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

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Backyard Pirates

by bompo - 48 Hour Compo Entry

You are a Pirate! Arggghhhh! Sink all the other ships!

If you haven't installed Java, try the WebGL Version:

The game seems to have some issues with Nvidia cards and disabled vsync. Please come back later if it doesn't work. I will provide a hotfix soon.
Should work now! :)

Directional Keys/WASD: Steer your ship
SPACE/E: Fire Right
CRTL/Q: Fire Left
F: Fullscreen on/off
G: Sound on/off
B: Bloom on/off

I used LibGDX, Eclipse, LMMS, GitHub, Gimp, Bloom Lib, Blender

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orangepascal says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 7:29am

love it! very nice :)

Thotep says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 7:51am

Nice graphics and shaders, good work!

kalle_h says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 9:02pm

SO cool

voxel says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 9:12am

i wish you'd called this naumachia. still, fun game. best i've played so far

Zoomyzoom says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 10:59pm

It isnt loading for me! I get a white screen.

Mach60KAS says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 11:09pm

I love the graphics work here! The game is really fun to play too - although I think it could have benefited greatly from the addition of sounds. :)

Apr 25, 2012 @ 6:30pm

Awesome graphics, and nice water physics!

zkenshin says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 6:33pm

Had fun with it :)

samoojamies says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 6:35pm

Nice looking game!

sampyxis says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 6:37pm

I really like this - it was fun - and great way to deal with the theme.
Music and sound would have been a great addition!

chinchang says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 6:45pm

the graphics are really cool but the game was a lil slow. collision detection was also quite wierd at some points.

caribou says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 8:18pm

Fun !

smvilar says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 8:49pm

Awesome graphics! Gameplay needs tweaking though.

Fireblend says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 2:30am

Really cool! My only complaint other than the obvious lack of sound and music is that the ships move way too slowly (it even took me a little while to figure out which was my sheep on the first round), and there's little confirmation when shooting of whether the cannon balls did any damage or not, but I can see how an "accelerated" version of this could be lots of fun, and the graphics and whole visual style is really appealing. Great job!

Apr 26, 2012 @ 8:09pm

Absolutely charming concept. Lovely art/feel. Sinking mechanic felt a bit opaque. Sound should be on by default! (and ideally a bit punchier)

01101101 says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 11:03pm

Wow amazing! The gameplay is fun, the graphics are great and the idea itself fits the theme perfectly and is quite original and poetic in some way. Only lacks a bit of music and maybe better controls. Definitely one of my favorites for this LD!

Jiddo says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 4:58pm

Fun and good looking game! It's a shame that it doesn't have any music, a hectic, piratey soundtrack (the intro of Gangplank Galleon from Donkey Kong Country comes to mind) would have suited it perfectly.

DaveDobson says ...
Apr 30, 2012 @ 12:58pm

Very cool! I like the 3D. Couldn't run the web or Windows versions (both crashed) on Windows 7 in Chrome, but WebGL version worked. Controls were responsive and mostly intuitive, and the rocking boats and water effects were very cool. Gameplay wasn't too deep (get it? get it?), but the rest of it was very impressive. Nice work.

dray says ...
Apr 30, 2012 @ 3:24pm

boat, cannons, i like that

robbiehunt says ...
May 1, 2012 @ 1:17am

Man... I loved this! Would love more! The game play that's here is wonderful! A little more gameplay variety, and some sound... I'd play this for a while!

Perhaps multiplayer?? Yeah, that would be a dream game.

Tourgen says ...
May 1, 2012 @ 2:18am

Fairly polished and everything worked fine. Moving around and sinking ships was pretty fun. a sea monster or a different ship model would have been cool.

royvanrijn says ...
May 1, 2012 @ 1:19pm

Very nice game, I love the graphics and the idea. The gameplay is a bit simple still, but it sure has potential!

samwoakley says ...
May 1, 2012 @ 4:58pm

really really cool! I love the models and the idea behind it!

KevinWorkman says ...
May 2, 2012 @ 12:33am

Great start to a game, and it could be even better with different kinds of ships, weapons, powerups, more variety in general. Good work.

Orni says ...
May 3, 2012 @ 8:06am

I've loved this ship/canon combats since monkey island 3 - your game is no exception.

the idea of playing inside a pool is funny and the graphics are simply stunning for a compo entry.

very well done!

marudziik says ...
May 7, 2012 @ 9:38am

Looks cool, but is too easy, has no sound, and there's little variety in gameplay. I can see something much bigger out of this, like some other people suggested here (different weapons, upgrades, etc.), but it's a very, very good start.

davidwparker says ...
May 8, 2012 @ 1:47pm

Controls are pretty bad on WebGL on a Chrome on Mac. (slow to respond).
Other than that, I really like the game... cool idea, looks really nice.
I could see this being expanded to include expansions+upgrades as well as multiplayer. Well done.

azurenimbus says ...
May 9, 2012 @ 11:50pm

Really fun! This is begging for multiplayer.

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