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Planet of Doom

COMING SOON as free download
and physical cartridge for your Atari 2600

The Story So Far

You are Splorf, Space Corp Sanitation Engineer 5th Class, Lavatorial Division. A small yet vital cog in the corporate machine. You are good at your job. Another 20 years, and you could possibly make 4th Class Engineer. But today your mind is on other things than work.

The rumours have reached even the lowest levels of Methane Station; the harvest ships have returned from their latest run to the Doom system with more than just gas - they brought disastrous news concerning the defensive system protecting Space Corp's interests from space pirates and fierce competitors!

"You there", a middle manager shouts at you, "Commander Splix needs a volunteer! Get your lazy plarp up to level 17 immediately!"

As you step into the turbolift, you nervously repeat the creed to yourself:

"This is my spanner. There are many like it, but this one is mine..."

The rumours were true! Exploding gasteroids have damaged the disintegration fence above planet doom, and Commander Splix wants you to fix it! Repairman Splorf to the rescue...

Working quickly to fix the damaged shield generator before evil space pirates steal the precious gas resources from the planet below, you suddenly see your company issued spanner drifting off towards the planet.

Misplacing company property would result in your pay being docked, or being sent to work in the splort mines! Not a tempting prospect.

Using your jetpack you desperately follow the spanner into a particularly pungent gasteroid field - just as the now fully operational disintegration fence above you turns itself back on...


Press fire to start the game.

Pressing fire ingame will make Splorf move upwards, away from the planet surface.

Releasing the fire button will make Splorf drop towards the planet.


Programming by Andreas Gustafsson

Graphics and music by Vanja Utne

Beta testers:

(C) Andreas Gustafsson, Vanja Utne & Pond Software Ltd. 2018 - C64 TTF font by Style