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Spacebank Heist

by BoxedMeatRevolution - Jam Entry

*REPORTS ARE IN THAT THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE BANK OF QUADRANT ALPHA-DELTA-891 HAS JUST BECOME THE TARGET OF AN ARMED ROBBER*

You are the robber!

Collect as much money as possible and make it out alive!

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A few comments have asked how many people are on the BoxedMeatRevolution team. There were 3 of us working on it over the weekend between exams (Saturday exams = the worst???). Also, thanks for all the kind comments and criticisms! If you've commented we'll make a point of playing and commenting on your game: commenters are the BEST :D

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness100%
#45Fun(Jam)3.89
#131Overall(Jam)3.73
#303Mood(Jam)3.32
#377Audio(Jam)3.06
#432Theme(Jam)3.62
#435Humor(Jam)2.70
#463Graphics(Jam)3.35
#467Innovation(Jam)3.09

Comments

Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:13am

Tough to get into, but once I did I found the gameplay fun and addicting. I could see myself getting hooked. The enemy that throws the bombs is rough.

vairse says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:19am

WIth the size of some of the objects, it was hard to tell what was going on at times, but otherwise a good game with a nice aesthetic. And the escalation of difficulty was well done.

Domantas says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:29am

A bit addictive active gameplay, simple but good music and graphics. Nothing special about the theme, but a good game nevertheless.

Shivur says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:54am

Very cool game!

sorlok says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:58am

Lots of fun! I love the SWAT team thing that happens, it motivates you to not just blast everyone. Bombs are fun too. Great game, but needs a way to complete a robbery without any killing.

juxipolo says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:30am

difficult, but a lot of fun and addicting. Love the little details.
Tiny bug - if you get your first keycard from the bathroom on the left, one of the keycards circles around until you reset.

keyle says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:59am

I had a lot of fun with this :)... I'd only suggest a crosshair is necessary, I kept missing my shots.

cyrixd says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:44am

Really fun game! Nice level layout with multiple routes, each with their own unique challenge. I liked trying different tactics and overall strategies, there's quite a bit of depth here!

JayProg says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:04pm

Loved being able to destroy the walls, great job!

GoudaGames says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:45pm

Really fun and quite addicting. It's quite difficult in the beginning.

sharpcoder says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:46pm

Nice idea! A little difficult at first but after you get into it, very fun :)

wilpel1234 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:48pm

Guess you like hotline miami :), Good job! played this for a long time love it!

madcapacity says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:51pm

Fun mechanics - good job!

Blobby101 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:01pm

I enjoyed it, I liked the way there's an element of strategy in choosing when/where to start your assault. The gun feels a bit underpowered sometimes though, it seems like you don't really make any difference against some of the tougher enemies.

billrizer says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:43pm

Can't get it to work on OSX 10.9.5 :(

rjhelms says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:47pm

Good feel to the sound and graphics. Simple, yet challenging & compelling gameplay - good job!

Team Buttface says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:18am

I like the idea. The wall destruction is a great touch. A fun game that you want to replay again and again after you fail.

SwiftIllusion says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 2:05am

This was great fun to play, the addition of the bomb mechanic really helped give the gameplay enough depth to not feel static, and the way the enemies interacted and reinforcements came was really cool. Also the graphics and sounds/music really helped compliment it, great job :)

Tortoise says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 2:59am

Nailed it! Really addicting. Once I figured out that I needed to unlock rooms by killing npcs I really got into it. Music escalating with how many enemies were around (?) was great.

cabezotta says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:13am

Cool game!

Hob623 says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:32am

The game that I've had the most fun with this LD. Even if not innovating, the mix of strategic level design, an excellent difficulty curve, and amazing replay value makes this one of my favourites. Brilliant work!

Trixton says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:34am

273,000 was my high score. Very engaging gameplay, interesting level design, graphics look like FTL: Faster Than Light.

