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

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Heel Face Turn

by ForSpareParts - Compo Entry

Your enemies are relentless, but apparently quite suggestible. If you shoot an enemy they'll turn into an ally, who will fire upon other enemies for you. Which is fortunate, because your bullets don't deal any damage.

If you shoot another enemy, they'll become your ally, but your old ally GOES BACK to being an enemy. Try not to be nearby when that happens.


WASD to move
Left Click to fire
R to restart

You'll probably get stuck in an unwinnable state in the second level, because it's likely you'll end up with two living enemies blocked by a wall. The game is not currently smart enough to acknowledge this situation, but I guarantee a warm, fuzzy feeling of accomplishment.

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Ratings

#556Innovation3.10
#580Fun3.00
#722Theme3.15
#822Humor2.18
#834Graphics2.57
#835Mood2.56
#851Overall2.85
#1856Coolness35%

Comments

calavera says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:33am

Great idea! the easy level is boring but i had a lot of fun on the hard one

Leaghorn says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:49pm

Interesting idea but too easy and only one level (easy level is just tutorial)

GAFBlizzard says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 6:46am

You submitted with an audio rating, but I didn't hear any audio. Is that intentional?

The concept itself is neat. I liked turning one turret, and then hiding behind it so other turrets killed it.

I even beat the unreasonably hard level.

ForSpareParts says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 3:44pm

@GAFBlizzard. No, that was a mistake. Thanks for pointing that out.

Apr 23, 2015 @ 11:38am

Nice, like an updated version of Asteroids - though unfinished, a little work could turn this into a very promising and nostalgic arcade-style game. Great work.

lurils says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 5:42am

I think this could be a really good full game, I had fun, even tho both levels were pretty easy.

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