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

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BACON DEFENDER: Ninja assault

by flegmatical - Jam Entry

*** NOTE: PLEASE CLICK WEB LINK ABOVE, OR FULLSCREEN TO PLAY! Embedded window is too small. Thanks! ****

Defend the king's bacon from ninjas! Ninjas with no arms even!

WASD for moving
Mouse for aiming and shooting

Your score multiplier increases every 5 seconds.
It is reset if you take damage, or a ninja manages to bring bacon from your crate to the edge of the screen (red ninjas).

How much can you score?

Everything is created by me. I opt out of audio, as it is a track from before the compo. This was my first Ludum Dare and a lot of fun! I didn't get to finish the game, as I would like to have added more enemies, a more tower defense wave-like gameplay, better AI, more weapons, more music, sound effects etc.

I used the Phaser javascript framework for this. Awesome framework!

Downloads and Links




jonah1nine says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:15am

Hey flegmatical,

Good job on your first LD! I know you mentioned you opted out on audio, but it would've been so much better hearing the sound of a machine gun tearing them ninjas away!

Also, +1 for using Phaser; I use it too. :)

Tokw says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:18pm

This game is really cool, its quite funny as well, this is an awesome first Ludum dare attempt too.

flegmatical says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:08pm

Thanks guys, glad you liked it. Agree on the audio, it pained me to deliver without any sfx...

Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:09pm

Pretty funny! Good work.

d3garcia says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:10pm

VEry good game, but I found myself under the bacon box all the time rather than moving around, overall its a fun game

Tuism says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:18pm

First LD? Pretty good man! You have the same problem as me, I also opted out of audio, and I also put in a Robert Del Naja track that didn't quite fit :P

I think it was pretty smart! At first I was like BLEH run into a corner and shoot across the stage - that got me typically like 50000+, but then I changed tact and moved to the middle and shot left and right...

So my biggest complaint would be design-wise, there are no incentives to move around. The best thing you can do is to stand next to the box and shoot left and right and occasionally up at some dude jumping.

I really like that there seems to be AI and they'd dodge bullets by air jumping. That's a really nice touch.

Oh and the fact that the multiplier is show way up there in the corner means having to take your eye off the action, which sucks. Incorporate it into the game so you don't have to move your eye too much. And it's tiny.

Good one :)

BK-TN says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:54pm

I love it! Really fun, somewhat buggy too but it doesn't detract from the fun factor. Killing those pesky bacon ninjas felt very satisfying.

shadow64 says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:04am

Hey! Thanks for checking out Natquik and leaving a comment. I really liked the mood you set with the music and lighting. Even if you didn't make the music during the compo, it was well chosen.

As far as improvements go, I think being able to fire while moving could be smoother and since the jump is a little awkward, you might want to drop the collision on the bacon box.

Otherwise it's a fun game and I'm glad you got to share it. Congrats! :D

atombrot says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:37am

DEFEND THE BACON!!! XD Had a good laugh about the game ;) It is very basic. I think a bit more variation in the enemies would have been nice. Currently the best way to play is to just stand besides the bacon box and shoot left and right. Maybe if the enemies would shoot back it would be a bit more tricky, as you have to move around to avoid being shot.

rantt says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 2:29am

Great first Ludum Dare game, always like seeing other phaser games :) I missed the sound fx but still a solid game. Good job, nicely done

Boehrsi says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:04pm

Nice one, really funny. I enjoyed it :).

ponk says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 10:42pm

Hilarious fat ninjas, running away with bacon x) ... !!

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