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

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The Pen Is Mightier

by james12802 - Compo Entry

Hey! I'm James and this is my first ever Ludum Dare game. As you can probably tell through the screenshots, this game woefully inadequate and can barely be called a game. This is my first ever game and was created with Haxe and the game framework HaxeFlixel.

The idea behind it was that the Earth was invaded by aliens who could not be killed by any conventional weapons - so became rulers of the planet. A small resistance force found that their only weakness was to ink from fountain pens. The player would have run round various levels inking aliens and freeing slave laborers from cages.

This game lacks nearly everything - graphics, sound, levels and enemies so is not playable. But as this is my first game and first jam, I am pleased to have accomplished anything! Over the next few weeks I will continue to finish the game and return with a real version!

Downloads and Links




Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:49pm

Game 404s, cannot play

Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:54pm

I think this game teaches all of us an important lesson: Never give up! Whether aliens invade the planet or a game doesn't get finished in time: There's always hope. I hope the post-compo version of this will be as epic as its story. ;)

jhell says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:57pm

Well at least I could jump around :p. Best luck to you for the continuation!

Switch says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:07am

Well, intention is what matters ^_^

tininsteelian says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 1:36am

Everybody's got to start somewhere, good work! I hope you keep working on the game and flesh it out!

abcdef65g says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 8:11pm

I can only say this, welcome to the Ludum Dares! I assure you what matters is that you enjoyed yourself and that you gathered experience! I know your next game will be bigger and better!

Bastienre4 says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 2:20pm

Web player dead for me too.

goerp says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 7:26pm

Ofcourse I didn't read the description and just started playing. "Hey, this game is not finished!"
But you said so.

Well it's working, just a bit buggy.

Better luck next time!

MegaPonies says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 11:57am

Aww you wrote such a nice entry i wanted to see it :( Please finish it

coderitual says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 8:30pm

This is good starting point. Keep working!

KaiseanGames says ...
May 6, 2015 @ 5:50pm

Yeah, what rectangular Tim said! Never give up. Just like this post says:

May 6, 2015 @ 5:53pm

Congrats on your entry, and good luck with the continuation! You've got a good foundation there. It feels a bit floaty right now, might want to look into the controls.

nihilaleph says ...
May 6, 2015 @ 11:34pm

Congratz on your first LD! Even though you couldn't finish it you at least started it! That's an important step! Keep working and hope to see your next LD~

MiniBobbo says ...
May 7, 2015 @ 1:10am

HaxeFlixel is a lot of fun and great for these types of things. All the experience you gained from this attempt will serve you well going forward. Just make a list of things you know to do and not do next time and to get to this point next time will be quick! Then you will have the time to make it a little farther.

snapman_GT says ...
May 7, 2015 @ 3:09am

Hey, it's a start. And everybody has to start somewhere! :) Be sure to come back for LD33, and see if you can get farther next time!

myachin says ...
May 7, 2015 @ 4:10am

page is not loaded. cant play(((

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