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

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Cardinal Attack

by Insality - Compo Entry

Can you survive 2 minutes versus Cardinal? It's a challenge for you!
Avoid-hardcore game, some prize to the winners! ;]
Mobile port soon

Move: A-D or arrows
Flip: Space or Up

Some information about
The game is my first on LD48
The game is developed by 30h with 8hours sleeping
Used unity, FLStudio, bfxr and
This game has a difficulty that i wanted, game is beatable ;]

Downloads and Links




Dew says ...
Dec 7, 2014 @ 4:36pm

It's a pitty I get dizzy with this kind of games but the pie is a lie!

QuexD says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:09am

Wow this was amazing.

Just when I was thinking the music was getting repetitive my death message was
"Nice Music
Again and again" Great!

taviandir says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:09am

Haha super fun!! :D At first I thought it was gonna be too simple with such low cooldown on spacebar, then I got into phase 2.... I could only manage to get to 35.35 seconds no matter how hard I tried :'(

jsspiegel says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:10am

Really fun mechanic, and unique too! Got to 25 seconds.

Coolway99 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:30am

There were a few audio glitches, but other than that amazing entry! Though you should add a bit of a warning when those posts pop up

vekjeft says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:38am

That was crazy fun!!!, too hard for me though. Tough to balance a game, when you only have 48h...

Jupitron says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:41am

Really awesome game, it collects something from several genres perfectly, it has a unique style.

Deft97 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:14am

You're right, I see the screen-cap resemblance.
Nice game, by the way. Surprisingly polished c:

stephenhaney says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:20am

Wow - really great game! Pretty intense, but I improved as I played it more. Couldn't quite get to 2 minutes, but had a blast. 8 hours sleep? It paid off! Great entry!

Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:26am

This is a stellar game! Really genius gameplay mechanics and format!

sharpcoder says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:59am

Wow, awesome game! I like everything about this. The music, the sound effects, the unique gameplay mechanics. Very well done. After many tries, the best I could do was 21 seconds before rage-quitting though :( very challenging!

adrianulima says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:00am

nice game, very hard... my best score was 12.6 xD

daviosmash says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:37am

The music matched the pace of the game so well! I got into a groove with the music and gameplay, very fun! I had just got to thinking, "I got this!" when I died, too. Good job!

Von Hunt says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:37am

I generally suck at these games but I can appreciate when their well done, and this, this is well done =D

rabbit says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:39am

oh dude this is so rad. put this on my phone omggggg.

keep working on this! its a really great idea.


igneousmoon says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:40am

Nice! :)
I haven't seen any others like this one so far

GhostBomb says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:40am

Very very cool. Had fun despite the break-neck difficulty.

Seraphina says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:40am

This is a lot of fun, and very difficult lol. Good use of the theme too.

doitle says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:40am

Reminds me a lot of Touhou. Very fun and the audio makes it a lot more intense.

scriptorum says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:48am

Very nice rage game :) My best was 62 seconds, I got to hear it say "level 3" before dying. FLIP OFTEN. :)

volkoivan says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:53am

Best game I've seen on a jam so far!
Fun to play, very challenging and addictive, also great music! :)

Lynx says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:55am

Wow! This is awesome! I love twitch games with great music!
The flip mechanic is superb! One of those games that makes me think "why didn't I think of that!" ... which is a good this.

One suggestion, maybe make the music start in a different spot ever restart or something (like the game Super Hexagon) so those of us with constant deaths don't just here the same 5 second beginning build up over and over. I want to hear all the awesome pumping music! :D

I just wish I could get past Level 1
Orange looks good on you :)

icedvariables says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:29am

Simple yet effective. I love the voice over and the death screen comments!

Insality says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:15am

Thanks you all for comments, its make me so happy :D
Maybe later I will create Mobile version, i hope it!

To Lynx: i think about this, but the music is linked to gameplay, especially in the end ;] U can get the music in source files.

martymon says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 12:34pm

This is the best game I've played in Ludum 31 so far!

Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:50pm

Wow, very hardcore indeed! Cool game, there are moments in which it seems impossible to escape, when the cannon is shooting at both sides of the player - my best time so far is 21.3 seconds. Great game, congratulations!

stray says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:29pm

WOW. GOodjob man. It's really cool.
but a bit wide.

RougeRogue says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:41pm

THIS GAME IS AMAZING!! The only thing that I can fault is that, no matter how hard I try, I can't get past level 4... But I shouldn't blame my lack of skill on the game, I guess. After death messages are pretty funny "Like A Dark Souls, yea?". Overall amazing game!

hypnoticbytes says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:12pm

Fabulous game!!! 65.29 but I promise to finish it!!!
Best game I've played on LD31 so far!

Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:00pm

Excellent game! Difficult, but in that good, maddening way that makes you want to keep trying. I love the mood of the game, with the music and the robotic voice. Cool stuff.

LukeZaz says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:36am

Fun game, but a little difficult.

Leaghorn says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:56am

way too hard, but cool idea

zillix says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:25am

Very polished and a lot of fun. Great work!

Kitch says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:37am

Bullethell... my old nemesis... we meet again... though this time the advantage is mine. I really like you.

Really great job. And I had that opinion 10 games in before I discovered the flip mechanic... Thanks!

Simon says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 9:11am

Very challenging! Cool game and cool audio :)

Anshul Goyal says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:13pm

super intense. I just made it to Level 1. Not sure how many more levels are there but surviving level 1 seems quite crazy to me. Nicely done!!

I wanna see a video of someone actually finishing this game because I cant do it :p

Igor KinGamer says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 1:39pm

Nice game, really liked the difficulty (and the game itself), and how you can use the flip to train your reflexes and skills: escape while you can, and when you get trapped, just flip :D (of course, aside from when you MUST use it...)
Well, cardinalo defetus, good job! :)

Insality says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 11:46am

@Igor KinGamer, wow, congratulations!! U are amazing ;]
very strong

asobitech says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 1:34pm

Brutal bullet hell, with a nice screen rotate mechanic.

rmc says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 7:12pm

Wow, I got really dizzy, but I had to try to survive more than 30 seconds......But I' Could not hahahaha

very good! Very hard!

calavera says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 2:03am

very hard, i wish level 0 was shorter. a lot of fun though, i would play it on android.

rantt says ...
Dec 19, 2014 @ 1:07pm

Fun game, I got to 47:58. The teleport was a cool mechanic. Nice graphics and music, I really enjoyed this. Great job :)

rodobodolfo says ...
Dec 20, 2014 @ 4:51pm

Only last until 0.24... I guess IM LOOSER with no prize :)

Dec 21, 2014 @ 10:39am

'IM LOOSER', just saw this at the game :D
Very addicting game, I like it.

Shampop says ...
Dec 23, 2014 @ 5:51pm

Cool idea ! Pretty hard. But it's fun ! I liked it.

hbocao says ...
Dec 27, 2014 @ 1:02pm

Damn... it was intense! Too bad I suck at this kind of games haha
Good job!

alwaysinbeta says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 2:44pm

Really good fun even though I suck! Love the audio. Would get this on mobile. I think simplifying the graphics could make it look more polished visually.

pht59x says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 4:16pm

Very dificult but funny. I didn't hear any sound.

paperweight says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 4:25pm

A better implementation of what I was going for with my game. Got the restart time and the insults down "You are princess" typo made me laugh the most however. Good job.

puppetmaster says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 4:49pm

Very cool game!!
Sound effects and background music make the mood!
Love the rocket KI and the robo-voice!!

Very well made!!

banana4life says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 5:54pm

Hard but nice game

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