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

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by ohsqueezy - Compo Entry


A game about slowing down a falling bomb. Hold any button to decelerate. It is a special bomb that only stops completely when brought to a halt near the ground.

The game is difficult but there are only six short levels. The main goal of the game is to complete the levels, and a secondary goal is to get the fastest time.

- Sometimes the button release doesn't register
- Fullscreen doesn't work on OS X

- _HOLD_ any button to halt the bomb

To run the Windows EXE:
- unzip and click OPEN-GAME

To run the source (should work on any OS):
- download and install Python and Pygame
- run 'python OPEN-GAME' from a terminal

- 3 lives
- instructions
- birds
- ending animation

Downloads and Links




salmonmoose says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:39am

Please provide at least some explanation how to get this playable - what am I going to need to compile the source?

ohsqueezy says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:05am

Sure, description, instructions, different versions are on their way.

Aik says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:40pm

Can't really say it was fun, but it was weird, so that's something.

borgi says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:41pm

dat wierd graphics are really, really disturbingly beautyful :D Simple but cool gameplay anyway.

zzForrest says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:43pm

I didn't know that salvador dali was a game dev! All jokes aside, I feel like you were too focused on making an interesting environment. Like in all seriousness, the landscape was cool to look at and I almost want to explore a world like that (consider making an fps with that sort of environment), exploring is not what I did. What I did was look at an unclear instruction and follow strange orders which seemed to have no bearing, as "game over" is all I got. It felt weird, and it felt clunky, as all my keypresses felt like they weren't being responded to. it felt like I would have to hammer a key to get it to work, even though it was just the game delaying things. Good music is always a good thing in my book.

Beege says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:54pm

Nice game with an interesting graphics style. Also + 1 for using Pygame!

Reis Mahnic says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 6:56pm

Well, this is unique!
A pretty interesting exploration of minimalist design. Great visuals. Well done!

f7f5 says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 7:00pm

A bit psychedelic, but I liked the audio. I only got to level 4.

dvdfu says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 11:33pm

Got to level 3 - very interesting abstract aesthetic, but the gameplay itself seems a little lacking to me.

Cosmologicon says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 3:45am

Really weird style that works. I like it. I wish there was more to the gameplay, or at least something to tie it in with the environment, but I think the mood was set well.

Demy says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 4:56am

Too flashing lights. The game has too low feedback so the main thing I wanted to ask after each launch was: "So, did I win?". Interesting graphics idea.

taviandir says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 10:28am

What a psychadelic game! xD Way too difficult

Apr 24, 2015 @ 12:24pm

Interesting use of the art. Gameplay is really short (almost null) but I love experimental games like this! Congratz :D

cyand1317 says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 12:45pm

A pretty interesting game with nice sound effects. If there's an option to turn off flashing background, more people will like it (I think). ;)

NoSoupForYou says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 2:38am

Interesting concept, but not much depth. The visuals were trippy and I wanted to like them, but the flashing colors were just too hard on the eyes. I did like the pseudo-3D effects you have going on though.

Apr 26, 2015 @ 6:28am

Well that was certainly... a thing.

Davikin92 says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 6:30am

I never managed to stop the bomb on time. It's really confusing.

May 2, 2015 @ 9:42pm

I use Python sometime but I didn't try to make a game with Pygame yet, your entry is minimalist but nice :)

chromebookbob says ...
May 3, 2015 @ 5:30pm

I am really impressed with the art style of this, given that it's pygame. Well done, this is a real achievement. One of my favourite games from LD32. Don't take the negative comments about "playability", I know how hard it is to get a playable executable from python.

flummox3d says ...
May 4, 2015 @ 3:37pm

Trippy. Really, really trippy. I like it :D Nice job!

KaiseanGames says ...
May 4, 2015 @ 4:26pm

Neat small game, one of those - let me try just one more time, I promise I'll do better. But then the wait to really start another one is too long. All in all, it could be solid with a few tweaks. :)

geekdrums says ...
May 5, 2015 @ 12:51pm

My eyes gave out! Very strange, but at least this is a game.

timtipgames says ...
May 11, 2015 @ 6:05am

Loved the mood!

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