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August 24th-27th 2012 :: Theme: Evolution

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My Sword Is Faster Than Your Bullet

by lekochen - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Type the correct characters to gain strength, but avoid "E" "V" "O" "L" "U" "T" "I" "N".

There are 6 levels total.

Engine: Stencyl 2.0
Art: GraphicsGale FreeEdition
Sound: Bfxr

***** It's challenging (but winnable)! If you are able to beat the game please let me know!

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Ratings

Coolness100%
#199Innovation3.24
#321Humor2.21
#430Mood2.52
#482Overall2.76
#492Fun2.57
#523Audio1.87
#536Graphics2.47
#574Theme2.37

Comments

adventureloop says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 10:05am

That is crazy fast. Really cool spin on the theme. I cant really understand why certain characters are not allowed, couldnt get past the second level.

tumoxep says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 8:12pm

Get to the third. Very hard and addicting.

lekochen says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 11:49pm

@adventureloop: Because he's a guy refusing to accept evolution. So if you type any of the keys in "E" "V" "O" "L" "U" "T" "I" "N", you will get punished!

lekochen says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 11:55pm

@tumoxep: I shared it with some friends and so far no one have completed the whole game (though some reached level 5).

nuria says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 3:22pm

I agree it's way too fast. With some balance could end being a fun game. Good job! :)

Aceria says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 6:39pm

Very interesting spin on the theme and I like your concept. Only problem I have so far is that there's no feedback towards the player once he does something wrong. When I type a wrong letter I should get some sort of audio or visual poke.

While it was interesting, I didn't stick around till after level 4 (which was easy enough if you ask me). It's just a personal thing that I don't like typing games.

Mach60KAS says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 6:40pm

Interesting take on the theme, difficult too.

Yapikom says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 6:48pm

Didn't really find it so hard. But lost interest after level 6, so it may have been harder after that. Nice execution.

muh_h says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 12:47pm

Interesting game, very hard, but i liked

zatyka says ...
Aug 31, 2012 @ 12:52am

For what it is, it's really nicely done.

zakchaos says ...
Aug 31, 2012 @ 5:28am

very interesting mechanic, could not get my self to avoid evolution lol. well implemented!

metaldemon says ...
Aug 31, 2012 @ 3:17pm

challenging game! :P

Aug 31, 2012 @ 5:07pm

It's an interesting idea, but I don't think it works too well.

Like, it's a good typing game, but having to remember to avoid certain letters is just annoying and not fun. Just my 2 cents.

monomanio says ...
Aug 31, 2012 @ 9:09pm

Hah unexpected, but cool :)

TinyPlatypus says ...
Aug 31, 2012 @ 9:26pm

Not bad, but I found it very hard as I can't type very quickly. Nice graphics, though.

lathomas64 says ...
Aug 31, 2012 @ 10:57pm

really interesting idea here.

mohammad says ...
Aug 31, 2012 @ 11:02pm

then, the bow and arrow came.
THE END

mohammad says ...
Aug 31, 2012 @ 11:08pm

i oviuosly suck at this game

csanyk says ...
Sep 1, 2012 @ 2:37pm

Man, that's challenging! I need to hack a special keyboard so I can't type the forbidden letters and try this again:)

hamster_mk_4 says ...
Sep 4, 2012 @ 5:40am

I like the idea of simulating a sword/gun duel with typing. However I am not that good at typing. I know some people who would get a real kick out of this game. One thing this game could use is more animation. It would be more dramatic if it showed the swordsman parrying bullets.

lekochen says ...
Sep 4, 2012 @ 7:25am

Thanks for all the comments and feedbacks. I Really appreciate it!

@Aceria: I would definitely implement it if I didn't run out of time :~

@Yapikom: You're so close to beat the game!

@hamster_mk_4: It's exactly what I thought when I planned this concept :)

vilya says ...
Sep 5, 2012 @ 1:39am

Very innovative, unfortunately typing games aren't really my thing (sorry!). There seemed to be a big difficulty jump at level 3, but that may just be my poor typing skills...

zachstronaut says ...
Sep 8, 2012 @ 5:38pm

I always forget how fun typing games are. I'm impressed that you made something fun and with ramping difficulty for the compo. Did get boring after a few levels... needs some additional gameplay variation I think. Doesn't seem like you can get shot? I was expecting to get shot when I lost.

rylgh says ...
Sep 9, 2012 @ 6:36pm

This is fun, and it got really hard a few levels in (which I liked). At first I didn't realize that the forbidden letters were hurting me, playing a 'bad sound' would have been helpful.

johnfn says ...
Sep 10, 2012 @ 10:14am

The concept of the game is a little out of left field, haha. And I'm not sure what swords and bullets have to do with typing and evolution... :P Having the letters overlap makes it pretty hard. I didn't get past level 4. Anyway, not bad.

Qaterknan says ...
Sep 10, 2012 @ 3:50pm

very hard, but pretty innovative

creative630 says ...
Sep 14, 2012 @ 10:48am

Cool but really hard. I seemed to hit a bug where it didn't pick up any key presses after a while.

RawBits says ...
Sep 14, 2012 @ 2:11pm

One of the Assembly partys had an entry where you typed in the appearing words above the tables to keep them quiet but aside from that I never saw an idea like this. Nice one!

atraxgames says ...
Sep 14, 2012 @ 7:44pm

a little too fast maybe, original take on the theme

pardue says ...
Sep 16, 2012 @ 11:41pm

Gets hard pretty quick, very interesting concept, I enjoyed it!

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