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

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Keyboard Command

by HessesAdventure - Compo Entry

Use your typing skills to shoot rockets out of the air. Hold shift to shoot slower, bigger missiles, and press space to fire all available missiles as a last resort. Difficulty increases every 400 points. Try for a high score. Or don't. Are you letting a web page tell you what to do?

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ViliX64 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:00am

The web link leads to a download file. Anyway, the game is REALLY fun with nice and innovative concept.
The graphics could be improved, but hey, fun is all that matters.

ChrisGaudino says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:04am

Wow! Where was this game when I was learning to type?! Great idea.

manabreak says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:10am

This is actually a pretty fun idea! I've always love speed typing, and learning it with the usual software may be rather boring. This, on the other hand, could make it fun for someone!

A side note, though: I'm writing on a nordic layout keyboard and couldn't press the ";" key. Just a minor nitpick. :)

Joris says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:51am

Game works well! The graphics could use some work to make the game more appealing. Audio was nice.

Rahazan says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:53am

Sometimes the targets would move between keys, not sure what I could do about that. My high score is 5100 :), it was pretty challenging playing this game using a keyboard with no printed characters on it!

Maybe it would be easier if the keys were aligned as they are on actual keyboards (not in straight lines).

Great job on the game, love the original mechanic.

Benjamin says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 6:34am

innovative control and smart idea for the space panic key. More unconventional control than unconventional weapon but who cares ? :)

richiebranson says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 11:58pm

very innovative gameplay. I'm pretty decent at typing and still found a challenge in this game. Good job!

Apr 24, 2015 @ 10:14am

I've never seen game like this so this is new for me. Really good mood in this game. Pretty fun to. The graphics are...ok not good but it's ok. Great idea ^^

remiv says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 2:31pm

It's a good idea. the controls are really innovative. An interesting amelioration would be that it actually recognize the fact that I don't have an qwerty keyboard but a bépo one, but It's probably not the kind of detail one solve in 48h

Jakob37 says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 4:46pm

Very nice! Really enjoy this kind of game (also made a typing game..) Interesting and challenging mechanic :)

Apr 28, 2015 @ 6:07am

Really clever take on the theme! Possibly my favorite thing I've seen. Some visual polish would be nice, and it gets pretty difficult pretty fast, but that's kind of okay for an LD game, where everyone is playing in short bursts. Great work! I could see this being an even more complex typing-tutor.

duck says ...
May 11, 2015 @ 10:29am

Nice idea, I enjoyed it.

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