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Super Worm Fanning

by ForeignGuyMike - Compo Entry

You're in a pink cloud abyss with falling worms. You must blow them off your cloud as quick as you can.

technical:
coding - java + libgdx
art - aseprite
music/sfx - magical 8bit plug

Controls:
arrow keys - move
X - wind attack
C - super wind attack (must be at 100% charge)

Details:
- Timer counting down. When it reaches 0, it's game over.
- Knock the worms off the cloud.
- Killing worms gives you more time, but the longer the worm is alive, the less time it will give.
- Worms getting blown will lose balance. The more you attack them, the easier to knock them back.
- Getting worm kills in quick succession will grant a combo bonus to your score.
- Score is your exp. After getting a certain amount, you will level up.
- Leveling up allows you upgrades, but also makes the worms harder to kill.

Upgrades:
- Extra monsters: The wind will hit 2 more monsters. (default is 3)
- Wind Power: makes your wind attack stronger
- Charge: charges up the super wind quicker
- Charge Power: makes the super wind attack stronger

Personal Best:
275,713 points using a full wind power build
Try to beat me son

Shout out to Super Smash Bros 64. I got over 20k kills with Link.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness54%
#39Theme4.20
#47Fun3.90
#94Overall3.81
#109Audio3.63
#191Innovation3.68
#195Humor3.45
#217Mood3.38
#269Graphics3.57

Comments

togie says ...
Apr 19, 2015 @ 3:39am

288572 with a full charge speed. The first thing i though of was super smash bros haha

Apr 19, 2015 @ 1:34pm

omg i'm kinda addicted to this. Love the BGM too

Cycryl says ...
Apr 19, 2015 @ 4:11pm

Beat you :D
http://puu.sh/hjt4P/e269f49055.png

Justin Mullin says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 12:39pm

290,736 - http://imgur.com/NBICws5

I chuckled more than a couple times at the premise. The gameplay was a little thin; I'm not sure it's useful at all to move left or right, or to get any upgrade but straight wind power. I enjoyed myself, though, and the game was fairly polished and a good length for the format.

jbasinger says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:36pm

After playing that, I'm a big fan. PUN INTENDED.

ccglp says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:05pm

272656 with almost full charge speed, it's a very nice arcade, it keeps me playing, thank you for this :)

CryoGenesis says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:42pm

Really cool game

Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:44pm

299,744! That was fun. Graphics and music are really good too.

Xgor says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:46pm

Cool idea and great aesthetics.
Could use some more variation because it feels like you just spam a lot but I enjoyed it while it lasted

Also got 305907 with charge+power.

danidre14 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:24pm

Super wonderful game! Game was really fun, tapping X all the time, and upgrading too. XD

Nice music, graphics, physics!

Thank you for participating.

Sogomn says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:30pm

Nice and simple. Well done.

FireCamp says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 11:15pm

fun and good game. Made 165K score.

But i think the game should have a way to loste instead of just counting score over time. Cool on every side.

Team-KwaKwa says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 7:56pm

234370. A friend would really like to see it on his smartphone. It was really fun at the beginning, but slowly it loses its initial surprise, maybe adding new type of actions? But yeah! A really solid gameplay!

dvdfu says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 11:56pm

My score: 227273, I always upped my charge speed. Anyway, very fun/addicting game and mechanic! Would be fantastic with a little audio.

dvdfu says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 12:00am

My bad, I just had my volume off! Also props for using libGDX.

Apr 23, 2015 @ 12:04am

Super creative. Super nice looking. Super nice sounding Super cool variety of worms. I had a good time.

Apr 25, 2015 @ 11:37am

omg! you have super worms and you are a fan! why didn't i have this idea? great game :)

erdos says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 12:53pm

jerrrrr beat your high score!! http://imgur.com/VVRBo9G

very nice, polished, very fun, really over all very good game!

DKoding says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 8:46pm

Well that was a strange game :-)

jmborden says ...
May 2, 2015 @ 7:13pm

Very different kind of game. What made you think of keeping warms off of a cloud? hah!

May 4, 2015 @ 11:09pm

@jmborden
It was a graphical restraint. I wasn't up to making detailed sprites. So I thought, worms man, they're like rounded rectangles. Not so bad.

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