Hot Box Games
Based in Northampton, United Kingdom

Release date:
25 August, 2014

View on ludumdare.com


Regular Price:



In Planet Jumper, you'll play as Larry - a young space explorer who loves nothing more than to travel across the various planets in his galaxy. Recently, more and more planets seem to have been colliding together - and what happens when two planets collide? That's right, coins appear! Lots of shiny gold coins! Larry wants to seize this opportunity by collecting as many coins as possible - try to help him out!


Planet Jumper was our entry for Ludum Dare 30 - our first ever game jam event (and first time building a PC game!). While we had worked on other small projects before, this was the first time we had all sat down in the same room and created a game from scratch. It was super exciting. The 72 hours of energy drink fuelled, sleep deprived madness that followed allowed us to create Planet Jumper. By the time the competition was over, there were still a few bugs which we wished we had time to fix - but overall the game turned out pretty well and gave us a massive motivation boost to keep making games!


  • Listen to awesome space music!
  • Hop from planet to planet in our randomly generated space!
  • Collect coins and visit more planets to increase your score!
  • Enjoy the scenery as planets collide and merge making all kinds of weird shapes!
  • Post your score to our online leaderboard and become Ultimate Planet Jumper Champion!


There are currently no trailers available for Planet Jumper. Check back later for more or contact us for specific requests!


download all screenshots & photos as .zip (1MB)

download logo files as .zip (743KB)

Original Soundtrack
Available for free at soundcloud.com.

Blog Posts
All Ludum Dare related blog posts available at hotboxgames.co.uk.

About Hot Box Games

Hot Box Games is a small independent game development company based in the UK. We're just three guys with regular day jobs, assembling in the Hot Box Cave at night to create awesome games.

More information
More information on Hot Box Games, our logo & relevant media are available here.

Planet Jumper Credits

Sean Billington
Business & Development, Programming, Web

Jess Thomason
Code Design, Programming, Art

Sam Curley
Music & Sound, Art

presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks