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

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An Unconventional Weapon

by Rulrite - Compo Entry

Turn the quiet, sleepy town of Boringsville upside-down with your 'unconventional weapon'! Watch the world transform as you introduce laughter and merriment.

--- Instructions ---

Use the mouse to aim, and left-click to fire. You can scroll by moving your cursor to the edge of the window.

Rack up a combo (don't miss) for a higher score. You get extra points when a person reaches maximum happiness!


Apoologies for the lack of SFX and music; I'm not a sound-guy!

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Kitch says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:05am

That was really cute, and uplifting, the depressing :)

Really good job. Artwork is terrific, and really liked the transitions. Would have liked to see (uh... hear) a little background melody going through the same transition... but I completely understand.


Iak says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 12:33pm


yeah. Very nice game. I love how the scene changes with peoples collective mood.

benmcnelly says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:28pm

Fun enforcer checking in... good work, tight graphics, interesting theme. Boom.

furriKira says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:33pm

It was short yet, fun. The story in then thooooo D:
I really like the transition, nice graphics as well~!

Hyoga-3D says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:06pm

haha very nice, from a lot of sadness to a lot of fun :)
Graphics are nice.

Manou says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 9:23pm


Ossi says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 9:26pm

The graphics are amazing and the use of the theme is very good! I really like the audio bits when the people turned happy. The story bit at the end was pretty funny and unexpected haha! Good job!

pikmin4000 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 9:48pm

I was expecting the audio to be worse, haha! I like how there's no penalty to missing, matches the mood of spread of the happiness carelessly. You should though work on gameplay variety or make it even shorter. The story at the end is what made the game imo

sugarbyte says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:00am

I'm sorry, I can't play this, Linux and Web only.

kyyrma says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:52pm

The visuals are really the high point of this game, but the mechanics are absolutely solid and serviceable as well. Nothing wrong with the audio either, although maybe some music would have been a cherry on the cake. Cool entry!

huminaboz says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:55pm

"Ooooohhh :D "

alpha_rat says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 10:41am

Nice story and graphics, even if the gameplay lacks a bit!

dylanigan says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 10:41am

I really liked this game, thanks for the part at the end. >:( Good job. For sound effects and music try out things like SFXR, Autotracker, and abundant-music. These allow you to make easy sound effects for songs.Loved the art, keep it up!

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

Final words is awesome. You're not saving them, just killing with delayed weapon. Great.

fleegle2000 says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 11:20pm

Nice concept, graphics are great. I did find that the background changed a little too quickly into happy land. It would have been nice to see a more gradual change, maybe localized around the player to encourage exploration. Overall a great entry!

seankimdesign says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 11:43pm

Ouch, I did not see that coming. Great fun entry. I liked how satisfying it felt to convert the gloomies into happies. Seeing the background change with every pedestrian was also very fun. Great job!

joe40001 says ...
May 3, 2015 @ 5:00am

Even though this game feels slightly unpolished, I don't know why but I really love it.

Great humor, great art, great idea, fun to watch it transition. Takes exactly the right amount of time to transition. Really great game all around. Lots of 5/5's from me.

panurge says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 6:46pm

Okay, that was great! Put a big smile on my face that even the ending couldn't wipe off. Great mood and style, a really enjoyable experience!

ohsqueezy says ...
May 11, 2015 @ 12:21am

Really enjoyed the details you put into the graphics, and the concept is fun. I like watching the town transform. More details to change or new maps would be awesome.

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