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

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by Crooksister - Jam Entry


We have Nuclear harpoons!

This is Explosive Friends's first Ludum Dare, or even any game jam. Hope you enjoy our game.

ps. Try throwing a swordfish at a seagull...

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Swingtop says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 3:34pm

8-Bit Pirates theme pulled at my heart strings.
Took me a while to figure out how to use the harpoons properly and then I realised machine gunning seagulls is the new meta.

Apr 29, 2014 @ 5:54pm

awesome game! great work!

it was realy fun playing it (- : the atom harpoon was a blast : D

keep on going! hope to see another great game from you at the next LD

CapsE says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 7:16pm

The controls are pretty hard to use thats a pitty because this game has a lot potential.

Bensonance says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:54pm

I could just watch that nuclear harpoon effect shaking the screen with the 8 bit Pirates of the Carribean music playing in the background forever!

Epic work for your first jam!

Thorig says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 8:28am

Nice little game, but the graphics and audio are lacking unfortunately;)

spotco says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 8:48am

+1 for 8bit pirates chiptune

Solifuge says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 8:57am

Hi, this is Vector from the Victory Garden team! (posting under Solifuge's account)

I had a lot of fun, though I actually wasn't able to hear anything. The reloading harpoons mechanic is really nice! One thing you might work on is putting the game in a window rather than fullscreen (it'll help the low-res graphics look better) and adapting the level design a bit to give the players more time to learn the game before throwing quite so many sea creatures at you.

Otherwise, it was a tense, fun experience for me. Thanks!

ruerob says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 8:58am

If this game would be polished a little bit it could be very good. But it makes also a lot of fun as it is. Thank you for your game.

frankbsad says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 9:07am

Very fun game, could use a few tweaks to make it great though

ccglp says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 9:30am

Reload mechanic it's a good design feature, overall great game!

Dreii says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 9:59am

Haha good fun, loved the reloading mechanic, and great graphics!

Jed T. says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 10:03am

I had fun playing the sound effects and music are really good. However I got dizzy with the screen shake :(

MetanoKid says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 10:04am

Great gameplay and great humor! Awesome graphics, screen shock feedback really helps getting into the game! Music helped, of course :D
Good job!

Stepperz says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 10:06am

More fun than i had expected it to be!! :) Great stuff!

Apr 30, 2014 @ 12:29pm

Wow the graphics are awesome ! I love the style ! Great work :D

raulincze says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 12:52pm

Of course everything explodes! That was really fun :D

Nichii says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 2:12pm

At first, I spammed all the buttons on the keyboard, only to realize that you have to click on the harpoon. I don't like reading instructions, a tutorial would be much appreciated. Overall, good game :)

Cirrial says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 8:02pm

Really fun entry, but I couldn't beat the boss. Feels like it has way too much health and I didn't want to grind for nuke harpoons. Still, I like! I like the reloading system too.

JayPC says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 8:29pm

The game was really well done, I just wish the enemies wouldn't spawn directly underneath me where I have no time to respond.

Griz says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 9:20pm

I find the reload mechanic pretty sweet. For me it's the main hook-element in the game that makes the simple aim and shoot gameplay more rewarding. It involves developing an actual skill that improves durning the game. That's very nice.

Secret_Tunnel says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 9:25pm

Bahaha, this game is a bit rough around the edges, but I love it for it. 8-bit Pirates of the Caribbean, the retro graphics... they fit together perfectly. You've also got an awesome mechanic with the reloading, and I love that the game has one goal: kill Moby riDickulous.

Unfortunately, losing money when you get hit makes it a bit impossible to afford the nuclear harpoon. Fix that and you've got an awesome, salty game on your hands.

mimic says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 11:09pm

Pretty fun game. Not sure I was doing it right, but having to click the harpoon to get another one was a little bit annoying.

VQZX says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 11:01am

GREAT GAME EXPLOSIVE FRIENDS. VERY IMPRESSIVE FOR A FIRST JAM. You won me over with Malaysian Airways Easter Egg.

DrPrettyPatty says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 2:38pm

That was hilarious! :)

hadesfury says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 11:01am

Great mecanic ! and the graphic are good too ! you should continue it !

Tomski says ...
May 12, 2014 @ 11:23am

A fun game. Who doesn't like exploding fish haha

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