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.

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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.

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Changelog:
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


Ratings

Coolness100%
#42Overall3.98
#62Innovation4.00
#95Mood3.67
#124Fun3.70
#125Theme3.93
#184Audio3.39
#210Graphics3.69
#723Humor2.39

Comments

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

Same.

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:

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac347/Piano42/DecrepitLordIssue.png

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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