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

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Gunslinger

by Jack Zackowitz - Compo Entry

You are the Gunslinger! Just shooting pistols is too conventional for you. Bring law to the west by literally slinging your guns!

Use carefully aimed skill shots or wildly fling firearms to kill enemies in the procedurally-generated levels.

Be careful, throwing loaded and automatic weapons can be dangerous to your health.

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Ratings

#172Fun3.60
#271Innovation3.52
#279Humor3.26
#411Overall3.32
#484Mood3.00
#520Theme3.38
#985Graphics2.24
#1436Coolness46%

Comments

NIGIC says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:18am

Throwing your shotgun always works. Always.

Nice idea. Weapons are a bit unbalanced; the delay before and between shots made pretty much everything but the shotgun a bit inefficient. Still plays great though, and is quite fun. Good job!

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

Fantastic concept, gameplay is fun and interesting. Though the other commenter is correct. once you start to get shotguns, no point in using anything else.

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

What a brilliant idea ! Found it hilarious. Well done !

kyyrma says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:39pm

So far the most amusing use of the theme. Clever!

longshorts says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:46pm

That shotgun. Lol.
Hillarious game. One of the best concepts I have seen so far with an unconventional use of guns :)

Reis Mahnic says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 5:58am

Haha, really fun, novel mechanic.

Fabraz says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 1:32pm

This concept can be taken much further with some really fun potentials. Throwing different types of guns that go wild in the air, shooting everywhere... Dig it. Though the environment could be lusher and less... repeated.

TeamQuadratic says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 12:42am

Fun game and loved the concept. I felt like the game was too fast paced to actually be able to plan your shots and I usually resorted to spamming and running. Great work overall!

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