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

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Buffer Overbash

by sbot1101 - Compo Entry

Buffer Over~B:\\$H!@#$@#^DFG$%#*

Two computers.
Hit the other one with your keyboard until it explodes.
Charge up your buffer power to be able to shoot out keys and heal yourself by freeing up memory.

Currently only 2 player - no AI.
Press 'Y' to rematch on death. (or 'N' to return to menu)

Tools Used:
- Haxeflixel, Sublime & Cmder
- Aseprite
- Ogmo
- Sfxr
- Generated track from
- Audacity

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nightlord says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:07am

interesting idea, although i must admit i didn't quite get the buffer fill attack. i really liked the two computer sprites the most. congrats on finishing it

ironleonem says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:08am

Stellar game. I got to play around with the mechanics a bit, but I didn't have someone to play against, sadly. Still, a great effort. Thank you for sharing!

minnouu says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:09am

Unfortunately I don't have a second person to play it with right now, but the controls are really smooth, and hitting the opponent feels great. Excellent game

tomdeal says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:09am

Nice game :) Only one very minor complaint: The rematch text is not really visible after a match because of the buffer overflow

Junber says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:09am

Fun game. I liked how the charging worked. Just the controls were a bit strange (just stange not really bad)

GTA LUDUM V says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:22am

fun game~! apparently it starts to lag when the screen is full of words..

PapyPilgrim says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 12:15pm

Yeah, multiplayer! It's pretty dynamic and fun to play, even if the charge/shoot was too impractical to use.
Too bad there isn't a way to quickly restart the game. Also it got laggy after a while.
Good job overall, nice merge of variousflixel showcases

Lyxilion says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:45pm

Good idea, I had to play alone but I think that it's very funy with someone.

CryoGenesis says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:29pm

Great game. Has a really nice 'feel' to it. Good job!

hercludes says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:25pm

Pretty good 1v1 platformer fighter. I'll have to try playing it with a friend sometime in the future. It looks like a ton of fun and I love the idea of bashing keyboards over little dudes.

oranebeast says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:32am

Clever idea and nice sprites. Music was also good.

sbot1101 says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 1:08pm

Thanks to everyone for playing and for your feedback! I would have loved to have spent more time refining the gameplay mechanics, but you do what you can in 48 hours :)

nopogo says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 1:13pm

Cool idea. really loved the fact it recorded every keystroke. missed a play again button though

gillyadrien says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 5:46am

Very fun game, thanks for sharing!
Great work!

grifdail says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 8:52am

I think the players have probably too much health

Jokerbomb says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 2:04am

Really neat game and I like how you used the theme a lot. I really liked the keystrokes filling in the background. The eventual lag was my only real complaint.

kabutakogames says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 4:10am

Sweet little game - would've been cool if there was some more effects to just mashing the keyboard wildly

Nkoo says ...
May 3, 2015 @ 12:39pm

Awesome! Had some real fun playing it, the super mashing loading seemed at first really dull, but when in the game flow , adds a lot of tension and speed to the game, love it !

ajopart says ...
May 11, 2015 @ 3:53am

Nice job !

yuigoto says ...
May 11, 2015 @ 3:56am

Pretty interesting and nice! Loved how every keystroke gets printed on screen behind the stage! :3

Gameplay feels pretty solid, the graphics are really nice and audio/ost is just lovely!

Nice entry!

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