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

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Alien Invasion

by Majoolwip - Compo Entry

A ninja must save his techno training ground from and infestation of alien scum. Fight your way through the obstacle course defeating grunts to make your way to the big daddy. Are you up for the challenge?

Made in Java with no added libraries. Images made in gimp and sound made with audacity and FL Studio. First time submitting to Ludum Dare. Hope you like it!

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Ratings

#134Audio3.47
#186Graphics3.74
#190Mood3.40
#331Overall3.42
#387Fun3.26
#1025Innovation2.37
#1207Theme1.76
#2112Coolness24%

Comments

Majoolwip says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 12:04am

Two seconds after submitting I notice I missed spelled options :P

rulamia says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:30pm

This is a great game!

Wevel says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:57pm

Great game, rather difficult but i love the lighting.

Leo says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:57pm

The lighting looks cool but the initial setting of ambient light is too low, I didn't know where to go. I also didn't know you could change it in the options. Maybe you should try changing the initial ambient light?

RyanNielson says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:58pm

Great looking game, although the lighting made it quite hard to see some of the platforms.

rincewind_cz says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:03pm

Nice. Controls feel good and it's not pain to move around and shoot at all. Also the graphic style is polished and it looks good. But two things: some kind of checkpoints would be nice and it freezes sometimes (without exception, numbers keep going in terminal)! Then the game has to be restarted... Good job anyway :-)

regisRquoi says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:49pm

It's nice!
I couldn't defeat the boss because the game is a bit hard (but I liked that) and mostly because I didn't know really if I was hurting him, there's no visual feedback or health bar, so I didn't know and quit after dying several times against him.
Audio is simple but nice and fits the game.
Maybe it could be more in relation with the theme? The options are in the game, and the scrolling is coming back when the player die, so the screen doesnt change, but.. Well it's hard to be really in the theme with this one.^^

Had fun anyway :)

lightsoda says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:30pm

Solid controls. The style obscures the platforming a bit too much for my liking.

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

Good music and audio. I think the main screenshot you chose undersells how good the game looks. The jetpack was hard to slow down. Good work.

Xanjos says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 1:57am

The only gripe I have is that it doesn't seem to fit the theme in some way but I do like the lighting effects and the general gameplay mechanics seem pretty solid. Not bad for your first entry I say.

csaunders says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 2:01am

The game is pretty tough and for whatever reason I couldn't adjust the screen size or brightness on my Mac.

Nice effects. Keep working on it!

sorlok says ...
Dec 23, 2014 @ 1:28am

Solid game, very fun. Liked the control scheme. Found the jetpack very hard to use right.

p1x3lruckus says ...
Dec 23, 2014 @ 1:29am

Amazing effects, especially for pure java, but I don't see how the game connects to the theme. Also the options didn't work on my computer, but I don't know if that was just my computer

Dec 28, 2014 @ 12:04am

I really dig the visual style. Gameplay works well until the jetpack... which is really hard, as there is no way to practice it. A checkpoint there would have really helped.
The audio, well, turns out I spent the last few hours messing around with FL Studio so it all sounds quite similar :D but it still adds something to the game. I guess if there were checkpoints, the game would be almost flawless - definitely among the better ones.

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