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

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Mechanised Menace

by Adam Gould - Compo Entry

Defeat the encroaching robot army, and try to rack up as high a score as you can!

Featuring fully original pixel art, sounds, and music.


Controls:

W A S D - Move around
Mouse - Aim and shoot

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#2356Coolness0%

Comments

Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:19pm

374.000 .. is this good? :)
Best action of all games I have played so far. Nice :)

Empyrealhell says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:20am

Decent all-around entry. After a while all of the waves started looking the same, though some of the upgrades were a lot of fun. I got to about a million and a half points before I finally died to impatience and trying to rush the shooting guards. Tight controls, easy to play, cohesive graphics, just all around well put together.

It would have been to have more though. More feedback when you get, more enemies or attacks, just more juice in general. Unless there's more after the waves of shooting guards with small discs, I feel like I saw all this game had to offer in under a minute.

snapman_GT says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 4:31am

Standard arena shooter with some pickups, but the standout element is that music track. That's really your composition? If so, bravo. Best tune I've heard so far this jam.

MiniBobbo says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 4:39am

Man, the speed upgrade is not your friend...

This is nicely done. I like the scrolling score on the floor.

paperweight says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 10:01pm

Nice man, very nice.

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 2:34pm

Hi there. Like the movement and powerups. Good job!

Lynx says ...
Dec 27, 2014 @ 2:43am

That was very satisfying! I'm not one for top-down shooters, but that was a lot of fun to me. My only suggestions are to maybe make the power ups a bit bigger and easier to collect (I got myself in a loop circling the power up endlessly because I couldn't turn tight enough to get it) and maybe add a click to start screen because I opened this in a tab and the game started playing before I eve scrolled the page down yet

Anyways, minor thing. Keep up the good work!

Chaoseed says ...
Dec 28, 2014 @ 10:11pm

Nice! The game is simple, but it's executed very well! Good graphics and music, and good design; I especially like the waves of varying enemy types. Good job!

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