A downloadable game for Windows and Linux

Controls

In game:

  • left-key: rotate the ship counter-clockwise
  • right-key: rotate the ship clockwise
  • space: go! boosts the ship
  • up-/down-leys: go through menu options
  • enter: select menu option (buy / sell)

Link

Original submission page.

Synopsis

Trade. In Space!

Fly your little space-ship between small worlds, buying and selling trade items for ENERGON*, the universal resource / shield / future-money-replacement.

Well, until your luck runs out and the orange warning lights start blaring at least...

Fuel is automatically 'bought' from your ENERGON reserves (5 ENERGON to get a full tank) when you run out, but it's Game-Over when the ENERGON itself runs out!

*) I didn't realize this is an unintentional reference to a certain popular cartoon show until somebody pointed it out to me... sorry to get your hopes up!

Scoring

  • Credz are earned everytime ENERGON is maxxed out at 100, but you still sell items.
  • You've made a Trip when you've landed (or crashed) on a planet that wasn't the same as the last planet you've landed on.

You've only got 2 cargo-holds, so use them wisely!

Oh, and watch out for the green 'farce-field' :wink:

Notes

  • Content Note: Oblique reference to alcohol.
  • Bug: Score-screen (on game over) may show score of the game *before* the one that just ended. :sweatdrop:
  • Workaround for bug: When game-over, go back to main, then select the 'continue' option (as opposed to start). It will now show the score for last time.
  • The help-screen may be a lot more confusing than the description here, sorry!
  • Font: Quirk Medium.
  • Made with: \ code: C++ & SDL2 (& some cleaned-up base code from last 2 times), \ images: The GIMP2, \ music: BeepBox.co, \ sounds-fx: Bfxr
  • The game(-files) itself (and source) is still identical to the one I uploaded before the end of the compo, but I have overhauled both this *description-page* and the *description* on itch.io completely!

More information

Published Apr 24, 2017
StatusPrototype
PlatformsWindows, Linux
Authorremco
TagsLudum Dare 38
LinksLudum Dare

Install instructions

  1. Download the relevant zip for your OS (Wndows or Linux only).
  2. Unzip to a folder of your choice.
  3. (Linux only) If the executable itself doesn't work; start a terminal in the unzipped folder and execute 'start_game.sh'.
  4. Have fun. (Please?)

Download

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liftoff_remco_ld38.zip 6 MB
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src_liftoff_ld38.zip 54 kB
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linux_liftoff_ld38.zip 10 MB