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

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Word War 5

by SmallPhil - Compo Entry

My first Ludum Dare game ! It went really well (I finished my game in ~ 20 hours). I decided to make a typing game ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.

The weapon is a word-powered laser.

Have fun !


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Fanttum says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:20am

Looks cool! But i'm on a mac... :/
you gonna port it?

vini60 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:20am

Very simple yet fun! It goes a bit out of the theme tho. But anyway, overall it was good !

aroymart says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:23am

fun and it was a nice interpretation of the theme. I enjoyed it

ThommazK says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:24am

Nice! Very difficult!

tppr2046 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:27am

It's hard to play if I have a small monitor....
I can not see the word in bottom-right corner...

Kahztein says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:31am

Seems like a great concept, I could see this being a fun game for people to increase typing speed, it was also rather fun too

Horsed says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:34am

Definitely the funniest way of learning to type with a keyboard :-) I missed some music and maybe some screen shaking. Also the wall of text that is the menu doesn't feel inviting for me.

Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:43am

Cute graphics. Good sound. It was fun at first but no sense of progression - was an end created? Could have been more levels, or harder words, enemies faster, etc.

madameberry says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:24pm

I like this! I think instead of pressing space twice (once to load, once to shoot) it should auto-load as soon as you type the word correctly.
I would've loved to play this game as a kid when I was learning to type, instead of playing the dumb airport-simulator-typing-game thing my dad bought. Haha

grillaface says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:16pm

Pretty cool, might be a great way to teach typing!

awestsecurity says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:28pm

I can't see the word to type. my screen is too small.

maunovaha says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:16am

one of the funniest typing games I have played. nicely done. :P

Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:33am

Nice game. It's very difficult but funny. Nice graphic style too :D

pvwradtke says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 2:46am

I think this could become a nice tutor to train people yo type faster :).

Junber says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 8:31pm

Nice game really liked the graphics. It would probably be enough to press space once to fire though. I also didnt found this as hard as the others say even though im not really into typing fast.

reiknight says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 8:56pm

Very adorable characters. Not original but good execution. Good jobs guys.

PD: It is the second game of write words that I saw in this LD.

Apr 23, 2015 @ 8:58pm

Nice work! I like the spin on typing games; usually the aliens have a word associated with them, but I like how the weapon is loaded with the words (I disagree with other people about pressing space twice; I thought it was a good mechanic). I found the game too easy to be engaging for long; some more enemies and mechanics would be cool if you expand on this. Great job!

ProjectX593 says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 2:26am

Kinda fun, but needed to ramp up the difficulty - I found it way too easy.

badlydrawnrod says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 7:53pm

Killed when I made an errer (error).

I like how your typing game requires people to look at the screen, not their fingers.

I like typing games in general anyway... a very successful interpretation of the theme.

sekaru says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 2:39pm

Nice take on asteroids. The mechanic worked really well.

Apr 25, 2015 @ 7:11pm

It's really fun ! Good job, especially for a first one and a 20 hours work !

Apr 26, 2015 @ 4:06pm

Good job, I had the same problem as others that I couldn't see my word due to my screen size , if there was a way to full screen the game would be awesome :-)

bentglasstube says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 2:21am

Really nice concept and well executed. Some kind of goal or variety in the enemies would have been nice. Also, it was hard to have to look down at the corner to see the next word.

jprogman says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 9:28pm

Thanks for making a small-screened version.
I don't know if there is a penalty for mistyping a word other than having to re-type the word again.
Very nice typing game.

Rialgar says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 9:36pm

Great simple game, I kind of wished the difficulty would change over time. Like just spawning enemies faster the longer I play, which also create more of the awesome multi-kill-moments.

Arche-san says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 7:27pm

Simple but fun and addictive game. Perhaps a bit easy: I didn't notice if the number of enemies depends on time elapsed or number of enemies killed or just a fixed time.

May 8, 2015 @ 2:57am

Good work

nihilaleph says ...
May 8, 2015 @ 3:43am

Fun game! It remembers me those fast-type games. It could have variable difficulty though, like having to type phrases or more enemies/second.

rojo says ...
May 11, 2015 @ 7:13pm

Pretty solid! I liked the aesthetics, and the gameplay felt pretty good. It'd be nice to have some music as well as some different enemies / enemy movement patterns.

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