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

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The True Mop

by SuperDolfy - Compo Entry

For the 32th Ludum Dare I created a game that I call The True Mop. In this game, the unconventional weapon is a mop that creates poison. This game's main objective is survival, you get your score for surviving a long time, not for defeating enemies. Sadly I didn't have all weekend to create this game, for most of the weekend I was in a soccer tournament. Next I will walk you through my game, please do understand that I am only twelve years old so I make mistakes. Thank you!


The first picture you can see is of the title screen, On the top of the title screen you can see a difficulty setting along with two arrows. The two arrows allow you to up or down the difficulty to your liking. There are four difficulties: easy, medium, hard, and insane, of which I will write about in the sections below. At the bottom of the screen you can see a button that says play. Click this button to start the game after you have adjusted the difficulty setting.


The easy difficulty features only one manatee chasing after you, this manatee will try its best to reach you no matter what. Use the poison that your mop places to defeat the manatee. But be careful, this manatee is a master of diguise, when it respawns it likes to respawn in various places. So don't think that you all of a sudden died for no reason, the manatee probably just spawned on top of you.


The medium difficulty is the same as the easy difficulty with the exception of there being two manatees. These manatees don't spawn all over the place though, they spawn so then they can sandwich you in.


Surprisingly, the hard difficulty isn't even the hardest difficulty. The hard difficulty shows the same as the medium difficulty, with the two manatees, but the hard difficulty brings a new kind of manatee to the table, the mana manatee (get it MANAtee? Haha! Funny right?). The mana manatee can't kill you, but you can't kill it. Now you may be thinking, what is the point of this manatee then? Well, this manatee lays down magic called mana, it may seem harmless but you can't lay down your poison on top of mana! Don't worry though, the mana disappears after a short while.


The insane difficulty is insanely difficulty, I challenge you to get a score over twenty on this difficulty. The insane difficulty features the two manatees, the mana manatee, and another new kind of manatee called the fire manatee. The fire manatee is a lot like the mana manatee, you can't kill it and it can only inadvertently kill you. Wherever the fire manatee goes the ground lights on fire. Don't touch the fire, unlike the mana, the fire will kill you, but like the mana the fire will disappear quickly.

Controls: WASD

To run my game, download the .zip, unzip it, open the folder, and then run the .jar.
Please enjoy.

Thank you!!!

EDIT: I slowed down the game to make it more payable. :)

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Languard says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:59am

I strongly suspect you didn't account for different machine speeds. It runs so fast on my computer than I don't have any chance to move before I get killed. Since I effectively can't play the game, I'm not going to score it.

Apr 23, 2015 @ 5:00pm

Nice one! It's pretty fast indeed, but plays smoothly. Great job!

NoorStudios says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 6:15pm

cool idea, but very difficult!

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