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

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Sugar Shot

by Anakiro - Jam Entry

Sugar Shot is a small game where a small girl jumps around a candy land throwing spoons at unsuspecting cupcakes to score points!

I know the movement doesn't work as well as I'd like. Jumping in particular is something I spent a few hours on and ended up having to roll back. D:

Unfortunately I don't know how controls (or even zip files!) work on Linux and Mac, but I felt I should include a build if I was able to. I've also gone with Unity Player for the web version, it seems to work well in Internet Explorer.

L-Mouse - Fire
A+D - Left+Right movement
Space - Jump

==Win/Lose Conditions==
Win - Reach the candy cane at the right side of the level
Lose - Your hearts are reduced to 0

Player -!/content/18705
Cupcakes -
Other Graphics -
Background Music -
Spoon Shoot Sound -
Cupcake Death Sound -
Collectible Sound -

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plokdev says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:20pm

The overall atmosphere is cute, but the game could use some bug fixing. I seem to have "won" the game (Unity-chan did a little dance), and then...nothing. I don't know whether I actually won, what happened to cause this, or how to restart the level. If the bugs get fixed and the player was given more information, this could be a cute little game.

Anakiro says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:25pm

Thanks for that! I added a note in the description about the win/loss conditions. There's not actually a way to restart the level short of closing the game and opening it again.

eott says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:27pm

Let's start with the best part of this game: It's finished. No seriously, don't get me wrong. That's what Ludum Dare is all about: Finishing a game. You should be proud that you started to make a game and have seen it to the end.

That being said, the controls need to be much more responsive to player input, which is important for platformers.

The game is also a bit short, but that's as much a result of being created in a very limited timeframe as it is of anything else.

Overall, don't be disappointed if you feel like you only got the participation medal. Don't tell the winners, but that medal is far more important than the other ones.

Hyoga-3D says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:15am

A bit simple, but cute game :)

chipcaramel says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 11:47am

It's a good start!

nassi says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 9:21pm

It is indeed quite a simple game. I think eott summed it up pretty nicely.

pvwradtke says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 3:22am

OK, the game needs more work after the jam, but it's a nice start. I liked the look, and the character animation is very fluid. However, the physics feels strange, the girl jumps too high and takes too long to go up and down (feels like the game is set on the moon).

TyrusPeace says ...
Apr 30, 2015 @ 4:43am

Good star. Super unfortunate weapon placement though. ;)

(John McBryan)

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