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

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Weaponized Giraffe Simulator

by tomdeal - Compo Entry

If you are using the standalone version, try 1280x720 windowed mode. The next game will have proper Resolution Options ;-) Also, there is no audio slider, your speakers might break by the power of rock!

=== THE STORY ===
In a world where evil is strong, there is only one animal that can save the world. The Yeti. Unfortunately, you are not a Yeti. You are a Bad Ass Giraffe with a helmet and you are on a killing spree in the city. People try to escape using extra large balloons, while the military tries to stop you.

This is the most accurate and detailed Weaponized Giraffe Simulator ever created.
Use your head to pop the balloons while not touching the evil UFOs and tanks.
All this while sliding across the street!

This is my first compo entry using the Unity Engine (second overall). At first I wanted to make a different Game using Construct2, but the game I created wasn’t fun at all, so I scrapped it and did another one today. It is obviously not the best game there ever was, is and will be, but I think for having not done anything with Unity yet, it is a pretty good 24 hour entry :)

=== TOOLS ===
Unity 5, Photoshop, Illustrator, Garageband, Audacity (because Garageband is too stupid to cut a track correctly...)

... except from a fly which unfortunately died when being hit with a newspaper.

You can contact me on twitter @dievo if you want to talk about the game, game creation in general or anything else :-)

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Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:27am

Wow, this game is surprisingly fun! The hitbox for the head might be a bit big and the randomly generated obstacles might need a little bit of tweaking.

PaperBlurt says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:31am

I mean this is so funny.
One of the best and most weird ideas so far.
Good job!

hunttis says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:35am

It's sometimes hard to figure out what the "hitbox" is. Otherwise a fun little game with a very silly idea :D

Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:39am

I played it more than once. It was kinda addictive.

0x0961h says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:42am

Well, I'm... I'm... confused... Weaponized Giraffe? Really? It's hilarious. :D

ThreeUp says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:43am

Game works well and the pace is quick and simple. The theme is creative and parallax was cool too.

Junber says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:59am

Wow this was strange ... in a good way. Quite fun and good graphics and sound too.

ManicMiner says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 9:12am

Amusing take on the theme - has a flappy-bird addictiveness to it, but the game likes to spawn impossible walls of obstacles a but too often. Great music!

strega says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:10am

This is pretty funny! One of the rounds I had a nice beat going on when I was popped balloons.

JakeL168 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:21am

Hey, weaponised Giraffe. Neat~!

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

Addictive but very hard :-P

texdata says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:52pm

well hitting balloons with giraffe is always fun ! hard to play though

DKoding says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:03pm

Haha fun idea

hercludes says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 9:36pm

Best part about this game is that my giraffe head and go 270 degrees, presumably up its asss. Other than that it's not very challenging nor has any hook factor that makes me play more, I don't think there are any other enemy variation either, though I only played for a couple minutes.

tomdeal says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:11am

@hercludes yes, exactly what this game is meant to be. a solid 1-2 minutes of funny action :-)

Apr 25, 2015 @ 5:13pm

Pretty fun, not far from being the next flappy bird

jk5000 says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 9:18am

Wonderful simple.

nguyenmv2 says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 4:20pm

Fun, but hard and based on luck. Great humor and got me playing multiple times. Hitbox seems a bit big though.

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