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

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    Dragons of Pluto - Lusmu - 48 Hour Compo Entry

    When the dragons of Pluto still ruled the Solar System...

    Invade Charon, a moon of Pluto, and usurp the ruling Lord of Charon!

    Fly around the planet and eat the green Plutonian cows while avoiding the red Demons to grow large enough to challenge the Lord of Charon.

    Movement
    - Mouse Left
    Fire Breathing
    - Mouse Right (after you've earned the ability)
    Bomb
    - Space (kills everything on the planet except for dragons)

    May the biggest dragon win!

    Gameplay vid: http://youtu.be/WxSEqvqLdJ4

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    Ratings

    #146Theme3.58
    #352Graphics3.04
    #377Fun2.92
    #392Overall3.04
    #419Innovation2.96
    #634Audio1.91
    #644Mood2.33
    #722Humor1.60
    #1178Coolness0%

    Comments

    gregdevice says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 4:31am

    Cool idea. Controls are difficult to get the hand of, but fun!

    evilseanbot says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 5:29am

    Couldn't seem to breathe fire :/

    Cappibara says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 1:45am

    You have to unlock the breathe fire ability. The game was pretty fun and the graphics were pretty good. It would have been nice to maybe see an experience bar to show when you are about to unlock a bomb or a new even will happen. Overall great job though!

    jplur says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 3:24am

    I thought this was pretty addictive, the boss battle is great!

    Apr 28, 2012 @ 3:32am

    Pretty neat. I appreciated the fresh approach and rated well.

    Controls were difficult. I kind of wished for WASD controls where W = forward, S backward, A and D strafe left / right and the dragon always faces your mouse.

    Cheers. Nice job.

    Fireblend says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 3:59am

    Weird controls, but pretty neat game nonetheless! I love all these games with a full sphere to explore, for some reason. I liked the visuals, although music/more sound effects could've helped as well!

    vitou3d says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 4:54am

    Nice graphic. I don't really know when I can shoot. If there's a bit of instruction, it'll be great.

    Lacutis says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 6:36am

    Cool idea. It was hard to figure out how many cattle you had to eat before you were close to growing, also fire didnt seem to do anything to the red things.
    Charon also one shotted me, I don't know if I did something wrong or if he is just really tough.

    greg20man says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 7:40am

    My neck feels like I've been looking down for along time and charon stomped me haha I really liked the colored trail you left behind.

    strega says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 4:05pm

    Good effort! It was cool flying around as a dragon. I got to the boss but died pretty quickly. I agree that the controls could use some tweaking, and I wish there was a better health indicator beyond the shrinking/growing.

    ilo says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 10:56pm

    I thought the AI for the red Demons worked well - it was fun using the dragon's agility to outmanoeuvre them, as was making the transition from the hunted to the hunter. I also thought that - at least up until Charon appears - the difficulty is well balanced. At first, I thought the bombs were too strong but each time things got a bit too hectic I was grateful for that ability to reset, catch your breath and snack freely on a few Plutonian cows without any Demons about.

    I thought the fire seemed a little unreliable though, and the fact that the demons tend to go straight for you makes its use limited. Charon also killed me very quickly whenever I got strong enough - I didn't know whether he was going to breathe fire, being a dragon like myself, or just try to collide with me like a Demon.

    Pierrec says ...
    May 1, 2012 @ 4:31pm

    I wished I could breath fire forever. It was fun to play but hard with a trackpad.

    recursor says ...
    May 2, 2012 @ 11:12am

    Quite an enjoyable game. I wish there were more planets to terrorize ... perhaps in the post compo version?

    azurenimbus says ...
    May 2, 2012 @ 9:57pm

    Was a bit misleading, I thought you could breathe fire right away. The game plays smoothly once you get the hang of it. Cool idea!

    MrBarnslig says ...
    May 3, 2012 @ 5:52am

    Really fun to fly around. I didn't think the controls were too hard, but I wasn't sure of my objective. Ate a bunch of green blobs, and nothing much happened. But the planet felt so alive, even with just a few things going on. The geyser helped. Nice work!

    ratboy2713 says ...
    May 7, 2012 @ 3:58pm

    I liked the look of it all, though I don't know why the dragon skids along the surface like that. Shouldn't he be flying above it?

    Datw says ...
    May 10, 2012 @ 2:35pm

    I think the controls were the highligth of the game, very nice! Also, bonus for the Pluto moon!

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