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

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Here is finally my entry !

First of all, controls :
- Arrow keys to move
- X to Accept
- C to Cancel
- Escape to quit

This LD was a little bit special, because I got a big lack a motivation during the whole weekend. But I managed to finish a game, and everything went better than expected.

So basically, POWERS is a game where you play as the mayor of a city, but you need to flee your work and get some holidays. To get them, you'll need to use all the powers you got, here represented by two rubber stamp : ACCEPT (to open doors) and CANCEL (to cancel your ennemies who wants you to work and sign papers).
POWERS was inspired by a real fact that happened to me, my friends, and some 35000 other people a few times ago : a big music festival was cancel by the mayor of the city only 30 minutes before door opening.

To conclude with POWERS

it's cool because :
- you can CANCEL real people
- there's 5 levels, even if I could make a lot more with motivation

it's sad because :
- I wanted to make a lot more assets, especially for level art

done with :
- GameMaker
- Photoshop
- Bosca Ceoil

I hope you'll have a great time playing POWERS, I'll try to test the more game I can, and see you at next LD !

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jhell says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:17am

Really nice, I like the idea for the theme, well polished.

Apr 26, 2015 @ 8:56am

Fun, but this game was very unrealistic. If I was the Mayor I would simply bribe government officials to look the other way as I drive off to Key West for the weekend.

Would recommend.

Mizipzor says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 12:18pm

I like it, especially that respawning was quick. Something about the controls felt off. Good amount of levels, I want to be able to complete a LD game. The short music loop got repetitive, which actually aided the theme. Awesome work powering through that lack of motivation!

Apr 27, 2015 @ 2:44pm

haha nice graphics! and a really realistic theme idea

Apr 27, 2015 @ 2:46pm

haha nice graphics! and a really realistic theme idea. it's just a bit sad that you "have to" start again even though you made it

bace1000 says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 3:57pm

You should have explained the controls in the game. Other than that, it was really good!

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