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

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Flailing Arm Ninja vs Pirates!

by RougeRogue - Jam Entry

I was a bit late for the compo so I decided to take it a bit easy when completing it for the jam (which is why I'm uploading this so late). In "Flailing-Arm-Ninja", your main objective is to survive for as many waves of enemy pirates and defeat as many bosses as possible (bosses spawn every 10 waves). So yeah. I hope you enjoy. It's not the most fun or innovative game out there but I definitely learned a lot from making it.

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thopis says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:08am

I really like your style!music is awesome by the way!

Techblogogy says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:37am

Amazing game, from art to sounds to gameplay. Fantastic job!

Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:40am

Neato, love the ninja dash its a fun mechanic. Bit hard to get to used to the control scheme overall i enjoyed the game!

Insality says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:04pm

hehey, nice ninja slasher ;]
good music and graphics!
But so hard controls to remeber it from first time ;]

Ranmara says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:00pm

The ninja's agility feels fun and I like dashing and leaping into the fray but it was difficult to see when/how to react to enemy attacks so I ended up just resorting to spamming sword attacks as fast as possible (which is still fun and pretty much how I play Devil May Cry to be fair!). Room there to be polished into something great :)

fullmontis says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:02pm

I like the multiple attacks. I believe the sprites should be a lot bigger, it was hard to understand what was going on! And I could barely see the shurikens at all.

Also it felt too button mashy for my tastes, I like enemies that require different strategies, but the enemies just charge head on...

I really like the music.

Winterblood says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:03pm

Very polished, but the variety of moves felt unnecessary, as the enemies don't require any particular strategy to dispatch them. I got through quite a lot of waves just mashing M :) Ninja vs pirates is a fun theme though!

hypnoticbytes says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:28pm

Nice game, too many controls for me, hard to remember, love the music and graphics. Well done!

Sharky says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:28pm

The controls are bad, and not diplayed somewhere in the game, making a steep learning curve, but otherwise a good game :)

RougeRogue says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:46pm

Controls are displayed on the title screen on the bottom left corner :). But yeah I was planning on making a tutorial level but I didn't have the time sooo... yeah. The result is confusion with the controls. If I continue this game, I'll definitely work on that!

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

Is a Mac port within reach?

Ogniok says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:13pm

Very nice graphics and I like the game. Would love to play this in multiplayer ^^

joppiesaus says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:15pm

Neat game!
Nice graphics, nice music.
The controls were too many to remember, which is a shame, because it makes the gameplay better.
I must say I just ran arround slashing everyone down without any moves or something.
Very polished.
Awesome work!

Legiion says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:17pm

It is really nice i like the gameplay and the sound, but i believe there is a bug with your screenshake effect

Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:19pm

Sweet entry. The controls were hard, but they made sense once I got the hang of them. There was a bit of flailing around in the beginning trying to figure them out. The ranged attack seemed useless since I had to be jumping to use it and it didn't seem to kill them as fast as the sword. The white guy was really neat the way he pathed around the entire screen. Great game :).

Manou says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:37pm

some hardcore gamer controls here !

Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:48pm

I really like the control scheme as it's really arcade like! Proper job on that one! (: Furthermore I find the game to be a bit dull, seeing it's not really that difficult and the key combinations seem to be a bit verbose. Apart from that nice visuals! (: Overall a 3/5! Good job!

Gins says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:50pm

Looks pretty cool. I tried to beat that first boss at wave 10 but I just couldn't do it. Perhaps life bars wouldn't be a bad idea to give the player an idea of how much damage the attacks do. Speaking of which, I just ended up mashing M the whole time since out of all the attacks I remembered from the title screen that's the one that seems to have taken out the enemies the fastest.

There's potential in this though, will you continue working on it?

JJEvil says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:56pm

Cool entry. Love the graphics.

Rocketship says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:07pm

The only strategy I know in this game is spamming spamming spamming the attack and that didn't get me very far :D Nice visuals, good audio, everything is in order here.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:15pm

Terrific! I really don't know how you could do better!

RougeRogue says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:28pm

To Ginns: Yes, I do plan on working on it. Part of the reason for it being incomplete is because of the fact that this is my first time actually making a game and intending to finish it and the time limit, of course. I wanna add a camera that follows the player and expand the map. Then, I'm planning on adding more enemies and bosses (right now, there's only two enemies, two bosses, and one easter egg). So yeah, I'm panning on continuing this and improving on it.

RougeRogue says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:44pm

There is no mac port, no :(. Reason is that I have the gamemaker studio standard edition. When I got it, it was paid at the time and you could export to mac so I didn't quite worry about it but then I found out I couldn't export to mac anymore and that I needed gamemaker professional AND the module. I'll probably make a mac port in the future.

LMT says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:03pm

Really good game. The nusic is nice, the graphics are cool and it fits the theme quite well.

puppetmaster says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:31pm

My kids has had a lot of fun slaughtering the pirates :-)
Well done! Many thanks for you comment on my game.

RougeRogue says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:33pm

Glad to hear your kids liked it :) !

BtheDestroyer says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:04pm

The controls make the gameplay too confusing, especially because you're confronted by a wall of text as the first thing you see. Maybe start out with just move and sword and slowly add more information.

spotco says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 9:08am

Controls seemed a little overwhelming (big paragraph isn't the best way to introduce anything in a game like this).

On a random note, the pirate gun looked a whole lot like a dildo. JUST SAYIN

Hellequin says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 9:15am

I like the concept ! It's so interesting and fun to play!

woz says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 9:29am

Controls are a bit awkward at first, but this game is fun!

Dec 11, 2014 @ 9:29am

Music deafened me first play though, controls were way to complicated at first, but i managed to get somewhat of a handle on them, Love the art style

great job ^^

Dec 11, 2014 @ 11:39am

Shut up and take my vote! :P
Very well done!

Come and see us. :)

rzuf says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:06pm

I suppose you have to be an actual ninja to get your head around the controls. :D
Good production values, I like how the screen shakes and tilts! Also snowmans! ☃ ☃ ☃
Sweet game!

Aniscool9 says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 1:00pm

haha nice 1 enjoyed it :)))

cabezotta says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 4:04pm

Great job!

HotBoxGames says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 1:55am

Awesome game! Really like this entry :)

Dec 13, 2014 @ 2:34pm

Nice little game, I like the visuals, maybe there is too much controls, they are hard to remember, cool music and sfx. Good job.

Warboys says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 10:33am

Dat control list.

Once I figured it out, it's fun! As someone mentioned, not sure how much strategy can be gleaned from it... but the music and art is great and the boss is really really CREEPY. Gonna have nightmares about that guy.

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