Ludum Dare 29 — April 25th-28th Weekend — Theme: Beneath the Surface

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by DarkMaster - Jam Entry

Here we go! After a long journey of bad programming practices, unfactored code and lots of "compile, compile, compile" testing, here is my game: CRUSHER TIME!

The game is... uh... okay, I'll tell you: You have a AWESOME crusher and you must hit all the people walking below the AWESOME crusher! Can you see how AWESOME is? No? Okay. :(

Also... I've decided to make in a different way. Instead of the so overused "Java/HTML5/Flash/Windows", the PSP was the chosen one. YES, that's it! You'll need a good emulator (PPSSPP is great) or just a hacked PSP in order to work (don't know if it runs on Vita).

How it fits to the theme? Who knows? I just had fun making the game, nothing else matters. :P

EDIT: Just figured out something: the emulator itself lacks good accuracy. I've been updated the game to v3. Now you can play the game just fine on the real PSP. ;)

How to play (PSP):
- Extract the .RAR in your PSP/GAME folder.
- Run the game. It'll appear a black screen at the start, because the main assets are being loaded into memory. Just wait a few seconds and it's done.

How to play (Emulator):
- Download and install PPSSPP emulator.
- YOU MUST EXTRACT THE GAME'S FOLDER, otherwise it may not work.
- Run the emulator and look for the EBOOT.PBP. It should run just fine (also, depending of the configs, the game may start instantly).

I already tested the game on both platforms (PSP/emulator) and I'm sure there's nothing wrong with the game. If you're getting troubles, maybe you'll need to change some configs on the emulator in order to run.

That's it! :D

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Ludonaut says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 6:54pm

This is great. I love the colors!

Zerkruemler says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 10:15am

Nice Arcade Game. The music is quite cool. Graphics is also fitting and well done. The Gameplay is strange. Why do I have to smash those poor guys?
Theme is ... um ahh.. cannot find the relation.

UnixXNova says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 10:17am

very nice game fun and simple, i like the idea maybe make an android version id say this would work well on it,
I dont exactly see any resemblance to the theme

BigRat says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 10:56am

Really made nice. I love the colors .

DustyStylus says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 9:16am

Cool! First emulated game I've played this LD. Hehe, like Zerkruemler, I have no idea why I'm smashing these guys. :D Great graphics and nice music. Nice arcadey feel. Not sure about the theme link though?

PaperBlurt says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 9:40am


rujo says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 5:39pm

amazing graphic style!

DonovanWu says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 6:16pm

Nice game. I'm gonna play with my friends to see who can get a higher score!

vilya says ...
May 8, 2014 @ 5:41pm

Looks neat, but I'm afraid having to install and set up a PSP emulator in order to run it is a step too far for me. Sorry!

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