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

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Lumber Jacques

by gelisam - Jam Entry

You are a lumberjack named Jacques who teams up with Ben the beaver to do what both of you do best: cut down a lot of trees. I wonder if the creatures of the forest are okay with that plan?


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2015-04-20 20:20 EDT
uploaded final version, with better bear animations, earlier-spawning power-ups, new sounds, and a few bugfixes.


2015-04-20 20:50 EDT
Android version. It's much harder with tilt controls!
Also, untested linux version.


2015-04-20 20:55 EDT
OS X version.


2015-04-24 11:00 EDT
One of Bruno's friends posted a Let's Play of the game:

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Sluce says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:51am

Loved the idea! However I wish you could throw that beaver or hit something with it!

Pierrec says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:38pm

Simple but good.
the dezoom at first is a bit weird.

TeamQuadratic says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 6:57pm

Kind of hard to play on Android, but still pretty fun. Definitely an unconventional weapon!

richiebranson says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 3:53am

had a good laugh...nice effort! Fell out of my chair at the first flaming bear that came at me. Good entry!

Apr 24, 2015 @ 3:55am

This whole game seems like a subtle metaphor for something but I'm too afraid to explore its conceptual overtones.

Would recommend.

Tatsu Studio says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 3:55am

Oh i liked the unconventional weapon, its fun and cute! >.<

OnlySlightly says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 4:13am

I loved the idea of using a beaver to chop down trees. It was pretty horrifying when I first saw a bear on fire.

Great game!

Apr 24, 2015 @ 4:13am

Really liked the idea and the way you put together. The first site of the bears made me start laughing.

Hambone says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 4:18am

This was game was super cool! I think you should continue with this!

lucentbeam says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 5:13am

I... don't know what to say!

sekaru says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 2:45pm

Had a lot of fun with this one. The frantic pace really gives it a lot of charm.

Tanser says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 4:59pm

Amazing idea, very well executed. Only that everything felt a bit at a fast peace fast-paced. Maybe make the character and the lovely bear a bit slower and thus give more time to the player and bonus from the maple cans?
The atmosphere was quite nice!

Apr 25, 2015 @ 5:07pm

Pretty cool game! The 'unconventional weapon' is pretty funny. Liked the randomly on-fire bears. Controls were decent and the graphics, while a bit simple, are clear and functional. Nice job!

davidB says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 5:12pm

44 trees cut. Nice animations, I don't understand why bears are burning.

plams says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 7:40pm

That was fun :) I gather the only thing you can do is run from the flaming bears?

chaosed0 says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 11:17pm

Controls could be better, but the game is cute and well made.

pikkpoiss says ...
May 2, 2015 @ 9:02pm

I found the idea to be on-theme and pretty funny. Why are the bears on fire? Kind of wish there were a little more strategy though.

jmborden says ...
May 3, 2015 @ 2:05am

I liked the music and found this to be a very humorous game.

Geckoo1337 says ...
May 11, 2015 @ 4:38am

I like aesthetic and listening this music in introduction. The gameplay seems to me a little bit basic, but it's good enough. However, the most important is that you have introduced here a real unconventional weapon - the beaver. Thumbs up ++

xandy says ...
May 11, 2015 @ 1:50pm

cool idea and finally another game with textures ;) the controls were good and cutting the trees is fun but the enemies were the weak point. some more information/feedback and maybe a way to fight them or something?

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