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

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60 Second Opera Death

by peterfsat - Compo Entry

What's the most people you can kill with your voice?

The Unconventional Weapon is your voice. You're an evil opera singer with a plan: you want to kill your audience! You have the gift of terrible singing, so why not using that to wreak havoc?

Use the keys A, S, D, F and H, J, K, L to hit the scrolling notes at the right time!

ESC quits the game.

* Be sure to turn up your volume!

Disclaimer: I was originally planning to use the JKL; keys like a normal person :p, but the font didn't display the semicolon in an obvious way and instead opted for shifting the keys one letter to the left!

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Ratings

Coolness75%
#68Humor3.86
#105Audio3.64
#116Theme3.95
#277Innovation3.51
#381Mood3.13
#571Fun3.03
#576Overall3.15
#770Graphics2.68

Comments

jcsirron says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:08am

Wow, I didn't expect to be killing spectators with just my voice. I lived the audio coupled with the shaking head on stage. It was pretty funny.

micahcowan says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 8:10am

So, personally, I really couldn't get anywhere in the game with those valid keys... so I hacked the source to give me "JKL;"... I'm assuming you had that originally since it was "JKLH" instead of "HJKL". Then I got 10, 11, and then 37 spectators dead, so that worked better for me personally. :)

I get why you changed it though. Still, maybe a choice would be nice. I just couldn't be fast/consistent enough with HJKL (even though I'm completely a vim user... don't ask me!).

Anyway, fun game, and a nice interpretation of the theme.

I think that music would probably kill me too if I had to listen to too much of it. ;)

plams says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 10:21pm

Hehe, I scored 6148 points by mashing all the keys at once :)

UannaFF says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 10:24pm

That voice is annoying as hell, it was pretty fun though I sucked at it.

ermrk says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 10:53pm

Sound is absolutely crazy :D I like it. Game was hard for me, I was typing really badly.

reiknight says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 10:56pm

Hahahaha! Hilarious idea!! A bit difficult in the first and second try but that is what makes the game interesting

Apr 23, 2015 @ 11:55am

Music-based games are always charming, though I didn't expect to be slaughtering the masses with my operatic tone.

jojocanard says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 12:08pm

5 tries and not even one spectator killed damn ! Very funny

gv1351 says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 1:34pm

Wow that's loud

Apr 23, 2015 @ 1:50pm

the timing must be perfect, tho there is nothing setting the time. The sound is annoying and the gameplay is not that funny. It may have been because of the style the game went for, but it didn't do it for me

taviandir says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 2:07pm

hahahaha this game is hilarious. You truly capture everything i hate about operas!

Tatsu Studio says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 5:20pm

Great idea, its very fun. ^^

josefnpat says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 5:13am

It felt good to kill them. not sure why, haha. Nice job, it turned into a button masher for me :)

wilverine says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 5:12pm

It was just like the opera singer in The Fifth Element. Which is a positive.

rodobodolfo says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 1:56pm

Haha this was funny, loved it! The bad thing is that you can mash all keys and score 100% anyways... you should develop a penalty for missing a key.

FeniX says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 3:36pm

The voice is so terrible that I'm affraid that there are already some LD participants killed by it somewhere in the world. :D

Really cool concept! I liked it, and it's nice to see another game with music. :D I've tried for few times, I was laughing, but I don't want to play it anymore, at least not with sound turned on. ^^

MonoS says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 2:42pm

This game made me understand that i don't know how to write on a keyboard.

The game is kind of fun, but god the volume, is damn to high i understand that you want to play on with the theme of your game, but it almost hurt me :(

DKoding says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 2:56pm

Fun stuff. Maybe it should be more obvious how the killing was connected to the singing.

Saker Games says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 5:40pm

Lol, 0 spectators killed. However I was impressed by my opera skills at first try. :D Nice idea!

alyphen says ...
May 4, 2015 @ 2:08am

It wasn't just the audience I was killing: my ears suffered too!
Haha, quite the amusing entry, enjoyed playing. I'd kind of prefer some different difficulties though, it's quite difficult with the 8 buttons to press. (or perhaps use words, since they're easier to type)

Zeriver says ...
May 11, 2015 @ 10:18pm

Hah, "nice" audio :D Funny game, shame i suck at rhythm games :C

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