Exproad, Improad, Reroad!

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December 7th, 2008 7:59 pm

Here it is, last second. Lots more I wanted to do, but it’s fun.

Java Webstart.

Final screenshot

New (non-contest) Version Here HAS A RESTART BUTTON:


(The new version has menus, multiple difficulty levels, and a lot of tweaks)

Contest Version Here:




Basically, you want to avoid the zombies. Shoot them with left click in order to kill them temporarily (exproad them) and shoot them with right click in order to kill them permanently (improad). Move the mouse to the left edge of the screen to replenish lost ammo (reroad).

Oh yeah, you can also use WASD you move your car. And due to some weird bug in Java’s resource loading, I had to take the images/sounds out of the JAR and host them on my site, and then load them dynamically. Basically as a result you’ll get a very quick (only 97k) source download but you’ll stare at a black screen for like 5 seconds every time when you start up. I’ll try to get to the bottom of this in the future. It’s weird because I used the exact same resource loader code I’ve used a million times before. Not sure what the problem is.

Oh yeah and press F to toggle full screen, and ESC to quit.


A longer more detailed entry:

This is my game for LD13. Basically, I was totally peeved with the road theme so I decided to go with something totally different (and a little racist). I tried to find things that I could pretend fit the theme but were actually totally different, and eventually found rhymes for road, which were explode, implode, and reload. That got my mind working and it became a game where you play as an asian with a bad English accent. And turns out it actually does take place on a road and in a car. Oops.  😛



Please vote for me, good or bad!


WASD or Arrows – Move truck around

Mouse – Aim your gun

Mouse button 1 – Shoot and exproad

Mouse button 2 – Shoot an improad

Move mouse to left side of screen – Reroad

F – Toggle fullscreen

Esc – Quit the game


You are a humble Chinese rice farmer who is just turning in for the day when you hear groans from behind you. Oh noes, the terrible rice-eating zombies are back (in China, zombies eat rice, not brains, similar to how in France they eat frogs and in Egypt they eat pyramids), and they’re after your rice! Your faithful brother and you load up your pickup truck with all the rice you can carry, and he takes the driver’s seat while you man your giant RICE ROCKET. The zombies can smell that rice, though, and they’re putting up a chase! Everyone knows that even if you blow up a zombie (exproad it) it will pull itself back together, so you’ve got to exproad them and then improad their fleshy bits while they fly in the air. Good luck!


Basically, you want to defend your rice from the rice-eating zombie plague. You start with 8 bags, and when you get down to 0 to lose. If a zombie touches you, he takes either 1 or 2 bags. In order to kill a zombie, you’ve got to first blow it apart (with left click) and then implode its pieces (with right click). You’ve only got a limited number of shots, however, so move the mouse to the left side of the screen in order to reload. The game gets progressively more difficult the longer you survive. You can’t win.


I will probably add some new stuff, like I already have score half-working, but the game was spazzing out when I was drawing dynamic OpenGL text. Must have messed something up. Basically you’ll be able to beat levels, upgrade your weapon, etc. etc. The usual.


3 Responses to “Exproad, Improad, Reroad!”

  1. Zac says:

    Great game. Love the sound effects and the exproad effect. Gameplay is a lot of fun too.

  2. chris says:

    wow, all aspects of crackers’ stereotype of chinese (and all other slant eyes from asia) covered. starting with wonderbreads’ issue with asians’ (tho this is specific to the japanese actually) Rs and Ls, and ending with rice firing, vietnamese straw hat wearing chump on a truck. thanks for rehashing the american mainstream’s retarded asian stereotypes of the past century yet one more time here. does the pickup truck also “drive like an asian?”

  3. Ondure says:


    anyway, yeah, solid gameplay with fun-tastic sounds and graphics.

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