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

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Potato King

by davidcmcdonald - Compo Entry

Protect The Potato King by Shooting feces at the slugs before they reach the King.
If the Potato King Dies, he will fall through the floor and the game is over.

controls AD = Left & Right
Right Click = Jump
Left Click = Shoot

Watch the Post-Mortem Here:

Note to self: leave more time for (Score UI, Sounds, Menu, Balancing)

Created by David McDonald (my first game jam, yew!)

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sharpcoder says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:46am

Nice job! The music was a bit repetitive but that's okay. Interesting choice of unconventional weapon, hehe.

Crafting4U says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:38am

The controls took a short while to get used to, and it was a bit hard to get around while you are buried in shit. XD Other than that, good job!

EwChap says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:28am

Good Work. I like the poo piles that build up making a mess every where.

nihilaleph says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:31am

This game is really crazy xp So crazy my king suddenly fell from the floor to oblivion and the game continued xp
Controls were a bit difficult but still good job!

Matsuki says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:41am

I was wondering when throwing shit at my enemies was going to come up, well done, was a lot of fun, I found a way to cheat a little though, push the potato into a corner then pile the crap on, slugs cant get close. Nicely done, I spent a fair bit of time with it :)

Pixel Heart says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:08am

Well done David!

ProjectX593 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:29am

My potato fell through the floor :x

Xanderzoo says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:30am

Gets a little repetitive, but fun.

Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:30am

Thanks Guys, Yeah if the king falls through the floor then the game is over. thats when he dies. if i had time i would have made a gameover screen

Xinelu says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:18am

That was a cute potato over there! Nice job pal =D

I only would suggest more smooth moves, the player is moving too fast!

aeveis says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:21am

funny! jumping was a bit hard, but the shooting felt nice. I also pushed the potato over.

ManicMiner says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:28pm

A great first effort - bit simple and repetitive in the long run, but everything works pretty nicely, and rolling the useless king around made me laugh.

esayitch says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 10:21am

Suggestion: Make controls keyboard only, since the player is not using the mouse for aiming. Aside from that, a pretty cool, simple game. I wish the theme was used better though, like different types of feces, you have normal lumps that you shoot, then you have a diarrhea "beam" attack, etc. Graphics were cute, shoot sound effect was okay.

Good luck!

Tatsu Studio says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 4:09am

Funny game! i liked the king potato... kkk

Fanttum says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 12:27am

weird game. Not really sure what to do int it, but interesting for sure.

kirbytails7 says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 7:23am

This is the crappiest game I've played so far? I mean that in a good way.

eskivor says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 7:29pm

Right click to jump is really ... unconventional.

May 4, 2015 @ 7:49am

The collision needs a bit of fixing, sometimes the enemies will fall thrugh the floor and one time the Potato King did it. Otherwise some feedback when you hit the enemies would be nice.

May 5, 2015 @ 11:10am

The slugs fall through the floor when they die or touch the potato king and the potato king falls through when he dies.

May 11, 2015 @ 7:32pm

I really like it.
Also great post mortem - timelapse and gameplay and comments. Three thumbs up.
Also, you used poo as a weapon too. Another thumb up :)
(Running quickly out of thumnbs here)

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