Ludum Dare 31 — December 5th-8th, 2014 — Theme: Entire Game on One Screen

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Who cares Entire Game?

by bukt - Jam Entry

Hello again, ladies and gentlemans! `Who cares` at your service. Again and as always.

Today we are proudly introduce you our newest and annoyest game: `Who cares entire game?`. Are you already tuned?

Look, main point is as old as your Atari: hit-and-run. Release your tiny mouse and place your fingers on keyboard - there are only arrows and `Space` keys available. Basically, use them for movement of your hero. Also, there are three characters (you can switch between them with `left` and `right`), and each have three special attacks (change them with `up` and `down`). Shoot with `space`. But be very very carefull.

Why? The big idea is - "All UI is always on screen". And, the coolest part - "All UI is always responsible". Whenever you rotate your hero - you switch between them. If you want to run forward - they also change their attack.

And for cherry-on-top: you are always in the `Main menu`. Tap `shoot`-button when `New Game` item is selected, and (ta-da!), you will reset all your progress without any confirmation.

The absolute record at our local contest for this game non-resetted playing is 1 minute and 45 seconds. Do you really think, you can beat it?

Keep calm and stay alive.

Downloads and Links




Grindstorm says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:25am

Awesome idea, super-ridiculous. But, The Ninja kick doesn't seem to hurt or fend off the zombies :(

panda says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:26am

Great use of the theme! The game is pretty much impossible though!

Taldius says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:42am

Really fun game but also almost impossible to play! xD
I had a similar idea but I didn't have the guts to do it.
Nice job!

Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:50am

Absolutely rediculous concept!

Shivur says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:05am

That could be a great game but the controls make it just too confusing. But who cares right?

Ryusui says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:30am

Ugh. I feel like I've been trolled. Points for cleverness, but this thing makes Desert Bus look like a pinnacle of playability.

Vaclav says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:11pm

This is crazy :D

BlackBulletIV says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 1:17am

A highly unique take on the theme, but I'm afraid it just feels impossible to properly play.

ZNCatlaw says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 5:26am

I tried! I really, really tried! My best strategy was to switch to the macho man, leave the main menu button on 'resume' and then use the round-house kick over and over. I killed some zombies this way.

I am attracted to what you did here. You challenged yourself to make something that couldn't be played.

Nelly says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 10:43am

who cares ld)

papazoot says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 8:12pm

The web link doesn't work. I get 502 Bad Gateway.

daviosmash says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 3:43am

Controls very hard to use! But nice idea.

Chaoseed says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 8:30pm

Playing the game is like "Pause-wait-Resume-Exit-New???".

It's clever, though. I'm glad you took the time to make it. ;) Also the music's great, heh.

Crosstales says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 8:57pm

Great music and cool take on the theme! Nice work. Playing it was a bit hard though :)

gallerdude says ...
Dec 19, 2014 @ 11:38pm

Awesome concept!

wavertron says ...
Dec 20, 2014 @ 12:07pm

5 stars for theme. It really is every part of the game on one screen, menus and all. Unfortunately its kinda unplayable. Not sure if serious :D

Poupi says ...
Dec 25, 2014 @ 2:25am

Very nice! ;)

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