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

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by Just Tom - Compo Entry

The controls are simple, left stick to move, right stick to laser sword. The goal, simpler. Deflect and SLAM enemies outta' the screen. Keep going, don't stop! Wreck that score! Or just zen out and beat on lasers, whatever floats you boat.

Strikeout is a high octane, laser bat swinging survival game. As a heads ups, Strikeout can only be played using a Game Control Pad, like an Xbox 360 controller.

The game mixes eclectic visuals and kinetic gameplay. I was gunning for somewhere between Tron and Geometry Wars but I'd love to hear what you think of it, ill or otherwise.

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woodecker says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:43am

I really liked the graphics, very polished.

Fanttum says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:00am

ahhhh why must we need a gamepad? I just want to play this cool looking game.

SarahFrisk says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:03am

I liked it! Colors were great, and gameplay was fun!

dsilvers says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:03am

This is pretty! I remember Obi Wan on XBox used a similar sword swinging mechanic. Works well here! Very pretty game. My only criticism is the sound, although I like how the sword raises in pitch the more you swing it around. Overall good job!

victorafael says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:34am

Didn't did much there... but played enough to see the very beautiful graphics

Tortoise says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:02am

I really wanted to play this but I don't have a gamepad. Art and screenshots look nice though.

StejkRobot says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:25pm

Loos like a good game, shame i dont have a controller

Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:34pm

Very enjoyable game play. I really liked the laser sword sound. Kept going back for more.

deyteris_team says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 10:52am

very colorful game. I enjoy it!

Mopz says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 6:16pm

Didn't read the instructions first, just tried to accomplish something with the arrow keys and lost. Don't have a controller, so I don't rate this one.

Bsevers18 says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 12:49am

nice juice! was really fun!

csanyk says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 3:57am

Interesting take on the 2-stick arena game. I found that the gameplay was fun at first, got challenging quickly, but then I didn't know where to take it from there -- it seemed like your options are limited and it needs something to bring out more depth.

belva1234 says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 12:46pm

Wow, i really like this game , well done

SinistraGames says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 12:50am

This was so awesome! This was just neatly designed all the way. The controllers were great, and the sound design really hit the spot. Only need some good music to put on top! Awesome game!

Geckoo1337 says ...
Dec 24, 2014 @ 6:27am

It seems to me really good, but I don't have any pad at home. Frustration :/

01rafael says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 9:31am

Colours is so great!

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