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

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SCRAMBLE SLUG

by rockford - Compo Entry

Play SCRAMBLE SLUG Now!

A whole game on one screen:
- Land off with your space ship
- Cross the space and avoid enemy probes
- Fly over the town, beware of the rockets!
- Drive an armored Jeep to penetrate the enemy base!
- Walk with your gun in the enemy territory to destroy the nuclear core!!

How to play:
- Press space to land off
- Use arrows keys: left to reduce speed, up/down to move, right to increase speed
- Press X to fire, C to drop a bomb
- Destroy the fuel tanks or you'll run out of fuel!
- In the Jeep, press up + X to fire at the roof
- At walk, press up to jump, fire a bomb on the core to win

The game is hard, but it's by purpose! Enjoy!

Making of:
- This game was made in 15 hours with Love2D on a Mac Book Pro
- Every line of code (around 1000) is made from scratch
- I'm 43 years old, and my real work is to produce video games...
- I'm a big fan of retro gaming, so the game is inspired by retro games
- Sounds from SFXR, art made with PyxelEdit

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#59Fun3.81
#130Mood3.53
#152Theme4.00
#254Overall3.52
#519Audio2.78
#619Innovation3.05
#788Graphics2.73
#1934Coolness32%

Comments

Ovidios says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:54am

Oh, another löver there! (^u^)/
The game looked very nice. The controls also feel right and fitting multiple small games on one screen of course fit the theme but wasn't that special. Oh, and it did seem like I wasn't able to collect fuel...

rockford says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:05am

Thanks Ovidios!
To collect fuel you have to destroy the fuel tanks :)

oh_andrej says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:50pm

Yup, the game is indeed hard :D
Love the graphics and the sound effects. I also like how this is basically an entire adventure, condensed into one screen. Great work!

camlang says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:56pm

Good sound and mood.
Try to develop the idea!

BitOfGold says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:00pm

Nice concept! A bit hard for me. I found myself pressing 'I' in the end :D

Luke Molnar says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:01pm

I'm keeping this game in my library, i like it, simple but HARD, which is great.

oscalbal says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:03pm

The third level is not working (the one with the boxes). When I exit the previos level, I dont appear in the beggining of the third one. Other than that, nice game.

Fnkee says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:05pm

This is the most fun games I've played so far. I had to sit for about 20 minutes before I managed to get to through the last part (and it took my about 45 seconds before I figured I was going to use the bomb!), though it was totally worth it. And everything one one screen. Everything about this game feels right. Thanks, I had a great time playing this!

Orangy Tang says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:06pm

Scramble! Great game, fun LD version too. :)

The switching of vehicles was a nice touch, although the on-foot seemed the easiest, yet was at the end? Might have been a better fit at the start. Still fun though, took me quite a lot of goes before I managed to finish it.

rockford says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:28pm

For oscalbal: You appear in the car, and it drive alone. You'd explode on the first crate I believe :)

rockford says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:29pm

For Fnkee and Orangy: woaw, great to read! I definitely want to dig in the concept and create more levels.

ponk says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:45am

CooOOl..!!
Good controls !
We want more !

wilbefast says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 11:10am

Yay, Löve!

Took me a while to figure out you pick up fuel by dropping bombs on it ^^ Also that my missiles would lap around the screen. Really interesting to change character: I didn't think a shooter could work with the theme.

Really like the game - it was difficult but fair, so I wanted to keep trying. It's "take off" by the way ;)

sam101 says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 4:39pm

Nice take on the theme :)

csanyk says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 12:38am

Reminds me a bit of the Konami arcade game Scramble... an influence?

rockford says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 6:42pm

csanyk, yes definitely :)

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