GGJ Archives 2009-2012

Too Poor To Survive

Game Information
Short Introduction: 
Its a struggle for survival, with plenty of great upgrades that are hard to afford, and still can't save you. Gameplay is kind of a space invaders/breakout/defence mashup.
Web standard (Html5, Java, JavaScript, Flash)
Platform note: 
Flash game
Brief Play Description: 

Move around with the mouse, click to shoot. Because you're poor, you can only shot rarely, but your main weapon is deflecting the round bullets the enemies shoot.

The red lasers the enemies shoot stun you, and damage your planet, once your planet gets taken out, that's the last of you and your race, game over.

In-between waves, you get the option to build buildings, to increase your capabilities, and shields to prevent red shots from damaging the planet.

Survive as long as you can.

Achievements and Credits
Team Image: 
Everything - Joseph Stevens
Game Files: 
Installation Notes: 

Open the SWF file in either your browser or a stand-alone flash player.

This game will run on any platform that supports flash.

Your rating: None Average: 3 (1 vote)

Submitted at Pittsburgh IGDA (United States)


Solid game


I enjoyed playing the game. I wish it had a score counter, though, so I could tell if I did a good job or not.

Also, I didn't like the way getting hit by a shot froze my ship. I don't like games that penalize the player by freezing them.


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