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

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Conventionally Banned

by Sverik - Compo Entry

-=-=- Backstory -=-=-
This is a game about weapons that have been banned by various conventions. The list contains landmines, toxic nerve agents, blinding lasers etc.
You, the player, are a president, a dictator of a country and you don't really care about conventions and regulations. People are upset and want to overthrow your regime. You have all the means to stop them. All the banned means...

-=-=- Technical -=-=-
Run the JAR file: java -jar conventionallyBanned-LD32.jar

Built with Android Studio, on top of libgdx and this tutorial: http://obviam.net/index.php/getting-started-in-android-game-development-with-libgdx-create-a-working-prototype-in-a-day-tutorial-part-1/

-=-=- Conclusion -=-=-
Plans were much bigger, as always. Only the landmine is implemented. Again, too many new things to learn during just 48 hours (libgdx, the new Android Studio). Though, libgdx seems like a pretty solid thing for doing cross-platform apps (Android and Java desktop).

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Ratings

#580Fun3.00
#704Overall3.00
#757Theme3.10
#834Graphics2.57
#860Mood2.50
#924Innovation2.52
#1901Coolness33%

Comments

bradur says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:12am

[+] Loved the idea & backstory!
[+] Everything works
[+] Simple but not too easy

[-] No sounds
[-] No HUD
* Live score would be nice
[-] Could use some powerups / upgrades / waves / etc.

ccglp says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 12:59pm

All works smoothly, but you can make it bigger, love the posibility of playing it in my mobile phone.

You also have an ending if you don't kill anybody. Good work here.

joylessSnake says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:10pm

Love how you have implemented android support first person I have seen do that

CiderPunk says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:19pm

Good job releasing on android! brofist! game was perhaps a little simplistic but I hope it was a good learning experience, I recommend Intellij community edition over android studio.

Justin Mullin says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:33am

I love the "alternate" ending!

ekkiiiii says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:29pm

Plays great on Android (Nexus 5) so far and i can imagine your other ideas would make it really interesting.

tompudding says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 6:55pm

Oh no I've been tried for war crimes! Can't wait for the sequel

TeamQuadratic says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 10:21pm

Simple, fun, and somewhat challenging. Could use some polish and more variety but overall good!

AinoraZ says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 8:13pm

Pretty simple game, but had me going for a while. Though, i'd be better if it wouldn't be so click heavy. I like the idea, but yeah, too much clicking. Also no sound. no music. But got me pretty addicted for a while. Good job!

Somnium says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 6:12am

Basic gameplay functions well. Some on-screen counters (mines placed, people stopped) would have been nice.

The alternate ending was a nice touch :-)

Apr 30, 2015 @ 6:59pm

869pts
Cool that it works on android! Gameplay felt lacking though, I just clicked as quickly as I could until I lost. It would have been cool if kills got you $money$ and let you buy more powerful banned weapons from a store (chemical weapons, biowarfare, nukes...)

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