TeamQuadratic says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 5:59am

Awesome game! Great presentation and very polished!

Dec 10, 2014 @ 5:59am

I like the pressure that escaping = 2x money provides. Neat concept, good execution.

Bloxri says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:14am

Overall, really fun to play. Would be fun to have a two person LAN type of deal going. Highscores I didn't get a chance to check out. The game is really fun like I said before. I had no problem getting into the game. This game however doesn't follow the topic given to us in my opinion. However, it is how you interrupt the idea. I counted the homescreen to even be the room. Didn't dock you hard for that one because thats really my thoughts of the topic. The graphics are pretty good for a top down shooter. The coins are pretty hard to see and I think you really need to define them more than yellow circles. The game isn't really humorous but I don't feel like you were aiming for that. The mood is pretty accurate. Space pirates robbing banks essentially. Fitting. Audio was pretty good too. The 'pew pew' could get annoying but after awhile you start to really tune it out. Great submission.

Tuism says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:40am

I'm on OS X and I have downloaded the game twice, but twice OS X tells me the file is damaged... So I can't run it!

flatgub says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:18am

ok. that was really cool!
At first i was a little confused, but then once i figured out what i was doing, i had awesome fun. It was a lot more entertaining that i originally expected it would be. very well done

Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:26pm

If you are an OS X user, be sure to allow "Apps Downloaded from Anywhere" in "System Preferenes" -> "Security & Privacy". Otherwise you may get a message saying that the file is damaged.

Dec 11, 2014 @ 10:21pm

This is awesome! I've been playing Payday2 lately and this almost seems like a mini 2D pixel art version of that. The gameplay is cool, I like how the intensity ratchets up with the extra cops coming in, and how the bombs destroy walls. Nice music too. Good stuff all round.

Dec 11, 2014 @ 11:41pm

Very cool

rmc says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 9:10pm

Very Challenging, a little bit thought to aim, very addicting

vekjeft says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 11:21pm

Loving it, lot of content for such a short time, well done!

Backterria says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 5:54am

Great gameplay and style!also love the concept and the layout is nice :)

Saturnyn says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 9:46am

Really awesome ! Reminds me a little of hotline miami and monaco and the mix makes for a really fun game. Probably the best game I've tried so far.
(It would be nice if you precised in the game description what is the size of your team and which techno you used)

Greg says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 10:13am

Fun game, cool concept, a bit annoying sound effects imo.
The controls were awkward from a laptop touchpad, it seemed like it only wanted to use either one at any one time, not the two combined. Still good job overall.

Nikteddy92 says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 10:37am

This game is EPIC!!
Well done guys, nice music, nice graphic and well structured gameplay!

Timm638 says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 1:46pm

I have got 620000$
This game is really good!

acro says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 3:07pm

Seriously good game! So many well-made mechanics going on, the gameplay is really solid and fun.
I love the high-tension music change-up and the huge scope of possible stuff to do. I haven't even made it anywhere near a vault yet! The escape-to-double-your-score mechanic is very well considered, too.

This is very complete for a jam entry - how many people contributed to this on your team?!

I disagree with the comment asking for a crosshair, I think the aiming mechanic works well as-is, making it down to the player's own accuracy.

Some very minor nitpicking:
1. Is there supposed to be no way to see/know your health? Kinda irksome.
2. It's very more-ish and quick to retry, but prompting for high-score name every time is really annoying there.
3. I'm a bit concerned as to why it tries to change a bootup registry entry when it runs. I'm not terribly happy about that, and glad I have spybot system shield on. That is nothing to do with your game though, i'm just very paranoid - it's probably just because my own installed version of Gamemaker Studio needs updated.

DeathBySnail says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 4:54pm

Love it.

