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Suddenly, Ninjas

by atomic_swerve - 48 Hour Compo Entry

You're just going through life as an unshadowed capsule, when Suddenly, Ninjas! They seem to have an attack pattern that involves bouncing around aimlessly for 10 seconds and then retreating. I hear they're weak to fire!


This is my first entry to LD, and I'm very glad to have committed my weekend to it. This has been such a great learning experience, I really had no idea just how much the pressure of the clock forces you to improvise and commit to less-than-perfect.

I am obviously not an artist, but I do some audio work and have experience with Unity. If I could do something different next time...I wouldn't, because what I floundered with showed me what I need to work on for next time. I'll open up Blender more than twice a year, for a start!

(I probably could have done without spending a few hours researching shaders I was never going to write)


Just realized that there's no quit button on the executable. Whoops. Alt-F4 ftw!

The game's difficulty varies by resolution, and seems to perform really poorly on web. I don't have the profiling tools to really figure out why, but it's still playable.

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Tork says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 4:23am

Lol your game actually made me laugh!!
only work on your art :D

atomic_swerve says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 4:45am

I'm used to working with a +1 for art and general assets, I definitely agree with you. I think my #1 focus for the next three months is going to be practicing 3D and 2D art.

Clurect says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 3:52pm

It was funny in the end and I was not exactly sure when the ninjas would suddenly attack, kept me on edge.

Aug 26, 2013 @ 8:07pm

Ha, love it!

DaGamesta says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 2:41am

I'll admit it, I had fun with this one. not too complicated or difficult, but it was a bit upbeat. The sounds and visuals could get a little annoying though and there isn't too much substance to it.

evilDan says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 2:59am

Hells yes! Loved the aesthetic of the scrolling camera. Loved the ninjas' sound fx. Appreciated the note that the left mouse button was important. Wished the capsule was covered up with a drawn sprite like the ninjas.

Nice work!

Eddy93 says ...
Aug 30, 2013 @ 6:39pm

Pretty funny

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