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

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Unconventional Guns

by rectangular Tim - Compo Entry

"Shoot" your way through 11 puzzling levels to defeat hordes of horribly generic monsters using only most unconventional guns.
Made with PuzzleScript.

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From Smiling says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:34am

Super interesting control mechanic! (Definitely unconventional for sure)

helekopeter says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:45pm

cool mechanic.

mattfox12 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:58pm

Great combination of genres. I like it a lot.

ProgramGamer says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:10pm

Pretty fun, but I would have liked some music. Puzzles definitely made me think!

OadT says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:11pm

Fantastic Concept! Really tough but fun

longshorts says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:11pm

At first I was thinking "snake gun? wtf?" then I fired it and pissed myself laughing. Ridiculously awesome mechanic. Very well thought out game.

Johan Blade says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:12pm

Great concept and intresting levels!

Junber says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:23pm

I really liked this one. Very innovative and very fun. I was stuck on level 6 but copied the source code into the puzzelscript editor to play the other ones. Really good game.

NuSan says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:26pm

Excellent idea. It"s beacoming realy though but this is a great puzzle. Keep up the good work!

Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:45pm

Really unusual weapons. It's challenging. Love it :)

eric777 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:27pm

Very cool puzzle game, the level designs were challenging yet fair. My brain hurt after screen 9! Very creative and fun!

pixzleone says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:54pm

Innovative and cool mechanics. Nice undo mechanic. Well Ludum Dared!

MrDave says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:55pm

Oh nice game, you have done lots with a very simple game mechanic. Great level design.

I like the fact that you implemented rewinding time as I think it could have become a pain restarting the level every time.

thaaks says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:56pm

Nice mechanic for quite some brain teasing. Sound would have been nice. Graphics are minimal but consistent. Polish it and consider a mobile version ;-)

kyyrma says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:57pm

This was both unconventional and super fun. Good puzzles and nice minimalistic art. Most of all, made me want to read up on PuzzleScript.

Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:05pm

My absolute favorite entry so far, had a lot fun! = D

nicklink483 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:12pm

This one is pretty awesome. It was challenging figuring out the right order even on the second level.

Great job!

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

Loved this so much - got totally stuck on screen 9 or 10 (can't remember) but up until then it was really really fun. A great mechanic, but I was sad to lose my snake gun!

Tijn says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:25pm

Wow, well done! These puzzles are great and the weapon is hilarious :)

gruhn says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:19am

Well implemented mechanic. Simple, but a good game.

Ershany says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:55pm

Loved the game :D

Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:12pm

Really great puzzle game! Good job.

Integershift says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 11:25pm

Interesting game, the mechanic is good, the puzzles are difficult, the weapon is unconventional and you meet the theme. One improvement is the audio. The sfx is good, but there is no music to liven up the mood. Great work overall!

BlakeB says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 1:36am

A bit beyond my capabilities in the puzzle genre, but well made and interesting conceptually.

Apr 22, 2015 @ 4:59am

Very interesting, well composed and addictive puzzles. The lack of background music gave the player's movement sound far too dominant a role in the game's soundscape though. Good job.

flummox3d says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 7:32am

Awesome game :) I always get surprised what things are possible in PuzzleScript. Good job :)

Draknek says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 11:15am

I like the snake gun a lot, the water gun felt less interesting to me though.

Level design could have been stronger I think. The last snake gun level was particularly frustrating.

Apr 22, 2015 @ 3:25pm

Kind've like a Chip's Challenge except with snakes, which is always a plus. Unless you hate snakes.

xplicitone says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 5:10pm

Great game!! Love puzzles. I got to Level 9 and stopped but it was pretty good!

Apr 22, 2015 @ 7:03pm

I agree with Dranek. The ocean gun was just a way to extend the game's length, when I ran out of ideas for the snake gun. All of the ocean gun levels are terrible. I should have taught the player, that the recoil is strong enough to let you get past werewolves before using that mechanic in level 6. I should have playtested earlier to have enough time to fix things. But, hey, it's my first compo entry ever. Maybe next time I'll be able to make a better game. :)

rnlf says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 8:05pm

Cool gameplay and the weapon is really unconventional. Nice mix between Sokoban and Snake! Made it to level 6, then had to give up after an hour or so. Good work!

stoarch says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 1:38am

Great game. And snake gun is hilarious. So hard and fun.

andreimarks says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 1:42am

Ahhhhh this game made me go way over my self-imposed jam game time rating limit and I only got to level 9. I'm going to be coming back to finish it later! Great job all around!

monika says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 3:36am

This is a fantastic puzzle game! The difficulty curve is just right, the pace of mechanics introductions, everything. The art is cute, the puzzles are interesting, the premise is amusing. Good job!

phaze112 says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 11:56pm

Quite the nice puzzle game. I especially enjoyed the 'snake gun' portion.

PushmePullyu says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 7:35pm

Good use of the theme and the puzzles were well crafted!

spin-down says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 10:26pm

I spent a good while playing this and enjoyed it immensely. I wouldn't even know where to begin to plan levels out for a game like this so you have admiration for that aspect alone!

ceosol says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 5:09am

Fantastic entry overall. You really had a handle on the theme. Though, I am wondering why you opted out on sound or graphics? It makes me think that you had outside assets, which is against the compo rules. Please clarify :)

MaesK says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 11:43pm

Excellent puzzle game! I never thought a snake would be so hard to control, I liked a lot how much "recoil" it has. Every single new piece would improve complexity greatly, be it a box or a new type of enemy. Great one!

May 3, 2015 @ 2:14am

@ceosol: Good question. PuzzleScript severely restricts sound and audio. The game has no music, the sound quality is terrible and the graphics are just 5x5 pixel sprites. I really don't need people to tell me how much room for improvement there is there. :)

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