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

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Die for the Princess

by Praron - Compo Entry

You must protect your princess.
Humans are your weapons.
Different creatures are your enemies.

Madness, blood, bunnies, pain, zombies, pixels and more waiting for you!
3 levels of difficulty + survival mode!

Warning: may contains hardcore elements, bugs and zombies!

Move a humans with mouse(LMB). Throw human in cannon for shot.
[Esc] - escape in menu or exit.
[R] - restart of the level.
[M] - mute sound.

Press [F3] and you will be able to make humans with right mouse button(but it is a cheat).

Used: Scirra Construct Classic, GraphicsGale and BFXR.

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Junber says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:14pm

Really nice game. Intresting mechanic and very good pixel art.

metalfist213 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:19pm

The gameplay is somewhat new to me, and the graphics fit in. The audio sometimes makes my brain cells commit suicide, but overall I like it! Keep it up!

Sogomn says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:22pm

Awesome! Had a lot of fun with this game! The sound is a little annoying tho.

Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:35pm

A very unconventional weapon indeed! Great idea, and great pixel art, it does become a bit easy once you figure out how it works though.

Dungeonation says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:40pm

It took me awhile to figure out what the heck I was supposed to be doing. The tutorial didn't help that much, it was confusing. But once I did figure it out, it was a really fun game. Fit it with the theme VERY well! Great job!

Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:53pm

Cool mechanic. I kind of let humans multiply until I was getting coins and people faster than I could fire them, and using the coins they generate for health up to that point.

Impossible difficulty is a hilarious touch.

Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:57pm

Now that is an unconventional weapon! Love this game. The gameplay is great and the pixel art is beautiful. Good job :P

CombineNomNom says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:16pm

Good job! I love the sound!

nihilaleph says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:47pm

Great concept and art! Really fun! Although it needs more work with balance, a bit too easy...

DesignerNap says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 9:02pm

nice mechanic and fun idea. fun to play and well put together.

Hamsternator says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:34pm

Now this was certainly a clever use of unconventional weapons '^^
Could use a bit of tweaking mechanically to make the experience last longer but I did enjoy myself while it lasted. Did not expect the impossible level to actually be... impossible. Well played =D

Squeka says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:27am

I thought the impossible was a very hard enemy, until I realized it was imposibble literally :D.

Conk says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:29pm

Really fun, I think I played impossible mode for too long.

Docjekyll says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:34pm

Great game.

It turned out to be very "solvable" after just a few rounds, but I imagine a more fleshed-out game (that is, with more time than LD allows) might add more mechanics/tasks/threats to keep it interesting.

Nice work!

Zeriver says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 10:18am

On of the best game i have played so far. Really funny idea and engaging gameplay :D

Completed easy and hard difficulties. The best strategy for me was waiting at the beggining and not shooting my bald, naked ammunition. Just taking on the chin all damage then heal and when i have enough humans, just spam enemy. I like how projectiles can hit each other in mid air. Really nice touch.

I would really like to play more. Are you going to expand this game?

Bastienre4 says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 10:42am

Hilarious! Neat gameplay, not entirely original but I could see this kind of thing going far.
Love the "impossible" difficulty - you do not lie!

Jajo says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 6:00pm

Challenging and fun. Maybe some music?

thaaks says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 4:39pm

Nice pixel art and nice game idea! Enemy carrot - exactly :-)

The beeps were sometimes annoying - better sounds would have given more atmosphere.
I didn't quite understand why I got money and how many humans I could dare to shoot and when I've got more humans and why!? A little better explanation would have been helpful. Overall a fun game that needs a bit more content - and better sound effects ;-)
Well done and I had fun playing it!

Apr 26, 2015 @ 4:55pm

I liked this game had a little trouble at first figuring out what to do but once I got the hang of it I did pretty good :-)

calavera says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 5:48pm

sweet art!

bobismijnnaam says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 5:58pm

Very nice game! The mechanic is interesting, it looks polished, and the sounds fit the style of the game very well. The controls are mostly worked out very well (sometimes the little guys would get stuck in the fences on the side) but that's only a very small minus point. The only thing it could use would maybe be optional music. Very good!

pi_pi3 says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 2:04pm

This was fun. And I discovered a bug. After shooting a lot o men in survival they created this:

lizard455 says ...
May 2, 2015 @ 6:08pm

Pretty good! I like the pixel art.

joe40001 says ...
May 2, 2015 @ 6:27pm

I really love this game. The endless is too easy, but everything else about it is great. You definitely get 5/5 on humor from me because it was so hilarious when I got what you were going for with impossible mode.

Great art, great fun, great all around.

cmayhem says ...
May 4, 2015 @ 10:45am

Creative, excellent pixel art and animation. I really liked this one!

May 4, 2015 @ 11:02am

A bit easy when you get the technic, but so fun ! Some more features would probably enhance the pleasure ;)

nameoftheuser says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 7:59pm

This is really nice, the art style is great! I found the impossible level to easy :/

sorlok says ...
May 11, 2015 @ 11:01pm

Neat mechanic. I had some trouble running out of ammo, and the mouse was sometimes glitchy. Despite that, quite a bit of fun!

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