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

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Jelly Fighter

by ViKing Games - Compo Entry

Jelly Fighter is a wild 2-player fighting game with 8 unconventional weapons, including:
o A giant spoon!
o Kittens, which should have been the theme!
o True love... make your enemy's heart explode with joy! Literally!
o High-powered toasters!
o Torn off pieces of your own jelly body!
o Exploding ducks!
o A shotgun!
o And, for the truly idiotic and/or daring, nothing at all!

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Controls (WASD is interchangeable with ZQSD and ,AOE):

-Player 1-
W - Jump
A/D - Move left and right
S - Shoot (if available)

-Player 2-
Jump
Left/Right Arrows - Move left and right
Down Arrow - Shoot (if available)

-Other-
Space - Menu selection

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Changelog:

2015-4-19 - Original Release
2015-4-21 - Fixed bug where you cannot return to the menu from the winning screen

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#202Humor3.43
#498Theme3.41
#638Fun2.95
#742Innovation2.82
#787Overall2.91
#860Mood2.50
#917Graphics2.41
#1634Coolness41%

Comments

KaiseanGames says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:32am

Interesting concept. Great diversity. The game bugs a little with the rotating spoon, but otherwise it's a nice little game.

el_kloklo says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:40am

So bad that I've no friend to play with :(

x1212 says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 6:32pm

Played this a little bit against myself and won! :D

xandy says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 4:06pm

nice idea and interesting weapons. the health bars move a bit too slow, having to wait 5 seconds after a shotgun slows the pace down. some sound and more feedback, maybe a bigger playing field with covers would have been nice.

wcwedin says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 4:53pm

Goofy and delightful! I'm going to see if I can trick my wife into playing with me when she gets back from the gym. It looks like true love and the shotgun are both basically joke weapons, but it was still a little disappointing how badly broken the true love/exploding ducks matchup is. Maybe the imbalance could converted from a joke into a feature with a Smash Brothers—style system where the weapons fall from the sky as power-ups!

goerp says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 4:54pm

Funny! The weapons are unconventional, as are the playyrs. Well done. Graphics look nice.
I played against myself. I had the feeling that love does not conquer all.

Reaper says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 4:57pm

Pretty good :) the shotgun is kinda unbalanced though

ViKing Games says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 6:32pm

@wcwedin Love is actually meant to be a usable weapon like the others (but shotgun is, as you guessed, a joke). If you see this comment, could you explain how love is a joke weapon, and how the ducks/love matchup is broken? Thanks!

yuigoto says ...
May 11, 2015 @ 10:26pm

Hahaha! Those expressions! :P Could only play against myself, had some bugs with the spoon, but nice entry! :3

Missing some sound fx, but nice concept!

Dagatts says ...
May 12, 2015 @ 12:26am

Very funny, needs a bit balance though =P

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