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

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Panjandrum vs. Triebflügel

by Hectigo - Jam Entry

What if all the wackiest military R&D projects of the 20th century actually worked?

Europe is engulfed by war, and you are a government official overseeing military research. To be successful, you need to accept the proposals that will most effectively counter the strategies employed by the enemy, and put them to use in the field. Get prepared for rock-paper-scissors mind games in a game populated by 18 research projects based on actual history.

The game is best played with two players (in hot seat mode). You can also play against a simple AI opponent. PC or tablet recommended.

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Ratings

Coolness53%
#100Audio(Jam)3.76
#138Mood(Jam)3.67
#146Overall(Jam)3.70
#188Innovation(Jam)3.63
#206Theme(Jam)3.79
#238Graphics(Jam)3.83
#243Humor(Jam)3.41
#398Fun(Jam)3.22

Comments

Marek Lisý says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:25pm

Very nice, easy to play and fun attacks! Ideal LD entry ;)

frondeus says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 11:51am

Very nice entry!

nonetheless says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:37pm

It seems really nice and polished in terms of art, but it seems I can't do anything besides research? and the research itself does not always show possibile choice. Or is it only my computer playing tricks?

Smokeylope says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:38pm

Simple but very fun to play. The music is great and the graphics and interface are nice.

rogberth says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:47pm

This is a really cool game. I love the theme! I knew about most of this strange ideas so it was really fun to see a game about them. Great job!

Hectigo says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:50pm

nonetheless: You should be able to drag the armies to the field using mouse or touch once the combat animations have completed. It works for me at least on Chrome, Firefox and IE11 on Windows, and Chrome on Android. Couldn't test on Mac or iOS unfortunately.

kristof says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:13pm

Cool game. The music is really fitting! It took me a while to figure out that I had to drag my researched units onto the map. Also in Safari I get some graphics bugs, like missing images and wrong font sizes. In chrome it works fine. I stopped playing after a while, because I couldn't see any progression in the game.
Still, a cool entry!

wooltech says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 11:51am

Very polished graphics and music, but would be good to have some sounds for interactions too. A little confusing at first, but once I realised I'd clicked the wrong button and was actually playing both sides, I restarted and it was all much clearer!

ermrk says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 7:37pm

Nice user interface and graphic overall. I like links to Wikipedia!

SoftCoconuts says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 7:54pm

Excellent game! Feels very complete! :) I like the research that went into every weapon.

Kate Kligman says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 4:33pm

Love the game's format, mood and audio. The real-life wikipedia links are a nice touch. :-) Would like to see a post-comp of this that takes it further.

abuzreq says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 6:40pm

The art is good , it was surprising to know that these strategies have really a background in history !
I would have loved I can reclaim my lands :(
Loved it !

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