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Midnight Minigun

by jimmypaulin - 48 Hour Compo Entry

It's the Zombie Apocalypse and the Infected are on the rampage! Can you save the residents of Mountain View before the undead hoard claims everyone?!

It's all down to you ... Everyone is desperate for a weapon, but YOU, ONLY, GET ONE...

Use WASD to move and HOLD left click to unleash ol' painless...

Oh, and try not to murder too many terrified residents if you can help it...


Created in about 15 hours for Ludum Dare 28

Totally intense, but what an experience! I hope you enjoy it!


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Dragunova says ...
Dec 15, 2013 @ 12:39pm

i lek it fun geme well done. how can i be zomebie thouhgt?

jimmypaulin says ...
Dec 15, 2013 @ 12:49pm

Cheers! Sadly get bitten and it's game over!

Dec 15, 2013 @ 10:28pm

Very nice! But I last two zombies were showing outside the borders and couldn't kill them :(

jimmypaulin says ...
Dec 15, 2013 @ 10:34pm

Those crafty zombies! Heh, thanks I know they can sneak out from time to time; just have to suicide and try for a higher score ;) My best is 640 btw

jimmypaulin says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 7:13pm

Hi @windwalkerranger, that er - feature - should be fixed now, thanks for pointing it out. V annoying not to be able to beat the game when it's deserved ;)

postmodestie says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 8:22pm

Like the graphics!

jillytot says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 8:24pm

Ah man, this felt good to play. THe sounds are good, and the feeling of the gat gun is well tuned.

@TeddyNashor says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 8:26pm

fun :)

jimmypaulin says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 8:28pm

Thanks for the excellent comments! I loved making this game, LD is such an excellent community

WojWorks says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 8:32pm

Really good game. It's always fun to mow down zombies.

ocmu says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 8:39pm

Nice shooter. It can be a little hard seeing who's human and who's zombie, but that's probably the point.

Udell Games says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 8:56pm

Good fun, short and sweet.

Donutttt says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 8:58pm

This is fun, a cool idea, miniguns are always cool. Great effort!

Dec 16, 2013 @ 9:00pm

Very nice. Really good zombie killer. Clever use of theme as a core mechanic! Nice!

Hypnohustla says ...
Dec 16, 2013 @ 10:11pm

Good old minigun... Gotta love it :) Nice little zombie slaying game. Extra points for choosing the right gun :)

jimmypaulin says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 9:25am

Thanks for the awesome comments! My favourite minigun scene of all time has got to be in PREDATOR when Mac tries to get even for Blaine's untimely demise.... "Contact!!!"

somepx says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 2:16pm

Hey, a very fun entry! Reminds me of Cannon Fodder! ;)

jimmypaulin says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 3:38pm

@ocmu Yeah I agree it's a bit difficult to tell sometimes, the game started off much brighter but I felt adding the gloaming darkness added to the atmosphere at the expense of clarity- I tried to strike a balance but it's not easy in the time ;)

jimmypaulin says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 3:40pm

@somepx Thanks for playing! Yeah Cannon Fodder was one of those formative gaming experiences that stayed with me from back in the day ;)

badlydrawnrod says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 8:04pm

I particularly enjoyed the sound effects. The gun and the zombie groans were excellent. The dark setting worked quite well. You put a lot of thought into this and it shines through in the game.

acp_ld says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 4:36am

well made, great atmosphere, not sure if it really fits the theme though

jimmypaulin says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 7:33am

@badlydrawnrod Thanks! The zombie groans are my 6 month old daughters little noises slowed down in Audacity, high five to fellow father -daughter team!

