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

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by Tapisama - Compo Entry

This is my first compo entry and im quite happy with the results. Last Ludum I made a Jam entry with a friend called "Not on my watch".

The game is about a guy who has to hit other guys with a yoyo for some reason (weirdo...). The game has been made with python and pygame and converted to win32 exe with py2exe. Sound effects are made with sfxr and the few images used are made with Gimp.

I'm aware of the game looking terrible, but I'm mainly a programmer and I'm not that concerned with how it looks.


There is no tutorial or explanation so here are the controls:

wasd to move.

Mouse to aim and control yoyos.

Mouse left button to launch initial yoyo. While pressed the yoyo bounces. If released the yoyo goes back to hand.

While holding de left mouse button you can press the right button to launch additional yoyos if you have them.


The game is hosted in my itch page with the corresponding sources.

Thank you for trying it and feel free to make any comments. If you are interested you can follow me on twitter @Tapisama.

Downloads and Links




TheBigShot says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 12:57am

The game doesnt open for me. I downloaded and extracted the zip.

Tapisama says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:15pm

@TheBigShot I've had a couple of friends not being able to open it either. Sadly in not to familiar with py2exe or win32 applications either, so the only solution I can offer you is to download and install python and pygame and run de sources. I know it's a bother and I'm very sorry. Thank you for trying anyways.

tomdeal says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:30pm

Worked for me. A really amazing concept, I love this weapon mechanic (especially with the two yoyo action later in the game).

tompudding says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:31pm

It worked for me on Windows, but I already had Python and Pygame installed so maybe it was that. I had great fun with it once I got the hang of yo-yo ing, I love the effect once it goes Frenzy!

Junber says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:41pm

Cool game. I really liked the idea though it seems like you have never used a yoyo in real life :D

frnknstn says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:50pm

Pretty good, gets hard.

Tapisama says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:08pm

@Junber lol owned XD, I'm actually a yoyo fan, but this was the way to made this that I found more viable and fun.

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

Yay, a fellow yo-yo entry! It was really satisfying beating the enemies to bloody pulp using the yo-yo almost as a pendulum. I didn't realize that I could launch the additional yo-yo with my right mouse button on my first try, but that was just me failing to read the description before playing. Awesome stuff!

Xinelu says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:07pm

Nice entry for a first try =D

MrSchlag says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:08pm

Hey ! Cool game, I like the idea.

Vija02 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:08pm

The concept was good, if only the movement and the yoyo's physics were better, it'll be a much better game

Lukbebalduke says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:10pm

Nice game! I did 34.700 points =D

Mano says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:51pm

I quite enjoyed this. Love the idea of swinging around the yoyo. Litte hard to control, but it's fun anyway.

hercludes says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 9:18pm

Unfortunately my computer picked this up as a virus, though it might be complete baloney, I've never had this problem before, it's not even the common "this thing has not been downloaded a lot, watch out" error, it's a full out "This thing has a virus." Maybe it's because I don't have python downloaded? Not sure, sorry buddy.

MikkelLevisen says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:07pm

Very nice idea! Cool game mechanic. I particular loved when the yoyo got behind a huge horde of enemies and kept smashing them in the back :)

louis.denizet says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 1:33pm

I really like the idea of yoyo has a weapon but too hard for me :p well done anyway!

TeamCalcium says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 12:59pm


IDidGame says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 5:28pm

pretty solid mechanically, and really fun once you get a couple yoyos and frency
could have been cool to reward the player for pulling the yoyos back somehow
my highscore is 633900 :)

May 9, 2015 @ 6:50pm

Neat little game. Nice concept overall, using a yoyo as a weapon is cool. It's quite tricky and the yoyo doesn't always seem to go quite where you want it to, but its quite satisfying, especially when you get multiple people in quick succession. As far as graphics go, maybe you should try teaming up with an artist or something. I've found the programmer/artist team combo seems to work ok for our projects.

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