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

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In for a pound

by JonathanG - Jam Entry

Get to the tube station to win!

W, A, S and D keys: run around

Right mouse button: turn your torch off or on
Move mouse: aim your torch

Hold left mouse: slowly pull back your arm
Release left mouse: throw coin (power based on how far you pulled back your arm)

If your torch turns off on its own, the battery ran out. Right click to load a new battery & turn it back on.
Move over the coins left on the ground after throwing them to pick them up again.

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Made by:
Jonathan Gover
Ricky Willis
Duncan Stead
Simon Withington

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The Unity Webplayer version seems to work best, but it doesn't work in Chrome. We've provided some alternatives to try if you're having difficulty.

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UPDATE (v1.1):
- fixed a bug where right-clicking while changing battery would prevent the torch working for the rest of the game.
- fixed a bug where the WebGL player would crash after the intro scene.

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Ratings

Coolness55%
#112Audio(Jam)3.72
#114Mood(Jam)3.73
#170Overall(Jam)3.65
#171Graphics(Jam)4.03
#443Theme(Jam)3.45
#449Fun(Jam)3.16
#484Humor(Jam)2.93
#598Innovation(Jam)2.97

Comments

Liam :D says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:23pm

Really nice graphics, really fitting sound, awesome atmosphere, tense gameplay. Lots of positive things I can say! I however did run into a bug where my torch ran out and right clicking did not load new batteries, so I was left with no torch D: None the less, awesome entry! Now go rate some games so you rank higher and others get to see this!!

ianburnette says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 1:10am

Very nice. It's got solid gameplay and great atmosphere. The name is what gets me, though. In for a Pound. Gosh. :)

kristof says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 7:18pm

Wow, this is awesome! Especially the sound design kept me on the edge of my seat. The lighting effects are also really cool.
The world is a bit too large for LudumDare though. Especially if the player does not know exactly what to look for. I might just have walked past the tube entrance.
But thats a minor thing. Overall, this is a really good entry!

DarkGrisen says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 12:17pm

Your game is just... Super!

Jajo says ...
May 2, 2015 @ 10:09am

Nice graphics, fun mechanic, very challenging. The minimap was a nice touch. I didn't hear any sound?

pixzleone says ...
May 2, 2015 @ 10:26am

Very cool! Keep it up!

JonathanG says ...
May 2, 2015 @ 10:28am

There definitely is sound!

Qui says ...
May 2, 2015 @ 10:58am

Solid game. The introduction is great, the game mechanics and gameplay are simple enough for everyone to enjoy it.
It is also well polished.

jtpup0 says ...
May 4, 2015 @ 6:39pm

everything was pristine except for the gameplay, loved the whole change bit

eemmbbeerr says ...
May 4, 2015 @ 6:54pm

Cool game, really good graphics! The intro scene is also very nice!

May 4, 2015 @ 7:08pm

Creepy! Took me too long to find an enemy, though.
Nice work! :D

MegaPonies says ...
May 4, 2015 @ 7:27pm

Great presentation and the game really fits the theme. My only complain is in fact the gameplay, the game itself is quite boring to play because most of the time you are only exploring random empty places of the map.

Fabraz says ...
May 4, 2015 @ 8:30pm

The light effect adds a lot to the overall mood, and I was often killed by surprise attack by the thugs.

Overall I'd say this is a good jam entry. The maze was very easy, and although the map was large (which is great) I could find no compelling reason to explore anything. Especially considering that the tube icon turns out to be illuminated through the darkness, so once you glimpse it, the challenge and need for the flashlight is pretty much gone.

But overall like it!

Draknek says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 6:51pm

Did you really have to include the direct quote "it was an unconventional weapon"? :P

Embalaje says ...
May 11, 2015 @ 11:11pm

Good job with the light! Also a great mood and gameplay. Cool game!

IamAcoconut says ...
May 11, 2015 @ 11:16pm

Wow, great game! The intro sequence was the best, and the mini map, a nice touch. The map was a little too big for my taste, where are you tube station??? Anyway, great game, awesome mood!

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