Solluxx says ...
Dec 19, 2013 @ 1:06am

Great submission. I love the graphics but it might need to be scaled up a bit. Overall really fun and a cool little app

Toureiro says ...
Dec 19, 2013 @ 9:28am

Took me a little while to figure out how to fire the gun (it sounded to me like it needed ammo) but once I did it was pretty fun.

sandbaydev says ...
Dec 19, 2013 @ 9:44am

Wow. This is freaking awesome! The concept of shooting also humans is so simple... yet totally a game changer. Liked a lot! (Where can I buy this :D)

daredevildave says ...
Dec 19, 2013 @ 10:06am

Very nice. I'd like the canvas to have been a little bigger so that I could see what was going on a bit more. But good fun none the less.

rogueNoodle says ...
Dec 19, 2013 @ 10:13am

Great entry! The slow movement and windup of the gun really added to the intensity. Made me realize that a minigun may in fact NOT be the weapon of choice at a zombie infestation. Who knew? ;)

peacegiverman says ...
Dec 20, 2013 @ 12:54am

Nice game, very well polished. I thought the humans were zombies at first, but got the hang of it soon.

glovecat says ...
Dec 20, 2013 @ 10:25am

Hard to save more or twenty uninfected human. Chalenging and funny game. OMG! Your 6 month old daughter is infected?? :P. Good job!

cesisco says ...
Dec 20, 2013 @ 1:32pm

It's very fun indeed, and well polished, but the window is a little too small for my eyes.Good job!

ps-i answered your question in the YOGO PATH comments.

dudsen says ...
Dec 20, 2013 @ 9:10pm

Hey pretty solid stuff. The gatling feels rad! At leas i didnt fail in saving the humanity like in other games ^^

Dec 21, 2013 @ 4:07am

So much fun.

jimmypaulin says ...
Dec 21, 2013 @ 9:29am

Thanks for the comments all!

@Toureiro - really useful comment, ta! Have added the word "HOLD" to the instructions. Thanks @sollux for the suggestion ;)

Nelien says ...
Dec 21, 2013 @ 6:10pm

Haha, that was awesome! Took me a while before I figured out not everything that moved was a zombie.... :D Oh well, I guess a bit of collateral damage is expected when the zombie apocalypse is nigh! The machine gun is perfectly tuned!

deadlypear says ...
Dec 22, 2013 @ 2:24am

Took me four tries until I figured out what I was supposed to do (hold down the mouse to shoot - there's a delay), but FUN once I got the hang of it. Had to refrain from shooting everything that moved and only shoot the zombies - ha! Scored over 800. Great eerie music and gruesome sounds - lots of atmosphere.
PS. Time lapse video of the process is a nice touch.

Diptoman says ...
Dec 22, 2013 @ 9:54am

Really nice shooter, and the pixel art is top notch! And it's challenging with all the human/zombie mixing as well. A complaint would be the theme usage is pretty weak, but other than that it's a great entry for 48 hours!

Daveloper says ...
Dec 22, 2013 @ 7:12pm

Very well done, the """""game feel""""" was great. Shooting the minigun and killing the zombies was visually and aurally enjoyable. well done.

x70x says ...
Dec 22, 2013 @ 9:28pm

pretty satisfying little pixel shooter. The audio was starting to grate on me though.

Dec 22, 2013 @ 9:55pm

I think there is a bug perhaps with flash runtimes... When I click to shoot I hear an electronic typewriter and nothing happens. The arrow points towards some units and when I get close they kill me. I think that the gun is supposed to shoot but it doesn't. I bet this game is really fun when the gun works :D It looks great for 15 hours of effort as well.

Spelchan says ...
Dec 22, 2013 @ 9:56pm

Liked the mini-gun but found the size of the game-window to be too small.

Xanjos says ...
Dec 22, 2013 @ 10:03pm

Pretty fun top down shooter and the wind-up/delay before firing your minigun as well as the slow movement to simulate walking with a heavy piece of equipment was a rather nice touch.

davisan says ...
Dec 22, 2013 @ 10:07pm

Great game!

jimmypaulin says ...
Dec 23, 2013 @ 12:47am

@doctorscientist It's no bug, you just have to HOLD left click to shoot ;) Please have another go I'd really value your feedback!

jimmypaulin says ...
Dec 23, 2013 @ 9:55pm

@solluxx @daredevildave @cesisco @Spelchan YOUR WISH IS GRANTED!! I've added a 3X view option. Fwiw, I prefer it too !!

