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

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Turret Maniac

by Wukkopi - 48 Hour Compo Entry

You play as a maniac who just loves turrets! Use your mouse to drag and drop turrets, to hold your site against police officers. Longer drags use more resources, but creates bigger coverage for the turret. Try to kill as many officers before they destroy your hideout!

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adnzzzzZ says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 7:39pm

Couldn't run it on Windows 7 32-bit. Maybe I need to have something installed? But I dunno...

Wukkopi says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 10:09pm

@adnzzzzZ: Do you have XNA 4.0 runtime installed?

adnzzzzZ says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 7:04am

No, I do not.

adnzzzzZ says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 7:16am

I installed the XNA Runtime and now it runs fine! It took me a while to figure out that the blue lines = turret coverage angle! But other than that the game was fine. I found that the best strategy was to do a double line behind the base instead of just circling it, which was surprising.

It could have used some indicator whenever the police officers were attacking your base (like when the turrets are attacking them a red line appears), though.

Dec 18, 2012 @ 9:19am

Simple and fun. :)

arhpositive says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 10:44am

A basic idea, good execution, fun game!

EatenAlive3 says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 11:27am

Awww, I got 65 kills before dying!

It was fun!

Dec 18, 2012 @ 3:27pm

Simple entry, a bit too easy. With some well placed turrets it is impossible for officers to reach the hideout.

One tip: Rename the game's exe to the same name of the entry. I downloaded a bunch of games together and then I had troubles finding your game's entry page again.

AyCe says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 3:33pm

Nice idea! Some animations/effects/music and stuff would have made this an even better game. Tower defence in a new way! 89 kills was my record ^^

h.attila says ...
Dec 20, 2012 @ 3:44am

Unique take on the tower defense genre. Could've used more types of guns.

jmaasing says ...
Dec 20, 2012 @ 9:41pm

Sorry, can't rate since I don't have windows.

DaGamesta says ...
Dec 21, 2012 @ 11:39pm

A simple tower defense game, and well enough programmed. It was actually fun trying to stay alive as long as possible, though I felt the mood could have used some work. I suppose I was fighting against police officers as well, but I just don't think the villain theme showed enough. Regardless, good job, this was a fun little game.

CoffeeOnimal says ...
Dec 23, 2012 @ 12:18pm

Good turret defense game.
Once I figured out how to set the turret angle while placing it, I got a little better.

Dec 23, 2012 @ 2:42pm

Cool idea, very fun too :D mmmm but i needs more stuff going on like upgrades maybe.. but very cool! :D

HeXoT says ...
Dec 25, 2012 @ 7:46pm

Nice idea based on tower defense and simple game mechanics make the game easy to learn.

ceronman says ...
Jan 2, 2013 @ 9:31pm

Nice game. It would have been nice to have more turrets and weapons.

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