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

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World War piZZa

by LoneStranger - Compo Entry

World War piZZa

A plague has destroyed civilization!
You are the last pizza maker on the planet.
Use your skills to halt the advancing hungry zombie horde.

TIP: Any pizza will do damage. However, each zombie likes a certain specialty pizza. Click on the Zombie to find their weakness before building a pizza.

Note: I have Linux and MacOS builds, but I have yet to actually test them. Let me know if you have any problems or if it ran successfully.

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Ratings

#16Theme4.33
#80Innovation3.93
#401Overall3.33
#764Graphics2.69
#770Fun2.80
#2143Coolness24%

Comments

Figglewatts says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:06pm

Interesting idea, well executed.

Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:36pm

It's an interesting idea. I think you should somehow have had a list of whats in the diffrent pizzas tho (whats a veggies delight and a hawii special etc.)

LoneStranger says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:35pm

@TheScopelessOne - There should be an option right below the Start button that takes you to the page with the specialties.

Pilly says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 3:44am

Loved the idea of frantically putting together pizza ingredients to beat the correct type of zombie, creates a fun sense of urgency.

Wish there'd been a way to look at the recipes while the game was actually going on.

humbleness says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 6:12am

This game cured my cancer 10/10

SowiHowl says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 7:27am

Very interesting game and theme, but maybe too complicated without the recipe under the eyes... But good work !

Pat Kemp says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 4:04am

Funny theme, and in theory I like the idea of having to perform a mental task like recall under time pressure. However, you might want to list the pizza recipes on the main game screen so I can look them up. Otherwise I quickly fall into a fail state where I give up and start spamming toppingless pizzas to no avail. Also, I assume that later on I'd be fighting more than one zombie at a time? I find it odd that I have to select a lone zombie before shooting at him, so I can only assume the selection mechanic comes into play later.

Anyyway, good job!

syncxzoz says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 4:09am

i don't know how to make a pizza..

hadesfury says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 6:38pm

Really hard but it's really an unconventional weapon

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