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

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by Lolwned - Compo Entry

Second Ludum Dare ☃ !

4m² is a game where you play a snowman and shoot robots.

The Goal is to defend your 4m² of territory from the robot invasion with your trusty weapon. You may use traps that reveal and slow ennemies that step on it for a short time. You can also use flares too reveal every ennemies on the map. Press E to spawn waves but don't wait too long, your score multiplier will go down.

Game may or may not have bugs.
A known issue is that it my slow down occasionnaly (too many bullets, ennemies or maybe a more obscure thing).


- Move: WASD, ZQSD or Arrows
- Shoot & aim: Left Click & Mouse Cursor
- Place trap: Right Click
- Use Flare: Space
- Spawn wave: E

Made using Haxe/HaxeFlixel with FlashDevelop, bfxr, bosca ceol, audacity and piskel.

Have Fun.

Downloads and Links




Kitch says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:25am

Really like the option to spawn the new wave. (That's great for us old folks, in these sorts of games) Everything was tight, straight forward and golden for this sort of game. Thanks!

revolter says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:30am

Simple graphics, but so alive and fun. Nice work on the details!

Mixer says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:33am

Wow, fun game that is simple and what a game should be! Like the waves and upgrades, and the overall game felt 'cool' :D

Wilson says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:34am

Nice game :)

okkolobr says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:34am

I disagree with Kitch :) The "spawn the next wave yourself" things kind of put me out of the mood. Would have prefer a classic countdown.
Fortunately, the game is good, and I get back in the mood right after the wave started ! I like the ideas to get some strategic decision to make with traps.

Well done mate !

Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:36am

Quick and fun. Obviously we've seen this kind of game before, but it's very well executed. The stealth mechanic of the enemies makes for a both fast paced and tense game. I think if the game is taken forwards, then making it a bit more tower-defensy by adding more traps or automated turrets could work well.

efux says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:42am

Cool game! I like the concept of planting traps so you can see the enemies.

lion123 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:53am

A minor problem: you can hardly see the mouse cursor. Make it a little more visible and it will make gaming experience much more better

rzfmzn says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:28am

Liked it :)

Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:23am

Cool game, i took a while to find the cursor, a brighter color would be better!

Invisible enemies were a nice difficulty touch, but a little unfair in the late game (wave > 10).

zanenga says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:47pm

Very nice game! I like the gameplay and mechanics. I just wish the contrast between the background, the enemies and the mouse cursor were better. It's really hard to see.

FerraWare says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:49pm

Nicely done! All hail HaxeFlixel!

drludos says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:41am

A nice fast-paced action game, I love it! Lovely graphics, excellent audio (5/5 here), and well balanced gameplay all unite to create a good experience! Congrats! :)

6DownStudios says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:51pm

Simple but quite fun! Map design lets it get hectic quick but stay manageable. Solid.

Dokthar says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:56pm

Very Good game. All have been say in the other comment's.

runvs says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:30pm

Hi there,
I like your game very much. Great Soundtrack, SFX and even an intro.
The stealth mechanics adds a nice touch, though i find it hard to detect enemies, at least on my screen.

Verz says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 7:31pm

Fun and simple, nice work! Congratulations on finishing LD :)

apiotrw says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 10:04pm

Pretty solid but I think you could do some work on the graphics

maxmetallica says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 9:17pm

nnice work

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