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

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Life Buster

by AyCe - 48 Hour Compo Entry

JAVA 6 OR HIGHER REQUIRED (for any version)

Anybody who read my posts knows I wanted to make a game about goats. Demonic goats. Well not really. But: They could dig! :D

That however, was long time ago (just some hours actually), and because I need to submit ANYTHING, take this piece of ****.

It even has sound & music! (If the sound is working for you)
You can toggle that with F5 and F6.

I won't explain anything about the game here. Start & read. Or read the comments. Or ask me (for example by commenting). ^^

Use P or pause key to... guess what.

Oh, end the game anytime with F10. It was a developer cheat, which I forgot to remove.


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MvT says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 6:18pm

Some lags, but if you improve the game, it might be a good one. :)

AyCe says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 7:31pm

Lags? How old is your computer, I tested it on several machines and there was no lag at all ^^
Anyway, thanks for playing! :D It was not really intented to be a super awesome game but is rather some kind of excuse for not submitting a game for LD 24.

Dec 17, 2012 @ 9:04pm

Dude, did I just give someone explosive cancer? This game was extremely villainous. Not bad for 5 hours. Liked the music

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

Thanks you for testing, glad you liked the music (which I made in 5 min closely before submission hour)!
Some other persons were even worried about my psychological state, how can I get the idea to make a game about ruining other peoples lives? ^^

mastazavr says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 1:50pm

The game is great,but the only thing I don't like that gui doesn't let you put the traps in the area.

AyCe says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 2:49pm

Actually, you CAN place traps (or misfortunes) under the gui (they just wont render, because they are covered). What you CANNOT do, is place them directly on the smilies.

DragonKN says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 4:02pm

is it a broccoli? nice job =) but the first screen is too confusing

MarekkPie says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 4:26pm

Fairly enjoyable for something made in such a short time period. Not much strategy to it, but guess it was going for something a bit more twitchy.

BipolarMike says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 4:34pm

I like the explosive cancer, there should be more like this which "spread" and have cool effects after one smiley gets it!

AyCe says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 6:28pm

Thank you all for testing! :D
@DragonKN: Just some minutes ago I wrote something about broccoli, and now I come here to read the new comments and the first one just has that word in it xD anyway, no it's supposed to be a glass of poison ^^. And yes, the first screen IS confusing. What is important is just: Click and see what happens & watch the indicator on the right bottom.
@MarekkPie: Yeah, I just said to myself: What's the trashiest thing you can make in 5 hours? And so this came to be.
@BipolarMike: Of course I could have added and polished much more, if I had invested more time in it. But I'm glad I didn't and rather went for something I haven't ever trying to make before: An RTS game ^^

gameXcore says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 8:18pm

Pretty good for 5 hours work^^

AyCe says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 8:58pm

Thank you :) Well, I was able to reuse base code like gamelook from my first project.

AyCe says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 8:58pm


Drabiter says ...
Dec 20, 2012 @ 11:43am

Those are quite ways to torture someone too die ^^; I managed to get one goat! Busted 75. Btw I'm on linux Mint 14 and no sounds. The rest wroked fine.

SonnyBone says ...
Dec 20, 2012 @ 3:37pm

Game worked just fine for me. I was expecting more of a turn based game or something based on the instructions screen and was surprised to see what the gameplay actually was. Very interesting and unique take on the theme. The music was a nice touch!

AyCe says ...
Dec 20, 2012 @ 5:54pm

Thank you for testing!

@Drabiter: Nice, thank you for that feedback. Sound on Linux with Java has always been an issue... (at least for me)

@SonnyBone: It was the most basic idea I could think of, when brainstorming about villain -> bad -> hurting others -> DESTROYING OTHER PEOPLE'S LIVES! MUAHAHA. Thanks for liking the music (but I can do it much better ^^)

jackspinoza says ...
Dec 22, 2012 @ 3:39am

I got two goats in a row! Take that smiley faces. Gets a bit tiresome with no real objective or end game but good stuff all the same. Nice audio.

AyCe says ...
Dec 22, 2012 @ 5:01pm

Thank you for testing my game! :) If I had more time, I would have added increasing spawns, so the game is a real challenge.

pl0xz0rz says ...
Dec 27, 2012 @ 3:42pm

Nice graphics, but there was smething missing. However, the goat was funny.

AyCe says ...
Dec 27, 2012 @ 10:57pm

Thanks for testing! :)

Zelen3d says ...
Dec 27, 2012 @ 11:20pm

Somehow I had alot of pleasure distroying the lifes of over 100 people. I guess I'm evil.

AyCe says ...
Dec 27, 2012 @ 11:45pm

Indeed. Thank you :)

h.attila says ...
Dec 27, 2012 @ 11:52pm

Cool idea, funny game.

AyCe says ...
Dec 28, 2012 @ 12:18am

Thank you! :)

SuperDisk says ...
Dec 28, 2012 @ 9:52pm

Quite a funny little game. The instructions font was the most ridiculous thing ever and I couldn't read it, so I just kind of skipped past and winged it. Still pretty cool, kinda makes you feel bad to make smilies feel bad :O

Music helped the mood.

AyCe says ...
Dec 29, 2012 @ 11:03am

Thanks ^^ yeah, i tried to find some "evil" font, so it seems i succeeded with this one (since you couldn't read it :-)

Joozey says ...
Dec 30, 2012 @ 9:02pm

I like the amount of different items you put in the game. You could have made the gameplay a bit more challenging though. Congrats on releasing a finished game! ;)

AyCe says ...
Dec 31, 2012 @ 12:51pm

Thank you for testing and commenting! :) Yes, several testers found the game too easy, end yes, I would have added increasing challenge with time, but I haven't had much devtime left.

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