A downloadable game for Windows and Linux

A top down shooter where you escape alien infestation that is slowly consuming all of the ship, you included if you don't move quickly. Shoot crawlers and avoid touching the toxic alien bio mass that grows everywhere.

PlatformsWindows, Linux
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
(4 total ratings)
TagsLudum Dare 42, Top-Down, Top down shooter
LinksLudum Dare

Install instructions

For Windows, the zip contains fteglqw executable, running it will run the game. In the directory game/source you will find fteqccgui executable alongside the game source code, you can use that executable to recompile the game code if you want to mod it.

For Linux, there are fteqw-gl32 and fteqw-gl64 executables that you can use to run the game.


LD42_Escape_from_Space.zip 9 MB
LD42_Escape_from_Space.tar.gz 12 MB


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The game has some good points and some bad ones.

On the positive side the gameplay all works quite well and I like the graphics and the music. The colored lighting was a good way to sorta disguise the lack of variety in the backgrounds.

But as for bad things. Having the timer start when you reach the exit room is a bit misleading because if you didn't rush the rest of the level the biomass will take over the room too early making you unable to maneuver to dodge the enemies before the door opens. This actually lead me to not beating stage 1 in two tries, while Stage 2 felt quite beatable on my first try due to the biomass arriving later in the fight because I'd done it all in the right order.

The sounds other than the music all sound very placeholder but I get that it was done on a time limit =P