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Dead Stars

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Outlive the impending end of the universe by depleting its last remnants.

Dead Stars was made for Ludum Dare 50 and its theme "Delay the Inevitable." It's inspired by several ideas and concepts about how the universe will end. Your goal is to survive to that end by collecting as much energy as possible.

Ludum Dare page

How to Play

  • WASD/Arrow keys = Select
  • Enter/Space = Confirm
  • Esc/P = Pause

Here's a guide on how to play the game, with an in-depth explanation of its mechanics.



  • Fixed a bug where the game would end at a random time after 500 instead of 500 exactly, subtracting more energy from the final score
  • Fixed a bug where, if the ship travelled before the game ends, energy lost over that travel time was doubled


  • Fixed a bug where the page scrolls when pressing the up or down arrow keys

Thanks to jazz_horse for helping me test the game.

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An interesting game, liked the dread impending atmosphere though I didn't really know what to do so I screwed up my first run.
There's a small problem for me that the game doesn't seem to lock when you click on it, if you press the arrow keys the page will move up and down as well

ImmanentDeath responds:

Oh no I forgot to lock the page scroll. I'll fix that real quick, thanks for letting me know.

The idea seems cool, but it's not clear what is exactly gained with each action and where is it indicated.

Credits & Info

3.34 / 5.00

Apr 4, 2022
9:45 PM EDT
  • Photoshop
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