I had that game development itch. And with the next ludum dare over a month away, I decided to make a game this weekend to scratch it.
There’s been this little exercise in my head for a while now: how many people could play the same game on the same PC using 4 keys each on the same keyboard?
Theoretically it would be in the mid-twenties (~100 keys / 4), but that isn’t a practical solution. So ive settled with Five (cramped) players.
“Dude, give me that parachute!” is a physics-based game of tag set 15,000 feet in the air. Five Dudes, one parachute. The Dude with the ‘chute at the end of the game wins. There’s also obstacles and stuff. Still fun with < 5 people, any left over Dudes will just float about randomly.
Pic (looks better in motion):
I’ll be back for LD19!!