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

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Mah-Le-Cuh-PEW

by LostTrainDude - Compo Entry

MAH-LE-CUH-PEW (by LostTrainDude)
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Isometric 2 Players Vs. Local Multiplayer

[ORIGINAL LD VERSION]
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2 GAMEPADS REQUIRED
(Keyboard keys somewhat work only for one player, at this stage)

[Controls]
Left Analog Stick to move
Right Analog Stick to aim
LB\RB to shoot

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[POSTDARE V1.2]
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+Fixed AI bug. Now more challenging!
+Fixed Toggle Music button bug
+Tweaked PEW volume

[POSTDARE V1.1]
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+SINGLE PLAYER MODE
Now you can play against an AI!

+KEYBOARD AND MOUSE CONTROLS
Now you don't need a Gamepad anymore!

[Controls]
WASD keys to move
MOUSE to aim
LEFT MOUSE BUTTON to shoot

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[Software used]
- Unity
- Blender
- LabChirp
- LSDj (Music Tracker for Gameboy)

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness81%
#458Audio2.88
#892Graphics2.57
#892Humor1.82
#1024Mood2.29
#1027Innovation2.36
#1035Theme3.07
#1064Fun2.40
#1130Overall2.45

Comments

Zwergesel says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:45pm

Fun! But I had noone to play with... :(

sfdnetwork says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:46pm

I didn't rate the game. Controllers required? Are you kidding me??

lisac says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:24pm

I played with the arrow keys. You've picked two things that will make it difficult for people to rate your game, being multiplayer and needing gamepads which is a shame.

It's a shame because the graphics and movement are quite clean. I'd put some borders periodically along the path though so that the player isn't falling off all the time.

LostTrainDude says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:51pm

Thanks for your feedback folks!

@Lisac:
I was aware that I was restricting the audience so much, but I've actually learned a lot.

My first intent was to make it single player, with WASD keys for movement and mouse aim, but since Unity Free doesn't allow (or at least doesn't make it easy) to create a pathfinding AI, I had to find a different solution.
I've also thought about online multiplayer but I dropped the idea almost immediately. Probably I wouldn't have make it in time.

Glad you liked it, anyway, if I ever work on a post-dare version, I'll come up with something to spice up (and frustrate less) the gameplay!

hexagore says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:48pm

Aww, looks really nice but I don't have a player 2 here :( Sorry, can't rate!

Wakka says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:49pm

I got a gamepad but still found the controls hard to use. Had no one to play against :( Great music though.

roktom says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:50pm

Looks interesting but can actually play , because of 2 players.

Reyn says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:09pm

Hi. Thanks for the comment.
Yes its difficult to rate if I can't shoot. I did use unit free's nav meshes in my farm invaders game. Its super easy, two clicks, a drag and one line of code. Also check out unity's multiplayer which is almost as easy. Not that your game needed either. I found people did not like a networked multiplayer entry for ludum dare, I believe local multiplayer is the way to go because it doesn't explicitly require another player to see how it would work. Multiplayer also gives the player an instant goal: 'Beat the other guys', where I struggled quite a lot in coming up with a goal.

LostTrainDude says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:30pm

@Reyn
I have to say: I was COMPLETELY unaware that the latest version of Unity changed the rules about NavMeshes... Thanks a million, really, I had no clue!

I'm working on a single-player version as we speak!

Drtizzle says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:55pm

A bit hard to control, and you've got a lot of health. It would be nice if the player bounces back a bit when you get hit, so there is a chance you fall off the platform.

I really dig the music!

Nice job :)

Reyn says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:53pm

Heh, glad I could help :) I'll play the single player tonight, work blocks dropbox.

Taldius says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:20pm

Fun game, however it's hard to control your character.
Nice work.

Alendro says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:28pm

I like the idea, but i wasn't sure what to do after a while.

Ulydev says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:30pm

Nice concept ! :)

Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:34pm

mouse doesn't seem to work :(
i can only move o_o
the game looks interesting tho :)

LostTrainDude says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:53pm

Thanks everybody! Still tweaking and trying to come up with something nice :D

@Alendro:
If you tried the original entry, probably it's because it has no single player and mouse\keyboard support :\

If you want, you can try the PostDare version (but remember that you have to judge the original one only!) which has both! :D

@MurderSantaTeam:
The mouse should work in the Post Dare version (so an update that came after the official submission) :)

Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:36pm

Fun but thee controlls were disorientating (original version. I didn't have anyone to play with either. I loved the music.

trykondev says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:42pm

I like the simple visuals and the music. I agree that the player was a bit hard to control and it was too easy to fall off.

mtanton says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:26pm

Pretty fun! Challenging to navigate without falling off.

LTyrosine says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:06pm

Amazing music!! I really would like to see how it feels with a second player.

Reyn says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:32am

Ok, looks good. I think it might have worked better to use w/a/s/d to move the player relative to the screen and not where he is pointing, that way he can move around while still being able to shoot at the other player, that might have made it more difficult to move though. Maybe adding some other element to play could have given the game more depth. How about each player needs to circle a pillar to gain score and getting killed you lose score ? Seems like the environment isn't being utilized. Heh, I see your 1.2 version now has the AI player try to hide behind pillars :)

Geckoo1337 says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:11pm

Who wants play with meeeeeeeeee?
Neat.Well done. Maybe too slow ++

alabebop says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 11:16am

I played with keyboard and can only move one guy, the control of this guy is smooth and I went to the other figure...how should a second player be connected to the game?

Anyway, the graphic and audio are neat. Keep up with it!

Dec 12, 2014 @ 2:21pm

Since I couldnt use a controller and had no one to play with I cant really rate it high but I did try the post dare version and tried the game. I thought the controls didnt really work for that kind of level, it was too hard to move like that and there just wasnt much to it. However, I think it is a solid foundation to build something upon :)

LostTrainDude says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 2:29pm

@Alabebop:
Currently the multiplayer is only "local", which means that you should beforehand plug two controllers and then start the game.
This happens both in the Original LD entry and in the Post-Dare version, with the difference that now the Post-Dare version includes a Single Player mode against an AI, as well

Thanks a lot for your feedback, folks! It means a lot! :D

Dec 13, 2014 @ 2:43pm

Fun little versus game with interesting challenge added by the navigation. Like that you've added a post LD version with a single player option because that really helps when there's no one else around.

MrBadIvan says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 7:54am

I rated the graphics, theme and audio, because other options require gamepads and two players. The audio is very good, and I like how it match simplistic and stylish graphics (sure, it have to make another character models, but I see potential).

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