Awesome concept. I got into it pretty quick.
Asteroid Mining Puzzle Thing
Welcome to the prototype Asteroid Mining Puzzle Thing (working title) !
Cast clusters of mining tools into the gravitational pull of haphazardly spinning asteroids. Mine through their colorful, frozen exteriors and collect the precious ore contained within, but be careful not to ruin the valuable lode with an ill-placed drill or bomb!
Keyboard > WASD / arrow keys to move & rotate the mining tool cluster -- F / spacebar for quick release
Touch / Mouse > mining tool cluster follows pointer -- tap / click to rotate the cluster -- tap / click / swipe the asteroid side of the red point-of-no-return borderline for quick release
Small Drill > deals 1 damage to any thawed asteroid chunk
Big Drill > deals 3 damage to any thawed asteroid chunk -- punches through weakened chunks
Small Bomb > triggers a cross-shaped explosion that thaws OR deals 1 damage to asteroid chunks -- all ore hit by the explosion is upgraded
Big Bomb > triggers a diamond-shaped explosion that thaws OR deals 1 damage to asteroid chunks -- all ore hit by the explosion is upgraded
Grabber > collects ore on contact -- scrapes the ice off frozen asteroid chunks
> Mine through asteroid chunks to expose precious ore
> Frozen chunks are invincible until thawed by an explosion or scraped with a Grabber
> Clear the current asteroid by removing all visible ore
> Ore is upgraded (+$$$) when hit with an explosion, but becomes burnt (-$) if pushed past GOLD grade
> Be on alert when this symbol appears, the asteroid is about to rotate (±90°)
> Ruin 4 ores with direct hits from non-Grabber mining tools and it's GAME OVER!
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It took me a while to figure out what was going on, but I managed to clear a level, and it was pretty fun!