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

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RAM - Rapid Advance Missile

by Reccy - Jam Entry

RAM is an arcade style space shooter, with a twist! You can't actually shoot - only the infinite waves of enemies hurtling towards you can! You're gonna die soon, all you can really do is crash into as many enemies as possibe before you befall your unfortunate fate.

Enemies are spawned every Astronomical Unit (AU) and act as waves. Killing certain enemies will reward you points, and killing the yellow enemy will give you an extra life and 5000 points.

Controls:
WSAD - Move
Mouse - Navigate Menus

Browsers:
For best results (and sexy bloom shader), use Chrome.
Tested on Chrome, and Firefox.
Incompatible with Internet Explorer.

Note:
Any and all feedback is encouraged! :)

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness61%
#536Graphics(Jam)3.26
#543Fun(Jam)3.00
#579Mood(Jam)2.97
#727Overall(Jam)2.97
#816Innovation(Jam)2.53
#868Theme(Jam)2.74

Comments

XtremePrime says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:48am

Looks and plays great! A bit laggy on my end, but nothing else seems wrong!

popica23 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:53am

Pretty nice, I like the fact that you actually have to crash in the enemies though is kinda hard at some point. Nice job mate :D now brb I have some unfinished business with those spaceships xD

gene-z says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:54pm

Great game, with a Hypnotic design

Hyoga-3D says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:55pm

Nice visuals, gameplay is cool, nice entry.

GTA LUDUM V says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:14pm

nice excecution~! love the simple art style~! splendid job!

Diventurer says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:15pm

Gets repetitive quickly, but the game plays fine and looks polished other than the fact that it could have been more fun. :)

ermrk says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:21pm

Lol stacraft music :D
good idea about you cant shoot

Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:26pm

Good job, love the graphics, but the background should move slower, it hurts my eyes after some time :D.

jukimv1986 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:16pm

Nice concept and well executed. Can be kinda cheated by staying at one side of the screen. Great graphics and mood!

wilsk says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:17pm

Looks great and a nice take on the old school arcade game.

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

I thought it was a good game, but the background moved to fast. It hurt my eyes after a while

MikkelLevisen says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:51pm

Awesome color palette and artistic style. The colors in the menu seemed a bit off compared with in-game look.

The game has a good feel to it. The music contributes with a feeling og purpose of urgency.

I liked the variety in enemy formations.

Apr 26, 2015 @ 7:58pm

Liked:
- Cool bloom effects, unified colour scheme
- Nice soundtrack!

Disliked:
- Controls felt sticky
- Repetitive game-play: possible to stick to the edge and only hit enemies after they shot

steboots says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 8:01pm

I'm sorry but this hurts my eyes to play.

ohsqueezy says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 5:11am

This is fun, it would be cool with bonuses for crash chaining

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