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

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KADOOMERANG

by snapman_GT - Compo Entry

The powerful KADOOMERANG! Stolen by the rebellion! Turn the tide of battle!

An action game with an unconventional weapon. You can throw clockwise or counterclockwise, and press throw again to recall it. Don't forget about the recalling mechanic or you'll do very poorly. There are combos for getting multiple guys on one throw.

If you collect gems, you can use them to unleash destruction on everyone inside the circle of your throw. This only works if the KADOOMERANG is not interrupted by a wall or shield.

Game assembled in Unity. Sounds recorded in CoolEdit and Audacity. Characters animated in Flash. Frames stitched in Processing. Cubemaps made in SpaceScape. Music made using beepbox.co. One sound effect done with SFXR. Textures edited in Photoshop. Gradients made with Gentle Gradient.

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Ratings

#73Innovation3.95
#161Audio3.45
#175Fun3.59
#187Overall3.62
#329Mood3.20
#338Graphics3.41
#520Theme3.38
#684Humor2.47
#1811Coolness36%

Comments

Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:24am

I did an LP of this game! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEJfAGF3m-g&feature=youtu.be

When can I vote and give it a 45/3?

Malsanity says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:03am

Very nice mechanics, but the movement is a bit confusing

Apr 22, 2015 @ 5:49am

moving is kind of difficult, boomerang throw is really polished though

pixzleone says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 5:50am

Cool game. Maybe some kind of high score list would be cool.

zimmy87 says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 5:51am

pretty sweet game you got here; I really dig it

ndebruyn says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 6:10am

Struggled with the controls.

kabutakogames says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 5:09am

I like the gameplay, interesting controls

aeveis says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 5:15am

i liked the attack, really interesting. The controls were a bit hard but works well with the attack. I had trouble with the guys with two shields. I tried rotating the camera so they would be in the kadoomerang's way but it didn't work and eventually I would run into them. Very cool idea though, nice work!

RARoadkill says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 11:28pm

Had lots of fun with this one. took a minute to get the handle on the controls but it has a very unique looking style

TeamQuadratic says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 11:29pm

Awesome game, really enjoyed it! The controls, however, weren't great. Moving the camera around really messed up the movement.

steboots says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 1:31pm

Oh! This was a nice entry! While the concept was pretty simple, every other aspect of gaming supported it well, enhancing the idea and making this very playable. Nice!

Chaoseed says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 5:37pm

First, that's one of the best titles I've ever seen. ;)

It's playable and well polished; the mechanic is innovative and fun. I had a couple problems, though; first, I started the game and I was faced with a blue octahedron. I spent a while trying to destroy it--then suddenly I was killed from behind. It turns out the RED SOLDIERS are the ones you have to kill, and you have to keep turning the camera to find them. That wasn't really obvious.

Secondly, it says "Complete a circle to kill all within", but that never seemed to happen. I tried for quite a while to get enemies within the circle of my KADOOMERANG and I didn't have any luck. Eventually I tried actually HITTING them with the thing, and that worked a lot better. The game is still pretty hard, though!

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