Ludum Dare 32 — April 17th-20th, 2015 — Theme: An Unconventional Weapon

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A Punker's Tale

by ChronusZ - Compo Entry

A Punker's Tale is an epic adventure game about one girl who would stand against all odds to save her art from the evil that would take it away. Or something like that.

A-D or LEFT-RIGHT: move
E or Z: interact
SPACE or X: attack, continue dialogue

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Red_Fan games says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:38am

more of an interactive story than a game but still good :)

FuzzyWuzzie says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:12am

Great writing and very nice visuals! The music was on-point as well. A little short, but you owned that fact. Well done!

Hyoga-3D says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:17pm

Art is super cool, congrats!

Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:19pm

Hi! The screenshots looks awesome, though you haven't packed LWJGL with the JAR file, making it crash at start. Good luck!

Domicuc says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:28pm

Finally some storyyy! Love it ! :3 also check my project mate!x

FireCamp says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:09pm

very nice mood and humor !
very immersive and funny game. Rockn roll !

but too short imho. Games seems unfinished imho.
would like to see a bit more.

nice texts ! good fun and audio overall.
awesome humor.

gene-z says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:19am

Congratulation guy,,, very good concept

SetArray says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:25am

The .jar would not run for me. (Windows 8.1)

nassi says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:11am

For some reason I spawned on top of the piano when I went outside, but the speech bubbles were in their "correct" place on the other side of the screen. Might be because I decided to keep watching TV for a while after being told to save the world.

benjamck says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:12am

The jar will not run for me (Win 7) which sucks, because I really like the design I see in the screen grab.

Wolfgang_ says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:13am

Fantastic graphics

Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:18am

Wasn't really a game, animations could have been a bit smoother. The audio you did have was fine, but could have used more. Needs more levels or opponents or things to do, really. That second part was glitchy, hitting use on the piano restarted the scene. Not personally my kind of humour (won't rate it for that) but I bet some people got a kick out of it.

sydan says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:11pm

This was interesting, certainly different and the humour made me want to play, just actually wanted it to develop into some awesome guitar smashing gameplay. I feel like so much time was spent on building up the story and tutorial in a brilliant wacky way that it deserves more.

error031 says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:52pm

It was really nice expirience playing this, hope you will develop full game from this :)

Dynad says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:56pm

Talking guitar, haha.. I hoped for more smashing after the piano affair :P

Smirnov48 says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 8:46pm

Evil piano, so evil! Great art! But too short game.

plams says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 11:26pm

Beautiful art, and good humor :)

Smiley says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 3:56pm

# java -XstartOnFirstThread -jar PunkerTale.jar
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.IllegalStateException: Please run the JVM with -XstartOnFirstThread.
at org.lwjgl.system.macosx.EventLoop.checkFirstThread(
at org.lwjgl.glfw.GLFW.glfwInit(
at main.src.Main.<init>(
at main.src.Main.main(


surpent says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 3:47am

It is not to proceed from the piano!
Cool Music :-)

syncxzoz says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 4:05am

cool, i like that story and humor... that guitar... i wanna smash that very interesting

NoSoupForYou says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 1:34am

Pretty well polished for a LD game. I liked your interpretation of the theme and the game's narrative. Only complaint I have is that I was expecting more. Hope you decide to continue working on this!

agmcleod says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 2:05am

Like others, could not run the JAR file. Using a mac, JDK 1.8.

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.IllegalStateException: Please run the JVM with -XstartOnFirstThread.
at org.lwjgl.system.macosx.EventLoop.checkFirstThread(
at org.lwjgl.glfw.GLFW.glfwInit(
at main.src.Main.<init>(
at main.src.Main.main(

bossmojoman says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 3:06am

Loved the graphics, I wish the level was longer, but hey, Its a game jam :) awesome job.

bentglasstube says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 2:06am

Really nice art, but the walking animation was a bit weird. Also enjoyed the sound and narrative.

May 3, 2015 @ 11:31am

Great story. I like the intro with the guitar and the twist at the end (easier then expected, lol). I also like the graphic style of the first scene.

kunzbe says ...
May 3, 2015 @ 12:07pm

wow, impressive entry. Graphics and audio are done really well especially for a compo entry. the story was fun, i like talking guitars

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