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

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The Stinger

by paps - Compo Entry

You are a special agent from a special agency.
Some vicious robots alien have stolen a precious artifact.
Your mission is to fight your way to the leader, and retrieve the artifact.
For this mission you are equipped with a top secret experimental weapon.
Its fire regular darts (green), but can be equipped with mind control darts (red).
Unfortunately those special darts can only retrieved from the aliens.
Good Luck Agent.

Controls:
Move: WASD / ZQSD / Arrows
Rotate: Mouse
Fire: Left Mouse click / Space bar

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Ratings

#929Graphics2.38
#933Theme2.75
#983Overall2.63
#1025Fun2.25
#1083Innovation1.93
#2090Coolness26%

Comments

Malsanity says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 9:27am

Please include a mute button. Boss rarely hits or shoots. Resurrecting doesn't refill the ammo, causing stalemates

Figglewatts says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:41pm

It needs more visual feedback for when you hit enemies.

Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:34pm

I think the windows version is an old version, only one level and no player modles, message me at @GameDevExtreme if you have an updated version for me to play.

Destruktorrr says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:00pm

I enjoyed this quite a bit! I liked the different types of ammo drops!

Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:04pm

The main menu does not scale with 16:9 reselution and the aiming seems to be off at that reselution too. The sound also gets realy loud when alot of things goes of at the same time.

HeuGamer says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 5:13am

Pretty basic at the moment, but i can totally see this being expanded! Great entry!

lebrokholic says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 4:24pm

Let's be honest - this is the game about junkies LOL Add some feedback or responding, when hit or take damage, it would feel better. Not bad, anyway.

Apr 27, 2015 @ 8:46pm

Nice start, needs some way of gaining more amo. I included it in part 6 of my Ludum Dare 32 compilation video series, if you would like to take a look :) https://youtu.be/Q11RJey0954

joe40001 says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 6:42pm

Good effort, needs more polish and focus. Each LD is an opportunity to learn and get better. Keep at it though. It's a good start.

paps says ...
May 5, 2015 @ 2:28am

Thank you all for your feedback. I really appreciate it

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