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Manifest Destiny - lapogo - Jam Entry

Controls:
W,A,S,D - Move Up, Down, Left, and Right
Left Mouse - Attack

Goal:
Get to Wave 10 and kill the boss!

NOTE:
After knocking ideas around for hours and developing the game the theme is very minimal (which is sad, the theme was great this time). The theme is mostly shown in the boss fight at the end!

Updates:
1.1 - I've made the game a bit easier, double your health and adding health packs that drop at random.

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Ratings

#154Fun(Jam)2.64
#190Audio(Jam)1.78
#199Overall(Jam)2.55
#215Mood(Jam)2.00
#231Graphics(Jam)2.18
#239Innovation(Jam)1.91
#241Theme(Jam)1.90
#1007Coolness20%

Comments

firstrowgames says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 10:05pm

I did not reach the boss,but the game was fun.
Really liked dismemberment it was really well done.

Zoomyzoom says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 9:09pm

Pretty nice dude! didnt make it to the boss though :(

Jiddo says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 9:11pm

Simplistic but efficient. I liked the effect when killing enemies and the camera shake when getting hit. It was kind of difficult to make it far tho since you loose health if the enemies even get close to you from an angle. The controls were good and it works perfectly on Linux using Wine.

whitebird says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 8:40pm

Too bad I couldn't use ZQSD on an azerty keyboard, arrow keys didn't work either.
I felt that the gameplay was a little stiff, didn't think the movement was fluent.
If you ignore that, you can easily lose hours in this game!

brb, trying to kill boss.

crazyheckman says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 3:03am

The particles are pretty gratifying. It was really hard to hit things with the tiny range of the weapon though.

MadGnomeGamer says ...
May 3, 2012 @ 12:18am

Didn't reach boss. Particles and sound effects were certianly gratifiying! controls were challenging but not too hard.

robcozzens says ...
May 3, 2012 @ 7:27pm

I would try it if you had a Web or OSX version.

j0n says ...
May 5, 2012 @ 2:14pm

Very hard! Makes me feel like a ninja when I kill people though.

free_napalm says ...
May 10, 2012 @ 8:37pm

Based on 1.0, the contest version:
It's so hard to win against the pilgrims, it's almost a realistic depiction of history lol
But I had a lot of fun playing. Great idea to call it "Manifest Destiny". I often tried to attack enemies from the side, which always resulted in lost health, though it did not feel as if they hit me.
Fun little game. I wish I would get to the boss.

JellyFame says ...
May 13, 2012 @ 11:58am

Unfortunately cannot play, don't have access to windows box.
HTML5 :)

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