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

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Hotdog-pocalypse

by adamk33n3r - Jam Entry

Your hotdog stand is under attack from the hungry people! They love your hotdogs but they will soon destroy your stand. Use your patented hotdog blaster to force feed them to keep them at bay.

P.S. Side effects include swelling and exploding.

Credits:
- Adam Keenan: Main artist and programmer
- Justice Juraschek: Concept
- Alex Sjoberg: Enemy artist and concept

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Ratings

#243Humor(Jam)3.41
#452Theme(Jam)3.44
#595Fun(Jam)2.94
#773Mood(Jam)2.69
#832Graphics(Jam)2.56
#896Innovation(Jam)2.35
#905Overall(Jam)2.72
#2090Coolness26%

Comments

Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:27am

Good job ;)

graebor says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 2:52am

These people sure love their hot dogs! Nice bite-sized (no pun intended?) jam entry, just could have used some audio and maybe a bit more visual polish.

Javabot says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 2:55am

I shot a hotdog, and the game just frozPr

doitle says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 3:07am

At first I thought it was a bug that you can't switch directions while shooting, but once I started using it to my advantage it was really useful for strafing along. The fact that the people grow as you shoot them also is pretty interesting as they're harder to dodge and you have to not be above and to the side of them when you start shooting.

tummyache says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 3:10am

I wish the people were different in a way other than their sprite, but I liked the game.

Tortoise says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 3:17am

I like this idea I just wish you had gotten farther with it! Audio would have been a massive improvement.

adamk33n3r says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 8:23pm

@doitle: Ya the strafing is actually intended behavior.

@Tortoise and @graebor: Yes audio would have been a great improvement. I just didn't have enough time. This Jam for me was very laid back so I slept a normal amount.

@Javabot: I have never encountered that before. Do you remember what you did to reproduce instead of just shooting a hotdog?

winmac32 says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 4:52am

It's got good art, and is fun to play. It's very well polished, which is nice. Good job.

Audio would have been great, especially for a jam entry. Also doesn't really push the theme to its limits -- a gun will always be just a gun, if you know what I mean.

But, a good entry in general. :)

fueelin says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 6:20am

Dude, awesome. I had more fun playing that than I thought I would, and it made my laugh. Nice work!

denycetm says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 3:44pm

I was able to post up to the side and just lean on a button to get them all. Some kinda of differentiation in either the gun or the enemy type would have made that better I think. Also some sounds. I did like that the hotdogs trajectory was a bit random. Like it was a home made improvised weapon of sorts.

DeadFragment says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 3:52pm

A fun game! Found it quite hard to change directions and shoot, I liked that the people would increase in size though when you filled them with hotdogs, a nice touch!

-Neith

volkoivan says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 6:13pm

You shold've made a score after a game over, I lost and don't know how long I lasted :(
Also it became kinda boring after a while, and was pretty simple
A little bit more gameplay mechanics and it would be interesting!

freeholdgames says ...
May 6, 2015 @ 4:11pm

Dog-dug!

Somnium says ...
May 11, 2015 @ 5:21pm

Entertaining concept. The graphics were simple and charming :-)

Obstacles which would block the hot dogs would have made a game a bit more challenging (it seems that right now, an easy way of suceeding is to simply stay in one side of the screen, and continually firing towards the other side.

The "strafe-effect", where firing locked the direction the character was facing, felt a bit odd.

AinoraZ says ...
May 11, 2015 @ 6:49pm

I actually really liked the game idea and the game itself seemed pretty enjoyable. My game is sort of in a similar fashion. Anyways, lack of sounds :/.

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