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

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Duck Down

by UltraRat - Jam Entry

"Duck Down" is a game where two baby ducks are fighting it out using the unconventional weapon of the skin of their own species. Yes, it's a duck on duck pillow fight.

- The name is a pun
- 2 player couch brawler ( two players on the same keyboard or one on controller and one on keyboard. )
- feather particles.

Things I wish I had gotten to but didn't have time for but might do later:
- Bot AI
- Better camera to zoom out on player 2
- Game states title and end
- Crouch and low attack

Controls ( can be remapped in Input.ini):
Player 1:
Move - AD
Jump - W
Block - S
Attack - Space

Player 2:
Move - Arrow Left/Right
Jump - Arrow Up
Block - Arrow Down
Attack - Enter

Move - DPad Left/Right
Jump - DPad Up
Block - DPad Down
Attack - A Button

This was my first unreal 4 project.

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Nick Weihs says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 9:19pm

There was no ducking, but there were ducks. 5/5

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

I totally owned D. ;)
I could be a master pillow fighter duck!

dix says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:45am

nice game :D Would be nice that when you move right it didn't show a grey screen at the end of the area ^^ Cute tho!

RoryD says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:53am

There's something special in those pillow cases judging by the sounds. It was difficult to evaluate by myself but I enjoyed it.

Yvanor says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:10am

Quite fun game, few things you could improve but not bad for a first project :)

pikmin4000 says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 2:03am

I also tend to replace my cushion with bombs. Very cute game- I had trouble finding a partner but it the graphics and music were nice. Gameplay is basic, perhaps make the pillows have a durability or be throwable. Also, the ducks could have a mechanic that makes the game interesting, such as flying or quacking.

skylerWithAnE says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 4:59am

Cool concept. I don't like sharing a keyboard. I think you should patch in gamepads! It's pretty easy with Unreal, just look for auto-possess when you've got your pawn placed in the world. You can use that to just assign 0 and 1, and then add the gamepad inputs to the project settings.

Dejvo says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 12:11pm

is this a bedhogg ripoff? or did you two magically came up with the exact same idea?

UltraRat says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 8:34pm

@Dejvo... It's pretty common to come up with the same ideas given a certain theme as a coincidence, I've seen like at least 3 other pillow fight games.
TBH the heart of my idea started as humans fighting with their own intestines and just kind of evolved from there, and I thought it'd be funnier to have a "cute" twist on it.
But yeah, I agree my take on the theme ended up not being that unique among 2500+ people working around a similar concept.

May 1, 2015 @ 1:32pm


w1n5t0n says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 5:01am

It's really fun and entertaining!

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