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

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An elf walks into a bar...

by merzlot - Jam Entry

Game about tavern brawling, your customers use furniture as weapons. But you spend your money on it! Maybe you can turn their aggression into gold in your pockets?

Serve beer to customers until you decide, that the fight must begin. And then just watch.

Stage 1: place furniture. Benches and chairs can be placed only near the tables. RMB or Space to rotate
Stage 2: serve your customers by moving mouse above the order. Every miss fills tension bar at left. When it tops - the fight begins.

UPD: Fixed game crashing in fight


Music & sounds
Sergey "ISG Guitar" Ikonnikov

Anton Nikolayev
Konstantin K.
Sergey Abramenkov

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Biliogadafr says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:44am

Great game! Nice graphics, multiple stages of gameplay. Really like it :) Probably you can try to make an android or ios version.

Biliogadafr says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:29am

...but looks like it hangs during fight

jhell says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:48am

Hi, the game doesn't seem to load on Just letting you know.

merzlot says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 10:06am

Thanks for feedback! Fixed some crashes. WebGL build is large and a bit laggy, so we uploaded other versions on dropbox.

celisoft says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 10:12am

Love the music !! A tutorial or more in-game explanations would have been useful.

merzlot says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 10:15am

celisoft, thanks! I'll try to explain the gameplay in description

jhell says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 10:24am

Good idea, excellent execution. I like how you articulated the phases, the post-fight one is especially good, clear and rewarding. Too bad there isn't a progression element and a clear goal. Lots of fun though :)

And nice music!

merzlot says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 10:35am

jhell, thanks! :) And thanks to ISG =)

Chris Olsen says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 11:02am

haha this was genuinely fun. I now have arm cramp. Good job!

MFEP says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 11:07am

Really enjoyed playing, concept is great, literally burst out of laughter. Graphics are good. You could introduce unlockable items, if you develop further.

PurpleApes says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 11:43am

can not stop playing. Well done.

SuperKid says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 10:47am

I started to move my mouse to the beat of the music! Nice job.

Jaenis says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 9:29am

Such a thirsty bunch! Great idea! :D

TeamCalcium says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 9:32am

Fun game! I couldnt fullly get the grip around what to do, and the game crashed after the bodys startet disappearing, but it has fun animations and appealing graphics! well done!

merzlot says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 9:36am

Thanks for comments! :)

Backlund says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 10:37am

Nice game

Apr 24, 2015 @ 10:45am

Oddly satisfying, sound tracks fits really well and lots of detail in the animation, good work.

pixzleone says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 10:47am

Super fun to fill the whole pub, wait and let them kick the crap out of each other! Good effort!

reheated says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 10:59am

Addictive and really well presented. It's fun to try to cause the biggest brawl possible and then watch the survivors wade through the wreckage. I like how the bartender sets this off by cutting off the booze and then just stands there washing the bar.

dyfer says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 12:07pm

Really addictive game! Good job with this great concept, i feel kinda thirsty now ^^

Shivur says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 3:37pm

What a great entry!

merzlot says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 3:43pm

English isn't my native language, so I can't express my emotions well. =) It's our first 3d entry, my third participation in LD. It was very fun to work on that game, the idea was inspirational. And now I am overjoyed by your comments. =)

Chaoseed says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 3:50pm

This is kind of hilarious! The title alone is genius. I like how there's an actual flow to the gameplay. The music is perfect too! The one thing that's missing is some sense of...building up to something, or maybe another level. Perhaps you want enough money to get out of the bartending business permanently? I dunno, but I think there are some interesting possibilities here!

CliffracerX says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 3:53pm

Barfight Simulator 2015. It's amazing.

I spent more time playing this than I would like to admit :P
The audio felt a bit loud, a volume adjustment option in the pause menu would be nice. Other than that, great work!

merzlot says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 4:01pm

Thanks for feedback!:) Too much features we had not enough time to implement. :(

davidB says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 4:06pm

Fun ! Great music, nice control (no need to click for beer)

someone says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 5:32pm

That was fun. Great idea.
I played it until it crashed after about 7 stages when a fight was starting.

Zeriver says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 3:14pm

Funny and cool game. I especially like humor and mood. I enjoyed placing furniture so later i can just watch the chaos :)

GAFBlizzard says ...
Apr 30, 2015 @ 5:24am

Super well done. I wasn't sure if the 3:00 counter in the top middle meant -- placeholder for now?

This is already very polished, and you could probably make it into a commercial game pretty easily. Add some goals / levels so you don't just do the same thing every day. Maybe have different customer breakdowns on certain nights. Throw some other race types into the mix. Add more furniture types which get unlocked as the player keeps playing. Lots of room for expansion! :)

GAFBlizzard says ...
Apr 30, 2015 @ 5:26am

Also, thank you for not making me click for beer! Just moving mouse is very nice. :)

Stending says ...
Apr 30, 2015 @ 8:04pm

Haha, awesome take on the theme! Really fun!

Aaranos says ...
Apr 30, 2015 @ 11:59pm

Fun game, I'm not even sure how to lose though to be honest.

orangemoose says ...
May 7, 2015 @ 4:09am

Very silly game and inventive take on the theme. It was pretty challenging, and I think it could have benefited from some in-game instructions, but otherwise, well done.

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