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

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by xbcw - Jam Entry

A - Left
S - Down
D - Right
W - Up

- The game is over when the tornado warning expires.
- Collect powerups to help.

This game was inspired by times spent watching news broadcasts of incoming storms while living in tornado alley. Gameplay-wise, I wanted a similar feeling to Rampage.

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AlexDJones says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:17pm

This was fun! I actually thought the graphics worked really well stylistically as well.

blaster391 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:09am

That was surprisingly fun, and the graphics are unique and work well. I love the pickups that you can get that change the world around you. Great Job!

fluidvolt says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:10am

At first I thought this would be more comedic due to the sketch visuals, but it's almost haunting in a way. I think it's the sirens blaring, and the sense of reality that comes from using NWS alerts to show gameplay status. Really well thought out. Well done.

nassi says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:14am

Should've slipped a Sharknado reference in there :P. 1.7 M in damages though, not to mention the lives lost. Flinging those cars around sure showed the tornade chasers that nature is the boss after all. After reading the description again I noticed the mention of powerups and realized that that must be what those black blotches were. I thought they were blood on my first try. Got to over 2.1 M in damages thanks to them!

cgmorton says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:27am

Wow, I love this game. Ludum Dare 32 Best in Class.

Can I just say, the hailstorm powerup is way overpowered, and it's awesome.

Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:45am

This is awesome! Such a great concept, and I like the doodle graphics. Great job with this!

Diventurer says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:45am

Haha, beautiful dude. This was pure fun. Very nice and simple graphics, BLASTING AUDIO, and insane expenses!

Great entry.

uvwar says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:47am

Pretty dang good. I don't know if it was just my computer, but I kept hanging every couple seconds or so for a few frames which was beginning to make me nauseous. I love the graphics!

Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:47am

Controls were quite difficult/spongey, but I really liked the art style. It's good fun!

mandolin says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:47am

Awesome game, and really stylistically cool. I might suggest speeding it up a bit, but for the most part the weight of the tornado felt really good

Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:20am

I love the graphical style to this! It somewhat gives me those feelings when I used to doodle carnage on my school books. The atmosphere is spot on and the gameplay is actually quite fun, gives me somewhat of a Rampage sort of vibe! Awesome stuff!

Murchurl says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:29am

Was pretty fun I must admit I love destroying things :D. Even though I didn't get any money when throwing the people up in the air I still did it :p was quite funny. Art style is nice and unique I like it :)

Good job!

ChronoDK says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:24am

Excellent entry! Graphics worked much better than expected. I caused $2182670 in damages :D

leafo says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 9:33am

Definitely an unconventional weapon

Robotic-Brain says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:03pm

Right on spot of the theme, really liked it!.
The slow controls really make you fell like an actual tornado.
More statistics like cars crushed, people killed, houses destroyed would be nice.

Smirnov48 says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:43am

Nice game. Good graphics. I think, you need more powerups and game will be awesome.

TailyILoveYou says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:51am

Neat game, the graphics are actually pretty sweet :P Nicely done!

Ghen says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 4:54am

really nice idea, and fun too, remind me of rampage! :D
i love the doodle style graphics

Jadernak says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 6:27am

Unique idea and well executed, channelling into our primal urge to destroy.

JoJoV69 says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 1:43pm

I've always wanted to be a tornado, but you gave me a better dream, a terrornado.

goblin says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 7:27pm

great job, was very entertaining, I played a lot. Happiness Is! Look at my game.

rantt says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 2:31am

Cool concept, I really liked the hand-drawn look, and all the destruction. Fun game, nicely done.

Chris Olsen says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 10:02am

Hehe, cool concept. I'd love to see this with massive production. Would be a nice tech demo for new hardware.

keddelzz says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 9:32pm

First I thought your game was too cruel, but actually it is very fun and a very nice game. I like the simplicity of the graphics a lot!

Xanjos says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 2:26pm

This was really fun to play plus I loved the hand-drawn pencil art style.

Flayk says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 6:13am

The mood was great. Good sense of humour. Suitable audio. The graphics were very child-like and charming. You stuck with the jam's theme very well. It was fun, innovative and you deserve a pat on the back.

lordxam says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 9:48am

very very nice =)

Forlorn79 says ...
May 12, 2015 @ 12:24am

This game is frightening, even though it's line art. I don't really like the use of money as a measure of destruction. This game is dark, but good overall.

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