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    Ludum Dare 23

    April 20th-23rd 2012 :: 10 Year Anniversary! :: Theme: Tiny World

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    Rambros - Black Ships Fill the Sky - Jam Entry

    Somewhere, somehow, someone is gonna pay!

    A game about revenge, justice and the United States of Bromerica.

    May include rocket jumping.

    Best Played with 2 XBox Controllers (Bros shouldn't play alone, though they can).

    We got a fair bit done for Ludum Dare. It was a totally brotastic weekend. Though we couldn't finish it (or get the theme in). As soon as we can we'll be rectifying that.


    Team Members:
    Evan Greenwood - Brogramming
    Jarred Lunt - Broxel Art
    Luke Viljoen - Broxel Art
    Chris Haigh - Music Broduction

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    Zillix says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 7:38am

    Nice! That was a fun and pretty experience. Liked the different characters, too.
    I played by myself with an xbox controller- thought it was strange that jump was Y instead of A.
    I played the WindowsEnhanced version, since the Windows link didn't work. Though, the game didn't entirely match the screenshot, so maybe it wasn't the correct version?

    Jigxor says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 8:50am

    The graphics are AMAZING, and the whole presentation is really polished. I had a lot of fun playing this game and I hope you improve it, add some more levels, and make it a full game!

    I agree with Zillix - the controls were weird. I also played by myself with an xbox controller. A definitely should have been jump! And I found it weird how I had to press a button to spawn as well.

    Overall - Awesome game. Great job!

    marudziik says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 10:02am

    It certainly looks and feels awesome, but is there any point to the game? Watching the screenshot here and in your journal I'm not sure if I have the right version. I killed all the guys and that was it, nothing happened. Don't get me wrong - it's great, but your entry's description and screenshot suggest that there's more content than what I've seen.

    Apr 26, 2012 @ 2:40am

    Hey, thanks for the feedback. I've fixed the links now (I had some blank links up because I wasn't sure if I could edit this page and I was exhausted).

    We didn't finish the game sadly (that's why there is no point or theme tie in).

    But we're going to fix that this next weekend hopefully.

    Datamosh says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 3:08am

    Beautiful color palette and good sound effects. Destroy the ground is a great detail.

    blob says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 5:09am

    Since I'm a fan of suicide party bros, I was looking forward to your next game. Realization is amazing again, destruction of tile was ambitious and climbing walls with knives is epic. Hope you turn it in a full game, there's clearly potential for awesomeness.

    CappaGames says ...
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 10:15pm

    Awesome overall game. I love that you can destroy the environment, but it can also be a pain if you destroy parts of the level and then can't access certain areas after you die.

    01101101 says ...
    May 4, 2012 @ 3:13pm

    Absolutely great! Innovative gameplay, hilarious mood, art and sound fit perfectly... You need to finish this game! :D I don't understand why this entry has so few comments...

    Carduus says ...
    May 4, 2012 @ 3:21pm

    B R O W E S O M E ! I really enjoyed your game and i need you to finish it, publish it on Steam and take my money !
    Smart gameplay, so orgasmic to gank enemies by destroying walls. Nice job bros !

    May 4, 2012 @ 5:24pm

    This. Was. AWSOME

    The entire aethetic is brilliant. Gameplay feels punchy, and I like the sorta-non-linearity of the levels.

    Checkpointing was a bit harsh, though.

    Pierrec says ...
    May 4, 2012 @ 5:46pm

    Expendables : The movie!

    Pierrec says ...
    May 4, 2012 @ 5:52pm

    Oops, I meant Expendables : The game!

    Misfit says ...
    May 4, 2012 @ 6:12pm

    WOW! That was awesome.

    ratking says ...
    May 4, 2012 @ 10:38pm

    Wohoooooo! Nothing more is needed to add here.

    deejorg says ...
    May 5, 2012 @ 1:20am

    Pretty fun and polished. The only thing missing is the theme.

    Tifu says ...
    May 5, 2012 @ 12:35pm

    Would love to see a full version of this. Love the random guys with different weapons, would have been great if they all had a unique secondary/grenade of some kind too. Great stuff!

    Tourgen says ...
    May 5, 2012 @ 1:37pm

    pretty great. amazing pixel art.

    Vladp995 says ...
    May 5, 2012 @ 2:55pm

    Nice graphics and audio but the controls need an improvement.

    someone says ...
    May 5, 2012 @ 5:01pm

    Wow that game was awesome! Excellent graphics and music.
    The whole thing feels really well put together.
    I did manage to get stuck in the walls sometimes though, especially when trying to climb.
    More checkpoints would definitely help as you die really easily.
    Runs well in Wine, although my xbox controller didn't work.

    Fantastic job, well done!

    kibertoad says ...
    May 5, 2012 @ 6:01pm

    Excellent game! One of the best this Ludum Dare. Please expand it afterwards.

