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

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Orb Defender

by Acuity - Compo Entry

Air hockey with a twist! Score by hitting the puck of your color into the opponent!

I wrote the song for it in about 2 hours, it's here for download on my SoundCloud:

WASD for Blue and Arrow Keys for Red. Both can hit the purple puck, blue can hit blue puck and red can hit red puck. The puck changes color each time it hits a wall.

There are still some bugs - it's possible to spawn multiple pucks by having multiple collisions happen at once, and the score gets weird after that. It took me a while to figure out how to use variables from other objects, and I ended up doing a really convoluted way of keeping score (it's a variable on the purple/blue/red puck which despawns and respawns).

I'll actually try to clean this up and add stuff for a post-compo version later. The code is really messy and it's still buggy.

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Cherrymochi says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:33pm

I really liked the music!

bnhw says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:32pm

The controls seemed far too slippery and the pucks were flying too fast to reliably hit.

I'm not sure the puck changing colour is interesting. Might be better if each player has their own puck?

keddelzz says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:26pm

Love the music and the simple look!

markusfisch says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:55pm

Cool music! Quite a hard game to master.

MJaawa says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 7:51am

Nice one, fun multiplayer functionality is hard to do in such a short time, you managed well :)

SowiHowl says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 8:01am

It's quite a hard game to play, maybe adding an IA, for playing alone would have been nice but the time was short I know, is there a score limit showing a winner and a looser ?

Apr 25, 2015 @ 8:49am

The controls are a bit frustrating and I can't see any inconventional weapons here. The music is nice, though

Jungle says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 6:48pm

Its very difficult to control. The idea is good, but need some polishment. Lacks BG image and UI.

freeholdgames says ...
May 6, 2015 @ 4:08pm

Great audio, though I thought the pacing made it nearly impossible to play. Maybe if you had two mice controlling the combat? With keyboard, there's a real mismatch of control vs speed, imo.

AinoraZ says ...
May 11, 2015 @ 7:08pm

After a while I had no clue on what's going on anymore xD. Loved the music. Wish I had someone to play with :c

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