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

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Keyboard Wars is for 2 Players at a single keyboard. It is a simple tug of war game, but is controlled by random key prompts, forcing players to fight over space on the keyboard. Ideally, most of the game is fighting over the keyboard, instead of strategizing on screen.

Keyboard Wars was completed using the following:

Mario Paint Composer
Giant Bomb's Endurance Run of Chrono Trigger playing in the background.

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andysolace says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:06pm

I wish there was someone here I could rope into playing this lol, it looks like a lot a fun xD Still, played it for a bit to experience the keyboard mashing, and I can see this game being a great little mini/drinking game :D definately 5/5 for fun and humor! ^_^;

Muaic and graphics are good fun too :) Well made, well done!

samfreeman05 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:44am

Really good to learn your keyboard

Jacksendary says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:40am

Sort of hard to play 2 people against each other as both needs to use a whole keyboard, if I had 2 keyboards it might have been easier :D

hazzahazzam says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:44am

I could see this being used in schools for typing lessons. Maybe remove "[" since I thought it was a c and got confused.

rantt says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:47pm

I could see this being really fun with another person. You'd be playing tug-o-war with the keyboard while your snowmen were playing Fun game, nicely done :)

Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:49pm

love the way you have to play with 2 players on one keyboard

HotBoxGames says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:20pm

Simple concept, nicely implemented. Love the faces on game over :')

Thingus says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:20pm

Neat little idea; I can see it breaking a few keyboards, though :P

Justin Mullin says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:27pm

I like the "cheating is encouraged" prompt. xD This was a fun little distraction, the sort of thing I could see spending way too much time playing with a few punch-drunk friends.

Croze says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:17am

it wouldn't load on kongregate

zompi says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:57pm

I didn't have anyone by my side to play, but when I saw that first player has to press '[' and the second one ']' I can see how much fun it might be :D

Pretty cool idea, graphics are... well... painty but the music is quite disturbing. Anyway, this is an incredible game for parties :D

Myyyvothrr says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:48pm

Nice idea, music was annoying. Was more fun to play than I thought.

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 8:12pm

Hi there. Good idea, will be sharing with people so they can also destroy their keyboards... Shame no sounds.

rzuf says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 2:02pm

ahAhAhA, playing this with other person must look like this:

SuperDisk says ...
Dec 21, 2014 @ 1:33am

Can't say I cared for the music.

The game itself sort of reminded me of a game my friend and I created, except not really the same. Y'know, while I was playing this game my microwave went off and I stopped for a bit to grab the Chef Boyardee (c) Beefaroni (tm) inside of it. Unfortunately, the magnetron in my microwave had broken and the brew was completely ice cold. I keep the cans in my fridge, you see; While preserving freshness, it also renders the unheated cans completely inedible. In despair about the lack of food in the house, I came back to the game in a dour mood to see that my friend had already beaten me in a few rounds, putting me at a disadvantage. Anyway, I digress. The game was pretty neato.

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