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

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shootAbox

by skulioskarsson - Compo Entry

This is my entry.
This is also my first ever finished game.
I'm really excited about this even though It's not much. I hope you enjoy playing it half as much as I enjoyed making it.

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Ratings

Coolness100%
#531Audio2.76
#681Fun2.96
#802Theme3.40
#905Humor1.73
#934Overall2.82
#1043Mood2.22
#1044Graphics2.28
#1185Innovation1.82

Comments

apiotrw says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:39am

A bit disappointing that its just another top down shooter with no special mechanics

Groydis says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:41am

It is what it is, more polish and shine would make this stand out a tad more for me.

Alter says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:41am

Nice minimalistic shooter.
Congratulations with the first finished game!

Krimble says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:43am

I like the particle effects and explosions. Not bad for first finished game.

wavertron says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:45am

Congrats on finishing your first game.

Dec 8, 2014 @ 12:54pm

Good job. Though having the enemies only come from the sides meant staying in the middle and moving up/down became the best tactic. Going forward you might want to add in obstacles, or powerups.

I also probably wouldn't have used the mouse to shoot unless you were giving the player more than 4 directional shooting, I'd have just let them shoot the way they were moving.

Tuism says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:43pm

Good for a first try :) I like that it's not just a straight up shoot-at-the-cursor top down shooter but at least has the four directions thing. Though you could then have used the keyboard entirely to control the game instead of the mouse :)

Chaoseed says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:01pm

Well, it's playable. ;) Personally I'd like to see shooting in arbitrary directions...I suppose sticking to four directions makes the gameplay a bit more involved, though. Anyway, you've got a game loop, animation, sound, smooth controls--now you have no excuse not to make a better game. :D

anokta says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:08pm

i must say looks fairly nice for a first game, good job! :) on the other hand, there is not much in the game not seen before. also, i wouldn't have used mouse for 4-directional fire scheme, it's rather ambiguous to go for the direction you want. still, congratulations!

Maurogik says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:18pm

Nice game, nothing out of the ordinary but the particles are a nice touch.

johnbrynte says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 10:27pm

I like that you chose to have a box as the sprite, that made it easier to see that you can only shoot in four directions. Add some power-ups and this would be a really nice game! One power-up could for example be that you're turned into a circle which lets you shoot in all directions, continuing on the concept you already started.

banana4life says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 11:09pm

Nice shooter and for your first finished game it's good!
A little critical point: i think that the game over screen doesn't fit into the graphics of the rest of the game.

Ossi says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 11:10pm

Congrats on making your first finished game! I really like the simple graphics and the colors orange and blue always look nice together. The audio fit well and the particle effects gave some good feedback when you shot stuff. Good job!

TagliatL says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 11:12pm

72 kills! Pretty fun

ramoncb says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 11:16pm

Simple but addicting! Good job! =)

spacedoubt says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 11:16pm

Well, there's boxes and you shoot 'em! What more can I say? Good job!

Raiyumi says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 11:18pm

Congrats on your first finished game!

TheNewPhoenix says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 11:24pm

Its an "OK" game. But I dont like how you have to shoot. I am expecting to aim where my mouse is, not in a general area. The music was good though.

Dec 11, 2014 @ 11:31pm

Good FX. If shooting is going to be stuck to orthoganals, better to use keys for shooting direction rather than relying on the mouse. Also shooting in the last moved direction works for these kinds of games. Or you can make shots move diagonally towards the cursor.

Either way, its a good start - this is the basis upon which games like Binding of Isaac are built.

Odefus says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 11:35pm

Congrats on first game. Its a good start.

ChrisGaudino says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 11:35pm

I really enjoyed this. I really liked that you could only shoot at 90 degree angles. Forced you to move to line up your shots. I think being able to move with wsad and shooting with the arrow keys would have been a bit easier, though.

laluis1 says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 11:53pm

This game is plain, but it is also a lot of fun.

udo says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 11:59pm

I love it, so simple and fun, yet it's got great timing and is very engaging. Great job on your first LD!

kipelovets says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 4:01pm

Good job for a first time!

puppetmaster says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 6:58pm

+ Music and particle effects are cool
- not so innovative

Well made!

Backterria says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 1:00am

Had fun with it!Keep up!great first entry!

Mr MadCat says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 1:38pm

Nice little game. Not too innovative, but for yoour first finished game quite good. Keep up the good work.

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 9:12pm

Hi there. Pretty slick movement, nice particles, good sounds. What's not to like? Good job!

Tifu says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 3:49pm

Not bad for a first game! Keep it up.

pht59x says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 11:05pm

I like the minimalist side of this shooter. However, there is plenty of scope left for polishing the game, such as increasing speed...

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