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

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Uncontrollable Robot

by mr_tag - Jam Entry

You are a toy robot and you have to knock over little toy soldiers. You can only use your body, which you control ironman style: with jets on your hands and on your legs. Which makes it astoundingly difficult to control!

We only had sunday afternoon this time, so the gameplay is really simple... But it can be quite rewarding to master the controls!

You need a XBox 360 Gamepad to play (we only tested it with that, might work with others).

The Unity WebGL build had problems with the gamepad input, so you can unfortunately only play the unity plugin version online.

Controls:
Left Stick: left hand jet
Right Stick: right hand jet
Left Trigger: left foot jet
right Trigger: right foot jet

Credits:
Graphics: Patrick
Programming: Dominik

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#17Fun(Jam)4.11
#29Graphics(Jam)4.57
#39Innovation(Jam)4.05
#91Humor(Jam)3.79
#117Overall(Jam)3.79
#128Mood(Jam)3.69
#296Theme(Jam)3.68
#1856Coolness35%

Comments

th4t says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:31pm

Really awesome game. Quite unfortunate that you have no sounds.
That feeling of control is amazing. I really like just putting myself upright again (I don't know why it's so satisfying).

rzfmzn says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 8:16pm

Web player not working, tried to use it a couple of times with your project. Either it is too big or drive is messing with your game.

It is like QWOP but with a robot hahahahah
WTF, could only kill one guy after a couple of minutes :P
Nice job, smooth controls and very (VERY) challenging!
Too bad that no sounds :(

mr_tag says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 12:09pm

Thanks for the nice comments! I uploaded the web build to our webspace, it should work now (at least on firefox, chrome still has problems with the unity plugin). And while I was at it I also added a linux build (but: untested!).

By the way: my current record lies at 2:21 minutes for all soldiers :) I come back to it every once in a while and it is still fun :)

Geckoo1337 says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 9:24pm

I am convinced that this game is amazing, but I don't have any Xbox controller :/
Maybe you can adjust this project so that it can work with some keyboard keys?

UrbanHelsing says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 2:31pm

Very innovative gameplay, this is how Tony Stark must have felt like.

tayl1r says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 2:49pm

Looks ace.

taviandir says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 2:53pm

As someone else already said, I don't understand why you HAVE TO HAVE a controller to be able to play this :( It's gonna really limit the amount of people that can play (and thus rate) your game!

OnlySlightly says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 3:24pm

That was a ton of fun! My favorite part was just getting the chance to knock over objects so I pretty much ignored the goal. :)

tininsteelian says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 4:49pm

Really fun!

pLaw says ...
May 3, 2015 @ 12:58pm

This is great! I had a blast :D

StefanDJagers says ...
May 9, 2015 @ 11:17am

I really like the graphics. Pretty original as well

vidarn says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 6:43am

Great entry! I had a lot of fun figuring out how to make the robot go where I wanted. The graphics were wonderful and I was reminded of Toy Story, which is a great thing.

z3ntu says ...
Nov 5, 2015 @ 7:17pm

I can't get it to work with the Steam Controller :/ but it looks like a great game! (came from jacksepticeye)

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