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

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Gunpowder Engine

by ShawnFeatherly - Compo Entry

Gunpowder Engine, Is an unconventional driving game. What's unconventional about it? Your car's engine. What's your engine? An unconventionally used weapon!

# Controls
"Horizontal" (WASD or ArrowKeys or gamepad left stick) to steer
"Fire1" (left click) to fire your gun engine, producing explosive car thrust

# Goal
Collect 100 cubes

# possible SOLO Compo violations
I had a little help with the sound, I directed my 4 year old daughter to be talent for the 2 sound effects. The handgun is modified clipart. I decided to do this rather than draw a gun myself as I wouldn't of been able to get the point across of what it was if I tried to draw the gun, from scratch, myself. It would of also been difficult for me to try to find a handgun to take a photo of.

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PerilousPete says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 9:05am

An awesome idea!

Sim00n says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:20pm

I couldn't turn around, it's like the radius of turn blocks after about 70* turn. For that reason the cubes kept stacking and soon the game was unplayable dropping frames really badly.

efux says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:05pm

Nice game, and cute voiceacting of your kid. The camera angle is a little bit awkward and the car hard to control. But overall nice entry!

Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:59pm

I did have some trouble making the car playable, at first I was trying out using the gun explosion to propel the car. In the end, I realized I'd need more time for good vehicle physics.

pixzleone says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:34pm

I don´t even know... Good job though!

Smokeylope says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:42pm

Nice idea. The camera and the vehicle physics seem a bit buggy.

gillyadrien says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 5:40am

Besides the turning being a little buggy, the game itself was fun.
Good job, you and your daughter :)

TeamCalcium says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 1:10pm

My laptop cannot handle that invasion of cubes! D:

Apr 26, 2015 @ 8:54am

The cubes were so intense they caused my computer to crash, my home's power to cut out, and my bank account to abruptly and mysteriously empty.

Would recommend.

srakowski says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 1:28am

BANG BANG! BANG BANG! You have to love the sound effects :) Controls are a bit clunky but if they weren't it wouldn't be as fun. Good job!

grillaface says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 1:33am

CaCaCaCaCaCaChing!!! Lol I love this, great job!

Flayk says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 1:35am

I enjoyed the mood of this game, as it didn't take itself too seriously. It had a good sense of humour, but I wasn't left in stitches. The audio itself added a lot of personality to the game, but got old kind of fast. I wasn't a fan of the graphics, but that didn't seem to be your biggest concern. It went well with the theme, and was very unconventional. It was innovative, but I will be honest and say I didn't really have fun. It felt too easy.

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