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A jam submission

System DriftView game page

Explore, Fight, Trade, Upgrade
Submitted by mpt — 25 days, 14 hours before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
AUDIO | Did this game have great music or sound design?#372.8002.800
VISUALS | Did this game have nice graphics, art or design?#373.2003.200
Overall#542.6402.640
FUN | Was this game satisfying to play or did it bring you joy?#562.6002.600
IDEA | Was this game innovative, or did it use interesting mechanics?#722.4002.400
MOOD | Did this game have atmosphere, or did it make you feel something?#732.2002.200

Ranked from 5 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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Submitted(+1)

Cool concept for an asteroids-style game.  I noticed it actually plays a random song on startup which I haven't really seen other games do.  The music, fit well with the retro sfx and the style of the game.  I also liked how you started with 2 pretty good feeling weapons, although it was pretty hard kill enemies because of how small they are and how quickly shields recharge.  I couldn't figure out how to buy items from space stations though, I was able to sell what I collected but couldn't use my money anywhere.  I'd recommend displaying the ammo for your 2 equipped weapons on the HUD, and adding in a braking button that slows down your momentum regardless of direction.  There were 2 reproducible bugs that I encountered, one after respawning enemies no long were hostile, and two using a warpgate after I died (or maybe just the 2nd warpgate) caused the game to crash.

Developer (1 edit) (+1)

Thanks for the feedback! Stations need their inputs satisfied before they start producing goods, ships and equipment that can be bought. Explaining stations needs to be in a tutorial/help message.

I will put on the todo list:

  • balance shield recharge rates
  • ammo HUD
  • brakes

And thanks for the bug reports as well, will fix 'em soon.

EDIT:  fixed some issues https://mpt.itch.io/system-drift/devlog/67841/version-013

Submitted

Maybe I'm missing something, but I couldn't figure out where to go or what to do. There were no enemies that I could see, and I wasn't sure if there was an objective or something I had to complete. I wound up flying around and shooting my ammo into empty space until it said "WARNING: LEAVING SECTOR" and pushed me back onto the map. Is this maybe an old build I'm playing?

Developer(+1)

You have to stop on the warp gates. That lets you warp to other sectors where you can trade, fight, mine, buy ships and all the good stuff.

A tutorial or at least an initial explanation is badly needed. I will get on that for the next update. Thanks for the feedback!

Submitted(+1)

Ah, I see. I definitely moved over them and tried to "trigger" them in some way, but nothing happened. Will actually try to stop on top of them next time. :)