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Drill Bill

by mactinite - Jam Entry

New! - Added a bestiary to help you best your foes!


Drill Bill is a top down shooter in which you play as 85% Drill, 15% man Drill Bill. Drill Bill is everybody's favorite cyborg movie star and this is his latest escapade.

Take control of Drill Bill as he rids the mines of the now sentient mining bio-engineered mechanical organisms in 4 action-packed arenas with unlimited waves of enemies!

Technical info:
Play the game with your mouse and keyboard, or plug in an Xbox controller(not guaranteed to work with Mac or Linux)


Movement ---- WASD/Left Analog
Fire ---- Left Mouse/ Right Trigger
Drill ---- Space/Shift/Left Triggers

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Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:13am

I wasn't very good at the game, but i did play through each level. Obvious some glitches and flaws aside, it was fun and I liked how you added some strategy to it with the enemies, though I never did manage to figure out how to kill the enemies that shoot you with pig-like snouts. Still, impressed you managed all that in two days.

mactinite says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:57am

Thanks for playing, the ones that shoot at you are the turtles, and they have a soft underbelly. I don't want to give it away but if you think about how you flip turtles in Super Mario that's where I got the inspiration. ;) When you say obvious bugs and glitches what exactly do you mean? ;)

Lacaranian says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:55am

Made it past a few waves in the first stage and tried the others. And controller support (yay)! Very nice thing you made there!

JavadocMD says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 6:47am

Very nice overall. Some good strategy involved in dealing with the creatures. Needs a controls reference.

mactinite says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:08am

@Lacaranian thanks for playing glad you liked it!

@JavadocMD Thanks! There is a controls reference in the settings on the main menu. :)

Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:26pm

Is it any chance to win in this game?

mactinite says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 6:50pm

@Cat Technically, no. The goal is to survive as many waves as you can, like a horde mode of sorts.

HeyChinaski says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 6:56pm

Cool idea. I really like the graphical style and the mechanic for killing the Tawl was fun. You could consider showing the bestiary at the start of the game as I didn't look at it at first.
It was maybe a little hard, particularly when more than one enemy got together. I never got past wave 2 on any of the environments.

vogon101 says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:48pm

Too hard

elefantopia says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:49pm

Impressive work, but how do I kill these turles?
Oh and no picking up the meat?

cr2crstudios says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:50pm

Well implemented, love that drill mechanic! :D Man do those things explode. . . isn't there more gib than monster? :)

Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:50pm

I didn't manage to kill any enemies at all, not sure what i was doing wrong. The music is very catchy... da, da daaaa...da, da daaa...

igwb says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:50pm

I liked the concpet, but all the bloody flesh explosion stuff realy put me off. But besides that, good game.

micdoodle8 says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:50pm

Great job, I always enjoy a challenging game. Took me a few minutes to figure out how to kill the Tawl. Solid entry :)

bakpakin says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:54pm

It looks pretty good for a two day project. Despite what AestheticGamer said, I didn't see any obvious glitches. (Except maybe the laser bolts not following through their trajectory. A little hard, but I was playing this on a trackpad. The art was pretty good too.

tuxxilla says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:54pm

I almost gave up on the turtles but then I found the hint in the bestiary. It's really fun to play once you know how :)

atterday says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 8:46pm

Very well made top down survival game. Even the menu system is thought out and well designed. Good job

FREEZX says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 10:13pm

Fun and addictive game, very frustrating (good thing), cool music.

shadow64 says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 11:15am

I thought this was a fun game. I think the controls for drilling down need work, but it's 72 hours. I hope you expand it further, I think this could be fun with more polish. Impressed by the number of modes and controller support option. :)

Thanks for sharing it! :D

icereci says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 11:45am

You lasted 1 waves. This game is hard :)

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