A downloadable game for Windows and Linux

Keep it alive.

Some just to watch the world burn. And warp in hefty space rocks to do that.

You're the watch commander on a sentinel platform overseeing the local freshly-terraformed world grow.

Controls

  • LMB - shoot
  • RMB/~ - cycle windows
  • Mouse wheel - zoom
  • 1 - select slugs
  • 2 - select rockets
  • p/pause - toggle pause
  • Esc - quit

Hints

  1. Mouse cursor does not tell the exact point for projectiles to hit. It sets the shoot/launch direction relative to the platform.
  2. Pause the game and explore how do trajectories wrap around the planet in its gravity.
  3. The platform adds its orbital velocity to every launched thing. That it, things launched "backside" will have a lower orbital energy and will come close to the planet. Or just fall to it. Conversely, shooting "ahead" will give extra speed to get away from the planet.

Spoilers

Slugs are better for shooting "inwards", but rockets will get to farther away faster... after a while.

Good luck

Have fun.

Development

The game source is in Haskell and available at my gitlab.

Install instructions

  • Linux: libc of Ubuntu 19.10 or later required. Native deps: SDL2-image, OpenGL.
  • Windows: should be self-contained.

Download

Download
exstare-ld46-linux.zip 10 MB
Version 3 Apr 25, 2020
Download
exstare-ld46-windows.zip 9 MB
Version 3 Apr 25, 2020

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