Ludum Dare 36
The Theme is:
Ancient Technology

The Compo ends in
Solo, from scratch, with source, in 48 hours.

The Jam ends in
Solo and Teams, relaxed, 72 hours.

Die Hurrrrr

Posted by
July 5th, 2008 10:59 pm

This is my first of hopefully many LD submissions, and I decided to take on the king of all action movies, Die Hard. I instantly thought of Contra (for the NES) for some reason, and I had planned on making this a vanishing-point psudeo-3d-in-2d style game (like the Contra base stages), but it’s turned into a vertical twitch scroller. Controls are mouse-and-keyboard; you control the crosshairs with the mouse, while moving with the arrow pad. Since I suck at spriting, the John McClane sprite bears some resemblence to the Contra characters as I redrew them.

The game will feature multiple stages with (hopefully) humorous cutscenes between each. The level files have a simple flat file format, so making custom levels would be possible. There is also a rudimentary particle engine.

Yes, there will be unicorns.

Back to the grind!


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