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

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L.O.V.E

by sputnik - Compo Entry

\\\ Controls \\\\
move and jump with arrow
Spacebar to Kiss (not at the start of the game)
R to restart
Best played in Chrome or Explorer (I notice a music bug in FireFox...)
Check Point do not save game (for now.... but probably in my post combo :) )


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- You can Attack in while jumping to jump over the large gap.
- Attacking an ennemi bullet reflect the bullet to him.
- The last Power Up : You have to type "LOVE" on your keyboard to use it... (it's my unconventionnal weapon....)

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness77%
#26Overall4.10
#46Fun3.91
#46Graphics4.25
#101Mood3.65
#124Audio3.57
#486Humor2.80
#564Theme3.32
#618Innovation3.00

Comments

sputnik says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:26am

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The last Power Up : You have to type "LOVE" on your keyboard to use it... (it's my unconventionnal weapon....)

Dir3kt says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:16pm

Nice little metroidvania :) Just noticed the game don't save progress I think you better put this info somewhere :/

zatyka says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:18pm

I managed to get to the 3rd room, but have no idea what to do after that. Could you possibly post some controls and/or directions.

Did not rate.

sputnik says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:58pm

I put it in the ***spoiler** section above in the game description. Tell me if it's clearer!

DKoding says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:15pm

L.O.V.E. it! Really cool game.

AlexDJones says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:45pm

One of my favourite entries! Certainly the best looking I've seen so far, and I really like the Metroidvania-feel to the gameplay. Well done! :)

pLaw says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 9:47pm

This is quite polished. Nice work. Though, I got stuck in one of the blue doors. I was 'kissing' through a button and stopped right inside of the door and couldn't get out. Nevertheless, this is definitively one of the better entries.

EwChap says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:15pm

Very clean and composed looking game. Good work.

sputnik says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:42pm

Press R to restart

Infernobomb says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:44am

Looks and feels really good. It is smooth to play. I couldn't work out how to kiss though (Space didn't work) so I didn't know how to get past the spikes. Would have loved to though

Infernobomb says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:48am

I worked it out. Went right to begin with, instead of left. Also, you appear to be able to jump once you've died

Anshul Goyal says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:19am

I managed to get two powers of love. Saving at checkpoints are helpful but they are way too many :p. Good work!

Ash K says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:56pm

It's a shame I'm terrible at platforming, I couldn't make it to the end! The concept is cute though, and it's a pleasant little game.

cowboycolor says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:50pm

I love it
+1 for resizing the canvas when changing rooms
+1 for awesome visual effects
+1 for powerups/metroid like
+1 for kisses
+1 cuz i lov it

5

colludium says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:06pm

I thought that was a great little platformer. Good controls / player response and some simple but effective puzzles. I had no idea where I was going, mind... Nice one.

zatyka says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 2:42am

So when I tried playing yesterday, the game started me in a completely different section of the map. It was a section that required a few of the powers to complete, so that's why I didn't get very far. I have no idea what could have caused the issue.

Anyway, I just played it (starting at the correct spot), and loved it. Excellent level design and fun gameplay. One of my favorites.

Vidsneeze says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 7:05am

He he really nice platformer hybrid type. Man it felt soo good to hug those other cubes. The level design is really well thought out.

dyfer says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 7:58am

Great Idea and realization. Challenging game, that's an awesome submission!

Hambone says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 12:04am

WOW, amazing game! Really smooth controls.

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

Everything about the visual presentation in this one is fantastic! Creative game mechanics, too.

xandy says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 12:52am

very nice mood with a good sound/music/gfx mix! gameplay is solid as well

Os_Reboot says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 12:57am

Very fun game!

nov1kk says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 12:59am

Nice game dude, polished and fun, great job.

Apr 23, 2015 @ 1:04am

This was SO COOL! This is very well polished, the graphics, audio and main mechanic were great. There were a couple of glitches with previously killed enemies staying upon respawn but over all the best game I have played so far! Amazing job!!

pkenney says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 1:43am

Damn this game is good! The controls are super-tight and the art and sound really make it come alive. The level layouts are great, too. So many nice touches, like the room transitions, the varying sizes, and the way you bring us back through the same room three times on our journey to give a sense of continuity.

The first time I played I skipped the first powerup, thinking it was a hazard. I got all the way to the long jump that requires kissing (the room with text) before I couldn't proceed. I also couldn't backtrack.

