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

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Spirit of Nakagawa

by sorceress - Compo Entry

A straight forward karate game.

Arrow keys to move, and a choice of Z/X/Control as your fire button.
All 16 key combos (8 directions x 2 fire) perform some action.
Escape to return to the menu at any time.
Space to skip through any screen.

- Beautiful backdrop with animated sun/sky/water.
- Ragdoll physics, giving smooth physics based animations.
- AI opponents.
- AI gets more aggressive as the game progresses.
- Cutscenes between rounds.
- Screen shake and particle effects.
- Sounds effects when performing actions or taking damage.
- Theme music, composed with modplug tracker.

Downloads and Links




gana0 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:52pm

Your Dropbox link doesn't seem to be working.

asobitech says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:22pm

Can't download.

ratking says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:49pm

Best entry I played so far! What it lacks in coherent AI it adds double in awesome physics!

Grindstorm says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:13am

Kung Pow with ragdoll physics? Much better than the movie!

prymidion says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:15am

Pretty fun! Enjoyed the wacky physics. Bizarre dialog was a plus.

jhice says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:00pm

Wink to IK/IK+ :) ? Graphics and audio are cool, controls are a bit "hard" but perhaps becoz it is karate (kung-fu is more flexible ;))

BitOfGold says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:14pm

Whoa I quite enjoyed this one, the music, the ragdoll physics, the mood! LOL thoose dialogs :D Fun! (Was that really made in 48 hours? If yes your are fast as hell!)

SinistraGames says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 2:39pm

I don't really need to say more than: "OH GOD YES". It's like playing IK+, but with physics. Didn't you hear me the first time? IK+ WITH PHYSICS. Awesome work :)

TZeroth says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 2:40pm

I had a great time with the game! I like the ragdoll, and found a debug control (click with the mouse). I just kept pressing buttons, and kicking ass. But I missed some progression in the game. All in all, a funny and great entry. Congrats.

joppiesaus says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:01pm

How could a person make such an awesome game in 48 hours?
The cutscenes are scary, which is fun. The controls are fun, the AI is fun(but dumb, it's a little to easy I think), the ragdoll is fun, the game is fun! It's all very polished, I don't know what to say! Awesome work!

aidinviper says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:24pm

good game

onilink_ says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:23pm

Where is the source code?

whizzter says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:24pm


psychopsam says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:53am

Great game. Very polished. Loved the story sequences. Combat was awesome. Great ragdolls. Well done! Very much an 90s style fighting game.

hissssssssss says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 2:09pm

This is silly, fun, and well put-together for 48 hours! I definitely enjoyed it. It would be cool to be able to play with friends, but it's not a knock against the game that you can't--48 hours isn't a long time.

LegacyCrono says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 2:42am

The combo system is a bit confusing, but it's crazy fun! The dialogues are hilarious, and the graphics are wonderful. Great game!

Bernhard says ...
Dec 20, 2014 @ 1:49pm

Wow, just wow.
Especially without the source code though it's kinda unbelievable that this was a 48h solo production. I'm actually quite impressed at this 104kb executable packing so much punch (quite literally HAHAH). Would love to see it :-)

Dec 26, 2014 @ 7:33pm

Fun little game. Like others said, the combo system is a bit confusing but that's how these games work: learning by doing. Therefore, a little, playable tutorial would be nice or unlocking new combos while playing and getting them showed.

Dec 27, 2014 @ 10:04am

Hahaha that was really fun ! The fighting mechanics and controls are great. I love the dialog sequences and the whole 80's kung-fu movie vibe.

voxel says ...
Dec 28, 2014 @ 9:55pm

Hah! Excellent IK game. Cutscenes are fantastic, ragdolls are hilarious and sound effects are a little bit intimidating. Such polish! At first I was annoyed when my sidekick was defeated by the back leg of baldie's low kick in the opposite direction, but I am just a grasshopper and soon learnt the error of my ways.

Great music too, this game is the real deal. 999 ludumpoints to you. I'm holding back one point because there's no backflip included.

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