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

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Sophistication Annihilation

by Newt_ - Compo Entry

In Sophistication Annihilation, you are cast as two gentlemen attempting to protect culture and sophistication from the boorish influence of uncivilized media.

Translation: You fire missiles at televisions from the back of a horse.

Not convinced yet? Features include:
*Intense side-scrolling battle against difficult enemies.
*Utilize the power of words by literally blowing things up with them.
*Skill-demanding mechanics test your inner gentleman.
*At least several mind-blowing sound effects
*Cameo appearance by High Horse, who was not animated by a matter of artistic choice, and totally not because I ran out of time.
*Score based, so you can brag to all your friends about how successful you are in life and why they are puny and meaningless.

Thanks for downloading! I appreciate all feedback!

UPDATE (4/20): Fixed a typo and an annoying backspace bug that I didn't notice last night. Source updated as well.

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el_kloklo says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 12:57pm

Some word were refused, i don't clearly understand zhy, but that was funny.

Kasmilus says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:21pm

Incredibly fabulous horse!

Newt_ says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:29pm

@el_kloklo: Which words? Also, you can't fire a missile until a TV comes onto the screen, so maybe that was it.

Paulozz says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:04pm

That's a very fun concept.

Leandrus says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:04pm

Good game. i made 22954 pts
very funny. i was freking out qhen they take away my keys hahahaha
Thanks for sharing.

hexdie says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:36pm

Very interesting idea! Could use some music and some animation though.

chaosed0 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:38pm

Amazing. Near the end I was reduced to typing "ha" as fast as I could; made it to 79036. Only complaint is that there isn't any music.

matthewd673 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:53pm

I don't normally enjoy typing games but that was actually really fun! Good work.

gene-z says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:52am

very interesting concept, congratulations

celisoft says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:32pm

Nice idea and I like the fact that it's made with Python / PyGame. How did you generate your .exe file from the .py ? It's very useful ! I keep the game on my hard drive in order to replay it, this is very fun !!

Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:55pm

Awesome concept. I haven't played word making games in a while but I really enjoyed yours. Great job!

RyanNielson says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 1:19am

Great concept, it really tested my vocabulary. Losing keys was also a great way to limit the player and penalize them from taking hits.

The only recommendation I could give would be a way to more quickly delete entire words quickly without having to press backspace over and over.

Newt_ says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 3:09am

@RyanNielson Thanks for playing, and for the suggestion! I'm not sure if this is what you mean, but when you a guess a word incorrectly, you can either backspace or just start typing to clear the panel and enter a new word.

dallonf says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 2:55pm

They took the vowels first.


Acrimiens says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 12:25am

Haha, i like it, good game. Rly rly fun! Thanks for make this game ^^

F. Wiktora says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 12:47am

Heh, another great entry! You should really keep it up!

FrederickK says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 1:00am

Great idea!
5 stars on innovation! :D

BIZM says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 6:12pm

You, sir, are a gentleman and a scholar. Very innovative idea, and very fun and addictive to play. My high score was 142732! :D

FeniX says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 8:53pm

Great! That's an awesome idea! I really like the mechanics of losing letters when hit by TV. :D That's a pitty there are only few sounds in the game. Nice background music would make the game feel better.

Apr 25, 2015 @ 1:48pm

Wow, that's was super-challenging! Really unexpected gameplay =) Also like easter egg on funerals =) Nice dark humor. But with more and more tries i want faster way to replay. Like spacebar or something.

Apr 25, 2015 @ 1:51pm

Sorry, messed up browser tabs =)

KaiseanGames says ...
May 6, 2015 @ 4:58pm

Very nice concept.
Destroying my keys? No, you don't! :p

Well done!

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