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Modular Destruction Labs was made in 72hrs for the Ludum Dare game jam, and was originally released in August 2017. It's a physics-based robot building game, the idea is to build a robot from various modules, then try your best to make it through the various challenges on each level. 

The theme for this Ludum Dare was 'Running Out of Power'.  As usual our interpretation started off OK and got a bit fuzzy as the game developed.  The original idea was that world was running out of power, and a competition was being held to develop new energy-efficient robots.  We lost the competition element due to time, but just managed to keep the theme around with the draining robot power bar.  The main aim of this entry was to make something physics-based with the possibility for funny and chaotic outcomes.  We also wanted a seamless transition between building something and trying it, which worked fairly well.

The game takes place in 2 stage - firstly you have to build the robot, then try to pilot your creation to the end of the level.

You build the robot by dragging and dropping parts onto the  grid, where they will be attached to the main body with a power line.  There are various parts to add, you need at least 1 rocket and 1 thruster, other than that feel free to experiment.  You can test your robot at any time and see how it handles.  The game using a physics engine, so if you add a lot of weight you'll need more thrusters and rockets to lift the robot.  Putting the modules closer to the body also helps keep the robot under control.

Once you have built something you're happy with, press the Begin button fly to the end of the level.  The arrow keys control movement, and Space, Ctrl & Shift control the various modules.  Watch out for your power consumption, using the modules drains the power bar.

Don't forget you can press P to pause and retry the level.

James Edge Adam
Art, Design
& Animation
Sound & Music
Art, Design
Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
AuthorSecond Dimension Games
Made withConstruct
Tagsbuild, Funny, ld48, Ludum Dare 39, machine, Physics, Pixel Art, robot
LinksLudum Dare


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i cant even plase 1 part 

are you guys ever going to make more games.

I would like to but not much time these days :(
One day...

too much bug

i found out about this game trough youtube and i love this game

yo second dimension you forgot to add the drill part XD


Hey Second Dimension

Is There By Any Chance To Download This I Like This Game A Lot Pretty Please

Hi, glad you like the game.  We tend to just leave our game jam entries alone and move onto doing new projects, so unlikely to go back to this one (sorry!), plus we're working on releasing something small on Steam, so that's taking up all our time.  Thank you playing though

Hey @ThunderBolt64, I actually just realised that if you download the app then you can install the game locally anyway.  Maybe try that?


Fun but the game can become unplayable:
In level 03, start a flyby. The camera does not fully return to match the start/test zone. Click TEST with a rocketless robot and the core drops to the ground, and the "END TEST" button goes off screen.

Hey, thanks for pointing this out.  We don't usually go back to our game jam entries, but I will try and look into this at some point, as it sounds like it could break the game.  Sorry!


i saw gaming ftl play this and that's what brought me to your channel. I was thrilled to see i could play in browser because i have a school issued chromebook and can't download games. Keep making great games (preferably browser.)

That was a fun FTL video, we watched it too.  We'll aim to make a browser game every Ludum Dare game jam forever!