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

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Squirrel Defender

by SoftCoconuts - Jam Entry

Defend your tree from mean lumberjacks! You are a squirrel and must shoot away the evildoers with your winter supply of chestnuts.

Controls:
Left: A
Right: D
Shoot: Mouse click
Exit: Escape

Notes:
Ran out of time to implement everything I wanted. No sounds or animations, and still placeholder characters (I intended to do a really nice animated squirrel with multiple animated lumberjacks to add variety). Oh well, I completed my first LD! That is a success!

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Ratings

#489Audio(Jam)2.82
#515Humor(Jam)2.86
#661Fun(Jam)2.83
#774Theme(Jam)2.96
#804Innovation(Jam)2.57
#811Mood(Jam)2.62
#816Graphics(Jam)2.60
#868Overall(Jam)2.78
#1436Coolness46%

Comments

jglrxavpok says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 11:46am

This music is a bit repetitive but I think it fits quite good the game.
Also I really like that you can get down the tree and push the lumberjacks to protect your tree ^^

kunzbe says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 11:39pm

The music was nice. The game was a bit repetitive

kunzbe says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 11:40pm

ps: I also have a game with squirrels and nuts :P

DeadFragment says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 6:01pm

The gameplay was fun, everything was going fine until 4 lumberjacks jumped me, and I think I lost? my tree lost all it's health and all that remained was like a piece of the tree and the squirrel. But it was good fun!

-Neith

SoftCoconuts says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 3:30am

Hahaha yes, the win/lose conditions weren't quite complete yet. This was my first completed LD entry so I'm really happy with the result! Thanks for the comments guys! :)

java the hutt says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 4:10am

Pretty good. The unconventional weapon being throwing acorns is alright however it's basically a bouncy bullet. The collision detection is inconsistent with a player's expectations sometimes and the lumberjacks don't seem to do anything once they get to the tree.

ZQMony says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 5:28am

Nice game, but there isn't much skill involved.

spin-down says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 7:44pm

The graphics had a charm to them, even if they were place holders, and the music was good. The arching nut attack was also nice and I liked the way they bounced off to the foreground/background. I know you ran out of time but it would have really benefited from a simple lose/restart when your tree is cut down.

Langouste says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 4:45pm

Super Game! I love it ;) Thanks

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