This is a little game created under 72hs for the GMCJAM32, and then refined for the Blackthornprod GAME JAM #2 under the next 4 days. I was lucky to join 2 GameJams that happened at the same time so I decided to merge the themes, which were "Conquest" and "Mini-planets".

I highly recommend playing the downloadable version, since it plays a lot more smooth.

The game is about space domination, where you have to dominate each planet individually and beat your opponent to it!

The game is played in turns. Each turn you are either able to move some troops (never leaving less than one in a planet) or pass your turn. 

The planet information is shown on the left pane and includes info like maximum population capacity, growth and defense.

I was able to create 2 levels into the game, so when you beat the first one your are propped to the second. When you beat the second one you go back to the first (Maybe to replay it?!)

Game was created using Game Maker 1.4 and all assets, excluding the background/SFX music, were created by myself.

Background music is by:

SFX come from a Universal Sound FX bundle that I bought some time ago.

With the rest of my free time I make videos teaching how to make similar games @Youtube, check my channel out:

I truly hope you have fun playing it! If you have any sugestions, please leave a comment below!

PlatformsWindows, HTML5
Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars
(6 total ratings)
Made withGameMaker: Studio, Adobe Illustrator
TagsGame Jam, minigames, Space
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Mouse


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Thanks for the play Joshua McLean!

I'm glad you liked it and I'll take your advice into consideration when  updating this game! (And also when designing a new game).

I'm just sorry I missed the stream when you were playing it..... It would have been fun talking to you while you were playing it!

This game is amazing and would be worth some money in my opinion.

Thank you! I really enjoyed playing this! It reminded me of my days playing Risk, it's a very well done adaptation of the theme, and a nice gameplay deviation from the norm! Everything works very well and is very smooth.

The visuals are beautiful and the UI too.

The audio was very nicely put together and didn't get annoying, so props.

If you have the time, rate my game too (and write some feedback), thank you!

Absolutely amazing, great audio and graphics and great concept - could spend hours playing!

Good Job!


Incredibly fantastic!

Tutorial and SFX could be better, but otherwise very fun, great game jam game.

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Hey, thanks for the feedback!!! 

I'll try to do a more interactive tutorial next time!

As for SFX, space does not carry sound! Just kidding, I didn't have time to do it better....

Haha! No worries, friend.

Since you were using GameMaker, it'd be really great to export this as an HTML5 game if you can. I think this game would work a lot better in a browser, and games played in-browser gets vastly more plays than downloadable games. This game deserves to have more players; it's good stuff.

I did a HTML5 port! It is not perfect (Some lag on the background movement). I still prefer to play the executable version!

Also added some SFX as per your suggestion! Thanks!!! All feedback is highly appreciated!

I may develop it further if there is enough interest during the game jam. Some people, like you, really liked it, which made me very happy with the work done!