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

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Love Bomb

by Andrew Quartermain - Compo Entry

"If it's not love, then it's the bomb that will bring us together."

Try to bring a little love to the world, by dropping bombs. Move your balloon with the arrow keys and drop bombs with Z. Press R to restart.

The people feel different amounts of love, indicated by the colour of their hearts (black and empty is low, red and full is high). They influence each other as they talk. Bombing them increases their love.Too little or too much love will kill them.

Made with libGDX. All the art is hand painted in acrylic on canvas. Music was made with Zynewave Podium. Voices are my own.

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Ratings

Coolness87%
#67Graphics4.15
#133Mood3.58
#198Audio3.37
#339Theme3.60
#351Innovation3.40
#647Overall3.07
#663Humor2.51
#933Fun2.52

Comments

HolyBlackCat says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:58pm

Nice. Although, some goal or ending would be good.

By the way, I fixed my game, it should work for you now. Thanks for the comment.

longshorts says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:02pm

Gorgeous game, a lovely gem to see something hand painted in a game. Music is wonderfully fitting for the game too. My only criticism is that I think the bombs should influence the character's love more, as at first I found it difficult to see if they had much effect other than scattering the characters. Very well done!

Johan Blade says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:03pm

Great job on the graphichs, they look great!

texdata says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:49pm

nice art !!!

Ilseroth says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:49pm

The background is pretty, but there doesn't really seem to be much strategy other then "drop lots of bombs."

snade says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:50pm

The bombs didn't seem to affect the population's love.
I really like the art!

ViliX64 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:51pm

Whoa
This is such a lovely concept! I love this :)

Zeriver says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:55pm

Really fun game and interesting idea. But the mood of the game is what makes this game special. I like this unique art and delicate ambient.

"(..) too much love will kill them" - now that words to live by :) i like to keep my love level at 50% :D

PaulJs says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:32pm

Nice Graphics and Audio but the gameplay isn't really sucessful.

bace1000 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:12pm

Strange but beautiful game. Would have really liked to seen more content, but for 48 hours it's brilliant!

hexagore says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:26pm

Oh gosh that's beautiful and rather moving. Thanks

grillaface says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:26pm

Art style and music is fantastic!

RealityCheck says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:30pm

Nice little game. Great graphics. I only wish it was a little clearer what I was supposed to do. How to affect the population and so forth - still a solid compo effort.

retrophantom says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 2:22am

nice, did u actually paint it or is this a brush?

jk5000 says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 5:12pm

I love the art and the music.

lasagnegames says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 5:14pm

Love the graphics, love the mood, and love the bomb!

Apr 23, 2015 @ 5:26pm

Best looking entry I've seen so far! Great soundtrack too! I reached "All is love" and stopped bombing, but somehow I reached a tipping point and the love kept spreading and killed a bunch of people.

ALobker says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 6:42pm

The background (and the parallax scrolling) made this game for me.

Garris says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 12:06am

Very pretty game. The graphics were amazing. Music was soft and relaxed, which I liked. It seemed that no matter how many bombs I dropped, it didn't really make them love each other more. But Maybe I was dropping them in the wrong spots. Overall, I really liked the idea of this game!

Apr 24, 2015 @ 11:41pm

Very impressive compo entry. Loved the art. I had a hard time figuring out what the goal was, but really enjoyed the mechanic

lucentbeam says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 11:45pm

Interesting game, though I had some trouble really feeling like I could affect the population. Beautiful art. The music gives it all a very eerie vibe.

abcdef65g says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 5:06pm

The art style is simply beautiful, quite a beautiful aesthetic. Your style of painting is very soothing, quite a show of how you can use anything you're good at and deliver yourself for your game. The music also matches and enhances the experience greatly, quite a moving experience even if I don't know exactly why the populace was decreasing, if they were all suiciding out of so much love in the world or if my bombs had also a murdering effect. Surely unusual in every way, unique experience and concept.

jmborden says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 5:41pm

Interesting idea with the artwork, but needs a lot of gameplay work. Doesn't seem to be much of a game here.

SayHiBen says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 5:53pm

This is so far my favorite compo entry. Simple game, but the mood and take on the theme cause it to say so much.

Moral of the game: "A little bit of love in the right places can make all the difference."

Alternate moral of the game: "Half the world will have to die before we can experience real love." ;)

TailyILoveYou says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 9:30pm

Neat little game, nicely done!

garygreen says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 9:31pm

Great art and mood. Very chilled out game. Nice one.

gnx says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 10:54pm

Very nice looking entry :) I think the premise, mechanic and art style play nicely together for an effective experience.

Somnium says ...
May 11, 2015 @ 5:00pm

I love the art and the music!

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