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

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Cornflake Capers

by peejaygee - Compo Entry

Here is my entry for the 'Unconventional Weapon'

Cornflake Capers - I actually got the idea from the initial Twitter post, with a picture of a spoon, and I thought, yeah, why can't a spoon be the weapon, but what will it fire.....and Cornflake Capers was born.


Shoot the Cornflakes from the spoon to blow up the mouths around the screen. You start with 20 flakes, when you have 4 or less (flakes), within 20 seconds another bowl will appear. Collect it to get another 10 flakes.

W A S D to move, Mouse to direct and shoot. Enjoy your Bananas peeps.

See how long you can last, try to beat your previous score, or try to beat your previous time, better still, try to beat both.

Graphics are from real things in my house, with the exception of the mouth, I have to say thanks to the Wife for allowing me to use her mouth for a animation.

I have also included the tunes in the game as a separate zip file, as I've had people before (previous LD's) say to me they enjoyed the tunes, so I figured I'd allow you to download them.

Game has been tested and plays fully in Firefox 37.0.1 if you use another browser and it doesn't work fully, well, what can I say, except download FF.

Hope you enjoy my little entry.

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butterCup says ...
Apr 19, 2015 @ 10:41pm

Will you be releasing the OST?

mcmahoniel says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:09am

The mouths will haunt my dreams.

shyupuff says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:10am

LOL what the heck?! This game is crazy! I LOVE IT.

doitle says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:10am

Pretty simple game with an unconventional weapon. Shooting corn flakes. I think I actually had the most fun seeing how many mouths I could get on screen while dodging them. Also most people probably will only hear a second or two of the main menu music but it's pretty good. I can see why you released the soundtrack.

dylanwolf says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:17am

Nice shoot-'em-mechanics. It was challenging, but not frustrating. The music and photo usage was really good.

recursor says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:15am

4 stars for humor because you used your wife's mouth. That is just hilarious.

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

Best game ever hahahaah! :D

CogComp says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:47pm

Wonderful! Well done!

nicklink483 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:50pm

Those mouth animations made me... uncomfortable...

Haha, loved it!

LuisDC says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:53pm

Love the music!

cgmorton says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:42pm

Pretty nice game. I like the concept and style you've brought to it.

One thing: I think the cereal bowl refills are too slow. In the time it takes for a 10 cereal refill to appear, 10 more mouths have already appeared. I guess that's the source of the challenge in a way, but the same could be achieved by other means. I just didn't like dodging around for 15 seconds because I'm on empty.

And woah, I didn't even realize the music went up in key until I sat here typing with a gameover screen. You made some seriously extensive tracks for such a short game. Hands up who else knew the intro screen music went crazy after 15 seconds? Nobody?

HeyChinaski says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:00pm

The mouths were hilarious. Nice implementation although I found waiting for the bowls to turn up a little frustrating. Great work! Runs well in Chrome.

insane66 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:02pm

Amusing concept shooting cornflakes. Good Job.

Roysterini says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:31pm

Hey Paul, this is cerealously funny.... but I can't help thinking....

"Maaah spoooon is to big!".

Would have liked more frames in the googly eyes, but nice entry :)

Great sound!

eastes says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 8:13am

Ha ha. I loved the laughing mouths. Was it your mouth? The title screen music was amazing too.

GaTechGrad says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 10:12pm

Nice asteroids type shooter. I like how you used pictures of everything things from around your house.

Xanderzoo says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 4:07pm

Wow, that was very weird. Nice game.

Garris says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 11:57pm

This was a weird one haha. I enjoyed it! The music was nice, and the theme was certainly present. Very odd, but still very fun!

RafaCP says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 12:02am

Congrats! Fun game!

Huo-cuo says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 4:30am

I think you matched the theme perfectly.

WeaselZone says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 1:34am

Haha, great solution for the art! I enjoy creative solutions!

Cool take on the theme!

MegaPonies says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 1:42am

Those mouths crack me up xD Gief more cornflakes! (To me that bowl took forever to appear when I needed it most :'( )
Nice humorous game!

May 7, 2015 @ 10:23pm

Bowl didn't refill. Aiming also felt a bit weird. Good entry but the gameplay didn't feel very rewarding.

SledKnight says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 3:38pm

Hahaah, funny. I appreciate the photo-art, since that's also what I did. xD
My only complaints are that clicking start always fired my first round, shorting me some ammo, and both times I got to less than 4 rounds, the reload took so long to spawn that I just died waiting on it.

That elevator music will haunt my dreams... ;)

Funny little game, tho. Nice job.

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