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

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Dwarf Launcher

by loadsofmana - Jam Entry

the hordes are approaching. no ammo? no problem.

UPGRADE YER CANNON YE FOOLS, or its gonna take ages!

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Ratings

#258Humor(Jam)3.39
#370Audio(Jam)3.09
#586Theme(Jam)3.26
#674Mood(Jam)2.85
#746Innovation(Jam)2.68
#756Fun(Jam)2.70
#758Graphics(Jam)2.78
#766Overall(Jam)2.91
#1713Coolness39%

Comments

Kihira says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:54am

The web build doesn't work for me and the windows version appears to have been built for a much wider resolution than it actually plays in, judging by the things off the screen.

Also needs to be more like League of Legends.

Kihira says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:07am

Got it to work by making the Windows version play in 1280x720. Really fun graphical style. Hilarious concept. Voice acting is a bit garbled and the levels start to drag on after a while.

ApocoNypse says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:47am

A pretty enjoyable game overall! Levels seems a bit too long. Nice work! :)

speakupgames says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:48am

Voice acting was awesome, albeit a bit screwy at first. loved the take on the tower defense concept. The music was good but quickly got a bit annoying

Pixel Heart says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:57am

web player doesn't work

OnlySlightly says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:21am

:) I liked the voice acting.

Ilseroth says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:23am

I like the launching of dwarves but the gameplay is extremely slow and drawn out.

Not sure if that is intentional but overall it just feels like the pace should be substantially less lethargic. The music was a bit repetitive but I gave extra marks for the voice overs because I found them amusing.

Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:27am

Progresses a bit slow for my tastes, but I love the concept. It was a lot of fun nonchalantly launching people from a cannon. Thanks for the sharing the game!

IamAcoconut says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:36am

I too liked the voice acting :) Cool game, only bad thing is the levels kind of drag on. Still, good job!

MGhareeb32 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:00am

Awesome concept! Really hilarious.
Gameplay is kinda slow, but seems to have great potential. You should definitely explore this more! Thumbs up!

graebor says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 6:01am

Cool little game, though very very slow paced. I played as aggressively as I could, finally destroyed the graveyard and thought I had finished it, but it was just the first level! Would definitely benefit from a much quicker pace.

Yngvarr says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 6:04pm

Web player works nice on Linux, but "Linux" link throws me to windows version. =(

Garris says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 9:15pm

This game was fun, but I felt like some of the controls were confusing. Upgrading my cannon didn't seem to actually help speed up the process at all. But this game was really fun, and the theme was quite present. Nice!

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