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

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Armory of W.A.T.

by dallonf - Compo Entry

You have successfully infiltrated the secret testing facility of the mysterious corporation known as "Weapons and Advanced Technology" - W.A.T. for short. But you've triggered their automated security systems! As the armed drones close in on you, you reach for the closest experimental weapon you can find. And... wait, what IS that thing? Who thought this would be useful!?

My interpretation of this theme for this Dare was to give the player a collection of weird, impractical, and somewhat dangerous weapons. I think it worked out pretty well! The stick figure art style doesn't look nearly as bad as I feared, either!

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Ratings

Coolness53%
#75Theme4.04
#121Fun3.71
#125Humor3.68
#411Overall3.32
#486Innovation3.19
#620Audio2.54
#672Mood2.78
#868Graphics2.50

Comments

Newt_ says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 9:44pm

Ton of fun, loved the different weapons. Fantastic job!

LukeZaz says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:07am

Definitely fun. Only really ended up using the second weapon.

Cheshyr says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 2:56pm

hehe, weapon 2 is so overpowered. fun, silly game. nice work!

terrykim426 says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 2:57pm

I'm like WTF right after my first shot. Its funny XD

SmilingCat says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 2:59pm

Pretty fun and interesting. At first I thought the aiming was not working right, but then I figured it out. Great job!

Apr 22, 2015 @ 3:01pm

Nothing new, but certainly worth the time to play with the odd weapons. Areas you might want to improve in are the graphics, which allude ignobly to a 2001 flash-era game, and the music, which sources itself straight out of a NES console. Other than that, good job!

edve98 says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 3:20pm

Really nice weapons! But the 2nd is a bit too OP...

HuvaaKoodia says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 4:06pm

The second weapon is hilarious, but other than that it's a standard 2D shooter and as such I have very little to add.

You could continue developing this into any direction. I guess that's a positive.

Somnium says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 6:03pm

Funny game! This might be the first platformer I've played, where my weapons were almost as dangerous to myself as to my enemies :-)
A bit of variety in the enemies, to match the variety in the weapons, would have made the game even better, I think.

bentglasstube says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 12:58am

Very confused until I realized what the first weapon was doing. Definitely unconventional. Could have used some more variety to keep it interesting but it was still a fun game for a short time. Weapon three was my favorite.

RoryD says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 1:01am

Weird. Fun. Weapon 2 is the best. Not sure what weapon 3 was doing exactly. You set the tone really well with weapon 1. Good job!

Apr 23, 2015 @ 1:01am

WebGL version crashed at the first enemy. I've bookmarked this and will check back in a week or so to give it another shot, looks really cool though!

dallonf says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 1:06am

Hi GenericTeamName - the WebGL thing is really early in development on Unity's side. If you're having any troubles at all with that, I'd recommend downloading the game.

roving-stone says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 1:07am

Graphics were very simple, but the gameplay was surprisingly fun! The second and third weapons are a ton of fun to use.

DugelStudios says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 1:57am

Loved the game, very similar to mine. A suggestion would be to have space bar as an option to jump, because some people prefer to use it over w. (I should not be talking, i only had space bar to jump in my game) I also feel that double jumping would add a lot more to the game. the character movement had a little bit to much momentum for my tastse.

i liked the weapons alot though, very unique.

ianburnette says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 1:21am

Oh, a gun that fires guns! Oh, I can fire it a lot all at once! Haha, I'll just do that and win easily!
...
Oh, right. Guns fire bullets.
[dies]

TeamQuadratic says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 11:46pm

Such a silly, but fun game! I agree with the others, weapon 2 was too good, although I love the concept of a gun that fires guns that fire bullets!

Enneract says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 2:27am

Heh, that was pretty fun, like others commenting I loved the 2nd weapon :) Having even more crazy weapons in the game would have been awesome. Nice use of the theme though.

ccglp says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 12:34pm

2nd weapon is op as fuck, good work xDD

MaesK says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 1:21pm

Really fun, nice work! :D The guns-shooting gun is awesome, it even hurts you as well, excellent. Oh, and the first weapon is so weeeeird, hahaha.

Apr 30, 2015 @ 3:23pm

A gun that shoots other guns deserves a 5/5 for humour, it definitely made me laugh. Conclusion: Ridiculous, in a good way.

phaze0 says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 1:12am

More games need guns that shoot guns.

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