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

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by phaze112 - Jam Entry

You've found the controls to an old tunnel collapser, or some such.
Press and hold (mouse or spacebar) to collapse the trap. Release to expand.
Each activation costs 1 token.
Don't let 10 people get past, or you lose, because reasons.

If you get bored, you can add more people by pressing 9, add a mechanic by 0, or go straight to upgrading with 1-5. Oh, and right click to splatter blood.

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chanko08 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:13am

The idea is pretty amusing. I liked the sound effects added for the hamster

popcorn897 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 11:28pm

Cool concept! but I think it's missing something

The graphics were quite nice and made for a satisfying crushing of the mole people. The flickering of the lights and the hamster wheel were a nice touch, but it got grating after a bit.

I feel that the gameplay is missing something, because it often doesn't feel like there's that big of a challenge. Granted, it is super fun to crush people (morbid of me to say but whatever, it's fun). I often found myself waiting eagerly and clapping my hydraulic metals hands with excitement at the growing stack of people. Thennnn, smush.

It is a fun idea, do more with it though!

-Sirmi: Team Toast

dvdfu says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:16am

Very gruesome! I like that a hamster controlled the whole contraption.

Smirnov48 says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:36am

Ha ha! It's great! Very fun. But I think you need more game play.

Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:41am

There isn't much going on in this game. It lacks challenge and diversity. Having the crusher be hamster powered was pretty funny though.

Xanjos says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:43am

I actually find the fact that your deathtrap is pretty much controlled by a little hamster on a wheel to be rather hilarious. It's a pretty fun entry to play but it doesn't seems to be quite challenging enough.

gormed says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 10:42am

Cool idea, but i think base defense lives from base building. I think that is what is missing. But cool theme and art :)

kabutakogames says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 5:39am

It's interesting but it could use some more context

dallonf says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 11:38pm

Not really sure what's going on here... Seems most effective to simply wait with the piston collapsed for a bunch of guys to cluster up, then let them in, then quickly collapse the piston again. No upgrades needed.

Apr 25, 2015 @ 12:17am

The sound, while probably better than nothing, got really annoying after a while. Needed something else to really make it a game, just felt like a weird crushing simulator.

someone says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 12:31am

Nice idea.
Seemed to slow down a lot after a while though.
Also applying camouflage to the top crusher never seemed to work.
There doesn't seem to be any point to the power upgrade other than make it slower so you lose

Dorgam says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 12:38am

Killing people is fun. Killing people who tried to screw me is even more fun!
* I couldn't figure out how to restart after I "died".
* I didn't know what the upgrades were. It's just like the 0 mechanic, isn't it? :D
* I wished I had a way to regain life.
* The game got more sluggish as the number of people increased. That could be my system.

Dietrich Epp says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 12:46am

Nice! I love the simplicity of it, and the mechanic is a great touch. I also love how the people will start moving faster when you try to crush them, so you have to take that into account. I want to hear sound effects when you crush things, though!

SowiHowl says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 8:23am

Good work, but as others said, adding something to the gameplay would improve it, it looks like something is missing to make it great.

shyupuff says ...
May 9, 2015 @ 7:48am

Nice sound design. Awesome graphics and animation and sense of progression. Nice job :D

davient says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 3:23am

Splatter! Could do with some gameplay variation. Enjoyed, and I feel bad for doing so

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