Ludum Dare 31
December 5th-8th, 2014

Ludum Dare 18

August 20th-23rd, 2010
Theme: Enemies as Weapons

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Basketball girl - JDruid - Competition Entry

Use your enemies' heads to score and kill more enemies.

I make code and music, you can't expect me to be good at graphics too. ;)

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Ratings

Coolness92%
Audio3.79
#4Humor3.82
#22Innovation3.64
#29Overall3.36
#44Fun3.18
#60Theme3.54
#112Graphics2.50
#160Community1.25

Comments

DeathBySnail says ...
Aug 22, 2010 @ 2:22pm

How delightfully weird! And the music is quite catchy, too.

TheLastBanana says ...
Aug 22, 2010 @ 10:58pm

If it was a little longer, it would have been great. It took a bit of getting used to how weird it was, but after that I quite enjoyed it. The music was nice. It could have used some more sound effects, and those that were present could have been better. All in all it was a pretty decent little game.

recursor says ...
Aug 23, 2010 @ 5:19pm

Strange, gruesome, and interesting all at the same time.

Covenant says ...
Aug 24, 2010 @ 12:27pm

A bit weird (and weird is good)... Was fun the first 3 or 4 levels, then it became tiring...

mikeysee says ...
Aug 24, 2010 @ 1:47pm

Pretty cool, not sure if it was intentional but this sort of thing seems to happen alot --> http://mikecann.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/ScreenHunter_01-Aug.-24-21.46.jpg

Kurama_Youko says ...
Aug 24, 2010 @ 2:11pm

Weird and fun!!

madpew says ...
Aug 24, 2010 @ 4:14pm

well done. I love the idea of throwing heads into a basket.

GreaseMonkey says ...
Aug 24, 2010 @ 8:40pm

ok, i know you're in #mod_shrine and i know that you managed to beat coda so i'm going to give this one a crack

first thing i have to say is split your code into logic and graphics, that way your game can run at a good speed on pretty much any platform, you're working with python so it's not incredibly fast

ok, now playing at what i think is full rate, took a while but i eventually fixed up all but a few things

righty, let's get this show on the road

i am definitely aware that there's more that can be done with respect to innovation, such as switches & stuff, but having said that it's an interesting and unexpected concept, so here, have 5 stars

quite fun, pity it's a bit slow even at full speed BUT simply speeding it up might not be a good idea as it's still quite tricky

fairly nonstandard standard implementation of the theme and that's a good thing

graphics looks like an ms paint job BUT they're used quite well and quite frankly i really don't care too much about graphics

music sucks

...just kidding, it's brilliant, just needs a bit more sound to give it that extra oomph

humour can be felt throughout the game so have a few stars

overall, recommended for people who don't have such weak necks

journal not found so 1 star for community

Aug 24, 2010 @ 11:58pm

I loved this. Genuinely hilarious and completely hatstand.

The exploding head mechanic worked out surprisingly well, though it wasn't clear why you might want to use a head as a weapon when the enemies *aren't* packed together.

Still, good effort!

stqn says ...
Aug 25, 2010 @ 2:28pm

First I tried running the exe under Wine, but it crashed. After seeing GreaseMonkey's comment, I tried python bbgirl.py, which required pygame, so I installed pygame and finally I could run the game :). Nice music but unfortunately the window is too high and I can't see the bottom of the game screen. (1280x800 here, with a task bar/panel at the bottom.) So I couldn't finish the first level.

T8000 says ...
Aug 25, 2010 @ 6:07pm

Haha, i like how their heads just pop off when you come close to them. :D

eli says ...
Aug 26, 2010 @ 11:46am

I have heard of this disorder, I think it's called spontaneous decapitation. Shplicht! Love that sound. Excellent music, too! Gameplay needs work, unfortunately.

bluescrn says ...
Aug 26, 2010 @ 12:47pm

Wow, an entry for which the humor category is relevant!

It played quite well, although could have used a little more variety.

The music was awesome - rare to hear good tunes in LD48 entries :)

zdanielz says ...
Aug 27, 2010 @ 5:02am

that was fun! awesome music.

pekuja says ...
Aug 28, 2010 @ 10:58am

Cool use of the theme, if a bit disturbing. The music is great. Would be cool if there were more varying goals in the levels. Maybe you could turn this concept into an actual gruesome sports game? The jumping physics felt a bit weird.

mwest says ...
Aug 28, 2010 @ 3:51pm

Very cool entry - well done! It's quite innovative, fun and I enjoyed the music.

zorbathut says ...
Aug 31, 2010 @ 3:47pm

I really enjoyed this far more than I really should have, given the minimal game mechanics.

ha ha look at those heads go

wheeeeee

HybridMind says ...
Sep 3, 2010 @ 6:05pm

HAHA really fun little game. Dug the concept and the music a lot. A bunch of cool things going on in this game. I like the arcade platformer aspect combined with chain reaction and physics games. Plus there is a fun skill component on shooting the heads into the basket. Excellent work!

Doches says ...
Sep 5, 2010 @ 5:25am

Ok, that was great. /Too/ great, really, all things considered.

Brilliant use of theme. Obviously. And great music

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