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

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Khattraction

by memilian - Jam Entry

The goal is simple : you need to shoot the purple target while avoiding the walls (The target needs 5 bullets to be destroyed). You can influence the trajectory of the bullets with attractors and repulsors.


Controls :

-Space to shoot bullets
-W/S to change the angle of the launcher
-Drag the attractors/repulsors with left click
-Remove an attractor/repulsor with right click
-Change the strenght of an attractor/repulsor by dragging it horizontally with right click

Language : Haxe
Libraries : Kha, Actuate
IntelliJ for the code, Gimp for the (only one) graphics


Downloads and Links


Ratings

#342Innovation(Jam)3.28
#651Fun(Jam)2.86
#840Theme(Jam)3.10
#856Overall(Jam)2.76
#863Graphics(Jam)2.41
#906Mood(Jam)2.32
#1500Coolness46%

Comments

volkoivan says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:25am

Cool, but very hard, guys
I don't really understand how to play at first

tcarter says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:19am

Super interesting! I liked the effects on the attractors and repulsors.

tobyp says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:27am

Interesting concept. It doesn't do anything when I manage to hit the target though, but it's an LD; I can accept a "self-scoring" game. Really clean, simple concept, and intuitive controls, maybe a bit more feedback when changing the strength would be useful (currently you have to wait for ~1 animation loop to get a feel for the new strength)
The bottom bar was REALLY annoying whenever I had an acceptor/repulsor down there, which was any time after clicking the button to create one.

Domicuc says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:32am

Really original game x) its hard like my project xD
if you have some time also check my project mate x) Good work :)

jpmit says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:50am

Really nice game, good job.

As others have said, could perhaps do with a slower build up in difficulty. Perhaps 1-2 easy levels in front of the ones you have would be sensible?

dieblume86 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:19pm

Nice idea.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:47pm

Very fun to play :) apart from the annoying bottom bar, the concept was really fun. nice work.

vortex says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:49pm

Very nice idea. Only suggestion i have is that you should limit the number of atractors and repulsors.

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

Thanks for the feedbacks :), I plan to improve the game in the near future so they 'll be useful.
On the levels : I spent the last hours yesterday making a level editor and once it was done I had very little time to make the currents 5 levels and to test them, so the balance is clearly not that good...
@tobyp : I completely forgot to mention that the target have a life and that you need to hit it several times to destroy it. I'll add it in the description.

Skipi says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:14pm

I really like the idea and what kind of projects could come out of it if you continue. It seems a bit buggy in that sometimes shots don't register when you hit the target. Other than that, it's solid.

NeithR says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:33pm

It would be nice to change angle with A/S or S/D instead of W/S since it changes horizontally ;).

ChrisMingay says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:55pm

Great concept, absolutely love the particle effects.

One thing, the guide stated "around 10 bullets" but I had to pump it full of closer to 80?

memilian says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 1:05pm

I fixed the bad collision detection when hitting the target, and it's bad life value. Now the target needs 5 hits to die.

01101101 says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 4:59pm

Took me some time to find out I could open the bottom menu...
Cool concept anyway!

pht59x says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 4:59pm

Hard to play and somewhat too slow (maybe it's my computer).

Belvar says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 10:48am

Very nice concept. The interface could be better though.

6DownStudios says ...
Dec 19, 2014 @ 11:47pm

This is extremely cool! Simple but elegant mechanic makes for some really fun puzzles, and the graphic effects are awesome (I especially like the level transitions). Well done!

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