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

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Hippie Run

by winmac32 - Compo Entry

Welcome to HippieRun!

The goal of the game is to run over hippies with your wheelchair! Fun!

How do you run them over, you ask? Simple. Use WASD to move your wheelchair. Press and hold <SHIFT> to activate your boosters. Drive over the hippies with your boosters on and watch them explode into glorious red! Running over hippies has never been more fun.

The hippies come in waves. Run over all of the hippies to advance to the next level. You health is restored at the start of the wave.

Some thoughts...

For my first, I'm quite satisfied with the result. It's a little goofy (okay really goofy), and I like that. I felt like this theme gave me a lot of freedom.

I actually did have time for music and sound production, which is great. I'm quite happy with how the audio turned out.

So yeah. Enjoy running over hippies. :P

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Ratings

Coolness62%
#149Humor3.60
#165Audio3.44
#249Theme3.72
#755Mood2.69
#837Overall2.86
#848Innovation2.66
#893Fun2.60
#996Graphics2.22

Comments

iSamurai says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:39am

Interesting idea! Its quite fun just to run over people, haha. Nice work.

ehtd says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:01am

Cool music

Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:06am

Nice game! Interesting idea and I loved the large level! Would like a higher concentration of hippies as I spent a long time finding hippies to run over.

Great job!

ZQMony says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:22am

Very unique idea. It just takes a while to find the hippies.

ManicMiner says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:23am

Like the music a lot - really nice. Also the animation on the wheelchairs is strangely pleasing to watch - good job!

shyupuff says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:27am

This is hilarious. Great music. I love the little blurbs the people say. Nice job! (:

mcmahoniel says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:08am

It was tough to find enemies at the beginning, but once round two came they were everywhere. It's a funny concept!

brennen says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:08am

Awesome sound track, pretty clever idea. I couldn't ever actually run over the hippies, maybe a little more clarification on the controls.

Lynx says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:29am

Very interesting game to say the least. The booster thing was cool but I found that if I stopped moving when pressing it, you just drain the ability without effecting any of the hippies. Small detail though, keep at it and "don't be part of the system, man..."

ruthiepee says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:35am

LOL, I've definitely never seen a game like this before. The most unconventional part is the sound-- so weird. The music is great too. The gameplay is fun and has a nice speed to it.

Cryotube says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:04am

Nice audio, wish it spawned more enemies to run over though.

Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:19am

Running over hippies with a wheelchair - wow now my life is fulfilled.

GTA LUDUM V says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:41am

I like the game over music

vini60 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:53am

Simple game. Very satisfying to run over hippies.

TheBigShot says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:12am

Loses its charm quite quickly. But a fun game regardless. Love the hippie voices. Also has a great soundtrack good job.

Havacore says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:45am

Good play on the theme, it is indeed unusual. The hippies phrases are all pretty funny too. The level is too big though, it gets too hard to find more hippies to run over.

Evgiz says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:05am

Hahah this is hilarious! Loved the music, its really good for a compo game. Gameplay is alright, graphics too. Keep it up!

Toby Pinder says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:50am

Great music, great voice acting! Few rendering issues as you move around the map (that as others have said is too large for the game type) but otherwise solid!

Cheshyr says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:17pm

hahaha... that was ridiculous and awesome. music was quite good too.

esayitch says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:40pm

Liked the music, and the arcadey/arena gameplay. Could use some powerups I guess... Graphics are good, so is the concept. Could have used the theme more I guess, but it's good as is.

Good luck!

SyBen says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:35pm

The audio is weird in a good kinda way and the interpretation of the theme is good. Nice one especially for your first LD !

sxmn says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:50am

as a hippie, i find this offensive

jk, nice job, especially with the music. also took me about 3 minutes to realize the wheelchair was empty. 2spooky

pvwradtke says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:03am

Wheel-charmageddon! :D

dydx says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:02pm

Funny voices and cool music.

kaa says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:36pm

hah ) nice work

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 12:41am

loved the humor in this - i think the game area was too big, smaller are would be been better - nice game

barkergames says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 2:50am

For a while, after running over a few hippies, there was nothing, I just wandered around looking for hippies.
It also got a little repetitive.

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