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

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by carrymove - Compo Entry

What can be used as weapon?
What weapon would look epic and pathetically?
I think it's soundgun!

Ctrl (⌘) or left mouse button — shooting
W and D — Movement
Space — Jumping

You need stay alive during 3 waves.

— Unity 5 Personal Edition
— Adobe Photoshop CC
— FL Studio 11 (with Massive and Reaktor 5 VSTs)
— Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows Desktop
— Chronolapse

NOTE: You can run WebGL build, but Desktop version contains better VFX!
UPD: Fixed the shit with black squares that still shooting.

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donan says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:51am

Festival of lights lol xD. I really like the mood and the graphics, but it needs a bit more challenge :D. Good work ^^

MRvanderPants says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:54am

omg the particles haha. Really cool game. Love the audio and graphics!

jsmars says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:55am

Really cool graphics and audio integration! It was a bit difficult to attack without just tanking damage, would have been more fun if there was a way to avoid attacks and attack to make for more of a challange.

Jaenis says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:55am

Fun game! Hard to survive longer though

noxuma says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:56am

COol =D

Jaenis says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:00am

Oops, clicked the wrong button, here's with ratings

ThreeUp says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:04am

The color bend posteffects were amazing! Use of sound was okay but the play-stop was a bit old after a while. The combat looks nice but I didnt really feel like killing more of the dudes after a couple minutes.

rg_rem says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:42am

dubstep gun?

carrymove says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:44am

@rg_rem yeah, you're right

Split82 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 12:18pm

That shooting effect is super cool. Controls could be a little bit more tight, but overall it's a solid entry.

Hyoga-3D says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:01pm

Oh yeah, gameplay really nice, graphics are very good too, nice entry.

xirion11 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:50pm

Really nice but i dont like that when i kill any enemy they disappear but there is a square that is still shooting me.

fabriciopfs says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:51am

I liked a lot, but is a little strange when black dots shots at you. It's really hard to identify when you are taking damage.

lvoursl says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:47am

Oh my God! That's fantastic:)
Perfect sounds, cool graphics and interesting gameplay!
I have a lot of fun, thank you!

Perjoka says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:10pm

Great game, i love the graphics!

TideS says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:12pm

Enemies keep spawn and game gets very laggy. However i liked mood and graphics, great job.

Diventurer says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:12pm

Very nice!
I honestly thought I was winning, as I was reaching final wave - then I realised that they were all collected on the bottom. :S
I insta-died, lol.

Great game. I love musical games.

kyyrma says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:12pm

The concept is fantastic, great use of the theme! The visuals and audio are great for a solo 48 hour job. The gameplay itself is a bit lacking though, and I found it odd that weapons would stay behind and continue shooting even after I had blasted off the soldiers with my sweet tunes.

Smokeylope says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:13pm

Great graphics and nice audio. Nice take on the theme too. Needs some sound effects when taking damage.

DKoding says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:14pm

Love the effects and the CRT shader. Agree that the shooting black squares are annoying, was that intended? Simple but very fun and good looking game, also liked the sounds very much. Weapon was not tooo unconventional....

rantt says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:20pm

Loved the graphics and audio. I was playing the WebGL version and when I killed the mobs a little black dot was still shooting me, it wasn't doing any damage but it made it hard to tell if I was actually getting shot later on when things got crazy. Fun game, I really enjoyed it. Great job!

Robotic-Brain says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:23pm

Unfortunately the controls (WebGL) are very glitchy :(
Without that it would be a fun game. Really like the Graphics!

mildmojo says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:24pm

Music as a weapon reminds me a little of Harmonix's unreleased FPS, Chroma.

The sound is good. The gun's dubstep is appropriately wub-wubby and sounds powerful.

Really nice pixel art and effects. The glows and particles work really well and the color palette is cohesive. The game looks great.

The controls are a little strange. On a mac, the browser went weird when I tried using modifier keys to shoot, so I used the trackpad (not ideal). I could tell there was a double-jump, but couldn't make it work reliably.

It doesn't look like you can dodge enemy bullets because their firing rate is so high, so it's more about wading into the fray and then retreating to find health packs. It'd be nice if the successive waves upgrade your weapon's firing pattern so you could hit them from above (sound grenades? bass drop?). And are the black blocks left behind when enemies die supposed to keep firing at you? That was odd.

Nice work!

SaintHeiser says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:31pm

Whoah! Weapon has prety good visuals and concept. But by the implementation this is just standard shooter. Oh.

Clavus says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:49pm

Pretty! Platforming and shooting mechanics were a bit glitchy (enemies left a firing pixel for a few seconds after they died?), but fun nonetheless.

Suhvan4ik says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:00pm

Fun dubstep gun
Привет из Екатеринбурга(=

Kaijuu says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 5:15am

И тебе привет!
Крутая игра!

esayitch says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 6:03pm

That gave me epilepsy xD J/K, awesome effects and graphics, and the sfx are fantastic as well. Weapon is fairly creative... game is complete, congratulations xD

Good luck!

Apr 25, 2015 @ 10:04am

Really liked the graphics and feel of the game. The sound gun was a nice idea and good game mechanic.I wanted to see more waves and see the gun upgraded more.

Pixel Heart says ...
May 2, 2015 @ 6:35pm

The style is just amazing!! Great job!

sP0CkEr2 says ...
May 6, 2015 @ 3:09am

using music as a weapon - nice!

runvs says ...
May 9, 2015 @ 6:02pm

Nice graphic effects :D

Sometimes it was hard to see if the enemy was already dead though. ^^

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