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Super Square Zombie Killer

by citizen_erased - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Super Square is spawned into a very strange and dangerous world. There are no other sentient squares, only square eating zombies! Thankfully Square comes packing heat!


----- Running The Game ----

Windows Standalone: Unzip the archive. Run game.exe. Shot zombies.

** For the following you'll need LOVE 1.7.2 or later to run the game. You can grab it here:

Windows: If love is installed, you can double click to start it. If love is unzipped you can start the game from the command line "love"

Linux: Your distro probably has LOVE in its repos. Once installed, the game can be run from the terminal using "love"

Mac OSX: Grab the binary from Double click on or run from the terminal.

If you have any problems, there's more info at

----- Playing -----
Find the exit without dying! There are some health kits around if you're low on health. Each gun has different properties:

Pistol: Powerful and accurate, but has small magazine size and bullets do not go through zombies

Shotgun: Fires many pellets in a large spread. Useful for pushing back a crowd of zombies, but has a long reload time.

Assault Rifle: Large magazine capacity, medium damage, and bullets go through zombies. Good for general killing.

Light Machine Gun: Powerful and can fire a large number of bullets before being reloaded. Watch out for its large spread and long reload times.

----- Controls -----
Move: W, S, A, D
Reload: R

Pistol: 1
Shotgun: 2
Assault Rifle: 3
Light Maching Gun: 4

Aim: mouse
Shoot: mouse left
Next/prev gun: mouse wheel

Quit to menu: Escape
Toggle fullscreen: F5

----- Settings -----
Fullscreen can be toggled by pressing F5. The default resolution is 800x600. This can be changed by editing the file "conf.lua" in the file. The .love file is really a zip file.

Downloads and Links




Cell says ...
Dec 19, 2011 @ 3:21pm

Pretty fun :)

Per says ...
Dec 20, 2011 @ 11:58am

Game played rather well I think. It had this feeling of "alone". Guns were good but why would anyone use the gun when you have the other weapons? Would be good with limited ammo for the better weapons or something.
The zombies filled their role but were a little to fast.
Well done!

Dec 20, 2011 @ 7:39pm

@Cell Thanks!

@Per The pistol is more accurate than the other guns so I used it to take out individual zombies outside of their "kill the player" range. I guess whether you find the pistol useful depends on your play style. Limited ammo could have been good, would have added more challenge to it. Thanks for the feedback!

Lusmu says ...
Dec 22, 2011 @ 7:38pm

Awesome fun, and gameplay feels quite complete.

SonnyBone says ...
Dec 23, 2011 @ 9:57am

Very GAUNTLET-esque. The zombies were SUPER fast on my game. Almost as if it was a glitch of some kind... they were so fast that I was killed within 2 seconds each time. Is this normal?

Kitch says ...
Dec 23, 2011 @ 10:18pm

Fun to play. Very good control scheme for this kind of game on a PC. As mentioned above, the zombies were a little op in the speed department.

Dec 25, 2011 @ 12:50am

@Lusmu Thanks!

@SonnyBone Hmm... They're supposed to be quite fast but it could also be a bug. I've uploaded a video of the first map so you can check:

@Kitch Thanks!

summaky says ...
Dec 27, 2011 @ 5:37pm

Fun. But giving you low points on community for making me download Löve2D engine for OS/X.

jfroco says ...
Jan 2, 2012 @ 2:33am

Hi. Great work.. very playable. I would have preferred to have more FPS-like controls (w-> move forward instead of up) ;) Love2D is awesome :)

mhffighter says ...
Apr 1, 2012 @ 4:10am

i have been working on a zombie game like this for 1 1/2 years, because it got erased after the first year. i have been able to re-write all the code, but cannot, for the life of me, get the weapons to change correctly :\

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