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

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Duck Attack

by ehtd - Compo Entry

CONTROLS:

Click to drop bread and point ducks where to attack

WASD or ARROWS for movement


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Use your power to control ducks and defeat the 4 golems.




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EDIT: Thank you all for your comments, I really appreciate it! I am glad you liked my game :)

EDIT2: I always read your comments and take them into account(for this or the next game). I definitely plan on expanding the concept when I have ideas that can make that happen. For insights on some decisions for the game design, you may find interesting reading the post mortem post. Thanks!

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness85%
#78Theme4.03
#113Humor3.70
#182Innovation3.70
#281Audio3.20
#349Fun3.31
#352Mood3.17
#397Overall3.34
#420Graphics3.25

Comments

RudeJake says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 12:48am

nice concept!

Red_Fan games says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:53am

i wish there more games like this in the mainstream (I would buy this)

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

That was pretty sweet

peejaygee says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:07am

really like this idea.

Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:08am

This is a cool idea. The tiny pixel art is nice to watch. I particularly enjoy walking with my flock.

Crafting4U says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:08am

I'm not sure if im doing the right thing or not.

ErikU says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:09am

A nice little game. It was fun roaming the map and getting more and more ducks. Those robots took a while to go down though, haha. Best to group them and spam bread while running away. Nice application of the theme, well done.

DavidErosa says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:09am

Nice! I loved my army of ducks from hell! I was great sending them to destroy the giants :) Thanks!

aroymart says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:16am

This was amazing. i love the art and there's just something so satisfying about controlling where a flock of birds goes. i kinda just sat around bringing my birds everwhere i could instead of focusing on fighting

Flygamer101 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:33am

Very nice, I loved the idea, but everything was a bit too small and hard to sea. That idea seemed to fit in with the ducks, but not the player. Then, i played again and saw how great small pixels are. All in all very nice game.

rantt says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:35am

That was really cool. Watching my army of ducks taking down 4 giant robots was oddly satisfying...lol. Short game but lots of fun, great job :)

Fanttum says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:06am

Really nice game here. Some things could be better, but a really nice idea. Was a bit easy if i stayed away from the giants and clicked by the edge of the screen, cause then they couldn't attack me it seem. Really nice feel fighting them however. good job.

jbasinger says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:06am

Nailed the theme. Nice job!

jordyadan says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:06am

really like the idea and the attack mode

TheBigShot says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:08am

Bets game so far; This is the bets game i have played so far. Very well done. Love the duck sounds and the way they move around the player. The only flaw with it is that there is not enough variety to the attacks or movement of the ducks. But love the concept and the execution. Well done :)

Birke says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:16am

Duck Power! Great game, lovely art, good quacks.

crewderek says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:16am

Funny concept and a fun gameplay experience, was a little short, but music was good. Hard to find giants and could use a bit more of a challenge.

Havacore says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:53am

Victory!!!

Man this is a hilarious idea. I really enjoyed it

jackrugile says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:36am

Loved your concept, Ernesto! The golem art is so sick.

DragonXVI says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 9:48am

Ducks could do with a bit of flocking AI to seperate them, they sort've all fuse together when attacking :p Interesting idea though

ChuiGum says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 9:40pm

5 stars in innovation! Great I really like how small the player and birds are. Awesome music too. Yes, of course I supported the game with some $!

Gunzil says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 1:50am

As a fellow duck-based combat enthusiast, I highly approve.

I like gathering your flock of ducks with bread. It would be nice if the ducks latched onto the golems like Pikmin so I didn't need to keep repeatedly clicking.

5 ducks / 5

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 4:26am

fantastic idea - loved the flocking - great job

daltostronic says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 1:55am

Haha, this is great! :D

Squeka says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 12:48pm

ducks rule! :D

Apr 24, 2015 @ 4:34am

I AM A MIGHTY DUCK GOD.

Seriously though, I really enjoyed the concept. Everything from the nifty art style to the pounding music to the ducks really solidified the experience for me.

OnlySlightly says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 4:34am

Lovely minimalist style and hilarious game mechanic. I felt quite powerful harnessing the strength of a duck swarm. Great job!

Cryotube says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 4:34am

Enjoyable duck animations! Those giants really take a long time to go down, though.

andrewkennedy says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 9:13pm

Clever idea for a game. Spam-clicking was a little overpowered. Perhaps making the ducks much stronger and adding a bread throwing (clicking) limit would have made it more strategic.

coderitual says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 12:50pm

As a child, I used the same weapon :) Really fun game and quite hard.

Apr 25, 2015 @ 4:28pm

the concept is smart, but the game is a bit too simple and short.

Embalaje says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 4:45pm

Good game! Good idea! Simple but effective graphs, good music and easy but powerfull gameplay.

Apr 25, 2015 @ 5:19pm

Cool idea. It's simple but pretty fun. I didn't realise ducks were such badasses.

Jakob37 says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 2:14pm

I liked this a lot, great fun :) Some more feedback on ducks damaging golems (and bullets?) would have felt good, otherwise - no complains. Seems to have a lot of potential for future development, I hope you'll keep it up :)

nameoftheuser says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 3:03am

Nice job! I died many times, but my chicken strike-force defeated the things eventually!

Apr 27, 2015 @ 3:43am

Hahah, duck duck attack! pretty funny game, and nice music as well! Maybe the enemies could take different directions, at some point they are all moving together.

Pretty cool!

Apr 27, 2015 @ 5:35am

Very clever idea! Simple controls and easy to play quickly! Well done.

seankimdesign says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 5:58am

That was pretty fun. I liked the charming graphics as well as the simple controls. Kudos!

Apr 27, 2015 @ 6:19am

You explored a mechanic that is a difficult undertaking and pulled it off and made it look good and most importantly, be fun to play! I really enjoyed it.

Apr 27, 2015 @ 7:06am

Short and sweet.

Curial says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 8:34am

I want more ducks special powers! Funny concept and great approach to the theme.

Druid says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 9:16am

Really cool concept! Duck vs giant robots from space! :D Maybe best idea here :D

sararyCow says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 10:26pm

That's a fun game. Very playable but pretty easy and short when you get used to it.

But a nice experiment thought :).

Manu & Wan says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 6:09pm

Nice work on the graphics & sound! The flock movement works well too, at least when we're not spamming the mouse too much :P

The gameplay itself is fun for 3min it takes to finish it, otherwise sadly there's not much strategy/replayability in here, I kept clicking the golems to death and it worked :P

I've thought a bit about possible improvements to make the game more strategic... Maybe you could make the golems be afraid of the birds, but give finer control over the flock, letting the player try to surround the golems and attack them from all directions? Or something like that!

lochmann-apps says ...
May 4, 2015 @ 9:45am

Nice idea of a unconventional weapon! Good game!

May 11, 2015 @ 3:24pm

Quite the funny game! I included it in part 9 of my Ludum Dare 32 compilation video series, if you would like to take a look :) https://youtu.be/eqkTJc6zIls

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