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

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Alien Attack

by Beege - Jam Entry

"Earth is being invaded by aliens and unlike most farmers, Farmer Joe does not carry a firearm. Fortunately he does grow some extraordinarily large fruit, which seems quite effective at fending off those foul creatures."

Controls:
A – Move left
D – Move right
Left Arrow – Shoot left
Right Arrow - Shoot right
Space - Jump

Music by Waterflame: http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/108415
Sound effects: https://www.freesound.org/"

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#146Humor(Jam)3.63
#281Graphics(Jam)3.76
#343Mood(Jam)3.31
#376Fun(Jam)3.24
#497Overall(Jam)3.24
#563Theme(Jam)3.29
#958Innovation(Jam)2.18
#2090Coolness26%

Comments

Jared Sartin says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:05pm

Goofy and fun! I like it!

OccamsRazor says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:58pm

Was that a Mr. Wilhelm I heard?

But very, very cool game, great look, and awesome music! Maybe needed a bit more variety, but still an excellent game!

Also, I loved the pumpkin :)

slowfrog says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:21pm

Very polished, simple and well done gameplay. The fruit and vegetable weapons are unconventional in appearance, but are acting like standard guns. The graphics, sound and music make it a fun one.

Kevlanche says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:25pm

Good game in almost all aspects. Sound and graphics are great. It fits the theme as well. The thing that's a bit lacking is the gameplay (it becomes kind of repetitive). The pumpkin is a good step in the right direction. Some enemy variety as well would really improve this game I feel.

TailyILoveYou says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:25pm

Sweet little game, a lot of fun :P It would've been nice if the aliens were a little easier to kill, but great nonetheless :D

BubuIIC says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:25pm

Awesome clean graphics style! I love those forcefully exploding aliens. Feels very satisfying. The progression ssems a bit off, I had at like 1, 1, 2, 1, 6 aliens coming.
Could use a bit more variety, maybe different fruitweapons.

Beege says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:26pm

@slowfrog thanks for the feedback, I agree I could have done something a bit more unconventional with the way the fruit acts as well as the appearance.

Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:32pm

This game is great! Music, art and gameplay. Very fun!

ohsqueezy says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:37pm

More pumpkin please! The eyes rolling around on the floor is a cool effect.

kaa says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:34pm

Pleasant graphics style, perfect sound! I found this girl to be a good jumper.

hexdie says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 3:11am

I really enjoy those graphics! Nice, cartoony, and stylized. The movement felt nice as well. I wish you could jump a little higher, it was kind of hard to nail those jumps. Still, very nice work!

jk5000 says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 7:23pm

As we all know, the worst thing green aliens know, is red apples.

gruhn says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 11:26pm

A simple game, but well done.

nihilaleph says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 3:22am

Great work with art! Loved the graphics and the sound is awesome! It's very simple, but fun! The wave progression wa a bit weird for me though...

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