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

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THE MUSIC MAN CHRONICLES : THE LAST FESTIVAL

by ocarson - Jam Entry

VIDEO : https://youtu.be/oi5rJSDQJoI

You are the last Music Man on earth, with the final boombox of truth.

Arrow keys To Move.

Z and X Change BoomBox Cassettes.

Fans like different types of music and will follow you or run away from you depending on your music choice.

Stop the MAN from destroying the 3 stages by rallying fans.

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Fans spawn from the left over time, but also, suits spawn from the right over time.
Suits can also parachute in randomly.

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NOTES

The balancing is all over the place, and when a large number of NPC's are about the game runs terribly, but I'm still incredibly proud of this myself, and I'm sure my team mates feel the same. There are the makings of a cool action / RTS hybrid in there somewhere that we might to dig deeper in to.

Gamepads are probably supported, probably.

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CREDITS

Oliver Carson (me writing this) : Code and Design
@OhCarson
www.sizeablegames.com

Viki Johnson : Texturing and Design
@alittleredpanda

James Scull : Modelling, Asset Acquisition, Design
@JimScull

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#47Innovation(Jam)4.00
#64Theme(Jam)4.06
#93Fun(Jam)3.76
#96Overall(Jam)3.83
#172Mood(Jam)3.56
#227Humor(Jam)3.44
#1952Coolness32%

Comments

cdgugler says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:30am

I really love the concept, great idea.

w1n5t0n says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:30am

The game is fun to play but it seems to be really laggy, and I have a relatively fast computer.

ocarson says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:44am

Yeah it's so unoptimized, I'm throwing around a whole bunch of rigidbodies in silly ways, hopefully it gets the concept over though.

Supernovadx says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:07am

interesting conecept. It's a little laggy, and I wasn't quite sure what was going on. That does not mean I did not like it.

SayHiBen says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 3:26am

Great take on the theme.

UrbanHelsing says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 2:40pm

Looks fun, but laggy.

Langouste says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 4:03pm

Super game! I love it, thanks ;)

chromebookbob says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 4:37pm

Good concept, a little confusing

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