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

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Noel and the Spiders

by berkano - Compo Entry

Help Noel find his way back to the mole colony using his special (stinky) weapon.

Kill spiders! Eat worms! 8 levels to play through.

Enjoy! ~berkano

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Controls:

WASD: move
SPACE: eat dirt (until you are full up)
P: poop
ENTER: pause
H: in-game help
M: toggle music
F: fullscreen
R: restart level

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Hints:

- Killing all spiders on the current level will open the door to the next one.
- Spiders can be hurt by lava, water and falling rocks.
- Water, lava and falling rocks will hurt you, but sometimes it's necessary to go through these to complete a level.
- Eating a worm gains you a new life. You can only eat one if you have less than maximum lives (5).
- Restarting the level (R) is a good way to get unstuck.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#183Humor3.48
#287Audio3.19
#305Theme3.65
#577Innovation3.07
#664Fun2.93
#678Mood2.77
#739Overall2.96
#759Graphics2.70
#1497Coolness45%

Comments

salmonmoose says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:30am

Controls are a bit clunky, I think you could get rid of the eat key, and just consume dirt when your're not full.

jprogman says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:49am

Very funny game! I love the audio and music; which adds to the hilarity.

scorder says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:36pm

This is a good laugh actually, with a very unexpected weapon.
I "drowned" because of it the first time.

I really liked the effect of gravity, although controls would improve by not requiring to hit space.

Thank you for this game!

Hectate says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:39pm

This is a bizarre experience, it'd be nice to be able to see how much time until the poop...explodes?

Saymon says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:39pm

Nice game !

plams says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 10:39pm

It has a boulderdash feel to it :)

aeveis says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 6:15am

very nice! I beat the game (and killed the other moles...) but there were some very nice puzzles in there. the permanence of the explosion made the puzzles interesting. I liked how there was sort of a timing element to it, and how you could set up traps for the spiders. very nice work!

DeadFragment says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 3:30pm

Very fun gameplay, almost bomberman-like, the movement felt a bit clunky and slow, but the game definitely suited the theme! Fun game!

-Neith

Apr 26, 2015 @ 5:14pm

Explosive poops are pretty unconventional, I suppose.

GameQuester says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 5:38pm

I liked the music. A fun little game which is matching the theme.

wademcgillis says ...
May 12, 2015 @ 12:58am

Found your game by searching for "poop"!

It runs horrifically slow on my computer. Input takes a few seconds to register and sometimes the arrows make the mole move in the wrong direction.

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