Dec 23, 2013 @ 10:51pm

yes it does work. awesome. i have no idea what was going on before. it seems it was a case of PEBCAK

0x0961h says ...
Dec 24, 2013 @ 1:57pm

I like it. Very simple and fun. :)

tobbez says ...
Dec 24, 2013 @ 3:22pm

Like the ida since it creates some nice situations where you have to shoot zombies while they are close to humans. The grahpics, weapon and sound are pretty nice. The gameplay is not much, there is only really one thing in the game you can do and is not particularly hard. Would be nice with some boss or some other thing to add to the gameplay.

zatyka says ...
Dec 24, 2013 @ 4:33pm

Wow. That was really fun and satisfying. Definitely one of my favorites.

Xaychru04 says ...
Dec 24, 2013 @ 7:14pm

Really nice game, very smooth. I love the sound effect of the gun when it starts! Lovely mood, the gameplay is great too, though you could have added more enemies/bosses so it's less repetitive, but I enjoyed the game anyway, good job! :D

kalth.streil says ...
Dec 24, 2013 @ 8:46pm

I died miserably :(
I liked it, very simple graphics and its funny. Great job :)

Eniko says ...
Dec 25, 2013 @ 4:14pm

<3 for zombie games. I like the idea of only having a minigun that roots you. I'm really bad at this one though, I think my best score was like 95/1000. :P Works really well for what it's trying to do, only niggle I have is that the tree hitboxes might be a little big.

RocketDuke says ...
Dec 25, 2013 @ 9:18pm

Beautiful, addicting and fun! also one of the BEST gun sound i heard.

Husky says ...
Dec 26, 2013 @ 5:55am

Cool mini-gun!

mmickyman says ...
Dec 28, 2013 @ 11:31am

I liked it, simple and good.

van noctar says ...
Dec 28, 2013 @ 2:19pm

Hey! good sounds and graphics!! Zombies are funs :p

zkenshin says ...
Dec 28, 2013 @ 5:45pm

Nice solid entry. Mini-gun felt nice and solid. Well done. :)

Will Edwards says ...
Dec 28, 2013 @ 11:28pm

There is something so satisfying about the sound of the minigun firing and spinning down :)

anvoz says ...
Jan 1, 2014 @ 4:21pm

Cool game. You handle the minigun effects really well. Nice graphics and sound.

drludos says ...
Jan 6, 2014 @ 2:11am

Very Nice Little Game!

I like the graphics and the mood. At first I was like "easy game, I just have to kill everybody", then I figured out that not everyone was a zombie... Hard game (those zombies are daaaaamn fast), but very fun! Congrats on putting this in 15 hours only!

BTW, what kind of Flash framework did you use? Flixel?

rincewind_cz says ...
Jan 6, 2014 @ 2:32am

First time I just killed everybody.. :-D And it was still fun when I realized that's not necessary.. Nice game.

jimmypaulin says ...
Jan 6, 2014 @ 9:03am

@drludos thanks for the great feedback! Yeah I had trouble with getting the "humans turn into zombies" thing across- needs a little cut scene I think. I used the "Axel" framework by Arkeus

loxo says ...
Jan 6, 2014 @ 8:52pm

Great game! I like the concept, especially the weapon warm up is nice. After seeing your post on the front page, I expected a much harder game. It's challenging to save as many people as possible, but it's not too hard to win. So I can't understand why people would quit after a few seconds without trying again. But I noticed a similar behavior with my game, many people played less than 10 seconds. Another thing I have to agree with your analysis: The space on the right hand side of the level seems wasted indeed. Maybe you should work with multiple zones/a grid and activate the movement of people and zombies only when the player enters the zone.

jimmypaulin says ...
Jan 6, 2014 @ 9:40pm

@loxo thanks for the insightful comment and honest appraisal! That's a great idea re instancing, hadn't thought of that :)

Jezzamon says ...
Jan 6, 2014 @ 10:09pm

Nice! This game is fun! I like the delay with the gun, and how it forces you to change your tactics.

Too bad for those innocent civilians I murdered...

Jan 6, 2014 @ 11:19pm

Loved the graphics and the zoomed out view, nice work

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