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

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Risk of Color

by mtanton - Compo Entry

Match your ammo color to the enemy to kill it. Once you activate the switch, you have 60 seconds to survive. After the time is up, kill all remaining enemies to win.

Controls:
'LEFT/RIGHT' to move.
'SPACE' to jump.
'A' to shoot.
'S' to switch color.

Tips:
- The enemies will speed up when they get close enough to you. Try killing them before getting that close.
- New waves spawn ever 20 seconds after the timer starts. Try taking out all of the enemies in 20 seconds each time to make your life easier.

Thanks for checking this out! Feedback is welcome :)

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Ratings

Coolness56%
#731Audio2.26
#817Graphics2.60
#857Humor2.08
#873Fun2.63
#915Mood2.42
#929Innovation2.51
#943Overall2.70
#975Theme2.64

Comments

UserAnon says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:24am

Really looks cool, it's a bit of an old idea, but looks really nice. The main issue i have with the gameplay is that standing on any platform or square makes the character untouchable since enemies don't jump. I also got thumped by an enemy into a tile and became invincible, but was able to get free thankfully.

Move127 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:26am

Interesting concept. It's pretty difficult, which is fine, but it felt like the controls were part of the difficulty.

Leon75 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:27am

Besides glitches like pushing enemies through ground or being pushed into a wall by enemies, the game itself is okay.

Kahztein says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:41am

It was a little too hard for its own good, and there wasn't anything that really encouraged you to keep playing, but it was a good effort, I hope you do well

TheBigShot says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:29am

The game mechanic doesnt really work because I can just stand on the switch and wait for 60 seconds it seems. The controls dont feel natural. Also it has a lot of glitches. But the concept is interesting regardless. Still a good game.

Havacore says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:31am

Controls weren't great, I could barely see the lazer and the little symbol at the top left wasn't that big, so it was difficult to see which state I was in.

qapn says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:33am

I thought the game was challenging but I was distracted by minor glitches and felt my deaths were as much to do with the controls/platforming feel than anything else.

ALLCAPSON says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:34am

The color-switching concept is a neat idea. I found that the green color was hard to see on the grey background.

Flygamer101 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:36am

Very Nice Innovations and Theme. I liked it, along with the old style sounds and difficulty, even if this idea wasn't new.

winmac32 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:40am

Pretty difficult to control.

ErikU says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:42am

Interesting little game. I think it would benefit from a little bit more feedback when switching colours, as I found myself frequently looking to the top left and away from the action. But well done, it's certainly challenging.

Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:44am

Not bad for shmup. Good level of difficulty and embodies the theme. Should have made it more dynamic, used color combinations, made AI more interesting.

iceburg7 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:58am

Nice game, it seems like a kind of "risk of rain" flow of gameplay. I like the graphic style a lot - it's simple, but it works well. The gameplay doesn't have quite enough feedback for it to be super fun yet. It's too easy to get stuck in a corner with an enemy as your health just drains over the course of a second. Maybe it would help for the enemies to have a specific attack animation, so you can perceive when you are hit by something.

Fanttum says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:59am

Not bad, but not really good either. Simple and fun concept for sure, but just nothing exciting or interesting going on here. Needs to be more "FUN". Go watch some videos on game-feel and you'll see what I mean.

PachowStudios says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:22am

The controls are pretty wonky and the collision is pretty buggy too. Nice effort.

scottthoo says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:33am

good concept, pretty hard to play though. :P

Evgiz says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:00am

Nice little game. The gameplay was good but quite difficult. I liked the game mechanics though. Some music would be nice, and graphics could be better. Nice job though keep it up!

Jan Marcano says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:25pm

Nice job! Congrats on finishing your first game btw :)

I would improve a bit on the controllers, it's a bit troublesome to have to cycle through the colors. You could assign a key to each color (QWE would work) so it's easier to switch on the go.

Jumping is a bit weird, I need to have momentum in order to go up the platform. If I try to jump and then move I won't be able to reach it, instead I have to be moving when I jump.

Try to keep polishing after LD so it gets better! :)

Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:39am

Nice one, Anton! I love pushing people through the floor. That's not a bug, it's a feature. ;)

Frenchie says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 4:50am

Nice concept but I wish the player could move a little more easily

hexagore says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 9:38am

Tricky little platformer this :) Got a very zx-spectrum vibe from it. If I had *any* suggestions, it would be to put the colour indicator as close as possible to the player so that you don't have to look up to the top left to see what colour you currently are. Thanks for making this :)

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