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    December 14th-17th 2012 :: Theme: You are the Villain

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    Konkey Dong - saampahlavan - Jam Entry

    Alright here's my First Ludum Dare Game - KONKEY DONG. You play as a well dressed ape throwing barrels at a familiar looking duo. Don't let these little guys save the girl at the top.



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    bentog says ...
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 9:02pm

    Nicely done, you showed that playing as a villain is pretty fun too! :D

    mrspeaker says ...
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 9:04pm

    Flippin' great! Great idea and great graphix... really fun too.

    cardboard says ...
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 9:12pm

    Looks great and is fun. Sometimes the barrels fell down the ladders before I could grab them, but this didn't happen too often.

    Dec 17, 2012 @ 9:22pm

    I have to vote pretty low on innovation, as I had the exact same idea at first. I like the gameplay, but it could use some tweaking. The barrels disappear too quickly, and it's so easy to get hit in the head that the best "strategy" seems to be to pick them up as quickly as possible and throw them away before you get hit in the head.

    Liking the graphics and humour.

    Dec 17, 2012 @ 9:52pm

    Great idea! And beautifully executed :)

    naxum says ...
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 9:52pm

    Oh man, this is so good Saam! The tutorial area is perfect. Well done!

    Mava says ...
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 10:00pm

    Cool, I've never had so much fun killing those stupid mario and luigi clones!

    Yogr says ...
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 10:01pm


    luclabelle says ...
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 10:04pm

    Simply Awesome

    Catmoo says ...
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 10:07pm

    I thought it was awesome! And the win screen was great. I liked that the Mario's seemed a little sneaky.

    My only issues would be the speed that Konkey Dong moves at when put together with the quick despawn on the barrels. Otherwise loved every minute of it.

    Beerman says ...
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 10:07pm

    Clever, but I couldn't really get into the gameplay. Most of the time it felt like I was just throwing barrels at random.

    dek says ...
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 10:28pm

    Funny game! Nice graphics and gameplay. A bit easy and uneventful though. Maybe make tons of marios and let the barrels roll over them. Anyways, good game.

    buspickle says ...
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 10:28pm


    tomvert says ...
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 10:32pm

    A solid entry.

    recursor says ...
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 10:59pm

    Great modification of a classic.

    Retroid says ...
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 11:03pm

    Who knew playing as Donkey Ko.. err I mean Konkey Dong would be that much fun!

    evilseanbot says ...
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 11:47pm

    There's something I loved about the flat faced luigi on top of the cage.

    loren says ...
    Dec 18, 2012 @ 4:35am

    Cool art and sound, the screen shake is a nice touch :)

    Dec 18, 2012 @ 4:46am

    This was fun and one of the better "play the bad guys" retro remakes I've seen. Echo what someone said above about being easy and uneventful. Maybe a smaller play field, and less ladders would yield faster action. Also, barrels should last longer once they hit the ground. Dong can't get to them fast enough.

    Dec 18, 2012 @ 6:47am

    As I said in the earlier comment, I had the same idea, and it was mostly what I was expecting. The mechanics were a bit different than what I had imagined. Overall, it was quite good. I did find it a bit easy, and I think I'd echo that a smaller field might make it more eventful and possiby more challenging.

    I said, I was looking forward to trying this, and I was not disappointed :)

    saampahlavan says ...
    Dec 18, 2012 @ 7:43am

    Thanks for all the comment/feedback everyone. The difficulty of the game could definitely use some tweaking. I'm hoping to add a 2 Player mode later and really polishing some stuff. Thank for playing!

    Peping says ...
    Dec 18, 2012 @ 6:59pm

    Great game. The difficulty increases to slowly. Has cute graphics.

    Dec 18, 2012 @ 10:36pm

    Pretty great. I loved all the little things the little guys said when they got hit. "Ah my meatballs eh!". Haha.

    Team Tibbles says ...
    Dec 20, 2012 @ 1:38am

    Decent game. Gets boring after a while. Barrels disappear quickly. The graphics were a little traditional mario, luigi and donkey kong. You ever named the game konkey dong. Very low on innovation.

    SamoojaMies says ...
    Dec 21, 2012 @ 10:27am

    Haha my game has some similarities. Very good pixel art. Nailed the theme. Background music would have been nice. Good job!

    amidos2006 says ...
    Dec 24, 2012 @ 9:41am

    Nice game :) It reminds me about good old days :)

    Dec 24, 2012 @ 2:10pm

    That is a wonderful concept! I like how you have to avoid the barrels and then send them. Unfortunately you can't pay attention to what goes on below.

    fishbrain says ...
    Dec 27, 2012 @ 11:49am

    Nicely done!

    saampahlavan says ...
    Dec 29, 2012 @ 10:18pm

    I've added a post Compo version: It now has a 2player mode!
    Enjoy :D

    Ditto says ...
    Dec 30, 2012 @ 2:17pm

    5 in all fields, this was really solid! :D

    Nolan C says ...
    Dec 31, 2012 @ 6:36pm

    Haha, I love it!

    BNeutral says ...
    Jan 3, 2013 @ 6:17pm

    Really good

    azurenimbus says ...
    Jan 6, 2013 @ 8:34pm

    Great effort! It's great to finally see things from (K)Donkey's perspective.

    Thought the game was pretty solid. I'd only suggest adding a tiny bit more speed to Konkey, or maybe allowing the barrels to remain in their place longer before they disappear. Because of the speed, often it was literally impossible to get a barrel for minutes.

    Great job!

    arhpositive says ...
    Jan 7, 2013 @ 9:23pm

    While the thought of reversing popular games is a common idea in this LD, this one is implemented really good. Solid entry for a first LD. Nice graphics. The gameplay seems a bit straightforward as most of the time I didn't even think about where to throw the barrel to, but still, the game is nicely done. Good job.

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