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

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Weapon Against Oblivion

by frnknstn - Compo Entry

The people of the universe cried out in anguish. Their universe was dying, the cold god Oblivion had taken hold. As the last suns were dying out, and all heat was slowly being devoured, the people prayed for a WEAPON to fight back. They prayed to the one god they needed most, The eldest god, who they had almost forgotten.

When the sun rose the next day, it was with purpose. The sun god, incarnated is his most pure form, came to beat back Oblivion.


Zip file containing a Windows executable is available. Let me know if you have any issues with it.

For all platforms, you should be able to run from the Python source. The instructions are in the zip file, or you can get it via Git (branch ludum_dare):

Game is tested on Windows and Linux.

Downloads and Links




fabsenet says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:24pm

the sad truth is, your picture looks promising but you are requiring me to install stuff? ... did not run it but did not vote either to be fair

Shared says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:39pm

Having to install prereqs is kinda annoying.

DKoding says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:40pm

Hmmm, where's the game?

frnknstn says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:15pm

Python / Pygame are shipped with almost every desktop Linux disto. For Windows users, I will try to get an all-in-one executable version up soon.

Cosmologicon says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:26am

Ubuntu instructions:

sudo apt-get install git python-pygame
git clone
cd ld32_an_unconventional_weapon

Despite the simple graphics, this game did a great job setting the mood with the story and audio. It's a lot more atmospheric than I expected from the screenshot. The gameplay is pretty simple and slow, and it doesn't seem like there's really any strategy. I played to about 1.9 million souls, but Oblivion had over 4 million so there didn't seem like much of a point anymore.

frnknstn says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 8:26pm

I have uploaded a Windows executable in a zip file. Let me know if you have any issues with it.

Apr 23, 2015 @ 9:20pm

Nice game, but requires a bit more challenge :).

TheMeorch says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 9:58pm

The spinning movement controls feel fantastic. The audio really sets a cool mood, too. I think the moment to moment gameplay could use more variety, but this is a really cool game as it. Nice job!

Os_Reboot says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 12:30am

Very nice game, loved the audio and visuals. Might be nice to have the sun to change colors as it ages, and perhaps some more audio feedback for in-game events. Overall great job!

PanKamil says ...
May 5, 2015 @ 2:48pm

"Oblivion always wins". This game provokes feelings i didn't expect at a game jam ;_;


jk5000 says ...
May 8, 2015 @ 2:44pm

Without music this game would have been bad. But the music brings you into the right mood.

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