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

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The Calcannon

by igorfelga - Compo Entry

Welcome to The Calcannon

Update: Bug Fix - Numpad fix and the visual buttons (in the calc) fix too.

Save the castle and don't allow enemy collide with the wall!!!

Instruction:

- Type the anwser of expression (just interger);
- To erase, tap SPACE;
- Right click to prepare the cannon;
- Aim the enemy expression;
- Left click to shoot;

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#564Theme3.32
#582Audio2.63
#703Innovation2.88
#826Humor2.17
#1003Mood2.09
#1023Overall2.56
#1055Graphics1.96
#1060Fun2.16
#1601Coolness42%

Comments

Celt says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:19am

This was stressfull :D
Nice idea, dude i'm bad at calculating

Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:06pm

Cool game - really demands some quick thinking and reflexes. Very cool music also, really sets the mood for the urgency of the game. Only thing is that it gets too hard too quickly. Overall a fun little game!

Ilseroth says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:35pm

Fun concept, but it ramps up crazy fast. On top of that, the game glitched and the cannon stopped working when I was playing.

May consider having the cannon auto fire when you enter in a correct answer, would fix a bit of the problem with the ramp up.

ajopart says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:39pm

Hard time to understand the gamplay (numpad isn't supported) but nice concept. Really, 29*25 ?? Well done

ViliX64 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:40pm

This is pure evil. You can't just ask people to do math in games.
(Nice idea for unconventional weapon. I honestly did not see that comming :D )

jhell says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:49pm

Controls are broken for me :(. A nice idea though, and perfectly on theme. Cheers!

zatyka says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:39pm

Interesting concept, but I think the execution could use a little work. Things get difficult way too fast. I think it would be better if your answers auto-fired. Also, and this may be my error, I couldn't figure out how to input negative number, or numbers with decimals.

biscuitdough says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 6:28am

the numpad thing got me too at first.

NoWandStudios says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 7:54pm

Nice concept but impossible to play, number buttons wasn't where they was supposed to be.

Photon says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 1:58am

The firing was really unresponsive for me and as mentioned already the calculator glitched and wouldn't let me type in answers. Nice spin on the theme though.

6x13 says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 2:12am

I like the concept and mechanics even though it is a little unbalanced. Also it has glitches. But still, that is a good work! And I loved the music.

mildmojo says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 4:35am

The difficulty ramps up really quickly on this one. Entering a number and then right-clicking and left-clicking (on a trackpad!!) was kind of awkward. Plus the game didn't capture the minus key so it popped open my browser's search box and took focus away (I use typeahead find).

Sometimes two expressions would end up on top of each other, which made them really hard to read. Using non-integer fractions (even though you use an integer answer) was a mindbender.

The idea is pretty good and kudos for working on something that could be good for reinforcing arithmetic skills. It just needs a little better pacing, streamlined control, and a little polish.

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