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Captain Starforce

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When a ship is stranded in the asteroid belt, when no one else can help, Starforce answer the call.iu_595758_882388.gif

Search the asteroid field for stranded ships. Defend the ships against asteroids and bring the crew safely back to the space station.

Made in 48 hours for Ludum Dare 50 Compo. Initially, at least. This is the post-jam version with (so far) about an hour or so a couple of hours of extra work.

Made in Pico-8.

Version history:

v1.1 - Added a radar ping to direct player back to the station, the station's positions are now randomised. Added six more ship graphics. Fixed a problem with space station shields not displaying properly. Fixed a couple of bugs with how asteroid damage was calculated. Adjusted the difficulty and balance: shields recharge slower, small asteroids do slightly more damage, large asteroids do significantly less damage.

v1.0 - Initial compo version

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I cant shoot the crew but nice game for 48 hour

Extar responds:

Thanks for playing :)
You know you're supposed to *rescue* the crew, right?

nice game but maybe an upgrade system might improve things a little

Needs some sort of a compass to where the station is, other than that - cool

Extar responds:

Yeah a few people pointed that out over on the Ludum Dare website too. There's no restriction in making changes to the game on here, so I've started on the post-jam version already. v1.1 adds a little indicator to show where the space station is (the space station can be anywhere on the map now too) Also fixed a bunch of bugs related to asteroid damage, and shields should be less OP now. Thanks for playing!

Another good game game from Extar, nice, but I suggest to make the mobile controls easier to control, thanks.

Extar responds:

Thanks for playing! The mobile controls are built into Pico-8, they're not great for action games like this. Not much I can do about them, unfortunately. :( Out of interest, what device are you playing the game on?

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3.90 / 5.00

Apr 4, 2022
5:24 PM EDT
  • PICO-8
  • Daily 4th Place April 6, 2022