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

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Vac n Smash

by SteveSalmond - Compo Entry

**IMPORTANT** Be sure to RECYCLE robot parts for the win! Look for the conveniently placed green bins.. :)

Junk robots have infested Ralph's scrapyard. It's time to call in the Hoover Man, a crack commando equipped with his trusty Vacuum Blaster. Smash those pesky robots and recycle their parts!

Controls:
- WASD to move, Space to jump
- Mouse to aim
- Right mouse button sucks in junk
- Left mouse button fires junk back out


Note:
If the Web build doesn't work, try the Windows download! :)

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness74%
#23Fun4.02
#23Overall4.12
#51Graphics4.22
#103Audio3.65
#111Mood3.63
#130Innovation3.79
#147Theme3.89
#237Humor3.35

Comments

mtanton says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:18am

Very cool mechanic. One of my favorite games I've played so far. Good job!

fixedgerald says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:19pm

Very fun game, I love the sound effects. The movement Controls feel a little loose though.

Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:23am

This was great. Always enjoy your work. The mechanic was fun as hell. Took me a bit to realize to finish the level I had to gather all the robot parts and put them in the trash bin, but that was fine :) Well done for 48 hours. Love the art, style and music.

SteveSalmond says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:58am

Awesome, thanks George :) I realized after submitting that the goal could have been made more obvious - probably should have put some tutorial text in the UI to that effect. Appreciate the feedback!

maunovaha says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:55am

Nice game and very well polished. I am amazed that you could do this much within game jam.

dix says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 9:51am

Ahhaha nice idea :D The art is pretty awesome too :D Very funny :D

shimage says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 9:54am

I really like this! I think the idea that collecting robots is very neat. It motivates me.

Detocroix says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 9:58am

Very polished feeling. Needs a bit more motivator / reasoning for robot part collection. I did realize that very fast when playing, but while killing robots and bringing their remains to the boxes, it didn't really reward you wish anything or so it felt. It was great to watch on screen and overral playability was really good too! Congrats :)

Tommyno222 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:06am

This is simply amazing! Great game mechanics, very smooth controls and perfect connection with the theme! I've recycled whole planet and had a lot of fun doing that :)

SteveSalmond says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:18am

Thanks Tommy! Detocroix, I agree with you about the robot part collection feeling a bit arbitrary at the moment. Perhaps I should have made a 'trash compactor' that turned robot parts into special bullets or armor pieces! :D Thanks for the feedback, it all helps.

iSamurai says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:26am

It "sucks" in a good way :D The idea is cool, never seen such a game before. Hope it's longer.

retrophantom says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 1:42pm

suck, blow, XD fantastic game

agmcleod says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 12:17am

Very well done!

herniewise says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 8:14pm

Fantastic entry! Very polished

peecestudios says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 12:09am

Love the game, really neat idea!

Embalaje says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 11:52am

Nice Job! Very fun with the physics. The graphics and animations are really cool!

Geckoo1337 says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 12:11pm

This is an interesting concept with a cool aesthetic. It's good enough. Very cool mechanic ++

HuvaaKoodia says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 12:43pm

"Well Done, you're a recycling MACHINE!"
What have I become!!!

Split82 says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 1:28pm

Excellent. One of my favourites.

Madball says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 1:29pm

Nice idea! I also liked robotic sounds and music. The walking animation is a bit weird, it's the same whether you run or jump.

The idea of being able to shoot different items is good, but I think it would be better if I had a simpler way to recycle, like bins only taking robot parts. Also, enemy projectiles can accidentally hurt you when you try to pick them up. And I think you should limit their maximum amount, a lot of physic objects leads to lag.

Overall, this game is fun and cool, but it feels unfinished. Similar environment, similar enemies.

Leaghorn says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 1:54pm

Very cool. One of my favourites. Very well executed. (if anything, walking animation could be better)

recursor says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 2:05pm

This has some of the best art I've seen so far.

pi_pi3 says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 2:44pm

This is great! Now stop doing whatever you're doind and go make a full game based on this.

EthanWebster says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 3:51pm

Really good game, nicely done!

barkergames says ...
May 2, 2015 @ 3:01am

Wow, I love the game mechanic.
Great job!

daredevildave says ...
May 2, 2015 @ 10:43am

Nice mechanic, well polished. Not sure quite what I had to do after I killed all the robots though...

Skiddings says ...
May 2, 2015 @ 11:12pm

This is really professional and very impressive!

DeltaF1 says ...
May 11, 2015 @ 11:44pm

This is an *awesome* mechanic. The art style is awesome, and I love how everything is physics based, and you can use the enemies' bullets against them. Well done!

(It took me a while to realize that the level extended to the right as well as to the left, but I figured it out eventually.)

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