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

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Irmgard Reichts

by Ancient_Pixel - Compo Entry

Irmgard reichts, she has enough of the ravenous pigeons in the townpark, flocking around and destroying the beautiful statues of her beloved Johann Strauss. Irmgard strikes back. Together wirh her dog, Waldo, she goes on the hunt.
If she's tired and worn out from the fighting she sits down on the public benches to rest and regain some healthpoints.
Help Irmgard to kepp the park clean!

Tools used:
gamemaker studio

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DKoding says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:14am

Web link just closes the tab

Ancient_Pixel says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:26am

Sry, about that, its download only.

Phil Strahl says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:57pm

I don't see anything much unconventional about the gun Irmgard uses to kill the pigeons with, frankly, and having to shoot 320 pigeons to whin the game seems like a bit overkill (haha pun!). To me, commuting between the 4 statues with old Irmgard was a bit tiresome and throwing bread constantly to keep the flying pests away my tactic of choice. The graphics are really nice and have a nice retro top-down-shooter appeal, also the animations of pigeons (which look a bit like ducks to me) and dogs are very fitting. Nice work!

DesignerNap says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:21pm

nice visuals and good humor. I like that she is armed! random :)

esayitch says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:09pm

SFX were pretty cool, graphics were decent. Movement was sluggish and the weapon was just weird. Pretty funny premise for a game though :P.

Decent entry overall, good luck!

calavera says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 4:07am

Awesome! I really like this entry a lot. the art is really good.

CowShark says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 1:03pm

The camera zooming looks kind of gross with the pixel art. Otherwise, the graphics are pretty great!

Psyho says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 4:21pm

Art was great for 48h. Unfortunately the gameplay itself was really boring. There was a single very distant goal and no feeling of accomplishment other than increasing stat of killed pigeons.

plams says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 1:04pm

I got 321/320 kills! Didn't manage to use the frisbee effectively, but otherwise a very fun lure/kill/evade gameplay. Like throwing brains at zombies!

johnnwfs says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 6:08pm

Not bad. Enjoyed an example of GM:Studio work. Found it pretty funny. The cane gun or whatever it was seemed unconventional to me. Should the dog be able to eat pigeons?

Ancient_Pixel says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 12:36pm

Thx for the Feedback, in hindsight i could have fleshed out the game more, but then i wouldnt made it to the compo. And i think thats what ludum dare is about; how far do you get with 48h and what can you learn from the feedback :)
@johnnwfs: Yes, the dog loves eating pigeons
@plams: i will look into that.

IDidGame says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 5:53pm

i liked the style and the premise which fits the theme nicely imo

Teesquared says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 7:00am

Unguard Irmgard. It's a dirty job but someone's got to do. Killing two birds with one bread. I like the bait idea. Some obstacles were hard to see but fun and very funny game.

JonathanG says ...
May 11, 2015 @ 10:07pm

The flocking of the birds and the 2d art was quite nice! Maybe the shooting should involved more aiming?

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