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

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by Wow - Compo Entry

Atled is a television with the ability to speed up time.

Just a game exploring a simple mechanic, the player character can shoot a ball out of his face that speeds up any object it touches.

Graphics done in Grafx2, music and sound effects in Reason, a few sounds were processed from samples originally by BoyInABand. Engine is love2d using the AnAl library by Bartbes for animations.

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Os_Reboot says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:49am

Interesting concept

LTPATS says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:49am

This is a really cool concept, even though there wasn't a lot of other gameplay it was still pretty fun just to mess around. The music and art did a good job at setting the atmosphere. I'd love to see more levels added to this, great work!

Wow says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:20pm

LTPATS, did you make it to the end? I wasnt sure if I made it obvious enough that there was an end but there is. I'm thinking about mentioning it in the description, but I like for people to go in blind and see how the game stands on its own.

Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:23pm

[SOLUTION SPOILERS] It was not very clear what the objective was, since the robots (?) never demonstrated that they can move things. I only guessed the globe had something to do with it because there were a lack of other things to interact with. Also, the platforms that could be sped up were moving so slow initially that deciphering what I can and can't manipulate was a matter of trial and error, which given how slowly your shot recharged (for no apparent reason?) was very frustrating. The fact I needed to shoot the enemy to defeat it didn't make a lot of sense, since the shot was described as speeding up an object, and the robot was already fast approaching and killed me on touch. I could jump, but I didn't see a reason to do so, since there wasn't anything to jump over. The ending transition was so slow I thought the game bugged out.

Wow says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:09am

Thanks constrictor! I'll be doing something more clear next time and I still need a lot of practice, so thanks very much for giving me such a detailed description of your experience!

Garris says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:17am

The idea was a good one. There is a pretty significant problem with clarity though. Music was nice though.

Apr 22, 2015 @ 5:48pm

Nice concept. A bit confusing at first, but all in all fun and interesting.

josefnpat says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 1:41am

Nice start! I was able to kill the tripods, but I'm not sure what to do with the planets, or the moving bars.

KaiseanGames says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 4:34am

Did I just make the Earth spin too fast? :)

Nice job!

jprogman says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 10:01pm

I like how you can interact with some things and get them going. Making the globe spin insanely fast made me chuckle a bit.

The game's idea is neat, but the window size is too huuuge for my screen to handle. :/

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