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

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Little Birdie

by Marcus316 - Compo Entry

Here's my first ever LD entry! I used Love2d as a graphics engine, used GIMP for my amusingly terrible art (plus MSPAINT to do the background gradient).

You are a little birdie trying to keep from getting shot. Drop your ammo on the hunters as they appear!

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Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:40am

The game didn't really have any goals :/

jk5000 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:04pm

The idea is fun. The difficulty increases too quickly, and the game is something missing animation.

Hyoga-3D says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:12pm

Poor little Bird, army are bad with him :(

Being your first ludum dare the game is good. Could have
some more features life flying up/down, and animations.
Keep it up, doing games is nice!

aroymart says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:30pm

it's cute and i like the idea. Like OmnipotentPotatoDEV said, for LDs, try to add some small objective to the game at least so players have a nice little compact goal to achieve before rating

Jungle says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:56pm

You need to improve the graphs. Put a little animation and it will be much better! congrats!!!

Marcus316 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:02am

Thanks to all commenters so far! I agree with the comments so far. I'm continuing to improve the game beyond the LD Compo, and your suggestions are very welcome!

Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:04pm

My best score was about 3800. Congratulations for making a game in 48 hours :) By the way, you can make gradients with GIMP too (it's an own tool). I'm using GIMP also and don't want to miss it. If you want to improve on the graphics, start with some little animations (like already said) and make the bullets bigger. You could also try to play with colors and make basic shapes instead of ms-paint-art. You could also check out pixel art (there are good tutorials for this) :)

arhpositive says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:28pm

Congrats on your first entry. Game is pretty straightforward but it's definitely not easy. Considering this is your first game, simplicity is understandable but you could've adjusted the difficulty curve better, resulting in a smoother and more relaxed gameplay. :)

Nevertheless, keep up the good work and continue making games!

LadyEnigma says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:46pm

Kind of feels like a reversed space invaders. I like the concept.

fauge says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 3:51am

Difficulty increases too quickly, but other then that nice job getting something done!

TimBeaudet says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 4:12am

Pooping on the hunters! I like the idea. I managed to get a score of 2063, but found the difficulty to increase too quickly and I wanted to be able to fire back faster too, I think that would have increased the fun. The scope of the game is perfect for the compo and great job on your first LudumDare.

Tijn says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 8:19pm

It's a bit rough as it is now, but I think with a few improvements (add some audio, a little animation and a better difficulty curve) it could be quite fun.

josefnpat says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 4:36am

Nice little game! With some clean up, this could be a great little arcade game! I like the concept!

SowiHowl says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 8:11am

Good idea but maybe too quickly too hard...

Apr 26, 2015 @ 6:37am

Good game for your first entry :) I feel that it would have played a bit better if the bird could fire more quickly, or if the hunters didn't spawn so fast early on.

Tatsu Studio says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 3:46am

I like the idea!

Apr 28, 2015 @ 4:25am

Difficulty really ramped up quickly, but an interesting straightforward concept.

KaiseanGames says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 5:57pm

Well done for first LD. Keep learning and honing your skills. Next one will be even better.

NoorStudios says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 3:09am

cool idea, could use some tuning of difficulty. But absolutely an unconventional weapon ;)

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