It was super-tricky to get there in that state because I couldn't kill enemies so I had to lure them onto all the triggers alive, and prop doors open with my head to make the timing. I guess you could say I got the extra-tough puzzle version!

Normally I would call it a session at that point rather than repeat, but the game was so good I wanted to see more so I restarted and beat the game.

sputnik says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 2:28am

@pkenney
Tks for your "studbbornness"! :)

Javabot says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 2:52am

ok, amazing game, well done, great graphics and fun gameplay. You forget to erase all damage done when I die though. (corpses and the like%Pr

MiniBobbo says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 2:52am

I love these action platform exploration type games. This was very well polished and everything worked well.

A couple small things that I found.

There were a couple times where I would fall through one of the down doorways and onto some spikes. It's a little cheap but not a big deal because there was a checkpoint right at the top. But the problem is that the screen transition (which is a cool effect) never catches up to where I died, so I never saw where the spikes were. So I was forced to just repeatedly jump to my death until I happened to find the platform. This happened at two different points in the game.

When I hold up I didn't bounce any higher on the enemies. It means that to cross that one spike section with the button in the middle I had to repeatedly die to get the enemies to spawn and fill it up with their bodies to cross. It worked, but probably not what you intended :)

Mr. Jif says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 4:07am

Great metroidvania! Felt very polished

6DownStudios says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 1:23am

Outstanding entry! Well designed and quite a bit of fun.
I got stuck after getting the reflect power; the shooter enemy fell onto the button but the door only opened briefly.
Despite not being able to see the whole game I was very impressed by it all, especially the sprites and the overlay effects, made everything really cohesive.

tppr2046 says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 3:21am

Nice work!! Very polished and completed!

jackrugile says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 3:33am

Wow, I was not ready for this one. I'm blown away, that was incredibly well done. I went to go vote just now and assumed this would have been a jam entry, can't believe it's compo. The viewport resizing for different areas was SO cool! You've got quite the talent, keep it up. I know this game will do well, hope you win at least a category!

sararyCow says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 12:57pm

I like how you designed the world, kinda reminded of a little scale metroidvania. Good job, I l.o.v.e. everything here!

Embalaje says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 3:14pm

Nice feeling with the gameplay and cool effects. Also interesting how you play with the screen size.
Good overall work!

dunin says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 8:18pm

cool game.
some bugs (I got stuck by a blue wall on a re-spawn point, I crossed the floor) but the presentation of the rooms is really cool!
(just: first play, I avoid the big red thing until I had to "kiss" while jumping, and I realized that I didn't know kissing... It looks more like an enemy than a power-up...)

Erkberg says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 1:25pm

Awesome metroidvania style game! I loved the polished graphics and effects as well as the pretty flawless gameplay. It glitched a little from time to time, but that didn't take away from the overall experience. I really enjoyed this one, even though I had to scroll up and down in my browser on some screens. Great job overall!

May 4, 2015 @ 2:51am

I love this game! Love FTW!

SaintHeiser says ...
May 4, 2015 @ 3:22am

Good one, man! Good theme interprataion. Gameplay is well to. Nicely done =)

Demy says ...
May 4, 2015 @ 9:30am

Wow, this game is awesome, I love the graphics.

FrederickK says ...
May 5, 2015 @ 3:48am

What a well done metroidvania!
LOVEd the effects!

boateye says ...
May 6, 2015 @ 5:54am

Your Source link is broken. Could you fix it,please? I'd love to check out the source files for this game as you've done some really cool effects in Construct that i'd like to try in my next game.

Also, your game is great! I don't really have anything to say about improving it that't not a nitpick.

May 6, 2015 @ 10:19am

Very cool and polished game. I especially love the block shadow casting, that gives a cool mood the the level design.

sputnik says ...
May 6, 2015 @ 1:19pm

The source link should be ok now! let me know if it doesn't work...

May 7, 2015 @ 2:01am

Wow this might be the most polished entry I've seen! the mechanics are minimal but you made a lot with them. all the little details are there, from the screen shake to the static. great level design too!

May 7, 2015 @ 2:03am

by the way the post compo link gives me a 404

sputnik says ...
May 7, 2015 @ 2:32am

Tks! Now it should be ok .... (●´ω`●)

alvivar says ...
May 8, 2015 @ 12:33am

The gameplay feels really good (Y)

Smirnov48 says ...
May 9, 2015 @ 4:33pm

Wonderful game! I LOVE it! but sometime is very very difficult.

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