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

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Space FireFighter

by naufr4g0 - Compo Entry

Turn off the fire with your spaceship quickly you can.

Controls:
'left, right arrows' or 'A' & 'D' to turn left, right
'X' or 'Space' to fire the water
'Enter' to restart game when die.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness73%
#316Graphics3.49
#432Fun3.21
#485Overall3.26
#612Audio2.60
#654Mood2.83
#718Innovation2.91
#726Theme3.47
#792Humor2.14

Comments

FerraWare says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:28am

Cool graphics and idea, the player movement is kinda difficult though

johnbrynte says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:55am

Sweet old school feel, even for the controls which you really need to learn in order to master the game. Nicely done!

inkeystring says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 12:42pm

fiendishly hard...nice looking and playing game though

rzfmzn says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 12:43pm

when Moon lander meets Burning Rangers :P
hard as hell to control the ship but i liked the game :)

hadesfury says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 12:43pm

Original concept

Didn't catch that I cannot hit walls . Really hard

Score : 3800

Dec 8, 2014 @ 12:45pm

Small little fun game. Love the style of the graphics and the NES vibe. It would be cool if bumping into walls would damage the ship. And the propulsion is a bit slow-ish. Good game!

ranseur says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 12:48pm

I would like to return to the base to repair ship, trading time for health. Nice little game!

naufr4g0 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:24pm

Thanks for your comments!

@hadesfury @Random Abductions: bumping into walls actually damages the ship! :) The faster you hit the walls, the more damage you get.

@ranseur: this feature will be implemented sooner or later!

RyanNielson says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:57pm

Great little game with a nice old school feel. I like the mechanic and the urgency that you make the player feel when there's a fire. The controls could use a little tweaking, but otherwise great work.

Eduardo says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:14pm

Is kinda hard to control the player! Nice graphics and water!

SneManden says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:50pm

This has become one of my favorites so far! The graphics really capture that retro-arcade-feel.

It is really satisfying to put the fire out with the lovely water-mechanic :).
The controls are hard; but in a really good way, because they are precise, and I think they reflect your skills.

One "critique": the "zone is on fire"-sound was quite annoying :b

mrspeaker says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:06pm

ha ha, this game is fiendish! Those controls are a nightmare... everything is going ok, then hit a wall and I'm bouncing around like an idiot: don't change a thing! Really beautiful game.

naufr4g0 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:04pm

Most of you have realized that the game is all based on the controls. Become familiar with them is crucial.
Learning how to manage them can be very rewarding. :)

sheigeno says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:25am

..the controls are hard..xD but nice idea of the game

lukz says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:26am

Nice idea, very fun to play ;)

dsoft20 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:21am

Nice entry, very old stile! :D

superfrog says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:51pm

very fun to play. nice graphics. :)

Namide says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:32pm

Good gameplay, but I think it lacks a little originality

Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:03pm

Neat game! Interesting controls give the game a unique feel, but might be hard for some people to deal with.

Capro says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:27pm

Hardcore, fun and well crafted :)

sirdorius says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:30pm

Very fun! Simple idea, but the physics take a lot to master.

deepnight says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:48pm

I like the general idea of the game, but it lacks a small twist of gameplay. Something like fire that spreads or local damages on cities instead of a general health counter.

The art is nice too :)

naufr4g0 says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:37am

@deepnight: So many ideas, so little time to implement them! :( This is why I decided to keep the game minimalistic. Maybe I'll add some feature in the future.

thopis says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:27pm

Fun gameplay and fast controls!great!

Damdoshi says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:17pm

Pretty nice game. It is fun, the control is hard but not too much. The theme is cool, the score look fair. Good job. I have bump everywhere now x)

=> I've fixed the link for Windows. = o

Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:59pm

Pretty cool idea, reminds me various Spectrum/C64 games that I can't quite think of right now. Graphics are pretty simple but they work well for this game I think. Gameplay is generally fun but it gets a bit repetitive, it'd be cool to see an extended version with some gameplay twists.

Luis Anton says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 3:08pm

Great idea! At first I moved my ship around by firing water XDDD Then I found out I could also thrust. I love how firing water kicks the ship back, forcing you to counter it. Well done!

ibilon says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 2:11pm

Nice :)
Though I died in my first try because I didn't realize that hitting the "walls" removed health.

SoulGame says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 1:00am

Very hard but very well made as well. The controls are nicely responsive but they ask some time of learning to master (which is good). I got 3 times in a row a fire in the same building, maybe a semi-random fire starting would be better?

asobitech says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 7:09pm

Firefighting spaceships for the win. Tough stuff.

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Dec 22, 2014 @ 6:00am

taking health damage on the walls is cruel - pretty fun game

Valeour says ...
Dec 26, 2014 @ 1:42pm

Nice graphics and audio. Game idea was really nice and fairly executed, controls are a bit of a pain though. Had a really nice feel to the game too.

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