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

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MACHO KNIGHT

by hundredhundred - Jam Entry

MACHO KNIGHT IS HERE TO SAVE THE DAY!

Theme:
Entire Game on One Screen, I interpreted the word screen as the definition for protection and shielding. You play as the mighty Macho Knight. Macho Knight only has one goal in mind, to protect his Lover from the Hooligans that are trying to kidnap her. You must use your mighty Macho Shield (machoman belt) to fling the hooligans off the fort!

How Long Will You Be Able To Defend Off The Hooligans?
Will You Be Able To Save Your One And Only Lover?
Will These Questions Stop?

Well, Find Out By Playing The Game!

Also Leave your highest score in the comments section below :D

Controls
Right Mouse Click To Move Right
Left Mouse Click To Move Left

Techniques
1. Enemies will fly further if they are hit whilst airborne
2. Boost off by facing in the opposite direction of your incoming enemies
3. Macho Knight's shield can wear off enemies stamina, making them fall down to the ground (note: point not awarded)

Good Luck and may the best Macho Knight Win!

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness100%
#130Humor(Jam)3.48
#146Audio(Jam)3.56
#170Fun(Jam)3.53
#199Graphics(Jam)3.88
#233Overall(Jam)3.55
#310Theme(Jam)3.75
#342Mood(Jam)3.27
#403Innovation(Jam)3.19

Comments

allanolivei says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:43am

The graphics and gameplay are very good and the game is very fun.
An error has occurred. My character went flying round and gave fatal error in unity.

biscuitWizard says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:43am

Okay, I loved the graphics of this game. It was so silly, watching macho's little blue helmet thing flap around. It felt satisfying to run into baddies. Really enjoyed it!

hoyt hoy says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:50am

I didn't like macho games, when men fight for women's and woman's just watch...
It's weird.
But the idea is good, easy to play, easy to understand, good music and good game!

friken says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:51am

Beautiful game!

rabbit says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:32am

Very charming. The graphics are quite nice, and the gameplay itself feels very good. The music, which it's good, doesn't really seem to fit with the aesthetic, however.

Alendro says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:59am

This is surprisingly addicting. Great job!

donan says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:00am

Nice mechanics and graphics. Good work :D

Arovoid says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:03am

Great animation!

PoQA Games says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:05am

I got the high score hee hee :D (33) Very macho. Nice game.

flyingbear says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:05am

I laughed out loud when I first understood the objective =) Nothing like getting bad guys off your tower by ramming into them! really liked the sprite art and oooo, that pixel sky...

Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:07am

@PoQA Games, ahaha congrats! you are the first person to calm the macho highscore!

Also thanks for all your feedback :)

Hellequin says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:58am

Really nice game! Graphics is gorgeous and also the story! Pretty fun to play

Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:13am

claim* ahaha

VictorL says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:25am

Love the art, music. The control is good. Fatal error here.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:30am

@VictorL sorry to hear that you got a fatal error, could you explain around when it occurred?

dsoft20 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:18am

Very nice entry!
Great graphics and gameplay, without much work it can be a good moblile game!
The music reminds me of FF9 :D

akhilnivarthi says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:09pm

Wow!!! Nice game.
It was pretty fun to play. Music was pretty fun.

Kaijuu says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:00am

Really fun game! Easy to play and easy to understand.
I think you could make cool physicks and some bonuses

Grindstorm says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:15am

Simple, addictive, and fun :)

zillix says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:22am

Very cute! The simple gameplay works out quite well.

OpenGL says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:32am

5 star to the audio! good graphic, simple game play! fatal error in unity:) But still a good game!

Red Sigma says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:36am

Very solid work. Simple gameplay and good art/audio made for a good experience. Good job, Can't see much wrong with it at all.

Phyyl says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 5:08am

Nice concept! I like everything about it, except that the controls are a bit too simple... But that's how you made it, it's not my game :) good job with the graphics and audio!

digibody says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 5:44am

BUG: Content was stopped because a fatal error was detected. I just did not touch anything and let the two swordsmen converge on the hero and princess.

Lynx says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 5:57am

Interesting little game, very simple yet fun. The inertia thing feels kind of weird though, I got more flight out of the bad guys be running at them from a shorter distance

SoulGame says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:19am

The game is pretty simple but feels right. The first 20 enemies are a bit boring because it's just click & wait after that point the game shows his potential! Very nice controls/concept/gameplay after all. The very basic feeling of protecting someone while becoming weaker and weaker is quite interesting.

