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

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Battle of Ezrtel Beach

by unpronounceable - Compo Entry

A lesser known battle, it the the only one where Great Panjandrums were used successfully.
You're in charge of firing them off, clearing out the way so the troops can make it up the beach.

What is a Panjandrum? It's a rocket powered spindle filled with explosives. See here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panjandrum for more details.

Controls:
Mouse to target
Left click to fire at the mouses position
Right click to set the launch point

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Ratings

#386Innovation3.35
#401Overall3.33
#412Audio2.96
#425Fun3.19
#425Mood3.08
#543Theme3.35
#705Humor2.43
#848Graphics2.54
#1436Coolness46%

Comments

bradur says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:05am

[+] Ambitious!
[+] Feels like war
[+] Great and catchy tunes as music
[+] Easy to learn, hard to master
* Slowly advance by killing enemies in pits, then your troops replace them when they get there
[+] Make the player learn how to shoot in menu (explode this to start)
[+] Graphics, albeit not very pretty, are clear.

[-] Too much info at first
* Maybe an easier level / wave at first?
* For example, even though I read all the tidbits in the main menu, I didn't realize my troops could take position in a pit until one of my troops did. Game was very hard for me before that.
[-] Sometimes the random generation makes very, very hard maps

All in all, an enjoyable strategy & tower defense hybrid. Loved it! And I managed to beat it :).

joppiesaus says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:31am

Wow! An RTS in 48 hours? Impressive! It's easy to learn, but it's an hard game. Very catchy music and nice sounds. Graphics are simple and do the job. They really give an good feeling. I love the game, but it's way to hard for me. Interesting weapon. That makes the game a little less fun, but it's still very fun!
Great work!

deadpixl says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:43pm

Very cool concept and super weird weapon!

First things first, confession, I didn't read any of the intro screen, I blew up the sign and started to play. After a few sessions I did figure out the bunkers and how my guys could get inside them, I however never saw the health bar.

Another thing is barbwire seems to be super over powered for the enemy, I wish my guys had the same anti-wire clothing, maybe we can increase the defense budget!

Over all great work!

BabaJaga says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:22pm

Doesnt work on Windows 7 x64
Window just blinks and immediately disappears :(

GTA LUDUM V says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 6:04am

It's very hard because enemy can cross wire but our troop not.
But Like this game! Keep it up!

TeamCalcium says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 8:55am

The chaos is a nice simulation of war. Good Job!

peterfsat says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 8:57am

A little chaotic at the beginning! Great job at making an RTS!

Apr 24, 2015 @ 10:43am

I really liked your game. Finished it a few times. I'd love to have more levels. it's weird enough but with a real gameplay.

Tortoise says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 8:22pm

Great concept and fun to play. Really chaotic and nice audio for a compo. The title screen seemed like it had a lot of info on it though.

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