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

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pkill

by GGraca - Compo Entry

EDIT: "ALIAS S SWIPE" IS BROKEN, DON'T USE IT FOR BETTER EXPERIENCE

This is a survival game.
You need to type commands to move and kill

Left Arrow:rotate left
Right Arrow:rotate right

Commands:
-walk (start moving)
-stop (stop moving)
-[creep name] (kill that bastard)
-run (move faster)
-teleport [creep name] (teleport kill)
-swipe (kills every creep around (roughly half a unit distance))
-alias [new word] [long word](good luck trying to get far without this. shortens a command)

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness55%
#147Innovation3.79
#581Fun3.06
#655Theme3.53
#673Overall3.09
#894Mood2.53
#1059Graphics2.24

Comments

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

At first I thought this game was just a typing simulator, but exploring the commands a bit made me realise that this game has a pretty cool premise behind it. Command oriented games seem very relevant to programmers so its in the right place.

But I couldn't bring myself to need all of the other commands and once I realised I could alias s to swipe, I could just quick-fire that command constantly and never get hit. A cooldown would probably be good here.

pjimmy says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:10pm

wow, had to grab my usb keyboard before I mess up my laptop. Very cool game.

RetroEpic says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:51pm

Wow! This was unexpectedly cool. I like the idea of combining frantic action with what is essentially a typing tutor. Nice!

rzfmzn says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:54pm

nice game. telefraged my way a lot more than I imagined :P

DiegoMustache says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:55pm

Interesting idea, although I think the difficult curve started a little steep.

SusanTheCat says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:50pm

Very cute. Would be interesting to see the concept expanded a bit. (Not much you can do in 48 hours :) )
Like different types of enemies.

danidre14 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:48pm

Really cool, but it's like an end-less no objective game. Also, when I die, and they ask to restart and I say no, I become immortal, and the game still goes on, but without the black box! XD

GGraca says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:07pm

You are not supposed to say no xD

The game is missing some important aspects (like menu, ui, ect) due to my lack of experience in this kind of events. I'm aware of some but feel free to report them all so i can improve next time. Thank you all for your comments

dcolgan says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 2:48am

A bit sparse, but with enough fleshing out I feel like this is a really cool game idea in the making.

wooltech says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:09pm

Nice idea, but it seems starting with ALIAS S SWIPE, then just spamming S kills everything around you.

Reminds me of my days playing MUDs, where I got really fast at typing GO NORTH, KILL GOBLIN, FLEE and very little else.

Verz says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:44pm

It was a bit hard for me, but I really liked the theme :)

TimtheBo says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 7:26pm

Well, I suck at typing. But I still enjoyed this game, good job!

reveriejake says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 12:21pm

LoL it reminds me of high-school keyboarding class. I have not seen a game like this in awhile! Nice work :)... I was expecting to encounter supercalafragalisticexpialadoshus at some point... On a side note, if you exit the web tab for a few seconds and come back to it there will be a huge swarm of enemies heading towards you once opened back up :P. If you want more of a challenge that is lol.

01rafael says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 11:34am

I'm not sure that I was dig in. But game looks innovative ;)

Madball says ...
Dec 26, 2014 @ 3:36pm

The idea is amazing, but it's unpractical. You should change gameplay if you want to make it interesting, the game is too tight for your idea. Also, you should move command list to the game page.

michel94 says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 8:32pm

Great idea, would like to see further development

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