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

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Pencil Hero

by Neonian - Compo Entry

It's a simple game that is all about pencils :)
The game is created in javascript using only one library called SoundManager 2 that I used for playing sound.

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Sluce says ...
Apr 19, 2015 @ 7:03pm

I loved it! I need to "sharpen" my skills up though. I will definitely bookmark this.

FerraWare says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:35am

Nice game, though you should really check why the loading takes up so much time. Also, the sounds play a little after you jump, you should check that. Really cool overall :)

Squarlboy says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:15pm

that's really fun, simple, but very fun, the audio lags some times though

NAL says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:16pm

Goddamn I adore the jumping animation! The game itself was a nice idea, although a couple of faults hurt it - namely the damage mechanism. An enemy touching me could do nothing, or he could get stuck on me and take me from 100HP to 0 in the blink of an eye. And because the levels were quite long, this could happen near the end and send me straight back. But keep working on it, it's nice stuff!

Hero7785 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:16pm

This was really enjoyable. Fix the loading time and get a falling animation and it would be 5 stars

Hero7785 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:17pm

This was really enjoyable. Fix the loading time and get a falling animation and it would be 5 stars. The scenes also seamed bland.

Huo-cuo says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:08pm

Very playable and fun game. Just the ear-splitting jump sound :)

Leandrus says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 2:25pm

Cool game. I got no problems with the loading time. all went smooth
Thanks for sharing.

psychonull says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 11:20pm

This game ended up being fun. At first I thought the flying pencils were not punishing me enough (1hp per hit). A couple of levels later I understood it was ok haha.

Apr 25, 2015 @ 1:36pm

Love the jump animation. Pretty challenging fight red guys when they spinning constantly and dodge flying pencils at the same time =)

Jakob37 says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 7:46pm

Nice! Quite an extensive game you have made. I played through several levels. I had some problems with lag, but otherwise it worked fine. One thought. When you overlap the hostile pencil holders you take a lot of damage very quickly (looks like once per game loop). An alternative would be to take a fix amount of damage, and then have a brief period of invulnerability. Overall, enjoyable game, I hope you do more in the future :)

leffe108 says ...
May 9, 2015 @ 7:06am

The jumping animation adds a lot fun to the game. As well as picking one unconventional concept (pencil) and sticking to it.

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