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

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Zombie dinner

by goerp - Jam Entry

It's a game about food and health (ahem), but it's fun too! It's easy to win once you know how it works (and with a little luck) and even easier to lose.
Skip the intro speech with mouse click.
HINT: when you play the 'dessert level' Fruit is the only healthy option at the start.

You may have to click the application to give it focus.

---GOAL---
Can you survive zombie dinner?
Defeat the hordes of zombies that disturb your ladies' diner.
HOW? By throwing the right food at them! But you only have a limited amount of all the food.

---CONTROLS---
Use <LEFT> and <RIGHT> to choose a food you think will harm a zombie.
THE SELECTED FOOD IS HIGHLIGHTED and the name and portions left are shown below (portions contains a bug and sometimes is not shown).
<CONTROL>: throw food

Remember: if it's good for you, it's bound to be bad for zombies (and vice versa)!

But knowledge about what food is good for you is changing all the time!

--TOOLS and acknowledgements--

I made it all. Yes, ALL of it: the clunky inappropriate music, the crude animations, the crappy code, the bugs!

I used Flash for graphics and Flashdevelop for coding.

A Commodore 64 with Sid Wizard and a program of my own for music.
A guitar for some more music and a Zoom G3X for effects and drum machine.
Reaper to mix it all (and in darkness bind them).

*** HINTS ****

NO PRELOADER, PLEASE BE PATIENT!

IF IT DOESN'T RESPOND TO KEYBOARD: CLICK THE APPLICATION FIRST!

SORRY: NO REPLAY FUNCTION (out of time!).

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness70%
#38Humor(Jam)4.00
#116Theme(Jam)3.95
#329Innovation(Jam)3.37
#362Fun(Jam)3.26
#475Graphics(Jam)3.37
#490Mood(Jam)3.11
#546Overall(Jam)3.18
#554Audio(Jam)2.62

Comments

NAL says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:12pm

Very charming, if simple, game. With expansion this'd be lovely!

bnhw says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:27pm

I think it must've broken for me; I clicked the lettuce and it was surrounded by a red border, but then I could do nothing else.

goerp says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:44pm

You must use CTRL to throw the food
You can't throw, until the thrown food has hot or gone out of bounds
You only have limited amounts of every food stuff (for lettuce I think you have 5 portions). After you have thrown 5, you have to switch to a different food.
The game tries to make changes so there is always enough healthy food, but it doesn't always work.

Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:16pm

cool. took me a minute to realize the radio was important. like the music and humor :]

Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:32pm

really cool, innovative Idea and fun to play, everything pieces good toghether.
I'll put it in my list to mention in the Podcast :)

fluidvolt says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 3:21am

Funny game! Didn't know the radio was trying to help me out at first. I liked the storybook graphics and the unusual setting. Dying is totally worth it too!

Apr 23, 2015 @ 10:19pm

Nicely sstyled artwork, with a cool concept, I would have loved some more sound effects for splats, etc, which would have really boosted up the mood of the game but the core mechanics are done really well, nice game!

Apr 24, 2015 @ 8:42pm

haha what a funny game with funny dialogs !
I don't know why, when i've read the text you wrote up there, my brain skiped the "controls" section, so at the first try I had no idea what to do and was wondering why clicking on food was ineffective ... hopefully, I managed to find out and could appreciate this game experience !

Apr 25, 2015 @ 6:39pm

Great character drawings and very funny concept

mathmadlen says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 1:11pm

I LOVED this! the art style is fantastic, and the humor is something else .)
Great idea!

pythong says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 7:04pm

i think the game broke for me? up to the third zombie i could throw, after that all food was gone except 17 portions of butter, but it didn't do anything against the zombie

goerp says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 10:51am

To be clear (or more clear): some food will hurt zombies, but other food will heal zombies.
The game will try to keep the amount of damage you can do enough to kill all zombies, but if you throw everything without considering the effect you will probably run out of food.
And butter is considered bad for you, so it is initially good for zombies.

Maybe that's what happened?

reiknight says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 9:08pm

The grandma is adorable with that flamethrower hahahahaha! Take my like!!

Apr 27, 2015 @ 9:08pm

Hehe, nice and funny game. :)

Apr 27, 2015 @ 10:08pm

Really enjoyed this! Very funny and unique. Great work!!

pythong says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 1:46pm

believe it or not, the 'graphics' in my game are standard cubes in Unity :D just scaled, moved and a bit rotated, and you get a unicorn ^^

frogcheese says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 7:34am

Full marks for humor! This idea is ludicrous and absolutely awesome. The characters were great as well - one of the best game over screens I've certainly seen. :)

The gameplay was simple and became a cakewalk (rimshot) once I'd played for a couple of minutes. A fun, short game.

steboots says ...
May 3, 2015 @ 8:09pm

This hit the theme right on, easy 5's for innovation and theme. That said it wasn't a bad game and I did have fun playing it, but it was peculiar watching food discoveries, trying to remember what was good and bad, and executing it. Not a bad entry.

Exeneva says ...
May 5, 2015 @ 8:32am

Very unconventional and funny game!

Smirnov48 says ...
May 9, 2015 @ 4:26pm

Nice game! Very funny)

ruerob says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 4:39pm

Ha ha! Funny entry! Great approach on the theme! Very Nice humor! Well Done!

chromebookbob says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 5:15pm

Great art style and fun idea

drludos says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 10:28pm

Cool entry! I like your take on the theme (very humourous), and the graphics style is great! Fun game, you should expand it post-compo :)

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