April 29th-May 2nd, 2011
Theme: It’s Dangerous to go Alone! Take this!

More Info: Ludum Dare 20 Has Begun! (Keynote), Theme Voting Results.

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by ThatSnail - Competition Entry

-Arrow Keys to move
-Z to shoot

You are a patient suffering from insanity, while a psychiatrist helps you diagnose your disease. Can't give out too much.

The following are features, not bugs:

-The ladybug boss requires you to go into the shield and shoot from inside it. The shield doesn't kill you.

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SonnyBone says ...
May 2, 2011 @ 4:20am

I remember seeing this game on your blog during the compo and had no idea it would look so RAD in motion! I dig the unique look of the game! It's kinda hard, but then again... I suck at shmups.

billknye says ...
May 2, 2011 @ 6:13am

This game is a bit crazy, and difficult.

DrPetter says ...
May 2, 2011 @ 10:16am

I will be WAIT watching!

Gah, shieldbug. Am I supposed to get single random shots in due to collision slippage, or is there a faster way? Anyhoo, I think the bug wins.

Also, are you sure you're not cactus? Or Terry Gilliam? Really cool presentation, and there is ample feeling. Good stuff.

stigrv says ...
May 2, 2011 @ 4:21pm

This game is insane. I love it.

ThatSnail says ...
May 2, 2011 @ 7:15pm

Thanks for the comments!

@DrPetter, you're supposed to go into the circle to shoot. The shield doesn't kill you.

Got a ton of inspiration from cactus, was hoping I didn't rip him off too much to be noticeable, heh.

elbowroom says ...
May 6, 2011 @ 12:46pm

Do you need XNA?

May 6, 2011 @ 6:18pm

Some pretty cool enemy designs in here.

Bit more feedback on how damage is being taken would help, but overall a smooth little SHMUP with some tripped out visuals.

TellusE says ...
May 6, 2011 @ 11:50pm

Dear god, what the hell is this?! There are fish bones in my brains?! And crabs? How can I have crabs up THERE?! Why. Wha... faa-screw it, I'll just blow them up and snort some more drugs. Wooo!

Very well done on the graphical style. It's got the frame numbers that most sprites don't get close to in this compo.

Bugged me that when starting the game I had a really powerful gun and suddenly someone wants to "help" me, gives me a pill, and I'm no longer all-powerful :(

I can't get past the crab army during level 1, so I can't competently say anything about how the theme was placed into all of this, sorry.

venzon says ...
May 8, 2011 @ 9:22pm

I like how every time the guy comes to "help" he handicaps you in some way. :-) I played this on easy and still got owned; very difficult!

mwest says ...
May 21, 2011 @ 8:43pm

A bit too hard for me to truly appreciate, but really enjoyed the visual style and it was quite fun! Well done!

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