A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

You are being sucked into a black hole and you ran out of fuel for the hyperdrive! All you have is your spaceship, 2 short-range mining lasers, and... a bunch of hyperfuel-rich asteroids heading towards you!

Defend your ship, mine enough asteroids to fuel your hyperdrive and make a desperate jump before too many asteroids get drawn to you by the gravity!

The hotter the lasers are, the more damage they deal. But be careful to avoid overheating! And keep in mind that your lasers need fuel too.


Controls

<D>, <Right Arrow>, <L>, <;> or <Left Joystick> - rotate clockwise.

<A>, <Left Arrow>, <H>, <J> or <Left Joystick> - rotate counterclockwise.

<Space> or <Button 1> - fire.

<M> - mute music.

<Escape> or <Q> - exit the game at any time. Keep in mind that your progress won't be saved!


Credits

Framework: LÖVE

Font: Press Start 2P by CodeMan32

Music: Eric Skiff - Underclocked - Resistor Anthems

Laser sound: Electricity00 by sharesynth


Originally created for Weekly Game Jam #144 in less than 48 hours. Jam theme: "In the Dark".

This game is open-source. You can find the source code at GitLab.

Install instructions

You can run the *.love file on Linux, Windows and MacOS by opening it with LÖVE.

Or you can download the version with already included LÖVE and all its dependencies for Windows. Just extract the ZIP archive and run ZeroVelocity.exe. If you get a warning from Windows SmartScreen that it's an unrecognized app, click "More info" and "Run anyway".

In a similar manner, you can download the AppImage for Linux.

The Jam Version is the version that was originally submitted to the Weekly Game Jam #144 (with a couple backported bugfixes).

Download

Download
LÖVE File 2 MB
Version 2.0-2 Apr 29, 2020
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Windows (x64) 6 MB
Version 2.0 Apr 28, 2020
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Windows (x32) 5 MB
Version 2.0 Apr 28, 2020
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AppImage (x86_64) 7 MB
Version 2.0 Apr 28, 2020
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AppImage (i686) 7 MB
Version 2.0 Apr 28, 2020
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Jam Version (LÖVE File) 2 MB
Version 1.0 Apr 29, 2020

Development log

Comments

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Great game! After trying out several strategies, I found that spinning around and spamming the fire button worked best and I got to the end of the game with that method :P

I think that it's a nice and simple game. It becomes intense when there are asteroids all around the ship :O  The game can offer much more visual effects though like some small particles when an asteroid is mined. I easily found a strategy that worked pretty well until the end so the game should offer something gameplay-wise that would spice things up. Perhaps other asteroid types? :P

The game was short and neat. I think after a few more games, you'd be able to improve a lot more in developing games. I hope to see more games from you! I love minimalistic games! Thanks for the play! Keep jamming ;)

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I use the exact same strategy and I actually think it’s the only way to beat the game at the moment. So I expected people to figure it out, the only question was how soon.

Of course, it’s not really a good solution. What I think I should do is nerf the lasers even more and add more factors to the game, like ship health, temporary bonuses or, like you suggested, new asteroids that can only be destroyed with some special attack. The point of this game is to be intense, make you feel on the edge. Which in turn brings huge excitement when you clear the asteroid field against all odds!

As for the visuals, yeah, I need to add particles and explosions when mining asteroids, animation for the lasers and for the ship, more asteroid types and more sounds. It’s all in my TODO list!

Thank you so much for playing my game and leaving your opinion! It means a lot for me! And I hope too that I will be able bring more quality games to you in the near future! :-)

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Cool game

Thanks!