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

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Weapon Shoppe

by Erfeo - Jam Entry

As the owner of a weapon shop heroes, villains and miscellaneous adventurers come to you to find the right weapon for them.

Controls: Drag weapons over the customers to see if they like it. Drop them to make the sale.

This didn't really work out like I wanted it to. My plan was to have a lot more crazy weapons and bizarre customer requests, but I spent to much time on making graphics. The graphics are really simple but still took a lot of time, and it would probably work just as well as a text-based game. I also wanted to have some randomization so the choices would be less obvious but that didn't work out either.

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Edit: I noticed some text was missing, so I went back a put some more work into the game. The post-jam version has some fixes, new weapons and weapon descriptions and a new customer.

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Ratings

Coolness56%
#537Innovation(Jam)3.06
#662Audio(Jam)1.76
#700Graphics(Jam)2.91
#701Humor(Jam)2.48
#863Theme(Jam)2.75
#904Mood(Jam)2.39
#911Fun(Jam)2.44
#935Overall(Jam)2.66

Comments

nutcrack says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:08am

I didn t get it, not so funny!

rallebauz says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:11am

Interesting idea!

BubuIIC says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:11am

Good start. It lacks a bit of a challenge though. Maybe the requests could be less straight forward.

Erfeo says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 4:54pm

Yeah, it was harder then I thought to provide the player with a balance of ambiguous yet informed decisions.

Bananaft says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 6:07pm

105.8333333333333 points.

Nice idea. If you ever going to develop it further, consider adding a price aspect, like persuading the customer to buy more expensive weapon, or if you trying to sell them not exactly what they want, they will start to haggle.

nonetheless says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 6:25pm

Pretty couragous idea for such a short timespan. I can imagine graphics took a while. Nice job :)

Nikteddy92 says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 10:00pm

Mhh you have to get in the mechanism before doing a decent score. Btw Construct 2, well done! :D

SowiHowl says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 11:17am

Great idea and great game !

Kasmilus says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 3:06pm

It's too obvious what you should pick but I like the idea. With some improvements it would be an awesome entry! Graphics are neat, lovely style.

handkor says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 3:11pm

Nice riddle game where errors stack up towards the end.

May 6, 2015 @ 2:59pm

It's a good idea, but you could develop it a little more. Take a look at Recettear, an excellent game about being a shopkeeper, for inspiration.

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