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

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Pigeon Potente

by Kuupu - Jam Entry

Pigeon Potente

A quick casual action RPG in which you're a pirate pigeon! Fight to survive a series of increasingly difficult battles using tools such as band-aids, crazy pistols and a swarm of hungry pigeons.

Theme---------------------------------------------------------

We approached the theme in two different ways:

1 - The way you command the character is a quite unusual weapon for a RPG game, being that you have only one button and you charge before using the skills.

2 - The kind of hero and powers you have, such as throwing popcorn on your enemies in order to summon an army of killer pigeons.


Commands------------------------------------------------------

Quick tap spacebar or click to use the basic attack.
Hold to charge the skill bar to use skills.

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Kill 15 enemies to unlock the level up at the end of the skill bar.
Beware, they're leveling up too!

Credits-------------------------------------------------------

Carolina Porfirio (art)
Di Zapata (music)
Felipe Dal Molin (game design)
Roni Silva (programming & animation)

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#14Fun(Jam)4.14
#33Overall(Jam)4.03
#49Graphics(Jam)4.45
#58Mood(Jam)3.97
#75Audio(Jam)3.86
#77Humor(Jam)3.84
#155Innovation(Jam)3.68
#272Theme(Jam)3.70
#2292Coolness17%

Comments

electric_monk says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:19pm

I really liked the simplicity of the mechanic. I found it grabbed me an I enjoyed it! Good job!

Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:21am

Great graphics and sound. Super fun for a one button game

block97 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:27am

Simple, but really addictive. Enjoyed playing it, well done!

Neonlare says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:51am

Very good entry, feels like some of the randomness does detract from the strategy of fighting later enemies (no bandaids coming through when needing them, etc) but the game has some seriously slick presentation and graphics, definitely a rocking game indeed!

Chaomoon says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:56am

So good

felipeberquo says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:30am

lol, really fun game!
the mechanics and the graphics are great!
well done buddies

siryakko says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:41am

Really nice graphics, neat and simple mechanics. Loved it

gillenew says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:39am

very cool, I loved this game mechanics.

Drauthius says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:50pm

I like the game quite a lot, probably because I spent a lot of time trying to get a perfect rhythm going on the space bar! It gets too easy after a few levels though, and later on I can one shot everything with a simple tap. I stopped at monster level 101 (player level ~30), with no end in sight.

conniejoern says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:59pm

simple but awesome

chaosed0 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 9:04pm

Too little going on in the gameplay department for my taste, but it's a very solidly made game. Excellent art and sound.

scorched says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 9:18pm

A bit silly, but addictive. Surely mobile players will like stuff like this)

FrederickK says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 9:26pm

Loved everything on it!
Lots of fun! :D

Apr 21, 2015 @ 9:33pm

aaaa like dat

hellforge says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 9:58pm

Very cool game! The graphics are beautiful!

MasterOfNaN says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:15pm

Very impressive art and music. Liked the unusual single-button control interface - took me a minute to understand the way the skills are triggered.

TeamQuadratic says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:17pm

Really simple, but cool mechanic. Well done!

Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:54pm

Amazing!

HayBee05 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 11:11pm

This was a lot of fun! I liked how simple the controls were and yet still kind of challenging. Oh and the fast-paced game play.

I would buy this to play on my iphone.

Apr 21, 2015 @ 11:14pm

I'll be honest, I didn't expect this game to be so much fun from the screenshots. It was, though! The graphics are great, the game mechanic itself is great, it was fun to see what a new attack did. Well done!

Apr 22, 2015 @ 1:17am

Addictive casual game haha Really polished! The art is awesome! Good job guys :D

Tuism says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:31pm

The simplicity is a plus, the simplicity is a minus. I like the amalgamation of ideas that you've thrown into so much simplicity, too, though added together a few problems emerge:

The first attack is great if you spam it, and because you can spam it it becomes a "how fast can you click" game on a mouse... as this was meant to be a touch game (I presume), there is no way someone could tap their screen as fast as they could click the mouse (I'm really really fast at clicking. No jokes), and that creates a balance problem.

Level 2 attack is a good go-to too when you're tired from clicking. Three and four are situational. But then I find that the best thing to do is to cycle 3 and 4 until you get a heal when you can, and then keep using 2 until you need to heal, hopefully you remember in time and you heal and go back to spamming 1 or 2, depending on how tired you are of speed-clicking.

If you don't have heals when you need one, you're screwed. If your finger gets tired you're screwed.

It's a fun little idea and the juice is super good, but I think it needs more balance in this simplicity :)

gustavodort says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 1:38pm

Damn that's a good game!
Congratulations :)

flyingbear says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 1:45am

I really enjoyed this game! The ridiculousness of the art made me intrigued enough to try it out and I was pleasantly surprised to find a nice, simple, compelling game mechanic within.

matestinha says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 1:32am

Nice game mechanics and very simple. I had a lot of fun playing it.
I just tought very difficult to level up my character, but maybe it is just me getting the right timing to level him up. Nice work overall

Hyoga-3D says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 8:41pm

Art is very good and the chars are very charismatic, the gameplay is simple but very effective, nice job!

Miltage says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 5:52pm

Great entry. Art and sound is awesome and the mechanic was interesting enough to keep me playing several rounds.

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