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ALIEN, e x p a n s i o n .

Small game created in under 48 hours for Ludum Dare 44 with the theme of Your life is currency.

Game is built using Lua and MoonScript, with the PICO-8 Fantasy Console.

Entered as a Ludum Dare 44 compo game.

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Cart #alienexpansion-0 | 2019-07-27 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | No License


Play as an alien bounty hunter attempting to amass a small fortune by capturing human manned ships using a state-of-the-art vortex laser.

You will be payed by some of the galaxies top scientists who aim to study these humans.

Be careful as hitting human ships will deplete your life meter and more importantly will lead to unwarranted attention and hence will detract from your score/pay.

However capturing a human will restore a small amount of life and the increase your score. Additionally flying past human ships will also add to your score.

Capture as many ships as possible to achieve a high payday and satisfy the scientists.


  • Arrows Keys - Control your ship
  • X Key - Fire vortex laser / Advance menus




P#66152 2019-07-27 22:01 ( Edited 2019-07-27 22:14)

The graphics are nice, but I'm not sure I understand how to play this one properly.

P#68326 2019-10-01 19:48

Maybe show gun firing site so player knows when they hit fire where it will land), also option to reverse flight X and/or Y.

P#68332 2019-10-01 20:38 ( Edited 2019-10-01 20:39)

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