Dec 13, 2014 @ 6:50pm

Interesting twist on Hotline Miami, with a tiny taste of Monaco. Love seeing more pumping action games!

danidre14 says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 12:34am

wow, from the picture alone, I knew, I HAD TO PLAY THIS!
I'm glad I did, cause I have no regrets! :D

p1x3lruckus says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 3:25am

Pretty cool, played this for like 20 minutes, would play again if there were more. The highscores were a bit weird, some showed up blank. Otherwise fantastic game.

Zimennik says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 11:57am

Nice game!

Kuality Games says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 1:26pm

I'm very impressed, Well executed. Game delivers in every category.

kirbytails7 says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 12:22am

Pretty fun. Everyone gets mad at me whenever they kill their allies, though. =(
Nice audio transitions as well.

rantt says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 12:26am

I like how the difficulty ramps up so you can't just go in blasting. Placing bombs to reach the vaults made it really interesting. Fun game, really liked it, great job :)

abdurrahmankh says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 5:00am

nice game man, this is one of those games that I would actually get back and play more with it. its really fun, too hard for me though, I had trouble with shooting. and I am a guy who completed hotline Miami no problem, the number of guards get ridiculously large.
I wish I had a machine gun or a shotgun :D
great game :)

Dec 16, 2014 @ 1:47am

wow! I actually had a great time with this! I feel like there's a lot here that could be expanded upon if you intend to make a post-jam release of this game. There's already quite a bit of content in terms of enemies, and the bank is set up cleverly to allow for quite a few plans of attack/escape.
My only complaint was that enemies seemed to know where you were at all times. Being able to sneak around and outflank enemies would be great fun, especially with the bomb to open up new routes that would get you behind your targets.

Dec 16, 2014 @ 7:05am

nice

asobitech says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 9:16am

fun addictive simplicity.

Vladik Plays says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 1:16pm

Cabinet invalid :(

Chris M says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 4:10pm

Very nice, like Hotline Miami in Space. Esp loved the way the music picked up as you encroached on the big moneys.

chakitp says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 6:01pm

I would love this game more, if it would have been multiplayer.

Vaclav says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 11:16pm

A bit hard but fun :)

snickersnacks says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 3:25am

Top-down shooters are the new black. Very cool story setting, I dig it. Good job dude!

Ashtom says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 2:13pm

Fun piece of Hotline Miami action. A bit too hard at first. The enemies are difficult to aim at and the crosshair is indeed a good suggestion. The graphics are simple but represent well enough the scene. Music was a bit repetitive and annoying but still a little funny.

Halleflux says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 10:29pm

I feel that it was a little difficult to do much of anything, especially with enemies that took more than one hit to kill, given there is no stealth aspect. Being able to plant bombs and not have everyone run away unless someone sees you would be nice.

HUMANICS says ...
Dec 19, 2014 @ 9:48pm

Awesome game. Difficulty needs some finetuning ;)

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Dec 22, 2014 @ 6:08am

tuff to play but addictive - really good game and it fit on one screen - nice

Cake&Code says ...
Dec 26, 2014 @ 8:47pm

Took some time to get good, but it was a lot of fun the entire time! Also loving the artwork, very cool :)

Dec 27, 2014 @ 10:49am

I had fun playing your game :D I liked that you could escape any time you wanted because that created mechanic were you had to decide should you try to collect some more money (but could fail and die) or double the amount you currently have. And having high score in game is a nice throwback to times when games would compete who could get the highest score :D

BRUL says ...
Dec 27, 2014 @ 3:55pm

LOVE IT!
kinda hard to advance tough

Menesetsu says ...
Dec 28, 2014 @ 3:17am

Good job, space cowboy!

nzgiije says ...
Dec 28, 2014 @ 3:47pm

Yeah! Hotline Miami )))

Dunric says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 11:45am

Awesome!

Bemmu says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 11:40pm

Excellent game. If this had been released for an older gaming system, I can imagine it would have been a very successful game in its time. Even now with enough polish this could be fairly good. Even in its current form it is fun and addictive to play, with a lot of tension when balancing between gathering gold and plotting your escape. Good AI.

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