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

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Walk the Plank

by MiniBobbo - Compo Entry

After a successful day plundering a pirate crew needs to have all their hostages walk the plank. Unfortunately, in their haste to get everyone in line some of the crew got mixed in with the hostages. As captain, it is your job to sort the crew out and kick everyone else overboard.

Instructions in game.

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Ratings

Coolness85%
#21Humor3.95
#34Fun3.90
#124Overall3.71
#160Graphics3.80
#197Mood3.39
#263Audio3.19
#297Theme3.81
#353Innovation3.41

Comments

Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:13am

This is pretty cool. I love the small variations in poses as I throw people off the ship.

daviosmash says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:14am

Haha, what a silly game. Really had fun with it, very nice!

JamesOfJames says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:18am

This is the best I've seen yet this time around; great concept, and there's a full (if short) game there! I think level 3 is a bit of an early spike in the difficulty curve, 4 & 5 are comparatively simple.

iMer says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:20am

Really enjoyed this one - failed when it got to the level with 9 choices.. I'm probably just too tired.
Definitely one of the two best I've seen so far

Kitch says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:01am

Love it. This is what a ludum dare game is about... quick, simple and to the point. Taking a small mechanic and making something challenging. Thanks!

jarry says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:02am

Nicely done. Had a lot of fun playing it ! congrats

karlipoppins says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:02am

I loved this one! The only thing that threw me off was that the Keep / Kick presentation feels backwards (you see those that you need to keep on the right) so I always have a hard time remembering who to keep. Other than that, wonderful game :)

zanenga says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:05am

I wasn't expecting much, but it was really cool! I tend to kick of people in the rythm of the music, haha.

BKGH says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:05am

I love the frantic aspect of the game trying to go faster without trading speed for accuracy!

GreenyUk says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:07am

That's really fun! I suck at it's fun. Every-time i made a mistake i hit the opposite arrow for some reason so i made mistakes in pairs. Only thing i'd criticize is the music was repetitive, but great entry. :)

thristhart says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:13am

Fun and simple! Good execution on a simple concept. Audio loop is a little bit too tight, but otherwise not unpleasant. I refuse to believe that level 7 is beatable. Voting N/A on theme because this fits the theme just like nearly every other video game.

victorafael says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:14am

Did the pirates took over the titanic! There's a lot people to walk on the board! :P

I loved and thought I could do it fast as the light... I found out I was wrong at level 3!

Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:14am

Simple yet challenging! I like how you work with silhouetes and coloe schemes. Good job!

scriptorum says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:19am

Really fun game! Level seven is pretty hard, after about 30 tries I got at most 31. Nice job.

MiniBobbo says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:28am

Ok, full disclosure time.

- Audio was made in about 10 minutes. I originally wanted a ska inspired number for the actual game but after an hour I realized I forgot that I can't make music and put in a sped up menu song. I thought about leaving audio out altogether but compromised on a mute button...

- Level 3 is hard because originally there were only three levels and it was the last one. The additional levels were a last hour addition so they aren't balanced...

- I can't beat level 7 either. My highest score ever has been over 50, but it was on one of the simpler levels (maybe 1 or 2). I've hit low 30s, but I think I've peaked...

-I always hit mistakes in pairs also. Kick a pirate by accident and save the hostage I meant to kick.

Aisland says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:44am

Quick click game, very funny!
My brain is confusing now, aha!

indigofiz says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:46am

Lv 7 is just too hard! But it's a good game that keeps you playing until the end, nice job!

QuexD says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:39am

Very good

Integershift says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:44am

Fast paced fun. Really enjoyed and the graphics are great!

FatKarate says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:16am

Awesome game much wow

renatopp says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:41pm

This is so simple and so good! The best game so far for me!

alfadur says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:59pm

Nice level progression, I actually find the rate of making distinctions finer established quite well.

Justin Mullin says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:36am

Hah! This is deceptively fun and deep, and feels really great when you get into a good rhythm. I love the animations and the quirky premise.

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 2:28pm

Hi there. Love the presentation and music, small SFX for kick/keep also good. Seems to me might be bug sometimes says you got it wrong, but pretty sure not... Happens about 15 in. Liked the pirate chiptone music. Good job!

Cake&Code says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:38pm

Loved it! These kinds of twitch games get my blood pumping like no other and I had a blast trying to quickly sort the people. Very smooth gameplay, good controls, easy to learn and very nice sound effects and music. Overall just a great game! :D

andrewkennedy says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 4:03am

Wow you just made level 7 impossible didn't you?!?! I can't get above 30 even when I'm at my best.

Such a funny idea. Loved the music and the different poses for the pirate captain.

Also... Pirate-Game-Developers unite!

MiniBobbo says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 4:13am

Yeah, level 7 is impossible. At least, I've never been able to beat it. It just has all the sprites that I made in it with a high goal. I blame it on the last minute addition and the lack of playtesting!

I played your pirate game earlier tonight and had a ton of fun! Go pirates!

gquibao says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 4:53am

This is awesome and hard. One of the most fun I've played so far. Couldn't beat the 7th level

stalker1586 says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 5:04am

Time killing game. I wold like to have it on my iPhone :D

SoulGame says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 5:07am

Thanks a lot for your consistent feedback on The Shift, your game is pretty brain killing as well :) It's simple and original. I liked the super chiptune music and the concept and realization are ludicrous enough to be fun.

Concerning upgrading The Shift, we would probably simply add more levels randomly switched, that would allows more variety and simplicity (current level is kind of complicated because it has to be self-sufficient to match the theme)

pjimmy says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 2:31pm

very funny and creative game, well done :D

lightsoda says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 6:03pm

Everything is pretty good, simple but fun gameplay, looks good, sounds alright.

puppetmaster says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 7:06pm

My kids loved you game.
They lough about the kicking animation.
Funny music
Well made!

badlydrawnrod says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 10:38pm

That's a whole lot of fun, presented very well. The only weak point is the music, even then it's not bad. I was being overly critical, the difficulty is a little patchy (subtle pirate joke there). Excellent game!

Dejsan says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 12:36am

Nice idea, u just have to love the pirates yarrrrrr

Dietrich Epp says ...
Dec 19, 2014 @ 2:11am

Loads of fun but I was hopeless on the 7th level.

P.S. Your game will appear in my next video (episode #4).

Tuism says ...
Dec 19, 2014 @ 3:10pm

Hahahaha fun :)

Simple but pretty good with changing up the constraints by simply changing graphics :) Now pump some IAPs and go mobile :P

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