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

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Retro Platform Defense

by JayProg - Compo Entry

Take on infinite waves of baddies in this platform-shooting, tower defense game. Don't let them escape!

-Aim with the crosshair
-Shoot with left mouse
-Drop traps with the right mouse
-WSAD movement
-Space to jump

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Ratings

Coolness59%
#21Fun4.03
#172Audio3.40
#175Theme3.97
#193Overall3.61
#266Mood3.28
#446Humor2.64
#545Graphics3.11
#836Innovation2.71

Comments

Lawls says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:51am

Really fun! I'll have to come back later to get farther

pjchardt says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:52am

Felt good. Fun fast paced game. I would like to see which trap I have selected and the cost though. I would also like an alternate button for dropping traps, I am using a touchpad and dislike trying to right click when I am aiming. That is just me though. Nice work :)

Sublustris says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:53am

nice game :) Looks like "retro supercratebox".

Paperscraps says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:54am

This game was a ton of fun. Really solid and well implemented. The particles from some of the gun blew my mind.

shyupuff says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:56am

Hands down the most addicting and fun thing I have played today. Amazing job! (: Loved the art, the combat, the fast paced levels. Nice!

torcado194 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:00am

wow this is surprisingly very fun!! the art could be better, but the gameplay and music is great!

Mopz says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:09am

Difficult, very crazy and fun

Fede3751 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:35pm

Fun game! Really similar to Super Crate Box!
Good job! ^^

Drtizzle says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:39pm

Really hard, crazy effects, nice concept!

raincole says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:03pm

It seems boring at first glance, but the longer you play the better it gets. Well done.

rabbeni says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:37pm

This was fun to play :)
Good job

Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:27pm

A good surprise, I didn't except much at first, but it's solid game, very addictive and well polished. Good job man !

error031 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:24pm

I dig retro style, very nice and simple game!

Crosstales says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:26pm

Good work! That was fun to play, it also worked pretty smoothly. I may have to return later :)

oh_andrej says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:27pm

Loads of fun. I love the sort of neo-Atari style graphics and the special weapons are a joy to use. More addicting than I thought it would be, great job!

A very minor quibble: Would be nice if you could use Space to start the next round, so you don't have to move the hand away from WASD :P

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

I really like this game. It's a simple concept that has been done really well.

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:12pm

Hi there. Nice idea, but too hard, couldn't ever get to money. May need different strategy ;) Bookmarked for relook. Like the 8-bit music and graphics. Good job!

Dec 13, 2014 @ 6:01pm

This entry is pretty great, JayProg: nice work! The gameplay was genuinely entertaining, and I really liked the music--it was an excellent accompaniment to the action! Haha

Dec 13, 2014 @ 6:06pm

Liked:
- The gameplay! Felt smooth and easy to use.
- The graphics! Nice atari style.
- The music! Perfectly complementing the graphics with a catchy tune
- The powerups! Lots of fun! I'm glad you took the time to add them.
- The idea! Very cool, I love tower defense, and I also love shooting down waves of enemies myself. Great way of mixing those things

Disliked:
- My character health. Was there a health bar? I always died from being hit by enemies and felt like I never got to fully realize my awesome traps. I actually think it would be cool if your character was unkillable, and instead was impeded in some other way when enemies hit him (maybe he wouldn't be able to shoot for a while).
- Jump height. I felt it could've been a biiiiittt more (this is a really nitpick-y thing)

Overall really fun game! Love the idea, I think it has a lot of potential.

01rafael says ...
Dec 20, 2014 @ 8:32pm

Graphics is awesome! But goal isn't clear.

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Dec 22, 2014 @ 4:39am

that was really fun - you should try to make this full game

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