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

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Decrepit Lord of Charge

by HolyBlackCat - Compo Entry

It's a game about Coulomb's Law!

You have the charge gun and there are iron boxes around you.
I think you've already guessed what this game is about.

And because of theme, there are some sort of enemies.


Please leave comments!

Especially if you've found any bugs or if you can't launch the game.
I'll leave comment under your game when I fix it.


3. Start delay is 8 second less now, becuase people complained about 'black screen'. Added missing tutorial text on level 3. Tweaked strange-looking background on one of the levels.
2. Added missing libraries.
1. Shaders now work properly at level 1.

Downloads and Links




jormungandr says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:20pm

Says it can't start, because libgcc_s_dw2-1.dll is missing

NSoul says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:26pm

same here libgcc_s_dw2-1.dll missing :(

Thijs Tak says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:37pm

I'm getting a 404 for both links.

Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:48pm

Same here :( Hope you can fix it, the game looks interesting

Indiestry says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:50pm

Really Really Fun puzzle, had a great time with it, my favourite so far :) BTW Works on Windows 7

HolyBlackCat says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:55pm

I fixed it, now it should work for everyone.

pi_pi3 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:57pm


Thijs Tak says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:59pm

Ok, nevermind, the issue was probably on my side.
Pretty neat game. Interesting take on the theme.

NSoul says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:18pm

It works :D, really cool idea and nice minimalist sound design i like it^^

jormungandr says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:35pm

Works now, pretty cool

wilpel1234 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:32pm

Awesome game, very original!

Jakob37 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:33pm

Doesn't start for me, I get an error and it crashes!

HolyBlackCat says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:36pm

@Jakob37 >_> My crystal ball is broken, what error exactly?

bace1000 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:03pm

When I open the game I get a blank, black screen. Help?

HolyBlackCat says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:06pm

I have no idea what's wrong. Try to Alt+Enter to windowed mode, maybe it will change something.

maunovaha says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:08pm

Wow. That was pretty impressive. It was surprising how polished you have made the game. Nice! :O

Jakob37 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:14pm

I get the error "Shader #0 compilation failed", you can see the full error message in following link:

I have a very low level graphic card (Intel family chipset) which I sometimes have had issues with. I don't know if that could be a factor here.

HolyBlackCat says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:03pm

As I said in you game comments, the error means that your videodriver or videocard itself is too old. Try to update the driver.

bace1000 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:18pm

@HolyBlackCat Sorry it still didn't work. The screenshots look nice though xD

Zayron says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:28pm

Nice game and nice mood. I was not sure how to get passed the third room after I killed all the ghost.

Neonian says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:06pm

Very nice concept!

okacat says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:07pm

I get a black screen on Win8

stevenlr says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:20pm

The game mechanics are really interesting! Your game is extremely well polished and the mood and graphics are perfect. Extremely solid entry! Funnily enough, I has a similar idea about attraction and repulsion but I used magnetic energy and a mobile device. ;)

Bitterdeath says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:51am

There is something satisfying about riding one of those blocks around the screen and smashing the enemies. Very fun!

Firaa says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:04am

This was a pretty fun puzzle game. I'm impressed by how well it is made.

Dagatts says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:08pm

Loved the song, the theme, the colors and had fun playing. It´s hard for kids though! My daughter could not get alive from the 3rd scene! ^^

manabreak says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:35pm

I think the game doesn't really need the enemies. It would be better without them. :)

HolyBlackCat says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:43pm

You're completely right!
It was 5 hours before the deadline when I remembered about them. "Oh shit, the theme says *weapon*, but my game don't have any enemies, I need to add them."

Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:21pm

Sorry, can't play it. Tried again, but it seems my creaking old laptop can't handle openGL 3.3 :(

Horsed says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 8:01am

Nice take on the theme! Personally I wouldn't need enemies, as I already like those kind of puzzles. But I see, that enemies add some sort of time constraint. I like really like the look of it. Good job!

T8000 says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 3:15pm

Great idea, good mood and great puzzling. Excellent job HolyBlackCat!

phi6 says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 3:49pm

The only thing I'd say is to make your camera lerp to your position rather than instant translation, that'll help it feel less jerky...

Other than that - pretty good platforming physics and amazing charge mechanics! Such a good idea :) I also created a platformer/Metroidvania type thing, so I'm very happy I stumbled onto your entry!

Trasevol_Dog says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 4:45pm

Very good puzzle game ! Graphics are efficients and concept is really good !

EthanWebster says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 7:55pm

Really solid game, great job!

tughan says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 7:58pm

One of the best I've seen so far. Intelligent.

Apr 24, 2015 @ 12:38am

Spectacular mechanic. Very unique. It is simple to understand but can produce many complicated puzzles. I am also a fan of the music. Very minimal, but it sets the mood really well. Nice job!

flwns says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 4:12am

this is one of my favorite entries, cool stuff

Awpteamoose says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 8:49am

It's quite difficult, but pretty good. I like how the attraction force is pretty much constant regardless of distance, it removes the chaotic element of physics unpredictability that ruins many physics-based puzzle games.

Druid says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 9:00am

Working fine for me. And it is pretty good game! I really like gameplay mechanics! Great work!

BIZM says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 7:12pm

Loved it! This was genius! :D The music really set the mood, and the mechanic was very, very fleshed out for something made in such a short time. The difficulty ramped up a bit too quickly for me though.

Apr 26, 2015 @ 11:47am

I really like the game. it would be nice if you could add some more mechanics and make into a full game. Some plot to the game might help. But really solid entry.

CiderPunk says ...
May 7, 2015 @ 2:08pm

wow those were some tough puzzles excellent job!

May 8, 2015 @ 2:57am

+1 for Coulomb's Law

Pietdagamer says ...
May 8, 2015 @ 12:50pm

Wow, a very creative mechanic! I had a lot of fun playing the game. The audio and graphics are very fitting.

Tselmek says ...
May 8, 2015 @ 3:44pm

I apparently can't run the game because my "videocard is too old", too bad, it looked very nice.

Hunter X says ...
May 8, 2015 @ 3:58pm

I didn't immediately identify that the characters and spikes would kill me, and the death screen lasts a bit long unless you think to try and move, but beyond that this is a very clever and entertaining game :)

mokujin says ...
May 8, 2015 @ 5:10pm

Amazing puzzles!

crazya02 says ...
May 8, 2015 @ 5:29pm

Cool concept, and the puzzles were interesting!

Igor KinGamer says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 2:03pm

Unfortunately, I can't run it... On 2 notebooks (Windows 7 and 8), the same error:
> OpenGL 3.3 (compatibility profile) context init failed.
> 1. Update your videocard driver [note: I tried it but it didn't help]
> 2. Force your driver to use best available videocard for this application. If it still complains about your OpenGL, then your videocard is probably too old for this program. [note: x_x]

careless says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 11:45pm

Very nice game, made it through several levels. I liked the graphics and the concept is very interesting.

Quite difficult bit pleasing

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