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

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Some People

by maxhaesslein - 48 Hour Compo Entry

"You know like some people look happy but beneath their surface the are figthing, unseen by the outer observer?
This is a story about one of them."

You play two characters at the same time -- the happy one, on the surface, whos job it is to collect items and receive health or ammo and the angry one, beneath the surface who kills enemies and collects points.

Written from scratch in pure JavaScript. Graphics and animations made with Photoshop, Pixen & Pickle. Sounds made with cfxr.

up, down, left & right for movement
space for jumping & shooting

sorry for the loud sound, didn't realize this while making the game.

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manabreak says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:59am

Nicely done, I like the "duality" of this game and the interpretation of the theme. The audio was REALLY loud, though!

jorgemoag says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 10:07am

I really like it! The idea is great

lief says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 10:11am

Nice concept, would have worked for two worlds or reflection etc themes also...
I think the shmup controls needed a lot more polish, it seemed a bit too difficult, maybe there was too much inertia.

pht59x says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 10:24am

The dual world aspect is really good. Nice little JavaScript game, well executed. Perhaps a little too much inertia on the vessel.

BigRat says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 10:29am

It's hard to play you must train you hand to play this game.But the gameplay is done very well

hexagore says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 2:29pm

Oh wow, really like this concept. Nicely done :) Bonus points for Javascript :)

DragonXVI says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:42pm

147 seconds and 1343 points! Interesting dual-gameplay idea :D

ccglp says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:56pm

Good for the asymetric gameplay, hope you will not receive any wii u joke xD

guardiancs says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:58pm

I really like the concept of the game but I don't understand why the ship must be damaged when we too far up or down :(

Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:30pm

Fun and could really be expanded upon

Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:33pm

I love that you also went with the "You control more than one" theme. And the fact that the top guy has to collect bullets for the ship! That's a really cool mechanic!

VictorDoval says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:40pm

Great job, very addictive and clean!

blockbot says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:08pm

Interesting concept, it was engaging managing both levels.

tschery says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 10:45pm

that metaphor is genius! Im in love with the core idea, but I didnt enjoy the gameplay that much (not that much into bullethell). Feels polished and rouded up! =)

Skywilly says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:34am

Excellent duality of the gameplay. I love this idea & i guess it will be fantastic on a "big" game ;) Keep the good work !

DMinsky says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 9:50am

Cool idea!

Jools64 says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 7:40pm

Very cool idea with this one. It was really fun balancing the two different game-play styles and nice how they impacted each other. The only issues I ran into was on my first play I didn't get any sound and it also crashed at one point and froze my browser when I hit a wall. Everything was flawless on the second playthrough though.

Great work!

mogwai says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 3:02pm

Fun and innovative mechanics. Good job.

GagaPete says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 9:11pm

Combining these two games creates an pretty nice game game mechanic. 151 seconds and 941 points.

loxo says ...
May 12, 2014 @ 2:02pm

Interesting concept. Separatedly the parts of your game are simple, but it's challenging to concentrate on both combined. Some more variation would be nice.

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