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Planet Panic!

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Short Introduction: 
The planet is under assault from a neverending barrage of asteroids! From your 2D viewpoint, you can see the planet's inhabitants running around the battered surface, leaping up what remains of their civilization's structures and basically panicking non-stop! Take control of the inhabitants one at a time, and try to help them each survive for as long as possible by guiding them to strategic areas of shelter. Keep on eye an everyone though, because without your help, they're all completely hopeless!
Platform/System: 
Windows
Platform note: 
Requires XNA Framework 3.1 and .NET Framework 3.5, both included in installer
Brief Play Description: 

Played from a 2D perspective, you have view of an entire planet under siege by asteroids. Inhabitants run around the surface of the planet, which is covered by an assortment of wrecked buildings; frantically they run, unable to think clearly or strategically to keep themselves alive.

You can take direct control of one inhabitant at a time, and prolong their lifespan by actively avoiding asteroids and seeking strategic areas of shelter.

As you move on to control a different inhabitant, your previous subject gradually begins to panic again and run around on their own.

The goal of the game is to juggle the various inhabitants and keep them safe from the asteroid onslaught for as long as possible, even when the limited sources of shelter diminish. Once all the inhabitants are dead, a point tally is made; you gain points per second for the duration of the game, with more points gained per second for each inhabitant kept alive!

Achievements and Credits
Team Image: 
Contributors: 
ctantonello
Contributors: 
JimValid
Contributors: 
Katalisk
Contributors: 
Tycho
Contributors: 
captainpants
Credits: 
ctantonello: Sound Design Sound Programming Post-Release Development JimValid: Lead Art Game Concept Game Design Katalisk: Artist (provided character concepts before having to leave the Game Jam at 3:00am Saturday) Tycho: Designer (provided gameplay concepts before having to leave the Game Jam at 3:00am Saturday) captainpants: Lead Programming Graphics Programming Game Design Music: "Curse Rag" by Minoff of Newgrounds.com http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/112408 "System Split-F-777" by Jesse Valentine (F-777) of Newgrounds.com http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/394785 Sound: Source for raw sounds: Stephan Schutze www.stephanschutze.com Additional sounds created using: "sfxr" by DrPetter http://www.drpetter.se/
Downloads
Installation Notes: 

To install, extract the contents of PlanetPanic_Release.zip somewhere, browse to \release\ and run setup.exe

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Submitted at IGDAM @ La Trobe (Australia)

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