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

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Light Speed Driver

by RatDog_Adam - Jam Entry

Controls are either mouse or left/right arrow keys. Move side to side collecting yellow objects and avoiding red objects. Attempt to chain good pickups to increase the multiplier and get big points.

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Ratings

Coolness65%
#73Humor(Jam)3.17
#171Innovation(Jam)2.81
#181Overall(Jam)2.95
#195Audio(Jam)2.56
#206Fun(Jam)2.62
#233Mood(Jam)2.55
#237Graphics(Jam)2.70
#245Theme(Jam)2.81

Comments

TeamQuadratic says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 1:06am

I'm not sure I really understood the game, such as why animal creatures kept flying across the screen or what this has to do with the theme for that matter, but it was a fairly simple and fun game.

Dec 18, 2012 @ 2:28am

Definitely playable, and trippy. Where's the villain?

RatDog_Adam says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 3:15am

Hey guys thanks for checking the game out. You are the villain, while you think you're racing around space you're actually running over innocent people. This is shown in the brief flashback moments.

RatDog_Adam says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 3:19am

In Light Speed Driver the player is the "villain".

The player is hallucinating due to being on LSD hence the title [L]ight [S]peed [D]river. While the driver believes himself to be in a fantasy game world he is in fact going on a carmagedeon style rampage running over innocent cartoon-like civilians.

When hitting the stop sign icons the player catches glimpses of reality.

On game over the player finally is jettisoned out of his vehicle to his own death.

iiAtlas says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 3:31am

Spent the first few minutes trying to work out how to shoot because of the crosshair in the middle, had it not been for your spiffy unity web page player work I would've been stuck all day! Controls are a bit choppy, and the score doesn't seem to increase, but all in all the game is pretty fun.

Quantumvm says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 3:41am

Well I really didn't understand that game but the strange alien that jumps in front of the windshield did entertain me quite a bit.

ming_tea says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 3:43am

I felt the controls were a touch sensitive but this was definitely fun.

caasi says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 3:50am

My eyes! My eyes!

xandy says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 3:53am

great idea!

GreenPixelDev says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 3:55am

Playable! The screen would sometimes flash over to a driver in a car running over people so I kind of saw the villain theme there :D

31eee384 says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 3:59am

Ha, right as I started to wonder where the theme was, I saw my first flash. Interesting game.

KWL_TW says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 4:04am

I did't get it at first,
But when I know Light Speed Driver means LSD,
this makes me "WOW!"

RARoadkill says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 4:05am

Interesting game. Might need to be a bit more clear in the game how you are a villain

rylgh says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 4:50am

nice, i understood what was going on (you're fucked up and think you're traveling to space but you're actually just on the road) and appreciated that you didn't hammer it in with a story screen or anything.

dalbinblue says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 5:05am

Hehe, I actually got it without reading the comments. Kudos for the subtlity and giving me the, "aha!" moment.

Tigerbot says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 6:37am

I spent about 30 seconds thinking "Did this guy even try for the theme?" and then it hit me.

Dec 18, 2012 @ 6:38am

Have to admit, I had a lower score until I read some of the comments. Nice allegory but the gameplay still suffers from being sluggish and twitchy, somehow at the same time. I enjoyed everything else, though!

Markusn says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 6:38am

Nice. Played it, found it nice and simple, read the description, played again. Cool to know the thought process behind it

Meep says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 7:11am

The whole back story explaining the tie in with the theme that you described in the comments would've been useful as a starting sequence in the game or in the description above. That aside, it's a nice little trippy game. :)

illugion says ...
Dec 20, 2012 @ 2:31am

Your take on the theme was really unique, i like that, really nice game

Patrick64 says ...
Dec 26, 2012 @ 6:55pm

Cool game, seems well polished. Nice touch with the flash backs, I liked how you saw terrified pedestrians in the distance where the pick-ups are.

Houly says ...
Dec 27, 2012 @ 11:17pm

At first I was like, why is a light speed driver a villain, but then I got a little better at catching those yellow objects and got it :) But i'm not sure if this is physically correct :P

fishbrain says ...
Dec 30, 2012 @ 2:34pm

Well, that was a trip-out!

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