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

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Death Cycle

by WeaselZone - Compo Entry

You know what happens, when you throw items into a running washer? Always wanted to try that? Transform this useful household utility into a weapon of destruction!

Get cash for causing chaos and upgrade your washer or buy even more deadly things to throw into the drum!

Tip: Start with the cheaper stuff and don't spend all your money on upgrades first! :)

Didn't have time to make any music, but at least I got to record my washing machine, while also doing a load of laundry! Multitasking!

Tip: Don't buy the health upgrade first and I recommend a round or two with just socks! ;)


- Zoom In / Zoom Out: Mouse Wheel
- Rotate around: Left Mouse Click (Hold)

Made in Unity 5

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Zanzlanz says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:02am

HAHA omg! Your idea turned out really well! I love all the little details you put into it. All the sounds were perfect.

I think the two things that would really make this game a huge hit would be more action (putting it on the top of a pyramid or something ridiculous xD), and some user interaction (like a boost?). :D

And boy is that top hat a challenge XD!

fozzip says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:54pm

this SO MUCH FUN ! i am not stopping until i get all the upgrades

danidre14 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:18pm

Nice game here buddy! Staring at a dryer randomly roll around the backyard, while hoping for the best is fun-ish.

The graphics are really nice! And detailed objects too.

A really fun game for 48 hours.
Unless someone buys a 1000 upgrade at the start of the game and has to start over XD

Thank you for participating.

wintermute says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 9:06pm

This game made me pray to the RNG gods and laugh like no other game. Lovely! :D

dopplerdefekt says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:51am

Awesome game! A very nice take on the Jam theme. Simple but very addicting mechanics, nice graphics and jokes. Only problem that I saw is the lack of information on some things (like when you run out of money), but nothing gamebreaking.

dopplerdefekt says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:59am

Also, too many pickles turned my washing machine into a Soyuz and went flying into space.

WeaselZone says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:08pm

@dopplerdefekt I assume that is a good thing? haha

Yes, I was running low on time and had to leave out the tutorial I wanted to add. Thanks for playing!

vvolis says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 5:09am

Awesome graphics, super fun gameplay and an excellent spin on the theme. Not much to say, 5/5, excellent job!

pixzleone says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 11:39am

THE BEST GAME IN THE WHOLE 32! Good Job! I played it for like an hour, got all the upgrades and tried 9 blockias :D

kabutakogames says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 3:15pm

Hilarious work, though a volume slider for music would be good

Null DIES says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 3:17pm

The idea is brilliant and well executed.
The game is really good in every aspect.
Well done :)

Asado says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 3:46pm

WHAT THE HELL??? I just spent 1 and a half hours getting all the upgrades with 20,000 to spare. Next time I open the game, *poof* it's all gone. The fact that I am so worried is a good thing, since you obviously made the game so captivating that I really wanted to max the stats out and get the top hat,,, But come on, saving is simple with Unity's PlayerPrefs, so please add that in the future, I will totally download.

Asado says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 3:49pm

btw there needs to be a free thing you put into the laundry in case you upgrade for 1000 first and are left without cash. So you can use the free fuel a few times to get to 25 and then use the socks.

WeaselZone says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 8:36pm

@Asado This is a good point; I totally forgot to add the saving to this. I honestly wasn't expecting people to enjoy it this much. Sorry to hear that you lost your progress.

I will add saving in the Post-LD version!

Detocroix says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 9:30pm

Bravo! Brilliance! Awesomeness! Greatness! Absolute washing machineness! I really like it. I am a huge fan a washing machines that do weird things :D

KloudRazor says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 6:36pm

Great game! I even got to see a bit of the development process (on twitch).

bentglasstube says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 2:16am

Really unexpected idea. I spent too much on upgrades and couldn't progress because all I could afford was socks. I liked the art direction quite a bit.

Apr 30, 2015 @ 5:48am

A very fun and strangely addictive game! Im bookmarking this one to show friends later haha. Great work!

robboberty says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 1:24am

This game is awesome fun! It's really well made and has a nice balance between unpredictable and predictable results.

If anything, I think the only thing it really could have used was more options. More objects to put in, more upgrades, etc. But being a LD game I know there is only so much time. Wouldn't mind seeing this expanded afterwards.

I made a video of my playthrough:

Yword says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 2:48pm

Really unique, funny, and interesting! The graphics is really nice too! Well done!

Druid says ...
May 6, 2015 @ 10:08pm

Well... Funny for you and ultimate realistic game for me :D Nice entry! Almost all 5 !

Perjoka says ...
May 8, 2015 @ 7:54am

great game, really fun to play :)

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