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

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by tsjost - Compo Entry

You are enjoying a sunny day gliding around aimlessly in your private helicopter, when something unexpected happens!

Move around with arrow keys/WASD and collect all the collectibles before the enemy collects you!

How does this relate to the theme, you say? Finish the game and you'll find out!


Written in Javascript with the help of Crafty.js, which I had never used before this weekend.

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shrapx says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:30am

I still want to try and get all the letters :3

fun !

Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:07am

unfortunately i cant keep playing this because its making me motion sick.... but its fun nonetheless . i want to reach the end. lol

Jed T. says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:56am

I enjoyed dodging the enemy helicopters while they are in full speed and then crashing the walls after. The physics feels like I'm in outerspace. I had fun tough, maybe putting less acceleration to the controls.

Leo says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:53pm

Not great but not bad either. The BGM gets a little annoying and I wish I knew where the collectibles were.

I can't shake off the feeling there was enough time to polish the idea and make this game better :(

Anshul Goyal says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:54pm

haha. nice!

doitle says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:09pm

Very difficult collect-em-up. It is kinda fun training all the enemy helicopters behind you full speed and then pulling up at the last minute and seeing them all hit the wall. After I did that though I got some slowdown and it seemed like there were a lot more helicopters after me. I was unable to collect all the letters in a few tries, and as others said some mechanism for locating them might have helped. Also when you die, if you just leave the game to run endless helicopters suicide into the wall / floor. It might be good to freeze the game state once you die.

alvarop says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:10pm

The premise is simple and the execution is too. I think this game could have been much more if you added some "juice" to it and a more consistent style. I do like the sound though, it's funny.

Aru Nyan says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:10pm

Kinda fun, … Didn't manage to collect all the letters though :( It gets laggy after a couple of seconds, then it's very easy to crash.
Also wouldn't mind having some kind of closest letter indicator, searching was somewhat tedious.

rnlf says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:14pm

Nice one :-) I like the feel of the game and the take on the theme is at least not as obvious as most others (mine included).

I like how you use your voice to make all the sounds. When in the Game Over screen, enemies should not spawn. When I was trying to type my comment here it was like "Swooooosh!!!" all the time. But that's just a problem with the new integrated web games thing, can't blame you for it.

I found one input bug though: Sometimes, when pressing one of the direction keys at the wrong time during restart of the level, my helicopter accelerated indefinitely in one direction until it crashed :-(

Sheepolution says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:20pm

This is pretty hard. Not sure if letting the helicopters destroy each other would've been a good balancing choice or not. It's annoying how it's laggy after a few times. Also it's not very clear when you hit a character. A little sound would've done.

Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:29pm

Best sound 10/10.

Gamepopper says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:45pm

Neat game. Still struggling to get all the letters. >.<

Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:03pm

nice sounds .. booom ;)
and thanks for the music mute, so after a while you can turn it off.

also really sure where it connects to the theme.
but i do like the heli controls!

SneManden says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:08pm

Haha, such a charming game!;) And those sound effects..(:P)

It is pretty hard though; had to quit after at least 10 retries. Would like to come back and try again, solving the mystery of how it relates to the theme ;)

Empyrealhell says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:09am

Took a while to finally get to the end, that was pretty difficult. Cute ending, I didn't see that coming, though in retrospect I probably should have. The controls were a bit loose, and the fact that the enemies could come flying in from off the screen and hit you before any human could react was a bit off-putting. The sound effects though, man. I left the game running while I typed these just so I could listen to you make explosion sounds non-stop. Awesome.

Robber says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:51pm

i love the soundtrack~! getting hot in there with all these choppers! pretty difficult, alphabeth soup armageddon! nice

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:09pm

Hi there. Like the massive explosion, which is a good job as found lots of those. Saw an R right at the very top of the background... Much death.

oh_cripes says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:42pm

Quite hard, but good fun. I like the movement of the helicopter. The sound effects are ace too!

LegacyCrono says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:55pm

Nice and simple game, but for some reason the framerate plunges after a while, making it nearly unplayable. =/

nuno says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:12pm

Awesome sounds!! :D

drnick says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:49am

I loved the sounds! psssshhhh prrrrrr pooow
The music is also very nice and soothing.
The idea of the letters is also a creative take on the theme.
However, I found your game very hard. I couldn't beat it after many tries. As I wanted to see the ending anyway, I opened the web console, selected the embedded frame and typed "create_enemy=function(){}" to disable the enemies so I could finish the game, and even so I took 115 seconds! Perhaps you suffered from the gamedevers bane of misjudging your own game's difficulty.

alfie275 says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 12:32am

Awesome game :D
Here's a link to the vid I did of it:

karlipoppins says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 7:30am

Great game! I loved being able to fight the other helis, very fun gameplay! Not a fan of the music but I loved the rest of the game. Good job!

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