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Ostrich Simulator 9001

by kivifreak - 48 Hour Compo Entry

What's this ?!?
Put your head in the ground and defeat the evil things down in the ground.
Level up in the shop, which you need to complete the game and behave like an ostrich.

W A S D (or keys) to move
Spacebar for action and samurai sword
Mouse for gun and entering shop

Tools used
Languages: Java, Processing, ProcessingJS, buzz.js
Some generic sound algorithm & Garage Band
Paintbrush and GIMP (to pixelize pictures from outside and made) --> you'll see the quality defers.
Online Converters

I will be very impressed when you defeat the game and the TWO bosses.

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madhoe says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:58am

LOL oh man, this is edgy as hell. Made my day! :D

Apr 28, 2014 @ 10:39am

Simply amazing. It's not a complex game but just simple and very theme related with great humor xD 5/5!

DFectuoso says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:51pm

Amazing game, fun and addictive

Bronaldplo says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 9:19am

Nice game, Good transalation of the Theme :)

Apr 29, 2014 @ 9:48am

Lol, love it. Really like the mirrored relative controls on the head.

teambrookvale says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:04am

Haha! Awesome! It's fun and good approach on the theme

Apr 29, 2014 @ 3:55pm

Lots of fun ;)

danialhyatt says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 9:46pm

Loved this! Hilarious and it made me dizzy. quite addictive too!

jeffz says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:09pm

Hilarious idea. For some reason the audio didn't work on chrome (latest version) so I have rated n/a for audio.

sugarbyte says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:11pm

Funny and fun :D

KevinWorkman says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 1:47am

Hahaha this was really funny. Might be my favorite game so far. Nice work using Processing!

dcolgan says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 6:23pm

Truly the greatest LD game ever. You definitely had me playing for over an hour. Full marks all around.

ThingoStudios says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 11:01pm

It's not particularly difficult or original, but it's pretty funny and it has some cool music. I played for about half an hour when I should have been doing work, so you're definitely on par with Dice Wars here.

The two complaints I have with this game are 1) the "YOU DIED!" text never goes away, which gets pretty obnoxious pretty fast, and 2) it takes waaaaay too long to grind for the items. If you had the coins correspond to real world US currency (pennies/nickels/dimes/quarters/half-dollars/dollar coins) it would make the most sense, in my opinion.

Oh, and also-- Shoop da Whoop? 9001? It's not 2007 anymore, dude!

kivifreak says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 10:34am

Fixed the thing with the gametext and yeah you are probably right :P

kivifreak says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 11:42am

And since the coin growth is exponentional you only need to achieve some deeper depths to win.

mcburrobit says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 12:12pm

One of the best, if not THE best ostrich simulator I've ever seen.

Hippolyta says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 12:15pm

Funny and smooth!
Had a lot of fun playing your game - nice job! :-)

smbe19 says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 1:41am

Great game. No pun intended.
Love the music.

Ithildin says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 10:16am

This is incredibly addictive, hilariously funny and the music track is awesome!

Well done!

Ithildin says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 2:03pm

One question: When you buy the second item (800$) your money falls down to -4000 O_o

Is this bug or feature?

kivifreak says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 2:40pm

let's say i tweaked the feature in favor of the player now ;)

May 2, 2014 @ 4:33pm

I laughed. Good work!

FrozenCow says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 1:08pm

This cracked me up. Awesome idea!

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