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

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Vacuum Attack

by Pisti - Compo Entry

Your peaceful Sunday afternoon chores get interrupted by a devious zombie attack. And now your only weapon available is your vacuum cleaner! This can't be good...

Post your highscore in the comments :)


Mouse position: Move to control your character's movement
Left Mouse click: Suck things with your vacuum cleaner. Release the button to shoot them.

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Luthwyhn says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:24pm

Took a bit to get the hang of the controls, but I like the idea and it's well executed.

Liam :D says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:38pm

Post my highscore? Okay. Twenty. D:

I tried about 10 or so rounds, and I just couldn't get more D: I could fend off the first few attacks and then I died. The art style is really good, as is the music. The game is well polished and has a sense of being finished, which is amazing for a compo game. Great job, shame I suck at it :D

Please rate more games so others get to see this.

Asado says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 5:53pm

Plays great and I had lots of fun, but I feel like there is no "art style" as such. Your graphics are all over the place as if lots of different people drew it. A good idea would be to keep the resolution and color palette as constant as possible.

IDidGame says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 5:55pm

i like the idea of having to actually turn your mouse around and stand still while shooting and having the projectils bounce between enemies is cool
that said you could have done a better job explaining the control scheme, i spent my first couple tries figuring out that the character only moves left
my highscore is 58

th4t says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 5:58pm

Cool game :)
I didn't really understand the controls at first, but once I got used to them they were quite fun.

winmac32 says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 5:04am

Great game mechanic. Reminds me of the rock-it launcher from Fallout 3. Such fun :)

Apr 29, 2015 @ 1:33am

Had some issues understanding the controls... I included it in part 7 of my Ludum Dare 32 compilation video series, if you would like to take a look :)

OadT says ...
Apr 30, 2015 @ 1:58pm

Highscore: 44 :D
Funny game, but it took some time until I understand it. I liked how the audio fits to the different objects you shoot

May 2, 2015 @ 9:43am

A surprisingly fun little game! The zombie sprites are pretty janky, but the main character actually looks pretty good in motion! And the sound effects were thoroughly amusing too! Running away and stopping to shoot was a nice mechanical twist, that made the short games more satisfying than I expected.

The only problem I had was it took me a while to figure out how to actually play. Some instructions telling the player they can only move backwards could help.

And I managed to get a high score of 83 ; D

HotBoxGames says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 2:19pm

I tried sucking the monsters for like the first 10 minutes xD Good little fun game once you get used to the controls - I think you know where to improve upon next time! :D Nice job!

Chaoseed says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 2:21pm

Haha, pretty hilarious! I love that the enemies are feet and eyeballs; the graphics are great, in all. I love the sound effects when you hit them with stuff. The gameplay is fast and furious--and kinda hard, actually, it's difficult to last more than 30 seconds or so. I feel like there's not much there to 'do'. Still, good work!

LeoM says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 2:52pm

Usualy we run frome left to right, It took me 3 try before understand it was the other way ^^
A bit hard, 61 for me.

jshaffer94247 says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 7:10pm

30 or so.
It took me a while to figure out that I would travel and vacuum in the same direction and only by mouse click. The monsters seem to have an advantage in speed and numbers and I just can't vacuum up enough ammunition or outrun them. I'd suggest an easier start to the game. It was fun and funny and has potential if you want to keep going with it.

MegaBrutal says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 9:48pm

It took some time to realize that I need to suck objects and shoot them at enemies, instead of sucking the enemies themselves.

I didn't like that only one mistake kills me – it would be better to have a health bar.

Anyway, I like the idea of using a vacuum cleaner as a weapon, and I especially liked the background music. :)

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