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

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Late For Class

by taviandir - Compo Entry

KNOWN ISSUES:
> Shout spell always sends enemies flying upwards.

Description:
You are late for class and need to get to your classroom at the end of the hallway. But everything is not as it usually is...

How to play (hotkeys and weapons):
LMB - Crayons ("infinite" amount).
1 - "Typedead" - Candy: A&B's --- Type your enemies to death by writing their word! Use RETURN key to toggle between walking and typemode while it is activated.
2 - Candy: Sunbursts --- Reflect the sunlight with the magical mirror this candy conjures. Note: You must be in sunlight for it to work! The cursor and window position determines how the light is reflected.
3 - Candy: Shouty Corns --- A cone of aoe in front of you that knocks the affected enemies back and slows them for a brief period. Great for use in combinnation with other powers!
4 - "Backpack whirlwind" - Smackers: Hit your enemies hard by swinging around with your backpack, wrecking havoc to anyone unfortunate enough to stand too close. You are also invulnerable while this power is active.

Didn't accomplish everything I wanted with this game, but I am still happy with the amount of progress I managed to do!

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Ratings

Coolness71%
#305Fun3.36
#320Humor3.17
#333Overall3.41
#445Graphics3.21
#454Theme3.46
#469Mood3.03
#539Audio2.72
#573Innovation3.08

Comments

Figglewatts says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:20pm

I like the graphics. The sprites remind me of Pokemon Gen 1 & 2.

Apr 23, 2015 @ 10:57am

It was really fun. The controls were not so intuitive, though. I liked the different ways of dispatching classmates!

JALgames says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 10:58am

Quite a fun game! The graphics are really nice and the catchy music set me in the right mood.

lochmann-apps says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 11:23am

I like the graphics and game play and of course the different weapons you have! The handling reminds me a little bit of zelda on SNES,

peterfsat says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 11:29am

Loved the weapon names! Nice and hard gameplay too! Flawless for a contest like this :)

The4thCircle says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 1:48pm

The humour was good, I figured the typing attack was sort of akin to name calling, which was quite clever. Especially liked the inclusion of "peins"

Controls made it hard to get very far on a laptop track pad, music got repetitive, but if not for that I think I could have played much longer.

2kah says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 1:49pm

Nice idea and good variety of weapons! The controls felt a little unwieldy though, particularly when using the typedead.

rogberth says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 2:47pm

Your game is really cool and original! I like the spin to win candy haha. Good job =). What puzzles me is that the controls are very similar to my game and you don't understand it! Probably the biggest difference is that in your game you shoot with left click and in mine you have to keep pressing left mouse button to charge the attack, otherwise it wont do damage. Hope you try it again =)

PinkIndian says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 2:50pm

nice 8-bit style graphics and smooth gameplay. especially liked the mirror super power.

tonypai says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 2:52pm

Idea is creative, and pixel art is nice.

srakowski says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 11:08pm

I really really liked using the mirror effect with the light through the mirrors... that was a cool mechanic. All in all well done!

Stechas says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 3:27pm

Kind of shot but I had some fun playing this game, weapons are truely original and enemies are badasses :D Excepcially I like Sunbursts candy, so cool.

arhpositive says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 8:44pm

Really good effort here! Congrats! Weapons are nice and it's impressive to have five options available. Game itself is challenging and fun. The only downside I can think about is that the text weapon is too hard to use when there are lots of moving enemies around.

Keep up the good work.

L0N3 W0LF says ...
May 8, 2015 @ 12:36pm

Very creative and interesting concept of the game, very fun hahaha great work :D

ThirdMoon says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 12:02pm

Nice game! I enjoyed it! =) good job!

uber says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 2:15pm

Had fun playing your game. Nice mechanics and graphics :)

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