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

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Alien Prisoner

by zetitup - Compo Entry

Alien Prisoner (Used C# with MonoGame)
You are a prisoner trying to escape the aliens who spits eyes (this is the "Unconventional Weapon", i decided to let the enemies use it instead of the player) at you.
Use your ball shooter to kill the evil aliens and claim victory!

This is my first Ludum Dare entry, i was unsure of what to make, i ended up with this idea.

How to play! (Important!)
You Need MonoGame Redistributable files to run this!
The game files are found in: \LudumDare32\LudumDare32\bin\Windows\Release\LudumDare32.exe


Controllers:
Arrow-keys ( Left, Right )
Jump ( Space )
Fire ( V )

Programs used:
Microsoft Visual Studio 2013
Paint.Net

Source Code:
Source Code has been submitted and i hope i got everything in the files!

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#272Graphics3.56
#329Mood3.20
#580Fun3.00
#704Overall3.00
#995Innovation2.33
#1041Theme2.40
#2143Coolness24%

Comments

WebFreak001 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:54am

Very nice game. Didnt really fit the theme with just a normal gun too much but the graphics were really nice. Sound effects probably would have made it better. I like it.

Dohxis says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:14pm

Very nice game, really like the graphics. Good job :)

jrserjeant says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:32pm

Nice game. My weapon didn't seem to fire all the time. I like the look especially the aliens eyes.

zetitup says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:04pm

jrserjeant, the fire system is abit weird, so it only fires every 0.8s, so you have to hold down the fire button xD it's very weird solution i know :(

Luke Magitem says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:43am

Nice game, I really like the graphics!

Kasmilus says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 6:06pm

Controls and weird way shooting works kinda spoil the experience of really pleasant game. I fell of those damn stairs like over 1000 times. Some checkpoints would be nice too, I was determined to finish the game but after 10 minutes of playing I fell into that green thing, died and... respawned in the very beginning? :(

GarethIW says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 12:07pm

Congrats on your first LD! Controls were a little janky for a platformer, but it was playable and not too hard to finish.

dallonf says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 12:12pm

Welcome to LD! This is a pretty good entry. I'm not really feeling the "unconventional weapon" flavor though. The aliens are shooting eyeballs... but swap that sprite with a bullet, and the game's about the same.

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