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

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Brown Hat, Red Hat Cowboy POW!

by Pixelbear - 48 Hour Compo Entry

This is a fairly simple game, in which you have to kill the bartender! Hectic, brain-numbing fun ensues!

Instructions in-game.


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Edocentrique says ...
Dec 16, 2012 @ 10:46pm

Fun enough

dek says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 2:31pm

I like the basic idea and gameplay. Art is very stylish. Sound is alright! + for Humor. What the hell are the plants in the middle? :D

Pixelbear says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 5:34pm

Uh... take the fifth? :P
Anyway, thanks! :D

Dec 17, 2012 @ 6:41pm

Nice graphics. Just shooting the big bottle was instant win?


Dec 17, 2012 @ 6:42pm

Really nice graphics, fun gameplay, overall cool game!

Mysterarts says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 6:46pm

I like the graphic style and this is a simple but effective gameplay!

Pixelbear says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 7:14pm

Thanks for the comments!
@Dark Acre Jack - each bottle is exactly the same as the other. I think you just lucky with that one - or you've got mad skillz. ;D

jujule says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 8:37pm

Short but good !

Mythalore says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 8:54pm

Very nice opening cut-scene and the graphics are great!

joekinley says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 8:57pm

What the.....?
Weird game. And so hard. But it was fun. Weird, but fun. Yeah the best solution was to aim at the bottles. Sometimes I won, most times I lost.

The graphics are awesome. Nice work on that.
The game was totally fun and humorous, also the mood was spot on. Though the music was really annoying. But maybe it fit the whole weirdness nicely, I guess. Still gaaaaah. Also I could not see the theme in there, but overall a nicely done game. Good job

Zazibar says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 8:59pm

With a few more levels and varying battle mechanics this could become a great arcade game. I liked it.

pereubu says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 8:59pm

i really liked this game, it remembers me th game i made for LD 24 (look at my journal for it). Super nice graphics here

Lidfrid says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 9:03pm

ahah awesome!!

Good job!

Dec 17, 2012 @ 9:12pm

The opening sequence was good fun, I want to go into a place and say "Nothing but all of your money!" +1 Goat cameo was good. Shootout was a bit hectic!

Pixelbear says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 9:17pm

Thanks for all of the feedback! :D
@joekinley Thanks for the in depth comment, much appreciated. :) It fit in with the theme, since you're a badass, EVIL cowboy, robbing the saloon. :P Also, I agree on the music being annoying. I sort of wanted it to be like that, but I feel I may have made it a little too annoying.
@SecondDimension Yeah, the shootout was hectic, but that's sort of what I was aiming for. One giant mass of complete and utter chaos. :D

cardboard says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 9:34pm

Fun game and nice graphics although the flashing/shaking was a but much and sometimes I had no idea what was going on. :)

Cthu says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 9:36pm

Nice one. Loved the graphics and died a lot.

Pixelbear says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 9:39pm

Thanks for playing. :) I agree cardboard, the flashing and shaking may be a bit much - I knew of the consequences of the flashing and shaking, but I felt it would detract from the theme if I removed them. :)

loren says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 9:41pm

Great game, love the colors and art style in general!

supermaximo93 says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 10:04pm

Funny! Really like the art. I wish the 'epic funky shootout mode' had some crazy disco music in it though - It would make it pretty hilarious (and would fit more with the 'epic funkiness')

Pixelbear says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 10:25pm

Haha, you speak words, supermaximo93! :P Totally agree. Wish I was good enough at creating music to do that, though. </3

Tapestry says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 3:01am

The camera shaking in the intro was hilarious. Music was weird, but I liked it. Really nice graphics effects.
I found the gameplay to be easy, but it was really well done.
I wish it was a bit longer/ had more levels :(

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

Did I miss something? How do you duck?

Nolan C says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 4:44am

Short but fun. Love the graphics.

Pixelbear says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 7:57am

@playvue Press the S key - it's in the instructions. :)

TijmenTio says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 2:22pm

Haha, that was really funny. Like the idea of shooting the bottles too.

FinalMirage says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 4:50pm

Nice work, I like the art style and the overall hectic feeling when the battle starts. It would be cool to go through stages where the enemies get tougher!

Pixelbear says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 7:49pm

Thanks for the comments! :D @FinalMirage Hell yes it would. I'm wondering whether to do a post-compo version. If so, that'd totally be a feature. :)

Floko says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 8:23pm

ahahah, Epic indeed! I enjoyed the visuals,loved the short but fun dialogues , and found your idea simple,but entertaining . It was a bit confusing to understand what was happening during the shooting,maybe i`m not epic enough =/

Also I would like to thank you for playing and enjoying my game, I`ll be fixing the intro so people can understand better how to get points . To answer your question , you get more points with the deaths with the more complex combinations, and you get penalties for repeating deaths, encouraging you to keep it original =]

congratz on the game, i`m giving it lots of stars on the ratings

Pixelbear says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 8:34pm

Haha, your games suggests otherwise with how epic you are. ;D Thanks for the rating! :)

illugion says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 9:10pm

Engage epic funky shootout mode !! That was really fun XD and i liked the colors in the game and that goat scared me the first time it appeared o.o great game !

Dec 19, 2012 @ 11:25am

Love the art style and effects. Game is too simple now, but would love to see a larger game with this style and in the cowboy theme. Seems like shooting bottles to fall on people is too easy/cheap a kill. Would love to see more. Music was, um, repetitive and grating :) I liked this overall, even though very short. Continue it!

Pixelbear says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 12:16pm

Yeah, balancing could do some work. Thanks for the comments! :)

Puzzlem00n says ...
Dec 21, 2012 @ 5:13pm

Funky, bro. Funky. Breakdown:

-It's a bit short and basic.
-Sometimes it's hard to see what's going on.
+That is one epic shootout, in that bizarre "that part of the internet" way.
+It's very, very fun.

Jan 6, 2013 @ 1:57pm

I love this! Great look and really fun! Make more of it pleaaaaaaaaase!!

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