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

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Search & Destroy

by highlyinteractive - Jam Entry

***** CONTROLS *****

Move: LEFT + RIGHT Arrow keys
Jump: UP Arrow
Reload: RETURN

***** NOTES & ADVICE *****

You can jump higher if you shoot all your ammo
Agents take 3 hits to kill
If you get hit by an agent, you lose an ammo slot
Get power-ups to add ammo slots & clear DMCA takedowns
You must use a unique search term every time!
Images come from Flickr - full image credits if you win!


The NSA are trying to take away your 2nd Amendment right to carry weaponised mobile search engines

Destroy them by hunting down top-secret documents and exposing their evil plan. Use your browser gun to download ammunition & take down the evil agents.

Created by Mike Cobb (@mcobb) and Darren Perry (@darrencperry)

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Sim00n says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:10am

I love that upon entering "murica", "freedom", "eagle", and such, appropriate pictures appeared. Besides that it was kinda hard to figure out what to do and how to jump high enough for the walls. The music was a tasteful touch :)

Destruktorrr says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:20am

I LOVE the concept. The game was very fun, funny, and well made. Great job!

gene-z says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:20am

Good Game

TheWzzard says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:20am


Firefox says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:22am

It was interesting how you could jump on your ammo infinitely. I managed to go too far forward and glitch out the game! :D The music got annoying quickly because of the odd instruments and repeating. It did add to the mood of the game though. `MURICA!! YEAH!!

Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:23am

Fun music, good sense of humor and interesting concept. Good work.

RARoadkill says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:23am

Really enjoyed searching for all the different kinds of ammo. kept getting shot by people off screen, which was a little annoying. and it seemed like the ammo got in the way of my jumps. But a very innovated take on the theme

syawqy says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:35am

great idea
but, kinda hard when facing more than 1 enemy, because you must type fast to reload another ammos

KCrimson says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:47am

Good fun and a good idea. Reminded me a little of Scribblenauts.

Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:59am

Man this is really fun. I'm not sure that it finds just anything that im looking for in its search engine but perhaps thats better for screen shots. The control is fun and bouncy it reminds me of earthworm jim circa sega genesis days. I hope the NSA don't give you any trouble.

SmilingCat says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:10am

Great graphics, awesome job. Is it actually hitting a search service to find the pictures?

scumbly says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:12am

Ingenious mechanic! Search results in the game are brilliant.

roving-stone says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:05am

Concept was good... Music was absolutely terrible. Nothing I searched came up properly.

shimage says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:10am

Very nice! It stimulated my creativity.

darrencperry says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:35am

The music is sooooo bad. (I made it...)

Zeriver says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:45am

Creative idea, solid game. Well you can type "asd" "as" etc and still get ammo but i suppose if type that in google you will also get some results.
Wilhelm scream is a nice touch :D

Apr 21, 2015 @ 11:26am

Cool concept, glad to see the finished game, with ending :) I must admit, I cheated a bit by jumping on the ammo ;P

Dickie says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:54pm

very original concept, one of the most interesting implementations of the theme I've played.

the search system introduces its own humor and tenseness to the combat though screw the bit by the server where you throw multiple enemies at once is very punishing

HotBoxGames says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 10:48pm

Haha funny and pretty cool :D

Ghen says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 11:58am

'MURICA!, hahaha, really great idea and execution!, love it, especially that search ammo even though i didn't get the point xD
nice one !

Apr 23, 2015 @ 12:04pm

Video games masquerading as biting anti-authoritarian social commentary! I'll admit I spent a while seeing what, if anything, I could get past the radar of the ammo search service, but no dice - looks like Google SafeSearch has served your game well!

The music got a tad repetitive though.

mildmojo says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 5:53am

Really clever ammo system using search terms. Not allowing reuse was a good decision but makes it that much harder. Thankfully most strings of characters produce search results.

I thought at first the ammo count was dependent on the number of search results or popularity, later realizing it's based on health. Given how your mobility's restricted when you're carrying ammo, I think the capacity/health penalty is a little stiff.

That anthem music comes on really strong. It fits the theme, but might be better used sparingly.

The level layout seemed good and the game over screen was funny. There could be a little more visual feedback when you take a hit so you know when the game over's coming.

Keep it up!

Apr 26, 2015 @ 12:06am

nice one, ever get any search's that returned no results?

Apr 28, 2015 @ 8:23pm

Good Game, had fun.

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