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ExploZone: Beneath the Surface

by Weebeez - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Explo Zone: Beneath the Surface.

The journey of one man with a grenade launcher and a jet pack exploding his way beneath the surface of the Earth to collect gems. Be careful of the cursed skulls!

First Ludum Dare, so thank you for having me! Only was able to work on this Friday night and today. Hope you enjoy. Let me know of any bugs!

Also pardon the art and menu's. Art is my weak point.

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brayzengames says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 6:45pm

Not bad for your first LD! It was mine too, and I used Unity!

Graphics isn't my strong point either! Regardless though they had a certain charm , the character reminds me a bit of those enemies in Heart Of Darkness (PS1).

It would've been good to have seen some sort of score system, and death! In the end I tried to die by running in to the enemies but that didn't seem to work. I've found that feedback to the player is really important - I had an issue with life bars (a problem you clearly didn't have!) which I think is more important than graphics, sound etc.

All in all nice, and glad you made it to the end with something to show for it!

On a side note, first time I opened your web link my browser crashed. It didn't load in the end and I had to kill my browser (using Chrome btw). Second time it froze the browser but loaded after about 10 seconds. This might put less patient folk off, so I'd recommend looking at that :)

CogComp says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 4:41pm

Really liked the aiming and shooting technique in this game. It's a nice feature for a 2d platformer! Nice Work!

jujule says ...
May 6, 2014 @ 9:35pm

Don't be sorry for your art, I like it. I also liked the charge guage on the gun. Good work for a first LD. Keep going!

joe40001 says ...
May 8, 2014 @ 4:07am

I liked it, maybe some win conditions/score system/difficulty ramping could be added but still well made game that plays well. And don't worry about being bad at art, art is the easy part (don't tell any of the artists on LD that I said that :P )

May 16, 2014 @ 3:12pm

I liked the pixel art and the concept!! Nice to be your first LD!

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