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Y.O.L.O Explorer

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Made in 48 hours for #1GAMCRUNCH and #1GAM.

Y.O.L.O Explorer (Yet Other Landing Object) is a game similar to Motherload, you dig for resources in order to get better upgrades.

My game is a bit simpler, your main goal is to gather all of the artifacts (glowing balls) and in the process also gather minerals which can be used to upgrade your ship.

- Use mouse to fire laser, you will be propelled to the opposite direction.
- Chunks of rock are destroyed by the laser too. But in order to get deeper you will require an upgrade to laser system.
- Before being able to gather artifacts you must destroy their outer crust (blue lines), that can be done with the same method as always (guess how?).
- When you gather an artifact you will be presented with the upgrade menu, the upgrades cost minerals.
- Notice the fuel bar? Yea, there is fuel. Re-fuel your ship by going to the surface and going inside the nuclear fuel sign (costs M$ 1).
- Win by gathering all artifacts. There is unfortunately no real win screen, the game will simply pause at the last upgrade menu.

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It was great!

CaffeineViking responds:

Yay! :D

This is a really good game but it needs more work like a better control scheme

CaffeineViking responds:

I tried that in the early builds of the game, but it was
too easy to control the ship and didn't add character to the game.

But I think that giving the player a better leaning curve would be
more appropriate, like the game is easy at the start and gets harder
the longer down you progress.

I unfortunately didn't have time to develop that learning curve, so it became
a hard game from the start.

hard to control but im just a beginner..
I may play again when I have more patience

CaffeineViking responds:

Feel free to try anytime :)
Even me as the developer get a bit pissed
at how hard and unforgiving it is. But most of the fun in
this game is the pleasure in winning it.

Would be better if it were a little easier 2/5

CaffeineViking responds:

Then it would have been too easy :)

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4.54 / 5.00

Feb 3, 2013
1:39 PM EST