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Nuclear Waste Zone

by granut100 - 48 Hour Compo Entry

It is said that in the outside world it is safer and peaceful.
But the only way to get there is through the tunnels...

Arrow Keys / WASD: To control the player.
Space Bar: Action Key
Escape: Exit

Java,Eclipse,sfxr,Paint.NET and Audacity

This game is somewhat challenging and very short.

This is my very first Ludum Dare! :D

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mess110 says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 1:37pm

the overall feed of the game is pretty cool. I only wish I wouldn't get stuck in walls. Loved the throwing mechanic

ZQMony says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:34am

Its a bit annoying how you get stuck on walls.

Move127 says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:44am

Pretty cool game. It seems that the rock can get stuck on the walls in such a way that you can't pick it up again.

Empyrealhell says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:47am

As has been said, the wall sticking bug was incredibly obnoxious. Also, the first time I accidentally threw my rock outside of the level and after that I was just hosed.

Rusky says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:48am

Super fun! I kept throwing the rock over the wall so it took me forever to beat the beefy bat, though the number of times I tried shows how fun it was.

WhiteVoidia says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:50am

I liked the idea of this game, although it had several issues that made it nearly unplayable:
1) Getting stuck in walls. You can fix this by checking each movement axis (x/y) individually (move the character along the x axis, then check for collisions, if there is a collision move them back to where they were on the x axis, then [regardless of whether or not the x hit something] do the same for the y axis)
2) Not being able to throw up or down (this, with the next issue, made it hard to hit bats)
3) Bats only move towards you in the x direction, then in the y. This made it hard to get around bats that were below or above you.

If you have any more questions (about the getting stuck in walls fix or otherwise) shoot me a message here or on Twitter @WhiteVoidia, I'd love to help.

Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:55am

I like how it looks and moves with exception of the player stopping when he bumps into the wall.

Snicklodocus says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:02am

Yeah my character got stuck on walls. Also, many times bats would trap me since you can only throw horizontally. I still enjoyed the game though. Good, simple graphics and mood!

xsiimoniix says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 9:05am

Pretty good :) A bit hard and as many people said, you get stuck in the walls.

dcolgan says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 11:45pm

Excellent entry for your first LD! A little sticky on the collisions but overall the game has all the ingredients.

CeriseGhost says ...
May 10, 2014 @ 8:13am

Looks like this was the first LD for both of us! Nice game. I had issues with getting stuck in the walls in my game too. My rabbits ears wouldn't behave :P

hnjslater says ...
May 10, 2014 @ 12:00pm

Hah! fantastic little game, the graphics and sounds really added to it. Recommended

Hempuli says ...
May 13, 2014 @ 11:47pm

The attack style is interesting; there are some bugs that make playing somewhat annoying, such as both horizontal & vertical movement stopping when touching a wall. I'd love to see you make a full game out of this!

May 15, 2014 @ 5:19pm

I kind of liked the slow-paced combat, it was cool that he threw such short distances. Collision boxes seemed way too small though.
Getting stuck in walls sucks. I know it can be hard to fix, but do try next time!

SnoringFrog says ...
May 15, 2014 @ 11:07pm

Took me a while to get good enough to kill any bats, and then a while longer to finally beat the beefy bat, but I managed it somehow. Some of the collisions felt a bit off, and the rock would do weird things on occassion, but otherwise it was a good game.

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