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

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Robotic Plans

by Diventurer - Jam Entry

== CONTROLS ==
Movement: WASD
Shooting: Space
Use control panel: Space (will flash [space] over when it can be used. You need at least 1 card)

[Note: We didn't have enough time to finish this game, so description may sound different to what is in the game. For example, there is no boss or robot snowmen to fight. Sorry!]

Robot snowman has taken over Santa's toy factory! He's turning all snowmen into robots, with every spare metal part.

This factory needs some saving! Crack down every floor and get personal with the robot snowman boss.

Every floor has a control panel, and it's up to you to get a smart card from a snowman to control the manufacturing process like the 1337 hacker you are. Want the factory to make coal instead? Sure! What about bombs?! Go for it! How else can you go down? Shoot those wrapped bombs with your AK-47 and crack the floor open.

== TROUBLESHOOTING ==
1. If you get MSVCP dll missing, install vc++ redist 2013. Direct link:http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=40784

2. Collision might seem odd a few places, because the player sprite was changed at last minute from placeholder. Not enough time to tweak.

== CREDITS ==
diventurer - code
mak3c - graphics
leo - graphics
random generator - music/sfx

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness50%
#319Humor(Jam)2.95
#496Graphics(Jam)3.29
#539Audio(Jam)2.58
#617Theme(Jam)3.42
#668Mood(Jam)2.82
#745Fun(Jam)2.72
#844Overall(Jam)2.78
#928Innovation(Jam)2.21

Comments

stalker1586 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:18am

I got a bug

sorlok says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:18am

Good game! Generally fun, but needs a bit more feedback (like damage sounds). Diagonal shots FTW!

Diventurer says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:26am

@stalker1586
What happened?

@sorlok
Thanks! :)
I tried to add as much sound as possible. There should be a small explosion sound when the player gets hit as well. When you see an explosion, a sound should play. Maybe volume is low on your computer?

Thanks for playing and commenting. :)

Sharky says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:31am

I can't open .rar files can you do a .zip file? or just a exe?

Diventurer says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:35am

@Sharky
Oh, I forgot about that. I intended to do that, but I was so tired yesterday haha. Try now. :)

Hellequin says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:37am

Good game ... It could have been more improved but I really Liked it! Well done!

Diventurer says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:08am

@Hellquin
Thanks! :)
I know it could be improved, but the project was too ambitious. We didn't even get to put in boss. :/

Mak3c says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:27am

PRO HINT: Our player is actually Diventurer (dib) who was really upset that the theme isn't snowman, so he goes rambo mode and wrecks all the snowmen.

Diventurer says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:38am

@mak3c
one can dream ☃

trykondev says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:20pm

The visuals are fantastic!

skonkan says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:43am

Love the snowman and santa theme.

Diventurer says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:53pm

@trykondev
Thanks

@skonkan
Hehe, thank you! :)

igoramendola says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:31pm

Nice! It has pretty good graphics and sounds...
And the better thing: snowmen!!! ☃ ☃ ☃ ☃ ☃ hahahaha xD
Looks promising. Are you going to finish it? (a post-jam version)

Diventurer says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:25pm

@ignoramendola
Thanks ☃ :D
I do not think I will make a finished version. I had hoped we would finish within the 72 hours.

igoramendola says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 9:56pm

Ahhh, ok. Well done, anyway ^_^

stevekratos says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 9:12am

Good work...

Pulsartronic says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 9:35am

It'ss fun at first, but a bit boring once you played with that more than 2 minutes. Maybe with more added things would be better in that way but congratulations, with the time you had, is a good entry!

Diventurer says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 10:37pm

Thanks all! :)

And I agree @Pulsartronic, the game gets boring quickly at the state it's in, but like you said - we were limited by time.

thopis says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 5:38pm

Love the main character and generally the visuals.I hope you continue to improve it so it will be much greater!keep up!

Sharky says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 2:00am

It says it stops responding the instant I open it:(

Adam says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 10:50pm

Loved the graphics, and how snowmen only appeared from the snow. I noticed the tanks can drive off the screen, and that snowmen and tanks can destroy each other.

Diventurer says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 10:35am

@thopis
Thank you!

@Sharky
Oh. Well, there is a _RAIN_Debug_Log.html file in the directory. Maybe it says something useful?

@Adam
Thank you. Yes, I like the snowman morphing detail. :)
I was too tired to notice tanks driving off screen, and noticed last minute that tanks destroy eachother. But hey, haha, it's LD. :)

darthballs says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 6:10pm

man santa can't do anything, those snowman are just unreal
and those robots are just destroying me
i honestly don't know what I am doing
Buuuut Santa with a gun is pretty cool
assuming that even is santa

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