“What is hidden on the dark side of the moon? After 10 seconds countdown your ship will lift off to moon, where you must try to take pictures of alien devices and return safe to earth to prove their existence to the world.”
Mission Luna was created in one weekend for the LudumDare #27 game programming competition, held in August 2013 with the theme “10 Seconds”.
Ludum Dare is an one weekend game development event/competition, where developers from around the world create games based on a theme suggested by the community.
Mission Luna places the player as an astronaut aboard a rocket to the moon, on a mission to take pictures of alien devices and return safe to the earth. Inside the ship there are controls for many external devices, powered by a electric battery. The player must manage oxygen, fuel and power and ensure a valid trajectory through interplanetary space to enter in a safe moon orbit.
How to play
This game is played with the mouse only. The cursor controls where are your view/hand. On game start, on board computer will print information about the mission and you can hover mouse over cockpit controls to get some help on what it does.
Play it online
Mission Luna can be played online, clicking on the link below.
It is necessary to have the Unity3D webplayer installed in your browser.
In Google chrome, the Unity3D webplayer is blocked by default and will be disabled in near future. This post explains how to reactive it.
Full game version
Mission Luna is being worked to become a full featured game, with new ship controls, devices, moon landing and a nice (and cliche) alien plot.