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Condom Corps

by Radiatoryang - Competition Entry

*** If you are judging, please play the COMPO version.

*** If you are NOT judging, play the JAM version in its (legally) photosourced splendor.

- You randomly get "2500" points sometimes, and then it spawns additional NPCs everywhere... I'm not sure why it happens and can't reproduce it. If you can figure it out, I'd be much obliged.

It's a Match3 First Person Sniper for sex education.

Mouse1 = fire
Mouse2 = zoom in
Mousewheel = change ammotype

1) Stare at a dude's package. Decide what size of condom he needs.
2) Shoot the condom into his hand.
3) Match adjacent colors to create chain-climaxes for mega points.
4) Shoot well-fitting condoms to maintain a "fit streak" multiplier for your score.


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Radiatoryang says ...
May 2, 2011 @ 7:37am

another bug I just realized: it's always the same amount of people in the room, I never re-randomize that number... gah.

localcoder says ...
May 2, 2011 @ 8:08am

Very creative. I like the way that it's not simply sniping - there's some cognitive skill in looking at the targets and decide which ammo to use.

However, the game feels kind of joyless to me. I expected it to be cheeky and playful, but it actually felt silent and lonely... but maybe that is the life of a condom sniper.

randomnine says ...
May 2, 2011 @ 4:13pm

Awesome concept! The game needs some kind of challenge or progression though.

Radiatoryang says ...
May 2, 2011 @ 5:28pm

I wanted to record "moans and groans" but my laptop mic was really scratchy :(

If anyone has ideas for how levels / challenges might work out, feel free to suggest... I didn't just want to do a bog standard timer which is all I could think of at the time.

Dmurph says ...
May 2, 2011 @ 7:17pm

I liked the whole idea of the game as well as the graphics. Well done :) Could use a bit more sound files and randomization but overall it is good.

TomK32 says ...
May 3, 2011 @ 2:23pm

despite a great idea i can't really play it as I can't zoom in. the mouse wheel is also much too speedy.

zachstronaut says ...
May 3, 2011 @ 4:51pm

My mouse was just a weeee bit too sensitive when zoomed in. Sniping is hard! Quite humorous!

May 4, 2011 @ 2:48am

Pew pew penis. Nice work on pushing some boundaries with this one.

Congrats on finishing the LD48!

Winterblood says ...
May 4, 2011 @ 1:28pm

Mouse and wheel both rather twitchy. Could use some time pressure, maybe a 2 minute limit to get the highest score?

eli says ...
May 5, 2011 @ 6:04am

yay, someone resurrected the buried "Sexuality" theme! A bit dry however!

Though basically this is how it works, you and your SO put on the jock strap and stand at the window until a perfectly-sized condom is shot into your hand.

TellusE says ...
May 5, 2011 @ 8:42pm

I think the visual style works regardless of the atmosphere. Dreary or comical the silhouettes seem almost style-neutral.

The mouse sensitivity was a bit on the high side, but not much (and a mouse on-the-fly sensitivity helps). I guess to improve upon the concept you could challenge players to shoot it into the hand they have the best dexterity with (interpret as you wish...) or add subtle body language and animations in order to send it to the "giving" party. Also, add more failure notices - they're humorous :)

Honestly, I was on the verge of calling it too vulgar for anything, but you actually pulled it off very nicely. Maybe you could get a licensing deal with sexual health associations? :)

elbowroom says ...
May 10, 2011 @ 2:23pm

@localcoder: HAHA!!

Pretty interesting concept, could be more fun if you were supposed to look at windows, see who is about to have sex and then send a condom in time.. sort of like a condom fairy.
However please add females if you go that route.

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