Sublustris says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:54am

nice game! lots of fun!!

Mechamew says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:02am

Haha! Cool concept and mechanics. Looks great too!

Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:19am

@digibody thanks for the feedback on the fatal error, i seem to have a few people with the same causes. By any chance are you using a mac?

Overall thanks for all the wonderful feed backs! much appreciated

ALSO don't forget to put your highscores on the comment section :) I would like to see how your runs go!

Troilk says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:50pm

I was playing on mac - in Firefox knight always runs to the left and game soon crashes, in Safari the controls are ok but when enemies reach princes the game crashes.
Anyway, I liked graphics and the overall mood of the game :)

puppetmaster says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:28pm

Lovely pixel art with a cool dead animation :-)
Well done!

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

The gameplay, mood, and graphics are very good. It crashed when I lost, but was great fun until then. (in safari)

Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:08am

@Troilk & @eyeofbri Sorry to hear the game crashed, I seem to have a problem with the game running for mac computers, I however seemed to have fixed the problem with the application version, so if the web build doesn't work for you please give the application a go :D

Overall thanks for all the wonderful feedback much appreciated

eerongal says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:53am

The graphics on this game were great!

Dec 11, 2014 @ 4:36am

I got a high score of 50. :)

This was really easy to learn and fun to play! This is definitely one of those LD games that you could sell with more content added. Great pixel art, the music is thematic and not distracting. The color palette is very good, and you give great instructional documentation!

Great job! Thank you for sharing your game. :)

ben_pxlplz says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 4:36am

Stunning artwork! Simple, but very fun! Maybe some different enemy types or power ups may make the game a little deeper. Cool stuff!

abdurrahmankh says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 7:27am

I like it, simple and fun.

Dec 11, 2014 @ 5:41pm

Nice game, super simple to pick up and play.

Krunoslav says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 10:00am

Very nice game! The artwork is really god, animations are nice too. Simpe mechanics but very fun.

Dec 12, 2014 @ 5:58pm

Nice, quick and simple. Good job!

Mr MadCat says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 1:10pm

Nice game. Very fitting music and artstyle.

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 6:27am

oh boy - that was fun - i loved it when the guys go flying - great job

resty says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 8:47am

This game is fun. Everything is good.

EvanEGibbs says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 7:18am

Super cool! All my criticisms are "I want more!" :D
The way the game controlled felt very good, I loved pushing people back. I would have liked a goal number to hit, maybe levels or powerups.

I love the way the instructions were written, that's awesome. Also the game looks wonderful. Awesome stuff!

spotco says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 9:31am

cute art, but there wasn't a whole lot to the game other than running left and right (unless I was missing something?)

Pat Kemp says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 3:19am

Cute graphics, great music! Not sure about the left/right mouse button controls. It's kind of a pain on my Mac's touchpad. Would just as soon use arrow keys.

Great job!

Nick Weihs says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 5:14am

Mechanically, this game suffers from being too simple. I was able to get to a high score of 260+, and the challenge was not increasing at all. My strategy was very simply just running back and forth, which was not particularly interesting. I also noticed some issues with the sound - when you knock a guy off the side the camera shake causes a slight Doppler effect in the music which sounds like an audio glitch. This was particularly pronounced when I had the game zoomed in while using it in web player mode. The sprites for the macho knight and the girl were super cute, and the music set a fun and quirky tone for the game which matched the gameplay and visuals. I'm interested in your screenshots because they show the fort from a wider angle than I saw in game - this makes me wonder if I was missing something. I feel like you probably could have pushed the mechanics a little harder and made this into a really fun game. Overall though, I had fun, and I'm really looking forward to seeing what you guys come up with for the next LD! Thanks for sharing your game with me!

Benjamin says ...
Dec 26, 2014 @ 8:56pm

I could not move the knight with left and right buttons they were just changing knight direction. I could use arrow instead so I was able to play the game. The game was fun, but I was very frustrated by not being able to jump, especially when I land behind an ennemy and have to follow him or even push him in the princess arms... :-/ The music and arts are gold and they really go along.

2HitAdam says ...
Dec 28, 2014 @ 9:02am

Really loved the cute little graphics! As others have said, it's a little too simple to be as fun as it could be. I also would have enjoyed it more if the camera were panned out, I wanna see these baddies fall to their deaths!

Dec 28, 2014 @ 3:30pm

Cute graphics. Simple but fun game! I Included it in part 19 of my Ludum Dare 31 compilation video series, if you would like to check it out :) http://youtu.be/hTIxzyGfxwg

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