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

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Gravtonics

by callumW - Compo Entry

I chose the ability to control gravity to be The Unconventional Weapon. You need to find the diamond, which is off somewhere to the right. You use gravity to fly and to avoid obstacles. Dont worry if you die a lot.

The gravity is controlled by the vector from center of screen to the mouse position. So for a zero G effect keep the the mouse to center. For maximum strength move mouse to the edge of the screen.

You can move when grounded(WASD) and jump(Space) but it is not that useful. If you get stuck press R to die.

There is a score system so try to replay with least deaths or the fastest time.


Builds:
I have tested the webgl/html and the pc build but I haven't tested the others.

Tech:
I created the "ART" in PyxelEdit which actually a really nice tool. I coded in Unity and decided to not go for audio.

General:
It worked on it from 09:00 to 00:00 on Saturday and 09:00 to 17:30 on the Sunday.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#581Innovation3.06
#916Fun2.56
#1002Theme2.56
#1048Overall2.50
#1073Graphics1.80
#2143Coolness24%

Comments

jhell says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:39am

Best time 14, found the diamond by chance :p. Pretty nice!

remiv says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:46am

The linux version do not work: it just crash when one move the mouse.

Muffin says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:49am

Found the diamond eventually, kept flying into the rightmost spikes unntill I tried sticking to the bottom part of the level. Nice physics and concept, graphics are a bit simple. Well done overall.

nutcrack says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 8:05pm

nice way to control the gravity! neat game

SamH says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 12:38pm

I played the WebGL version on Linux; it seemed to work fine.

The idea is interesting, but it still requires a lot of work. The controls are a bit difficult; also once gravity is too strong in a direction, it’s just luck. I think it’d be interesting to keep the gravity intensity constant, and just change its direction.

6DownStudios says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 3:28am

Very chaotic but quite fun.
The nuances of the stage dynamics along with the delicate control give it some nice replay value. Abundance of debris makes it hectic, but definitely in a good way; slow homing turrets clog up the vortices, allowing one to escape after being sucked in.
A limited slow-motion ability (spidey-sense fuel?) might be good for players with less patience/midichlorians.

pixzleone says ...
May 11, 2015 @ 12:07pm

Cool game!

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