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

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Dirty Fork: Unleash the Mayhem

by SmilingCat - Compo Entry

Horrors! You have been given a dirty fork! There is only one appropriate way to respond to this insult: Food Fight! Try to chase all of the customers away before the restaurant staff stops you.

Best played with gamepad. Mappings were done with my old Thrustmaster controller, and it seems some remapping may be necessary for other controllers in the launcher window (Windows version).

Controls:

Movement is similar to Minecraft:
Walk & Strafe - WASD / Left Analog
Turn & pitch camera - Mouse / Right Analog / Arrow Keys

Actions:
Throw Food: Q / Button 0 / Button 8 (R2 on Thrustmaster). Hold to charge throw strength.
Jump: Space / Button 1
Crouch: Z / Button 2

Alt-F4 will quit the windows version, as I forgot to put a quit button.

Apologies to Chrome and Linux users: I did make an earnest attempt to compile this as a WebGL/HTML5 game, however, Unity is not up to the task with the current release. The resulting package looked terrible and ran at an unacceptable framerate. Hopefully by my next compo the whole Unity/Chrome cluster will be sorted.

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Ratings

Coolness100%
#108Humor3.71
#201Theme3.80
#339Fun3.32
#420Innovation3.29
#478Mood3.02
#487Audio2.82
#488Overall3.24
#608Graphics2.96

Comments

Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:11am

The controls are a bit strange to work. But the game itself is pretty fun. I really enjoyed getting to throw food at people. Thanks for the game!

cmayhem says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 12:52pm

Well I ruined someone's dress and tomatoed the ceiling. Very fun game with a little finicky (keyboard) controls.

Flygamer101 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 12:58pm

The turning of a rudimentary theme idea into a great and fun game. very addicting to ruin peoples dinner.

Olias says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:07pm

This is some seriously funny stuff. Good job!

Nilq says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:50pm

Nice! :3

Mimus says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:51pm

Thank you I had a good time on your game I have a good laugh.
(Google Translate, I'm French)

Ilseroth says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:56pm

A lot of fun and I was delighted when the tomato had a secondary model. Controls felts a little wonky on the web version; but the controls felt a little better in the windows version. Also there is no quit function so when playing in windows version, I had to alt-tab and end the process manually

badlydrawnrod says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:34pm

I am not sure what kind of restaurant you generally go to, but they seem to have a rather unconventional dress code.

skylinegames says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:35pm

I like how they just walk away confused when you throw food at them. and also 5/5 for mood

tonypai says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:44pm

Use food as weapon is pretty amused! :D

SmilingCat says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:07pm

@badlydrawnrod lol, I guess that's what happens when you run out of time for texturing your models.

Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:33pm

There is a bit of lag with input with the keyboard, also I would recommend to hide the player model so you don't see through it when you look down.

micahcowan says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:39pm

Fun game! I think it'd help if the controls were a bit more effectful (used keyboard+mouse); it felt a bit sluggish (not framerate, just gameplay due to time it takes to turn).

It's really difficult to get the throwing power just right, though practice helps. Also, waiting until they're close up. :D

Jeasonfire says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:46pm

The controls felt a bit clunky, otherwise this was a nice game. Nothing like rudely interrupting a crowded classy meeting!

scorched says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:59pm

Expected some tomatoes in return)) Good work anyway

Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:04pm

Haha! Such original! Awesome idea! :D

CogComp says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:01pm

Nice idea.

Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:02pm

Very funny, feels good to peg some random dude in the face with a waffle. Great job!

Humanoid says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 9:12am

I never thought throwing food at people in some sort of alien-ran restaurant (why else would all the waiters be blue? ;) ) would be that hard!

Apr 21, 2015 @ 9:55am

All this over a fork? This guy has problems ;)

SmilingCat says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:28am

Thanks everyone for the great feedback! I'm glad the controls aren't ruining the fun too much for anyone. It's an area I always seem to have problems with, though I think it's better this time around than last.

ManicMiner says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:36pm

Game is fun - there's a weird lag on the movement and I don't know if thats the webplayer acting up or just the game being a bit sticky - but either way, I had a lot of fun splatting food around

FrederickK says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:46pm

The controls are very stiff, other than that, I loved everything about it! :)

richiebranson says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 1:16am

Once you get the controls down, it's a pretty fun experience. All that's missing is chicken to go with those waffles!

Infernobomb says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 1:16am

I feel my rage has been sated. Very distinctive art style :P

rodrigomotta says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 1:19am

LOL, nice concept. I think you must be work in this game after the jam (it's a good idea). The prototype is ok. Congrats. Rated. Please, play and rate my game.

StefanDJagers says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 1:05pm

It is really a lot of fun to play! Great entry! ;)

nopogo says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 1:06pm

Liked the powerup throw. A suggestion for next entry. Make the first person controller be just a camera so you dont get the weird glitchy I can look into my own body experience when you look down :)

ss64games says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 1:10pm

Haha, this was very silly. I think the controls could be improved if you didn't need to accelerate from zero to gain speed. Maybe try Input.GetAxisRaw instead?
I really liked the fact that the food stuck to objects and that the goal of the game was to create mayhem.
Now where can I find a restaurant that serves pizza, hot dogs, and waffles?

nassi says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 7:09pm

For some reason the game decided that I wanted to move the camera up and down by moving the left stick horizontally and turn it by using the L2 and R2 buttons of my PS3 controller by default :P. Good thing unity has control rebinding in the launcher!

But I'm somewhat disappointed that these fools don't follow the proper food fight etiquette, I had hoped for much more mayhem! At least I had a waiter throw a hot dog at me.

rmc says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:18pm

Very fun game, well fit in to the theme. But the controllers, at least on keyboard, need a bit of work.

garygreen says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 7:40pm

Good silly fun. :-)

kabutakogames says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 4:08am

Thank god we didn't mention the dirty knife!

Ossi says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 4:22am

That was really hilarious and fun! The movement of my character felt a bit slow and clunky but I really had a blast picking up different kinds of foods and throwing them around. My favorite was throwing a watermelon slice at full power and having it get stuck on the ceiling! Amazing job!

jk5000 says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 8:58am

tion in the customers. But the idea is fun and it fits the theme well.

strong99 says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 6:41pm

Funny game, nice to play :)

steboots says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 2:01pm

Hard for me to manuver, maybe just got to get used to it. I laughed, I cried, I threw food, it was good.

Apr 26, 2015 @ 8:49pm

After turning, I kept trying to walk forward with the arrows. Try having all movement controls single-handed, and things like jump/crouch/throw on the other side of the keyboard.

Fun idea tho!

Apr 27, 2015 @ 3:07am

Cool idea and implementation of the food fight. I enjoyed the splattering effect some of the foods had, like the tomatoes. The areas got a little tight to navigate through at some points, otherwise it was pretty satisfying to play.

Jasonsumm says ...
May 5, 2015 @ 7:14pm

What a crazy idea! I like it >.<

dallonf says ...
May 9, 2015 @ 2:39pm

Well, that was a laugh! Controls needed some work, though; you forgot to lock the cursor, making mouse look difficult.

Smirnov48 says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 8:14am

Nice game. Very difficult control for me.

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