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

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Cosmo's Apprentice

by Gametery - Jam Entry

Cosmo's Apprentice

In a laboratory, experiments gone wrong and opened the Gates to another dimension! Now it's the apprentice job to defeat as many enemies he can to save the laboratory.

Apprentice weapon has 5 attributes(Sun,Star,Moon,Rain,Cloud). Hitting enemies with right attribute will kill them faster and grant you more points!

Erdem Sen - Programming/Graphics
Jennifer Sen - Graphics

Music -

HTML5 Version particle effects kinda messed up, if you have the chance to download and play, please do so :)

Thanks for playing!

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plokdev says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:07pm

Wow, this is one hard game. I only got a score of 2500, but I plan on improving it.

The idea is perfect for quick little arcade sessions. I think lot of people will criticize the game because all 5 elements work the same way, but that added complexity wouldn't help the game at all. It's about efficiently switching between weapons and killing robots as fast as possible while trying not to die. The clock bonuses give you an incentive to actually explore the level rather than farm the spawn points, which is clever. The jetpack controls are flawless and I didn't see any bugs.

However, at the end of the day, you are a guy with a gun. This isn't your average shooter, but the weapon is still very conventional. It's a shame too, because I did enjoy the gameplay.

Lyxilion says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:31pm

So much going on on the screen !

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

I'm impressed with the sprites you've made, they're nice. The game could have a stronger theme though. Well done with entering!

Anikki says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:11pm

Definately has a certain Commander Keen vibe to it.

gnx says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:27pm

There's a certain era of 90s platformer, this game instantly reminds me of. The graphics, the FM-style music and gameplay could be from an obscure SNES game, which is a compliment :)

Game is quite punishingly hard, but the controls do work really well. The only thing I wish for really is that there would be more exploration as the jetpack mechanic is very suited for trying to find new things.

Very nice!

sanojian says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:37pm

The controls were very smooth. I really like the weapon graphical effects but I just wish they behaved differently from each in some way. Overall very nice.

FireCamp says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:51pm

Hey Gametery ! tryed your game !
awesome entry. But it looks like you worked for "4 elements" theme. very solid entry all the way. gd job !

Apr 22, 2015 @ 2:13am

This is an interesting idea, but really hard. I like the jet pack.

novadream says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 3:19am

The graphics sorta remind me of Commander Keen. :)

Pretty fun gameplay, but I liked the graphics best.

felipeberquo says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 1:09am

Played the web version (on Safari) and it worked pretty well. I liked the way you've played with the physics and the particle effects.
Good job

PaperBlurt says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 9:07am

That little robot kick-ass Sir!

x1212 says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 5:22pm

Nice idea, but I'm having a hard time to get used to those controls ...

Langouste says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 3:58pm

Super game! I love it, thanks ;)

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