Thanks for the comments guys.

    @m4c0 - Our hero pygmy thinks differently from the others, while everyone else assumes that the sky god is angry with them, he wonders if there might be other people outside their island. He imagines that the world is not as tiny as they think it is.

    I do intend to release the game as well, I just need to polish things up some more :)

    Apr 23, 2012 @ 8:01am

    Nice! The visuals are extraordinary, and the gameplay is pretty cool.

    amidos2006 says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 2:07pm

    nice game :) looks amazing :)

    vitor.navarro says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 3:04pm

    I love games with pixel design. Simple story and gameplay. Great! Congrats

    JaJ says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 9:28pm

    This looks and plays great! I would use something other than numbers to show when something is about to fall down though.

    NAMKCOR says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 7:18pm

    The numbers show how high they are above the screen, I could have probably been more clear about that.

    PabloAM says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 6:13pm

    I like the game :)
    Easy and fun.
    The graphics are good as well!

    Good job!

    Apr 25, 2012 @ 7:02pm

    Easy but very funny!!! Well done! :).. The graphics and sounds are very nice! :)

    fanatiko says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 7:03pm

    Nice art, quite an original setting and very polished game.

    A minor issue: Why use numbers for the menu if your game needs mouse? The first time I play I died because I didn't expect to use the mouse to shoot and I had to check the instructions.

    free_napalm says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 7:07pm

    Awesome pixel graphics and nice gameplay, music is missing though.

    tcstyle says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 7:29pm

    Looks great and nice take on the classic. But it gets quite hard when a lot of rocks are falling at once.

    NAMKCOR says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 7:49pm

    @fanatiko - Because it was quicker to create the title screen that way, rather than doing mouse clicking for buttons, and I wanted to spend more time on the game itself than on making buttons for my title screen. It's not going to stay that way.

    @free_napalm - yeah I know, I can't compose music.

    Fireblend says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 2:12am

    Wow, except for the lack of music, I'd call this a perfect entry. Really enjoyable controls, looks and gameplay. Seriously well done, I hope this ends up around the top of the rating!

    vandriver says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 2:56pm

    haha, this was great. i was kind of hoping i could kill the other villagers with my spears. would be hilarious to have missed throws damage them. to me, anyway.

    the graphics and sounds are perfect.

    Jiddo says ...
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 6:07pm

    I liked the small story bits in between levels, unfortunately the "ending" was kind of a let down.

    cantorfew says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 11:53am

    I thought this was a nice story and the game has good controls. The rounds in story mode could be a bit shorter (or use some variation).

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