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

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Unconventional Card Battles

by benjih - Compo Entry

Unconventional Card Battles is a simple two player card game where players take turn to play a single card from their hand.

Playing cards allows you to build up an element of surprise so that you can surprise your opposing player for bonus damage when you hit them with an unconventional weapon.

The game runs using jre1.7 but includes binaries for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

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Tijn says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:49am

What I especially liked about this game is the fact it's actually pretty fun to play.

The audio could use some work, though. Maybe some sound effects?

On the other hand, the fact that you've including a tutorial is very fancy!

Well done :)

JohnGalt says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:11pm

Interesting mechanic! A lot of potentials here. Anticipation of the opponent's behavior is a big fun!

slowfrog says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:13pm

Cannot download without a dropbox account.

stuffedgravy says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:16pm

Nice mechanic! It's a bit on the easy side, but that's not bad for showcasing the game! I think the mechanics are solid, but could have benefited from a larger variety of cards to really take advantage of them. As of now, there's a pretty easy to see tier list for the cards and not a lot of counterplay. The graphics were solid, and audio was passable, though could have used sound effects. Overall, I played a few rounds and enjoyed myself, so Mission Accomplished :)

HeyChinaski says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:16pm

Pretty fun. Trying to build up surprise seemed a pretty good strategy.

Catwheel says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:18pm

Wouldn't run for me on Windows.

Saymon says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:19pm

Can't run it on windows 7 :/

bpvelloso says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:20pm

Best game I rate in this LD! Thank You for this game! Really fun. The only things I can suggest is to improve the music/audio effects. Nice work.

Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:22pm

Really clever game! Nice execution and great interpretation of the theme. Would love to see a multiplayer mode in the future.

Apr 20, 2015 @ 9:26pm

Since there is no deck building, this game has barely any strategic element. One's success is almost exclusively a matter of luck. That's not inherently bad, but I would have enjoyed a little more... "depth".

TaoPhoenix says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:39am

Yeah, a very initial version of the collectible card game style play.

I played a lot of Magic the Gathering in its early years. So this little game brought back a nice little memory or two!

By the way,

The DonationCoder LudumDare 32 April 2015 thread is here:

It happens to be their 10th anniversary! I don't program myself ... so I am unleasing Weapons Grade Enthusiasm!

If you stop by DonationCoder, please put in the code/tag LudumDare-Tao so they will know it's my doings that brought you in! I'm not

part of any of the site structure ... just doing my bit for my favorite site on the net!

Also over there, I post a few of my detailed reviews of some LD games.


Prowler says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:46am

Nice approach to the theme. The game mechanic is fun and it could use a bit more sound :)

But overall it was fun to play!

Keep it up!


JonathanG says ...
May 11, 2015 @ 12:57pm

It reminded me of Hearthstone :) I like the risk/reward of trying to build up a big multiplier. The graphics are nice, but it could have done with some animation to help the player understand what is happening. The tutorial is good too!

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