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

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by crazyrems - Compo Entry

In a wild country, miners look for power crystals. They can boost your power and are an endless source of energy.

It's basically a two player shoot them up.

First, you upgrade your ship with your credits (they're 6 credits to place in 4 upgrades).

Then you can select an upgrade that will be boosted when you carry the crystal.

Finally, you can fight the crystal to death!

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Player one uses Xbox controller, player two the arrows and X, C.

In the upgrade panel, you place your credits with the joystick / the arrows. You assign the crystal boost upgrade with A button / X key.

X button / C key to switch between upgrade panel and ship control

When controlling the ship, joystick / arrow keys to move and A button / X key to shoot.

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Malsanity says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 9:11am

I don't like the fact that I need to ask someone else to test the game with me. Next time please put a basic AI

jhell says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 9:33am

Clean graphics and nice concept, I like it.

Dhim says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 9:40am

Can you support second player through keyboard too because I don't have a controller :(
I don't know how to start the game, is it possible to start without the controller ?

crazyrems says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 9:51am

I prefered spend time on two player support, IA comes after.
You still can control the second player by using arrows and X,C keys.

Unfortunately, two player keyboard is very limited since all keyboards can't press the same number of keys at the same time, and most of the time it's not more than 5-6.
Since majority of players don't have Xbox controller, I'll look for a solution.

asobi tech says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:50am

Interesting idea. Agreed you need to implement some sort of AI, but I know there's never enough time for Ludum Dare.

sorlok says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 12:53am

Interesting idea! I found the upgrade system a little hard to follow, but the controls were nice and responsive. Sadly I had no-one else to play with. :D

Tatsu Studio says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 3:51am

Nice concept, i liked the graphics ^^

LD_LAN_Party says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 4:03am

No XBOX controller. Although the little I played by myself resulted in smooth play. looks like it would have been fun with another player.

nihilaleph says ...
May 4, 2015 @ 1:21am

Interesting idea! Smooth controls and good graphics! Played by my own though so I can't get a full review on this x.x but seems fun!

May 6, 2015 @ 8:44pm

Fun little game, I really like the upgrades idea. It would be fun if you could continue to earn money and get additional upgrades. The speed update didn't seem worth it though - it makes it harder to hit your opponent.

Fabraz says ...
May 6, 2015 @ 8:48pm

I, despite some others, enjoy 2P only games on LD. Though I might be biased. *grin*

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