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

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Words War

by tppr2046 - Compo Entry

All visual component made with Traditional Chinese words.
Drag the red character to jump to cyan words and shoot.
Avoid the yellow words.
Connect words to fire bullets, and can't stay too long at one word or it'll explode.
update: enemy's words appear randomly


Tools and assets:
Construct 2
Font: Google Noto fonts

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tonypai says ...
Dec 7, 2014 @ 1:46pm

I got it! Connect words to fire bullets, and can't stay too long at one word or it'll explode. It's pretty funny. :D

tppr2046 says ...
Dec 7, 2014 @ 2:04pm

Thanks for the feedback!! Added to my description!!

Blockers says ...
Dec 7, 2014 @ 9:26pm

this is cool, i like the softness of the color palette you used; it compliments the small music loop in the background :P

Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:35am

the movement system reminds me a bit of how Ghost Trick worked. Kind of cool to see that applied to a more action-heavy game. It works very well.

tppr2046 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:41am

@NickMakesGames You got it!! I did love Ghost Trick!!

tonypai says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:45am

It's quite interesting! I love the explode effect of words and the mechanism. But the bgm has a little empty moment maybe?

lekochen says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:01am

Interesting visual representation. Hanzi rocks.

jarry says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:29am

Hoooo, i finaly get it ! good game :p

fierysquirrel says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:21am

Nice idea, it's fun. I would probably add something to show progress during the game, how well you are doing, a kanji counter or something, well done!

tppr2046 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:47am

@fierysquirrel Thanks for playing!! At the upper left, the white words means the score!

wandersenus says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:02am

nice game!

Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:50pm

Pretty fun experience, even though i have no clue what the words mean. However, I miss some sense of progression and don't really know if i die or that the level just progresses. But the style, music and gameplay match super well.

Dir3kt says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:30pm

Cool game. Simple mechanic that provides interesting gameplay. Would have loved to see letters with different abilities perhaps.

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:33pm

Hi there. Firing away, blowing up pesky yellow words, fun. Didn't quite get how to be strategic, was luck. Thought I'd got level complete, but I think now I got killed... Like the sounds. Good job overall!

harley77 says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:51am

Original concept nice sound. Very nice.

tppr2046 says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 2:04pm

Thank you all for playing my game!! @mrexcessive: thank you for your feedback, the rule is if your character stands on a word, it will explode in 10 sec.

Jupitron says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 1:05pm

It felt like a shoot em up strangley, nice approach.

Dec 12, 2014 @ 8:36pm

Pretty neat concept, nice job!

BUNN1E5 says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 11:48pm

Love it but the music loop is too short it gets annoying fast!

MikeTheWayne says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 11:51pm

Nice game, found it particularly innovative and unique, with the traditional Chinese symbols. The controls are smooth and nice, though I had to read description to find out what they were. The music is quite nice, but after a while gets extremely repetitive and annoying.

Overall however, a solid entry! Great!

zatyka says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 1:34am

Fun for a bit, but quickly becomes repetitive. I had to mute the audio after a few seconds. The symbols looked nice. One of the more unique games I've played. I just wish I knew my high score.

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