We had an idea for a game the first day the Jam started. Actually, we had several ideas! But alas, life, Christmas, New Year and so on, we have only just started.
Perhaps some of you are familliar with the idea of panspermia, that life is abundant in space and that it is spread through space by celestial bodies crashing into each other (e.g.asteroids carying life creating proteins crashing into a planet). In our game your mission is to plant the seed of life on messenger-asteroids, for the galactic corporate law states "Any celestial object seeded by Life becomes the property of the company that places the Life-Seed". Messenger-asteroids that have life on them will be catapulted to the far reaches of the galaxy to spread the corporate interest:
"Space! An infinity of an unimaginable vastness. A vastness filled to brim with nothing and topped with a bunch of rocks. And yet here we are... Welcome, dear Pilot, to Space Seed Inc. !"
You will take control of a Life-Wing class spaceship specially equipped to generate and spread Life-Seed. Your mission is to enter the dangerous asteroid field, navigate it, mine if for resources and plant the Life-Seed on as many asteroids as you can all while compete against other Pilots.
The game will be a multiplayer Asteroids game (singleplayer example), where you destroy small asteroids to charge up your Life-Seed gun (with materials collected from the destroyed asteroids) and shoot the special Life-Seed gun to implant the seed of life on bigger asteroids. You will compete against another (hot-seat) player. Be warned, destroying the players ship with your lasers is frowned upon and you will loose points (property destructions is not profitable for a space company).
We will try to log as much as we can and hopefully have something to show for it in the end.