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

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Against All Odds

by billrizer - Jam Entry

Your marine corp unit is tasked to terminate the social injustice in Cambodia and was ambushed upon landing.

You wake up in the middle of a field with a broken leg surrounded by zombies.

The situation is desperate, but HQ has sent an extraction team...



Left click to fire.
Space to reload.
Best played with headphones.

Game written in JS (Phaser.js + WebGL)

Downloads and Links




spazzarama says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:03am

Like it, I like the death sequence back to playing again. Neat.

TriSquare says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:48am

Very stable, I like the game play because I can't see what is about to happen to me, Great job!

stasss says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:50am

Hardcore!! Nice

misto423 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:50am

Pretty cool. It was kinda easy though.

Zwergesel says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:56am

Love the flashlight effect, but I wish reloading was more meaningful (as of right now you can just spam it) and 5 minutes is a bit long if it's always the same kind of zombie. Couldn't click that long, my arm hurt... :)

rantt says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:13am

Cool game. The rewinding time effect for when you loose was neat. Great job :)

BKGH says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:26am

I love TDS's!
This is a mildly addictive game. :P

Moraleidahgo says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:29am

Really hard for me, but very fun.

Javabot says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:33am

Hard to stay alive, all on one screen, gives me the creeps. 10/10 IGN.
But really. It's a cool game, but I would like to see less zombies and more variety. How did I survive while unconscious?

Anachron says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:58am

Very creepy mood, especially the zombie animations! Also the zoom in/pixelation effect on death is cool

psychonull says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:07am

Kept me playing several rounds trying to get rescued. Loved the mood.

dallonf says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:49pm

Very fun! I loved the flashlight effect and the zoom in/out. A bit repetitive, though.

hexagore says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:48pm

Think this might have been a bit too difficult for me, I only lasted about 7 seconds each time! Stylistically solid though.

Louisload says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:43pm

nice style on the graphical effects and the sound effects, really sets the zombie mood

karol says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:51pm

I resembles my entry a lot. I guess we have very similar tastes. Both are javascript games where you shoot enemies that come from the sides until you die.

I really liked it, although it's pretty hard. I loved the death sound and animation. A very solid submission.

Would it be possible to see the source code?

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

I like the way the restart was handled. I never looked at my ammo bar since I was focused on my character.

ajayajayaj says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:04am

Awesome! The death sequence is so cool.

KunoNoOni says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:05am

Very well done and polished game. Very effective use of sound, really set the mood. Simple mechanics with a touch of one more try sprinkled in. I too really enjoyed the rewind effect when you chose to try again.

Hellequin says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:19am

A bit hard! But well done!

MjSpeCter says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:22am

You should add a difficulty mode, a good challenge for trigger happy gamers and everyone a-like. + The awesome graphic style.

Manoloko says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:26am

Very hard, couldn't stay alive for more than 20 secs!. Very good style both graphics and sounds, the game would benefit of a more gentle learning curve.

Code Medicine says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:31am

Its a neat concept. The green screen surrounding the game is a nice touch.. I dig the zoom in and out that pixelates the character. 3 minutes is sort of a long time for rescue as you cant do much but spin and shoot. Nice title overall, could use a bit more depth. Nice job.

Rocketship says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:26pm

Surprisingly addicting for such a simple game! The flashlight works perfectly here and the sounds are good, especially the pistol sound feels like there's some oomph to it.

hbocao says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 10:28pm

My wrist hurts! I'm gonna sue you! So hard, man... haha
Great job!

farwyler says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 1:23pm

Great game man, very good job! I like the sound design you did there

Dec 13, 2014 @ 6:25pm

Nice game, very hard though. Great atmosphere, the sound fx and graphics complement each other.

peterthehe says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 12:49pm

Intense. I like the death sequence. Perhaps some dramatic music? :P

Backterria says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 3:46pm

Very nice!fast,dark and challenging!

marsermd says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 6:49pm

2 minutes.
Classy. Cool.

Dec 14, 2014 @ 7:14pm

Not the most original concept but done really really well! The audio was brilliant. I stayed on the start menu longer than necessary just listening to the music. The gun fires, zombies sounds and that sound when you zoom in were all excellent. All that adds to make the game more addictive.

The graphics were brilliant. The only criticism (and i feel embarrassed to make any criticisms of your graphics when my game was just letters on a black background!) is I noticed the zombies all looked better than the main character. That kind of looked a bit plain in comparison. The game seemed very hard but I'm slowly getting better it at. I'm gonna go play it some more! Well done this was excellent.

Dec 14, 2014 @ 7:40pm

I like this, from the source code:

this.TOTAL_GAME_TIME = 1000 * 60 * 3; // 5 minutes

Just thought it was funny :)

btw: the source isn't linked directly, but you can view it here: (figured it out from the game link ;) )

Dec 14, 2014 @ 7:44pm

Nice game! Really hard though!
Looks well polished!
Easy to understand but hard to survive.

Btw: Answered your comment ;)

wavertron says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 11:04am

Nicely polished game, and the death zoom in was sweet. Quite hard

Chris M says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 9:39am

That was horrifying. Nice take on a classic, esp liked the effects when dying and restarting. Which happened to me a lot.

jonnopon3000 says ...
Dec 23, 2014 @ 1:54pm

Polish all round here, I love this as an LD product...though I never got more than 1.5 mins in as (at least for a laptop touchpad) the controls are just that tiny bit too unresponsive to react fast enough to what feels like a very hard core game. Love this though, well done!

ceosol says ...
Dec 23, 2014 @ 3:07pm

really nice game. I had two issues, though. When firing, my guy would stare in the direction of the gunshot for a split second to a couple of seconds. This tiny lag blip make it difficult to play. The second issue was that the game would freeze at the restart. I was running os/x.

I didn't hold that against you because I figured it was on the mac side of things.

jukimv1986 says ...
Dec 23, 2014 @ 3:54pm

truly hard, cannot get under 2:49. polished graphics and audio. great work!

alwaysinbeta says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 1:50pm

Nicely polished game. The pixelated game over zoom is great. If you're planning on taking it further, some variation would be great like maybe going through different weapons or having a few grenades.

pht59x says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 2:59pm

Asteroids on steroids!

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