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

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Never alone on this stupid screen

by sam101 - Compo Entry

"Never alone on this stupid screen" is a multi-player action survival game.

You are a shiny 8-bit guy who just wants to be alone on his CRT cave screen, but there's always stupid monsters, and
EVEN WORSE, other players, that comes to annoy you.

But maybe you'll get to the heaven of 8-bits guys if you kill enough guys. And don't worry, your guy will always remember
his stupid name and his level if he dies.

You can play using the arrow keys, and space/enter to fire. If you want to keep your level from another pc / browser,
you can use the second link (http://ld31.slepetit.com/#returning ) to enter your username.

By killing enemies (or other players), you will gain some experience, that will allow you to throw those stupid monsters
(they really are stupid) out of your home quickly.

Sometimes, the fonts might now load, so you'll get really crappy fonts, you'll just need reload the page to fix it.

Please play using a modern, Chrome/Safari/WebKit browser is recommended, since Firefox tends to lag a bit sometimes :(.

Feel free to comment, even harshly (I do actually prefer criticizing comments :) ).

Check the github page for technical stuff about the game.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness62%
#510Theme3.63
#526Audio2.77
#614Overall3.14
#705Humor2.29
#758Innovation2.86
#799Fun2.83
#829Mood2.61
#887Graphics2.58

Comments

Jupitron says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:28am

Hi!
Made 3400 points, really nice game, got me hooked! I´ll keep playing! One of the best that ive tried!
Music is nice!

Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:00am

This was really cool! I had a lot of fun with it!

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

Hahaha :3 i've playing it 5minute before dying.
Fav !

Fanttum says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:02am

Cool game, and great use of screen space! Hope I can find someone to play with soon.

Mincemeat says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:03am

There's just too much going on for my liking. It is really cool all the same...

JamesOfJames says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:03am

Pretty cool idea, and well-executed!

GreenyUk says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:04am

Solid shooter. Felt a bit clunky to me, with the limited axis moving and shooting, but still fun. :)

raincole says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:05am

The graphics are a little cluster; But I'll rate a high score for anyone managed to make a multiplayer game in 48hrs

wooltech says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:17am

Fun game. Controls can feel a little clunky, but the idea of fighting monsters and other players works well and I like the generated names too.

mtinkerhess says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:19am

Pretty cool to do a multiplayer game for LD! Nice music. The combat was pretty simple, it would be nice if there was a way to deal damage without taking damage too.

sam101 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:30am

mtinkerhess -> You can shoot without being shot actually :)

NoahbroCZ says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:55pm

Very nice game and the multiplayer fits it well. Music is bit addictive :D. Please check my game too: Presidents bodyguard simulator

shubshub says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:50pm

Far to Loud sorry

rabbit says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:52pm

I had no idea what was going on at any given time. Everything gets really lost in the grey of the background and tiles.

EvilObjective says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:54pm

Nice job getting multiplayer in. Great retro sounds. A little chaotic but fun!

madmaw says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:54pm

There was another player in the room, then I kicked his ass. Very enjoyable. Spot on for the theme. The controls are a little unresponsive, but that's hard to do with a networked game, let alone one written in 48 hours.

sam101 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:01am

shubshub -> Thanks for the feedback anyway, I'll reduce the volume of the sounds !

rabbit -> Thanks for the feedback anyway !

madmaw -> Yeah, the prediction/networking code for the lasers is kind of buggy unfortunately (it was my first take on a fast-paced multiplayer game :/)

Hermitli says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:14pm

cool game! but a little hard :) give the Fun 5 star.

kraln says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:51pm

The collisions are a little wonky

yosh says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:24pm

Really enjoyed this one! It got me hooked pretty fast though I'm pretty sure I died for unknown reasons!

I still made it through level 2 and killed what could have people or bots... it didn't matter as long as they would die B)

Fun!

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:15am

Hi there. Like the 8-bitness. Nice sounds. Lots going on, looks good. Might be a bit easy 'cos I lasted I while and I'm really bad at these games normally :) Good job!

Indigon says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 7:45am

The semi-turn-based-live mechanic is very confusing, the graphics are cool though

6DownStudios says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 5:16am

Real neat and lots of fun! I would've liked another attack, maybe slightly stronger (shoots 2 or 3) but only in one direction. Music's great! Well done!

asobitech says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 9:43am

Really fun to play. Well done on getting the multiplayer working well.

zatyka says ...
Dec 20, 2014 @ 5:14am

I found the gameplay to be a bit too "busy", with so much stuff flying around on the screen in different directions. I'd suggest further differentiating the projectiles from the enemies.

Congrats on making a multiplayer game in 48 hours... I know that's no easy feat. Unfortunately, no one else was in the game with me when I was playing, so things got repetitive pretty fast.

MaesK says ...
Dec 25, 2014 @ 7:25pm

Interesting game, although a bit hard :P

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