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

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by jthistle - Compo Entry

You live on a distant planet and have been put in charge of completing a fearless task. Can you do it? Warning: May Induce Rage! Have fun and don't forget to rate :D

ALSO, YOU CAN USE THE ARROW KEYS!!! It makes it much easier to switch shields, and I forgot to note that in the game :P

NB: Different shields repel different creatures, so don't expect a black shield to work against the first enemy or the pink shield to work against the last enemy etc.

This is my third LD, both consecutively and altogether, and I think this may have been my best entry yet :D Really enjoyed this one!

Sorry, no WebGL build for those of you who can't use the web player. Please download the standalone specific to your operating system.

Sorry about the glitches, I was a bit rushed for time at the end and didn't have time to fix them. Just keep on playing, it might work :/ UPDATE: Jumping is (mostly) fixed! And the typo at the start :P

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amras0000 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:11am

had an enemy clip through my shield and I couldn't jump after that. Without looking at source (way too tired to do that right now) I'm guessing you've put your jumping code in FixedUpdate instead of Update. You might want to fix that.

crockid5 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:14am

Couldn't make it past the second part, the shields didn't seem to repel the enemies as much as I've expected.

jk5000 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:14am

It was fun. But the player is a bit hard to control.

stoarch says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:18am

Good game. If jumping was not so difficult. Very novel idea only seen in Ikagura.

jthistle says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:25am

Sorry about the glitches, I was a bit rushed for time at the end and didn't have time to fix them :/

PaperBlurt says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:32am

Don't know why but this design is just up my alley.
Keep it up!

jthistle says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:43am

Hmm, if there's a glitch please can you report which build you where using (e.g. windows, web player), thanks!

jthistle says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:43am


TaoPhoenix says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:50am

Yeah, there's promise here, but the controls are really buggy! There's times you can't even jump at all!

And then the sequence to try to repel the monsters gets really tricky once you start having to interlock a d w q e r! (And probably more later!)

Buko-Studios says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:37am

also found the controls and physics a bit difficult to work with, but I like the changing fields for different enemies. Is the best strategy to deflect them out of the screen?

BraindeadGeo says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:53am

Just echoing the other comments, a good idea but the jumping is a bit too laggy for precise movements.

Dynad says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:53am

Funny little game, controls are kinda sluggish.. and the shield doesn't always protect as it should and clips right through. Jump does't always trigger.. maybe you cant jump while shield is on.. but even then some weird occasions I couldnt jump at all.. anyway.. good job and will see you with the next LD! :)

Figglewatts says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 12:56pm

Jumping was difficult, it'd be easier if you could jump whilst moving

DKoding says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:44pm

I LOL'ed. :-)

Please rate mine at

Borkleby says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:06pm

Very challenging, very fun! Epic walking animation too. Jumping was a bit weird, though. Couldn't always get it to work.

jthistle says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:30pm

Sorry, I'll fix the jumping tonight. I guess maybe a bugfix is allowed? :D I'll do it anyway. Thanks for the feedback guys, really apprieciate it!

syncxzoz says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:42pm

so fun, but so hard to control... and that shield is good actually. a little confuse at first.. shield blockade the jump ? .. but sometimes i can jump with the

Ershany says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:11pm

Such an awesome idea :P and the bugs made it more enjoyable XD Graphics were ehhhh :P

ssiegel2 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:26pm

Interesting idea. I could see this being used for a lot of puzzle mechanics.

Garris says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:33pm

Nice concept, but the controls felt a little confusing, and the jumping was a little nuts. Would have been nice to have a bit more variety in sounds. Nice use of theme though.

thumbgarden says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:22pm

fun but think about making the keys easier to use. Say I wanted to jump move to the right and hit the shield all at the same time it would be uncomfortable with the controls you picked.

jthistle says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:19am

Please read the full insertctions: you CAN use the arrow keys!

jthistle says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:19am


Geckoo1337 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:13pm

It's still very buggy for me - collision and gravity are really crazy or awkward sometimes. Interesting game which can be improved. Thank you ++

DesignerNap says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 10:02pm

there is a fun "Double super jump" if you hit up and right together :)

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