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

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Sugar Rush

by KloudRazor - Compo Entry

I joined in late so this is more of a concept than a game but I'm glad to have something to show. It's my first ludum dare and I hope I will do better next time.
I don't know if I will have time to do a post-compo version even though it could be really fun.

You are at a picnic with your family when you notice that ants are marching a raid at some sugar that somehow tumbled into the grass, so you take out your magnifying glass and teach the ants a lesson.

Software used:

Known bugs:
*'Return to menu' button not working
*Score and Wave number at the end screen not working
*Some ants sleep for a while instead of harvesting sugar

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notrorschach says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:09am

Nice interpretation of the theme. Good work.

iSamurai says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:12am

Very unconventional! It's just like going back to childhood!! I like it!
Just hope that there are more gameplay for this mechanic!

Tipyx says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:28am

Good first work. Keep it on !

Multiplexor says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:29am

Cool concept, tough It would be nice if you had more habilities, or you could adjust the intensity/width of the ray.

manabreak says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:38am

Nice twist on the theme. It took me a while to get that it's not the middle of the shadow but the middle of the looking glass that burns the enemies. :p

KloudRazor says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:56am

@Multiplexor I actually wanted to implement height change of the magnifying glass and other features to make the game feel more like.. well.. a game. I joined a day late though and I didn't have time to do much.

MrDave says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 12:07pm

Really simple but fits the theme perfectly.

You said in the description that there may be some bugs but the only bugs I could find were under my magnifying glass HAHAHA get it? =D

Anyway, clever stuff having the shadows actually being properly cast on the sugar, could easily have been missed.

ManicMiner says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 12:07pm

nice first attempt - got everything working and the game is playable, so good job there! As you already said in the comments, the game did need more actual "gameplay" but still, you got it working and thats half the battle.

KloudRazor says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 12:19pm

@MrDave Hahaha, nice pun!

SzRaPnEL says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 12:52pm

WOW! Great! This is so playable! Add some post compo features (glass upgrades / new enemies) and it would be an awsome game!!! Great idea! :)

remiv says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 9:15pm

The game seem interesting, but the Linux link point to a .zip with some windows executable it it.

calavera says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:52pm

this gets hard fast =P

KloudRazor says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:45am

Thanks @remiv, I don't know why I thought that would work on all platforms(magic?). I removed the OSX and Linux links.

elpaulo says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 8:23pm

Respect of the theme : Done !
Nice one, i would really appreciate an updated version of this game with, like, different kind of enemies, complex maps like tower defense etc...
Great first submission !

kabutakogames says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 3:04pm

I like the minimal graphics - some music would have been great

KloudRazor says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 5:56pm

I will see if I find time to develop the game further. I would also like to see what it looks like when finished :)

OccamsRazor says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 5:24pm

Definitely a cool concept, great for your first time out! Keep going in to Ludum Dare's, you'll be amazed at what you can make!

Apr 26, 2015 @ 7:21pm

That was a neat idea. I had some trouble with the health bars occasionally resetting, and I also found myself really wanting the are seen by the magnifying glass to be zoomed in.

Filoox says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 2:04pm

Yes good idea ! XD
I agree, the hot spot should be in the shadow center.

w1n5t0n says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 5:08am

It's a really fun game, cool idea!

CiderPunk says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 3:26pm

Second ant burning game I've seen today! still a really cool idea, yours is a bit more realistic with the time required to kill an ant but I'm not sure if that makes it as fun...

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