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

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Protector, The Turret

by lparker - Compo Entry

Your are a solo turret in the middle or nowhere. You neecd to last as long as possible against the plasma creatures.

Good Luck.

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xaedes says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:14am

Nice Particle effects.
I had problems with the controls in the beginning. Could find how to stop the permament movement. But I got it after a while.
I like the setting "Your are a solo turret in the middle or nowhere".

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

The rotation was kind of difficult and clunky, but I really like the missile animation :)

zanenga says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:49am

I didn't finish it, but I like it. :)

Mopz says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:30am

I found it very difficult to aim, but still a fun game. And the half naked girl in the beginning looked awesome!.. Oh wait, was that an ad?

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:05pm

Hi there. Loved the mood, graphics/particles and mechanics. Sounds also good, firing and music. Did not like the arbitrary S to stop rotation mechanism though, maybe stop on fire ? or just rotate to exactly line up/90deg each time rotate ? Good job overall!

Marcellus says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:32pm

kind of hard without much feedback. didn't really know if what i was doing was efficient or not. took me a while to figure out how to aim but played it for about 10 minute. good entry !

CliffracerX says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 6:31pm

Neat game, looks like if I'm not careful I'll get sucked into playing it and never get anything of use done. :P

The audio is very chill and gets you in the mood of the game, and the particles were very pretty.

Rotation could use some work, it's a bit clunky at times, but very good job overall!

Dec 18, 2014 @ 9:24pm

Like the others, great music. Found the rotation a little "clunky" too, but that's all part of the challenge!

SuperMsp10 says ...
Dec 21, 2014 @ 2:55pm

very confused on what to do

friken says ...
Dec 21, 2014 @ 3:49pm

nice work. controls were a bit hard to stop where you wanted to. nice idea for the game.

cxsquared says ...
Dec 21, 2014 @ 3:57pm

The animations looked really nice but the controls were a little wonky. It was hard to shoot down the lanes. Overall nice work.

gameattack says ...
Dec 21, 2014 @ 4:04pm

The visuals are interesting. I feel like "Protector, The Turret" should either should either have more intense music and action or should be more like a puzzle game. Sometimes even thought I am about to die, the music and make me feel I am ok. I like the mood.

Mach60KAS says ...
Dec 27, 2014 @ 5:02pm

Particle effects were lovely, game was a little repetitive but pretty solid. I found it odd that the green plasma gave off orange smoke - I often found myself firing red rockets at them! Apart from that, good work.

Dec 27, 2014 @ 6:11pm

Idea of stacking plasma creatures of different colors is interesting. Wish I could learn to differentiate between order in which they are stacked to be able to shoot series of missiles without waiting for the frontmost creature to disappear.

Controls are a bit difficult for me too.

Mechamew says ...
Dec 27, 2014 @ 6:12pm

Fun idea. Interestingly assembled graphics - attacks and enemies looked cool. Nice concept!

csanyk says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 12:23am

Didn't really follow the theme, since not all of the game was visible on one screen. The controls were really difficult to use. The premise of the game was simple, but due to the controls being so difficult it was not fun to play. It would have been much better if you simply stopped rotating when you release the button, and if you could fire the elements directly the their selecting buttons. I liked the colorful blobs.

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