    MrBarnslig says ...
    May 5, 2012 @ 8:24pm

    The different characters were REALLY fun. Few things are better than variety in what would otherwise be a normal shoot em up. I think that having them be randomly selected other than letting you pick was a good choice too - makes them seem more valuable. I only had one major gripe: everyone loves terrain destruction, but it allows you to get yourself into a jam. If you accidentally blow away a lot of the next area and create an impassable pit, then you're stuck (as far as I can tell). Since it's fun to blow stuff up, this happens a lot.

    Great graphics and music though. Nice work!

    Oye Beto says ...
    May 5, 2012 @ 9:30pm

    Amazing graphics, great audio and fun to play. I want to play the finished version!

    davidllanos22 says ...
    May 5, 2012 @ 11:13pm

    Awesome, good work!

    Cell says ...
    May 6, 2012 @ 6:45pm

    (Wait, Rambros is a another game. you stole it's name.)

    Hum, somewhat fun game.

    ilo says ...
    May 6, 2012 @ 9:30pm

    Love the art, the humourous characters and their unique weapons, and the feel of this game.

    The destructible environment, while it adds some 'replayability' and strategy, it did occasionally mean I'd get stuck or find it difficult to approach some enemies; given the theme, I thought I'd be the one-man army taking down waves of enemies, but sometimes it was the opposite! :D

    May 6, 2012 @ 9:48pm

    Have you played Vlambeer's Infinite S.W.A.T. by chance?

    cobrajs says ...
    May 7, 2012 @ 10:31pm

    Awesome game! The destructible terrain is great, all the weapons felt powerful, and the graphics are incredible. I really do wish there was more than just the one level, with no ending, though :P

    johannhat says ...
    May 9, 2012 @ 1:30am

    I would play more of this. I would play it all day.

    Really love the graphics and the feel of some of the controls, though would have killed to be able to aim my gun somewhat instead of just straight. Still, this has serious potential!

    ratboy2713 says ...
    May 9, 2012 @ 11:56pm

    Very awesome, loved the music, though the collision with walls is a little glitchy, I kept getting stuck and trying to jump out led me straight to a pit. Still, very fun and I love the destructible environments and the different characters. Great job guys.

    v3n0m says ...
    May 10, 2012 @ 5:02pm

    This is just a rip off of http://www.indiegogo.com/RamBros-Indie-Game

    Beerman says ...
    May 11, 2012 @ 11:52am

    Oh noes!

    You used the same title as another completely different game.

    Since there no possible way two people could come up with such a non-obvious combination of "Bros" and "Rambo" independently I am compelled to denounce you, sirs, as thieves and scoundrels!

    Seriously though, awesome job. I'd love to see an expanded version of this.

    robcozzens says ...
    May 11, 2012 @ 11:27pm

    I wish you had a Web/OSX version, 'cause that looks cool!

    Tom 7 says ...
    May 12, 2012 @ 4:16pm

    Love this. I wish there was a win condition, but it's supremely fun and the graphics and audio are top notch. My favorite was the deformable ground and how I could dig through it to get around enemies or kill them in unexpected ways.

    jimmypaulin says ...
    May 13, 2012 @ 10:38am

    This is superb work! The graphics are to-die-for, as is the audio evoking real old-school arcade feel. The characterisation is really good and there is humour in the animations and effects. The destructible terrain was a really nice addition, but what sold it for me was a surprise rocket jump with Dolph(?), simply suberb, easily one of the best I've played, thank you!

    Ranoka says ...
    May 13, 2012 @ 11:23am

    The graphics were the best part of this game! Really nice. The audio was strong too. The destructible ground was a fun gameplay element. I loved the selection of different characters, and the wall climbing. The actual game was a big frustrating, I kept getting shot by enemies I couldn't see and getting hit when it looked like I hadn't been hit. Also the game was running really choppy so I was getting killed because of the refresh sometimes.

    May 15, 2012 @ 1:08am

    Hey, thank you everyone for playing!!!!

    We are in fact continuing working on it... I feel bad now because I've been so busy with that I didn't get to rate anyone else (I'm going to play them anyway as soon as I can).

    Turned out there is another game in development called "Rambros". We were super bummed to discover this, but it looks like an awesome game, check it out.

    We're renaming the project "Bro Force". We'll have a build out in a few days (hopefully). The game now actually has a win condition :)

    jimlefevre says ...
    May 21, 2012 @ 2:07pm

    An EXTREMELY satisfying game to play, regardless of non-theme/non-winstate.

    Most definitely get this to a publishable state. I'd happily pay, if not through the nose then through one of my nostrils for it.

    Well done, great graphic,s great feel great humour.

    Bono Operatur says ...
    Jul 28, 2012 @ 10:49pm


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