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

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Purging Cuddle Kingdoms

by Crumpet - Compo Entry

If you stream, make a video, or heck even just write a post about this game, hit my up in the comments section or at @mkarpd so I can spam all my close ones with it!
Happy hunting!

SUMMARY:
When the defenseless peace loving Cuddle Kingdoms are invaded by some offworldy demons, and the Monarch is hiding away hoping it'll all blow over, Princess Eliza Anne-Marie "the Unlimbitless" steps up with her mastery of Magnets, to take down the foes with their own weapons!

Fight through 9 waves of enemies to save the Cuddle Kingdoms in this wacky top down shooter.

CONTROLS:
-Arrow Keys/WASD/ZQSD to move
-Left mouse to use your magnet/Shoot with enemy weapons
-Right mouse to swap between magnet and stolen weapons
-Esc to quit
-F4 to fullscreen
-F9 to take a screenshot

FAQ:

"...Is that the Thomas the Tank Engine theme?"
Why yes it is. Kudos to Megapogo on my stream for saying I should fit it into my music.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness53%
#44Overall3.97
#45Humor3.97
#53Fun3.88
#78Theme4.03
#78Mood3.74
#79Audio3.75
#99Innovation3.88
#134Graphics3.91

Comments

maitrehuitien says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:40am

Really like this game, really intuitive, easy, addictive and fun! The style is amazing too!

Tijn says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 12:46pm

I wish I could play your game, but I'm on Mac OS X :'( Can you compile it for Mac?

Crumpet says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:58pm

I'm afraid I made it with GM8, which doesn't let you export to anything except Windows.

I'd suggest using BootCamp or Wine. While it is a lot of effort for one game, it does open you up to all the other Widows exclusives :)

Apr 21, 2015 @ 11:57am

Really enjoyable game! I liked the mechanics a lot. Great polish with cut-scenes and the game felt very responsive when stealing and using weapons.

The one thing I kept forgetting was to progress the text myself. I felt like the dialogue had ended twice and the game was about to start so I stopped clicking forward - I needed a reminder that I should click to make the dialogue go away. (Some sort of mouse icon or something.) I also did this at the start of the second round with the interstitial text.

I feel like the music for Cuddle Kingdom could have been cuter, but both songs were still good nonetheless.

I think the first section of direct speech didn't open with a speech mark - but that's just nitpicking.

I'm only being so critical 'cause it's such a high quality game - great job!

coderitual says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:14pm

Oh graphics is just wonderful!

nuprahtor says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:17pm

What a comfy game... at the beginnig! Then it became really cool and badass, I like the music, art, and gameplay is really fun. The writing is hilarious.

Ourson says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 11:55pm

Awesome game! Good job!
(mabe stealing weapon could have been faster though).
way to go.

sorlok says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 11:55pm

Solid game: lots of fun, and really clever take on the theme. Looks great too!

d3garcia says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:04am

PRO!

FireCamp says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:04am

cool entry. But felt like the gameplay doesn't vary much.
You basically just run in circle and thats all.

Or maybe i missed something, but played for a while.
Nice graphics and audio !

Alexbrainbox says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 3:06pm

A fun game! Not too dissimilar from your LD31 entry to be fair, but I do like the novel mechanic of stealing your enemies' weapons and using it against them.

The UI is nice and clean, and everything works well :)

danielilett says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 6:49pm

Wow, this is very impressive! It's very fun and has a really good take on the theme, and the art is all absolutely sublime (those trees man!). The music is very well done, my only gripe being that the part where it loops is a bit sudden - at that point I'm just splitting hairs really, because the music is of such high quality! It felt very satisfying firing 20 guns at once, but I only reached the point where I had that many in later waves (maybe wave 5?), so I'd suggest possibly speeding up the difficulty increase. This is such a strong entry, well done!

Apr 24, 2015 @ 7:26pm

I was super pleased when I realised I could steal multiple weapons and just rampage though the enemies like some kind of cuddly mega death princess

Crowbeak says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 7:56am

Great art for a compo entry. I like that you did more than just make a top down shooter; the mechanic of stealing weapons from your enemies is really interesting. I feel like the time it takes to steal weapons is a bit long, though.

xhunterko says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 2:16pm

Not bad really. Thought an enemy would count as dead after I took a weapon, but it didn't. Aiming seemed a tad off. But really not bad.

syncxzoz says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 3:40pm

cool.. awesome.. it needs extra concentration to play..

Apr 29, 2015 @ 4:02pm

Pssst - you are in todays Ludum Dare to Believe! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HG_2Odlw5Kc

ChuiGum says ...
Apr 30, 2015 @ 4:38am

Awesome graphics, awesome innovation, and the dialogue was funny! The (awesome) music made me feel.. Like a badass? It was great. Really fun game overall. Great job!

tmpxyz says ...
Apr 30, 2015 @ 3:59pm

nice work!

joe40001 says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 2:22am

Fun game, great take on the theme, and I love the title.

Snicklodocus says ...
May 3, 2015 @ 4:46am

Wow, this is really good! One of my favorites so far. I loved the mechanic - simple but there's a lot you can do with it. The art is good too, though I felt background was a little busy. Regardless, great job!

ruerob says ...
May 8, 2015 @ 8:25am

One of the best entries I've played so far. Everything is excellent here. Audio, Graphics, Theme, Humor, Fun, Gameplay. Everything fits well together! Well done!

BIZM says ...
May 11, 2015 @ 3:48pm

Great entry! Loved the camera motion / looking control especially!

May 11, 2015 @ 9:26pm

Your game has been rated by our team member Antonin Charvat (music composer). Here is his comment: This was really fun to play!

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