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

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Postman Ninja

by Nikteddy92 - Jam Entry

Have you ever wanted to be a swift ninja delivering letters?
Yes? Wait, really?
Well, NICE! This game is for you!
Here you'll find a mix of action, quicktime events, origami-shaped Shuriken and eventually some fun!

I hope You'll enjoy! Thanks for trying!

Ps. Free for you, some questionable graphics and sometimes-bugged mechanics. It's Ludum Dare! I hope you'll be reasonable!

Thank again! Don't forget to vote and comment!

Pps. Please, remember to post in the comments your better score! :D


Goal:
-Deliver Letters
-Evade or Destroy Obstacles (if possible!)

Tips:
-Don't hit old womens!
-Each origami you make consumes letters lowering your score!
-You can Destroy some obstacles and it gives you points!



Keyboard Controls:

Up/Down arrows - Move Ninja/Origami creation
Right/Left arrows - Origami selection/Origami creation
X - Open Origami selection
Spacebar - Jump
P - Pause
M - Mute Music (during pause)


Hope you'll enjoy ;D

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness100%
#179Theme(Jam)3.82
#242Innovation(Jam)3.53
#339Humor(Jam)3.23
#465Audio(Jam)2.89
#631Graphics(Jam)3.05
#722Mood(Jam)2.76
#801Fun(Jam)2.63
#803Overall(Jam)2.87

Comments

ApocoNypse says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:55am

Loved the art, thought the weapon was pretty unconventional. It seemed like it was nearly impossible though, I kept getting obstacles in both lanes at the same time, made it quite hard! Great game though :D

CamRFWhite says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:57am

GREAT CONCEPT! I found it hard to decide whether to jump or switch lanes, and sometimes found I would need to jump and then I'd hit something before I landed. Everything worked for me though! :) It just needs some obstacle generation balancing. It could be cool to have very unique moments that using the origami would be a good idea. Reall I just think the main thing missing from this is clear distinction from the different elements. The concept is there, and the words at the beginning got me immersed a little. :)

JALgames says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:22am

I liked the idea, it was pretty unique. The jumping could require some tuning, but otherwise, it's a nice game!

Druid says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:24am

Awesome concept, but controls were pretty stiff :/. Anyway Still funny little game.

mcburrobit says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:32am

The idea is awesome! I would love to see this polished into a final product, would definitely pay for a game with this concept!

Kaijuu says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:38am

Hand game! Cool concept
I like ninjas in any way

Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:39am

Pretty fun! I liked the graphics too, no need to call 'em questionable!

Taldius says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:50pm

The idea is fun, but the game is really hard and the jump feels like the game takes place on the moon.

OneTrueAaron says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:53pm

You're probably aware of the bugs, so overall pretty fun game, and innovative for sure. A bit dense with the obstacles, but i dug the music and the graphics. The whole thing flowed nicely.

Mouch says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:53pm

I like the concept but the controls are a little bit odd.
Also it is really hard to dodge the obstacles because they are often in two or three lanes at the same time!

TeamCalcium says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:57pm

Good entry but I think that it is too overloaded especially when you are a first time player. The lack of a tutorial makes it pretty hard.

Jungle says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:02pm

I love the idea and the way we make origamis. But i think it is a bit difficult, needs a player thats thinks fast, and this is not me! :D Graphs are good too, I loved! Needs some polishment on menu. Great job!

Reccy says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:45pm

It was pretty fun, but the controls are quite stiff. If the controls were more fluid, it would definately improve the game.

siryakko says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:36pm

Nice and hardcore

pixzleone says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:38pm

Remember to "post" your scores in comments. 11/10 humor. Good Job!

HotBoxGames says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:46pm

Really cool concept and art! Was a little hard though :p

ManicMiner says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:12pm

its a cool idea, but the hazard spawner hates all human life and wants to make us suffer :)

Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:29pm

This game was so hard, my best score was -1100! Perhaps fewer obstacles would have been a bit easier. Still there were some really good points. I think the mini game with the arrows was cool and could be expanded upon, plus overall it was an original and interesting idea

OniiRam says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:43pm

Nice concept! A bit too difficult for me xD

pikmin4000 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 9:05pm

I was dying and at my last breath I ran to the old lady talking on the phone. I said, "please". She said, "no ninjas". I was smacked in the head and I died

My score was 200.

LeoM says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 5:14pm

-200 for my best, it's to hard for me ! ^^

Garris says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 9:41pm

Liked the idea, but it felt really hard to control. Even though I was jumping and dodging, and shooting, I was still hitting a BUNCH of stuff. I did really like the music, and using mail as an origami weapon was neat!

hbocao says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 12:21am

Very interesting idea, but kinda confusing at first. It was hard to know upfront what could be destroyed or not. Very cool interpretation of theme! Who don't like Ninjas? haha

Blobo says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 12:25am

really well done. i love the art and the gameplay was smooth. felt like a really well done game.

hexdie says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 12:28am

I like the general idea of this, it's pretty original. However, it seemed next to impossible to avoid the obstacles and making the origami brings the action to a complete halt. The graphics looked good though!

xandy says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 12:31am

i like the idea but the controls suboptimal and more feedback in the game would have been great. loved the concept though,something worth working further on!

GTA LUDUM V says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 4:27am

like the origami making part, pretty fun~! but when we're in the bottom lane the obstacle is just the car passing through,and the top and mid lane are full of stuff, which make it unbalance. it would be a nicer game if there's a balancing part. Keep ut the good work~!

Apr 25, 2015 @ 7:55pm

I have to say the same thing as siryakko: "Nice and hardcore"

Trasevol_Dog says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 8:48pm

Nice concept and quite difficult game ! Maybe too difficult... But cool game anywayz :D

Pilly says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 10:48pm

Love the origami mechanic - pressing the correct key combo in the limited time was really fun, and the satisfying key press sounds made for a really nice player experience. Would be nice to incorporate that into the game somehow, instead of having it be a separate menu - maybe having time slow down but still being able to see the main game.

Not sure if this is supposed to happen, but if you destroy the car, it doesn't come back and you can just stay in the bottom lane.

Really nice pixel art and music too. Great job!

Frozenfire92 says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 12:17am

I got a high score of 400.

It was an interesting concept but it was confusing how you actually delivered the letters. I liked the origami creation mini game! Controls felt rigid and poorly explained. Overall great work!

TetraQuad says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 4:19am

The jump took some getting used to because it seemed a bit delayed, but I loved all the art and the concept was good.

asobi tech says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 7:45am

Enjoyed the idea.
Needs tightening up and tweaking, to make it flow better.

Exeneva says ...
May 5, 2015 @ 6:30am

Interesting concept. I found the placement of obstacles to be a bit random, but overall it's not a bad 'sidescrolling endless runner'.

Photon says ...
May 9, 2015 @ 2:36pm

Just run on the road the entire time. That seems to be the way to go. :P

Pretty goofy and a little unorthodox: I wish the weapon usage was simpler and not so jarring relative to the rest of the gameplay. But its still a really neat idea and I definitely like the weapon making sequence even if it is quite out of place. With a little tweaking, maybe you could streamline it? Nice entry all the same.

smokecastles says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 10:14pm

Really difficult game, but I love the concept and the mood!

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