August 28, 2012
|Featured:||December 17, 2012|
Space Odyssey (called Stars Odyssey in game) is a game created by Jeff Cardinal and featured on Pixel Love the Monday of December 17, 2012. It is the last Pixel Love game to be featured in 2012. The player creates platforms with an astronaut to collect as many turnips as they can without landing on the ground.
- Left and right arrow keys - move
- Space bar - Jump
Space Odyssey sets the player on a rocky surface. The player then uses the space bar to jump in the air. By pressing the space bar while in the air, they can create a temporary platform that the astronaut can stand on. A number over the astronaut's head indicates the number of platforms the player can create while in the air. This number is reset when the astronaut falls to the ground.
Gameplay is continuous, and allows the player to play continuously without a "game over" screen. When the astronaut lands on the ground, the player loses all their collected turnips but allows the player to restart immediately.
There are three main components that make up the game.
Aside from collecting turnips, the astronaut's only ability is to create platforms that prevent it from falling back down to the ground. Initially, the maximum number of platforms the astronaut can create is five. This number increases with the amount of turnips it collects. With the player pressing the spacebar, the astronaut will jump from the platform it was originally on. Pressing the spacebar again creates the platform.
The player is given a limited number of platforms they can create with the astronaut, indicated by a number above the astronaut's head. This number starts off at 5 and decreases by 1 with each platform created. The limit increases with turnips collected in midair. If the player tries to exceed the limit, they can no longer create platforms.