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

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The Day of BEEkoning

by ETKWorks - Jam Entry

You are the Queen Bee of the swarm. But wasps have just destroyed your hive. Gather you soldiers and workers, its time to take BEEvenge on your enemies!


Made in GM:Studio with a team of 3 people (Programmer, Artist, Musician).


My (and my friends') first Ludum entry ever. Made in staggered increments of time over the course of the weekend due to everyone's time constraints and prior obligations. I think it came out really well though (minus the level design, kinda ran out of time for that).

Hope you enjoy playing it!

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#99Fun(Jam)3.75
#117Overall(Jam)3.79
#170Audio(Jam)3.54
#342Theme(Jam)3.61
#414Mood(Jam)3.21
#437Graphics(Jam)3.46
#506Humor(Jam)2.88
#1305Coolness49%

Comments

morokiane says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:51am

Solid game...enjoyed playing it.

joaovitorbf says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:52am

The graphics are not that great but its a pretty fun game with a nice concept. Good luck ;)

Supernovadx says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:53am

Impressions:
Love the Menu Screen. Music is fantastic.
omg, screen number 2. That's way too much info.

Oh, its a hoard control strategy game. That's cool actually.

I don't know who did the art, but I like it.

Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:58am

Super original idea executed very well. The controls were tight too. Good job!

seankimdesign says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:00am

That was pretty fun. I liked having to juggle the two different group of bees. The fact that newly spawned bees follow you arrow also made for an interesting mechanic, and helped me harvest quicker. The graphics and sounds were enjoyable as well.

guoboism says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:06am

Nice design.
But soldiers workers looks too similar, it is hard to tell

Fanttum says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:11am

Haha, looks kinda fun, but any chance of a mac port or web player?

Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:12am

It's fun. The graphics are very nice, although the world design leaves a lot to be desired.

clegamecoop says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:25am

I wish this was for mac :( looks great though. Like Bee Zelda!

yuigoto says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:26am

Concept and overall gameplay are nice but, the how to play screen feels a little bit cluttered and I got a little bit lost in information there. Whenever I see something with a little bit too much info, I tend to skip, even if crucial information about gameplay is present.

I liked the soundtrack, it remembered me of some games I used to play on the SNES and GB and it sets up a nice mood during gameplay.

The art is simple but well made and thought, the bees are cute and I like the Queen Bee's expression when commanding the soldier bees.

djfariel says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:33am

Absolutely fantastic. I felt a bit cheated when I lost when I ran out of workers despite being able to make tons. If I'd know that, I would have been mashing that button sooner. Other than that, it was an incredibly enjoyable experience. Great work.

ETKWorks says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:53am

I'll be trying to get a Mac version up soon (if that's allowed anyway). Never actually used the GM Mac exporter before so I'm not sure if I'll be successful with it yet.

Aaranos says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:20am

Fun game and really well made. It is not that difficult though as long as you are careful.

43iscoding says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:18pm

At first I was pretty terrified with "how to play" screen, but it went better than expected :D Pretty interesting concept, but balance is pretty strange imo. You could just keep your workers behind and spawn warrior bees all the way. Anyway, I enjoyed playing your game!

P.S. Congratulations on your first Ludum Dare! ^^

SledKnight says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 2:23am

Nice entry, tons of fun.

petitpois says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 7:29am

Found the character moved quite slowly. Loved the game and graphics. Nice take on the theme

joe40001 says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 7:59am

I won! For some reason this game lagged like crazy, plus I wasn't super keen on the song, but still innovative design and idea.

syncxzoz says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 4:01pm

great game.. keep working hard guys..

KaiseanGames says ...
May 6, 2015 @ 4:50pm

Well done. Nice little concept. With a bit of expanding, it could be a great standalone game.

jushii says ...
May 7, 2015 @ 7:24am

Loved it. But I saw no point in training regular bees? Just train soldiers ftw! :D

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