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

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by vogon101 - Compo Entry

Defend the base until the scientists can finish their "Unconventional Weapon"

->Click to place a building - The price increases with each buy
--->Choose either 1 or 2 to pick a turret or barracks
->You must survive 120 rounds (2 mins) to win
->Upgrade buildings by clicking on the buttons (Requires $1000)
--->WARNING:There is a bug in the game so you will place a building when you click it

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Tijn says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:58am

Wow, this game is hard! I've tried a few times, but didn't manage to get very far. But challenging is good I suppose :)

jhell says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:08pm

Really cool gameplay, I enjoyed it a lot, even though the UI is rough. Why the limit on buildings?

It's also maybe a little fast-paced. I think I made it to round 115 something ^^

vogon101 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:02pm

Tijn It is quite hard, but short. Jhell the limit on buildings makes it a lot harder and reduces the lag at the end

Hatsome says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:22pm

Game went hard fast. Could have been slower on the difficulty increase.

MaesK says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:23pm

Whoa, this escalated quickly. There were so many people in screen that Firefox got quite slow, haha. Nice game, not the best graphics, but it was fun

nihilaleph says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:28pm

Cool game! Lagged a lot at the end of it though xp

panurge says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:28pm

Boom! Took a few goes but I destroyed the enemy empire. I would have liked to have found out what the 'unconventional weapon' was...

This is a really fun little game and it has an addictive balance of gameplay. With polish and extra enemy/tower types, this could be shaped into a very nice full game.

TeamCalcium says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 12:58pm

Its a hard game. The graphics could need a rework.

JALgames says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 1:01pm

I like the idea, but I think it needs a bit more polish, especially on the graphics.

haveric says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 1:02pm

Made it to round 120 or so after a couple tries and it started lagging a bit and then I died.

Definitely an interesting game, but I'm not really sure what the unconventional weapon was.

The4thCircle says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 1:05pm

The limit on buildings meant I was just spectating from round90 onwards. I get that it was intended to reduce lag but it didn't really work, I was getting about 1 frame per second from round 90 onwards, and I just had to sit there watching my money count go up with no real idea what was going on from one frame to the next and waiting for the end.

Maybe if you could click to upgrade individual buildings it would keep the lag down whilst still allowing interactivity. I think the lag was actually caused not by buildings but by the huge number of enemies showing up near the end. a bit of extra fire power would therefore reduce the lag. Just a though.

shrapx says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 1:15pm

yay i won! It was super scary when the biggest ones arrived. I like the progression in this game. well balanced.

Buko-Studios says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 1:17pm

i enjoyed playing it. for some reason made me feel like being mobbed by zombies :D

steboots says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 1:56pm

I read it was hard, but beat if first try, got lucky I guess. I enjoyed it, was fun to play through, not sure how well it fit to the theme.

Diventurer says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 10:21am

It wasn't very unconvential. Also, it got way too hard when the giants appeared, and I couldn't build enough barracks.

pistolshrimps says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 2:05pm

If you survive long enough, the frame rate slows down because you spawn so many enemies (in the web player, at least)

Justin Mullin says ...
May 2, 2015 @ 5:12pm

Hah! This got crazy fast. I survived with one HP. =) Kinda strange having nearly infinite money towards the end but nothing to spend it on, but I had fun.

uvwar says ...
May 2, 2015 @ 5:30pm

I kept getting the dev console which blocked half my screen in web version, not sure what was happening with that. In the download version I managed to survive with 10hp!

Zener says ...
May 2, 2015 @ 6:14pm

Great tower defense, love when all the screen is full of enemies

PaperBlurt says ...
May 6, 2015 @ 9:19am

A bit hard for me, or maybe I'm just stupid?

sekaru says ...
May 11, 2015 @ 2:06pm

Definitely could've done with some polish and optimisation.

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