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

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Rough Day At The Office

by liniix - Compo Entry

CONTROLS:

W/A/S/D - move
Arrow Keys - shoot

//////Information about the Game//////
You play as an office worker, who is abducted by aliens and is trying to fight his way off the ship, using his trusty stapler.

- I made this game using a simple engine I built using Java/LWJGL in the months leading up the Ludum Dare.

//////Information about Me//////
I am currently in high school but I love programming so I thought this would be a fun test of skill. It was an exhausting 48 hours, and unfortunately I didn't get as much done as I wanted but I proud of what I accomplished.

/*! IF YOU ARE HAVING PROBLEMS RUNNING THE GAME! !*/
- update your java

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Ratings

#450Mood3.05
#522Humor2.76
#558Graphics3.04
#560Fun3.04
#704Overall3.00
#798Theme3.04
#956Innovation2.44
#1383Coolness47%

Comments

Tim C says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:13pm

Not working for me, sorry.. I downloaded the Windows exe file. When I double click, nothing happens.

IDidGame says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:19pm

fun little game, good job!
not having health pickups makes it really difficult though

liniix says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:29pm

I know, sorry about the no health pickups, that was actually on my list of goals but I just didn't have enough time.

Hyoga-3D says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:31pm

Very difficult, but good entry.

kyyrma says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:58pm

Congrats on your entry! Nice little game. I like how the staples stick around for a while after shooting them.

There are some issues, naturally. Sometimes the flying enemies can get stuck in the outer walls, which causes you to get stuck in a room. Also the music gets tiring real quick. Still, a great effort!

Jared Sartin says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 9:38pm

Awesome that this is built on your own engine! Keep it up.

guigrillo13 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 9:38pm

I had some real fun playing this!!!
Congratulations!!

Phil Strahl says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 9:52pm

While I have to agree that a stapler *is* unconventional, there's nothing about it's characteristics in the game mechanics, perhaps only that it takes quite a number of hits for the aliens to die. The music look is simple but, suprisingly!, not annoying, the different enemies I encountered so far are nice and varied (the UFO being quite interesting!). Health pickups would have been nice, also some kind of mini-map would have helped me (personally) because I think I just went around in circles not quite knowing where to go or what to do.
Overall a nice little top-down shooter with the usual mechanics, but still fun for a while :)

SilentNight says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:01pm

The use of theme isn't really there but the concept of the game is fun. Theres just some really crippling bugs like enemies leaving the room and forcing me to have to restart the game. I wish the stapler had some sort of more unique mechanic to it to use the theme better.

Leandrus says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:01pm

Good game, i like it.
thanks for sharing.

Sublustris says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 5:12pm

Lovely colors!

HolyBlackCat says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 5:13pm

I can't launch it too, nothing happens when I double click the file.

Yakka says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 5:16pm

Wow, very impressive! A little Binding of Isaac, well done! :)

sekaru says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 2:48pm

Wouldn't open for me :/.

Langouste says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 4:04pm

Super game! I love it, thanks ;)

ruerob says ...
May 8, 2015 @ 8:46am

Great but very hard first entry! Well done!

Mossy Frog says ...
May 12, 2015 @ 12:58am

Nice and simple. pretty challengine though, ncie entry and good job :D

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