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

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Freeze Ray

by Skulls - Jam Entry

This game is a platformer. The unconventional weapon is a freeze ray that can only incapacitate but not kill. In order to proceed through the game you’ll need to freeze enemies so you can jump on them to reach places you otherwise couldn’t.

The sounds are public domain and a few I made myself so I’ve opted out of the sound rating.


WASD or arrow keys to move and jump
Left click on mouse to fire freeze ray towards cursor
M to turn off music

Game by: Robert Reed
Graphics by: Colin Capurso

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plokdev says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:54pm

The coolest thing about this game is the level design. The difficulty ramps up quickly as you go through the game, until you're carefully positioning groups of enemies so that you can jump onto one just before the other melts. It's not an easy game, but that's part of the draw. And of course, it's a perfect fit for the theme.

Sogomn says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:24pm

Teleporter online!
The sounds are so "cool". Hah. Got it?
Nicely done, simple but solid game.
I want to rate the audio! It's so cool! Pls!

ChuiGum says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:08am

Nice innovation, very original! Good solid game overall

Bitterdeath says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:15am

I like the no kill mechanic. Plus the style is soothing and clear when playing.

j_peeba says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:33am

This game was quite fun! I was actually compelled to play through the whole game which isn't all that common with LD games. :)

Although the controls were a little bit floaty, they felt precise enough for a hardcore platformer like this. However, once I discovered that you can keep re-freezing enemies while you keep on standing on them, the game got a little too easy.

HellBlazer says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:01am

Nice idea and fun game. Pretty cool (no pun intended) freezing mechanic, though it would have been nice to use it for more than just jumping. Say, blocking projectiles or preventing a trap from moving. Still, limited dev time and all that of course.

plams says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 9:03am

Telaporta On Line! I made it through, nice game!

Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:45pm

Feels a bit slow, but overall not too bad. Like the daft voice acting :) It's like programmer art, but aural :)

Tanser says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:08pm

Nice game! I like it :) and the music, so epic :D

Hambone says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 4:06am

I liked the art!

Apr 26, 2015 @ 5:06am

well rounded!

flummox3d says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 9:15am

Loved the sound effects :D Nice work! :)

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