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by arbiccdheife - 48 Hour Compo Entry

My first attempt at Ludum Dare. An alien race has opened a portal on your planet and are invading. You must fight your way through several levels and secure the portal.

A + D -- Left Right
Space -- Jump
F -- Flamethrower
Esc -- Pause

Tools used:

The linux build can be run with the command: java -jar ./ (Thank you MemoryLeek).

Note: I'm working on getting a working OS/X build up.

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Sogomn says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 5:08pm

The game is quite good. Killing bugs with flamethrowers is awesome! I do'nt like the jumping mechanics but thats a personal thing.

holgk says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 1:18am

Nice game. But you should have used a other key than F for the flamethrower. F and space are hard to reached with one hand and using A, D and F with one hand is hard, too.

bobrocks says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 1:22am

The voices are so bad that they are great! Jumping needs a lot of work, but for 48 hours, this is a great effort! Nice work!

Aug 26, 2014 @ 3:58am

Hmmm I downloaded the OS/X version but all I got was an empty folder named "FireBugApple". ???

TheThirdOne says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 4:10am

For some reason this is marked as a virus by chrome. Anyone else have this problem.

cudabear says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 4:13am

Great flame effects, and I loved the screams of the enemies! Some music would have been nice, though. Platforming controls felt really broken, especially jumping. Controls made it hard to play (can't press D and F at the same time with one hand)

Cosmologicon says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 5:18am

Unfortunately I couldn't get the Linux version to run on Ubuntu, probably because I'm not too familiar with Java. I tried "java -jar" and got:

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: framework/LD30 : Unsupported major.minor version 51.0

LexGear says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 2:58pm

I downloaded this on OS X and I also only got an empty zip file..??

MemoryLeek says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 3:06pm

I managed to run the game on Linux by using java -jar ./
At first I assumed it was a regular .sh-file and tried to chmod it and run it, which didn't work.
Anyway, once the game was running it worked great.
I have to say this game had me laughing, in a positive way.
That "aaaaah" sound is so epic and hilarious! :D
The game itself is very hard and unforgiving, I didn't manage to get past level 2 :)
Also, the physics could use some improvements.

arbiccdheife says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 5:02pm

Hi all..thanks for all the feedback. I have removed the OS/X link for now. I'm ignorant when it comes to Mac..I'll do some research and see if I can get a working build for it up.

Thank you MemoryLeek for trying the Linux build.

Making the jumping/overall physics better was on the to-do list but got cut for the 48hr build. I plan on releasing a slightly better post-comp build later on.

LudusPactum says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 12:20am

This is the message when I try to run it on OS X:

$ sh
readlink: illegal option -- f
usage: readlink [-n] [file ...]
Error: Unable to access jarfile
: numeric argument requiredit: 0

blurryroots says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 12:23am

The jumping needs a little getting used to, but i enjoyed playing it. The sound effect of burning bugs is just hilarious =P Good job.

Aug 27, 2014 @ 4:36am

The only way to play that game is to speedrun it. Else it's hard and too imprecise on the jump. Then it's fun (still hard). I like the arts and the sounds.

ninjascript says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 4:37am

Best audio of any game I've played so far. The game is rudimentary but challenging. Well done!

kirbytails7 says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 4:39am

I'm also getting this blocked by Chrome. Maybe, I dunno, they see "fire" and "bug" as an .exe and freak out?

arbiccdheife says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 4:48am

Yea sorry about the Chrome thing. I'm putting up a runnable jar version now.

gwa says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 8:25pm

jar version worked pretty well on win7. But game was to hard to me to much gavity and f is anoying to shot than I ned this finger to move most of the time to the right. Nice work.

MunkeeBacon says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 8:26pm

I feel like the pyromaniac I've always wanted to be.

IsaacL.Balogh says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 10:57pm

The gravity is ridiculous, you should not fall that fast. The controls are really too close together. The windows.exe doesn't open. Not a fan of the one hit deaths like that, not without some sort of checkpoint or some way to get more than one hit.

nerd burglars says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 1:56am

Challenging and fun! Great entry!

Lokarunith says ...
Aug 30, 2014 @ 4:29pm

a nice platformer. Could have been more polished but the levels are fun.

Tanser says ...
Sep 3, 2014 @ 4:35am

Hahaha, love the game! Nicely done for compo!

dancingmad says ...
Sep 7, 2014 @ 7:48pm

OMG the voices ><

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