Ludum Dare 30 — August 22nd-25th, 2014 — Theme: Connected Worlds

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Shoot the Zombies

by D3zmodos - Jam Entry

The idea here is that you're taking actions now in the present (world), but those actions can be re-done in the past (connected world :D).

This is a top-down arena shooter where an assortment of zombies try to kill you (in 1 shot) and you have guns to shoot them with. The twist however is that you can create a ghost of yourself that will re-enact the last 5 seconds of whatever your character does (move and shoot mainly).

WASD - move around
Mouse - look
Left Mouse - shoot
Space - Spawn a ghost of yourself that will replay the last 5 seconds (in reverse)

We wanted to implement more weapon/enemy types but alas we did not have time.

Note: Zombie/Player/Ground artwork scavenged from this forum thread:

Also Note: There seems to be a bug whereby the game randomly either quits or restarts the level...this happens without error even when debugging so I have absolutely no idea why it does this :<

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SoulGame says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 12:46am

This is clearly not related to the theme! But even with a simple prototype with no fancy polishing, you managed to create a very fast paced shooter gameplay. I like it very much because it requires aiming AND move skills, when most classic zombie shooter only require a bit of aiming. This is mainly due to the zombie AI. If you continue to work on the game it could step out from the rest of the classic zombie shooter. Good luck

Lasty says ...
Aug 31, 2014 @ 8:43am

Zombies don't know what sine waves are... or do they? Aargh!

Would have loved to see what you come up with given more time.

kristof says ...
Aug 31, 2014 @ 9:11am

Pretty hard game. I like the idea of spawning a ghost of yourself, but it gets pretty confusing. Nice work so far!

rd127p77 says ...
Aug 31, 2014 @ 11:28am

This is a great game overall, needs some polishing, EX: When you are touched by a zombie the zombie glitches out. But still fun.

Tanser says ...
Aug 31, 2014 @ 11:29am

Nice game, i dont see how it is connected with the theme and the game often crashes. :)

MunkeeBacon says ...
Sep 4, 2014 @ 6:54pm

Tough game, the explosive takes forever to reload!

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