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

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The unconventional weapon trader

by Prowler - Compo Entry

First of all: This is more a toy than a game.

I made it within two hours and I hope it brings a smile upon your face.

The gameplay is easy!
Go to the website and select one of two options.

One option is to generate a special unconventional weapon for a target of your choice. Therefore, you have to provide the targets name (anything you like). In this "mode" the same string will yield the same weapon. Thus, you can reproduce the weapon names to share them with others.

The other mode will generate random weapon names to entertain you.

That's all!

As I've said, it's more a toy than a game.

Enjoy it and share your very own unconventional weapon with me if you like.

Have fun!

Downloads and Links




ALLCAPSON says ...
Apr 19, 2015 @ 9:52pm

I should have used this to come up with ideas for my game.

Muffin says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:14am

Produces some pretty silly things haha. The 3 way approach makes it more effective than most of the "X name generators" out there, but I lost interest after seeing the A-team deconstruct their van for the third time.

Horsed says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:28am

Thermo-nuclear weapon generator from hell. It gives me so many game ideas, that I had to force myself to quit. Pretty funny toy!



Horsed says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:32am

Thermo-nuclear weapon generator from hell. It gives me so many game ideas, that I had to force myself to quit. Pretty funny toy!

HeskHwis says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:28am

Great toy ! I like how the words add to the others, making a silly thing that's supposed to be a weapon.

dylanigan says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:10am

To avoid future conflicts with your mom, use this!
A black market magnetized uranium-bubblegum.

I LOLed.

joppiesaus says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:25am

Good for a good laugh! I am not sure how to rate it thought. I know how to tackle that problem. BRING IN: The last microscopic massacre-candybar!!!!!

Prowler says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:37am

In case of rating issues use my default: 5 points for everything :D. Thank you all for the comments. It's so much fun to read them. Please, keep on telling me what my trader has in stock for you!

ker0chan says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:49am

I really enjoyed using a "prototype of the high-speed javelin-videorecorder", thanks :P
Neat toy :)

Yamzho says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 12:02pm

Not really a game per se, but love it !

CodeNMore says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:03pm


Teesquared says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:03pm

Just what I needed - "A black market fearsome gattling-avocado" Oh I'm sooo hungry now.

benjih says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:04pm

As someone stated, I wished I had used this before I started my game. There's some pretty unconventional weapons out there, apparently.

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

I have a new love for these kinds of games, the silliness never ends! Great use of the theme and really funny, I love this! Fantastic!

zakchaos says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:46pm

Neat Random weapon generator!

kivano says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:33pm

Unconventional for sure! :)

rodobodolfo says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 10:52am

Awesome! I loled at the first name ahha

panurge says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 6:00pm

Justin Bieber better watch out for that crocodile...

I has a lot of fun with this. Thanks!

rantt says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 6:12pm

lol, too funny "The worlds first cold-blooded rifle-hotdog". Very entertaining, nicely done.

Prowler says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 6:27pm

@panurge ?!? I got "The worlds first stainless-steel-bladed artillery-chicken" for our little friend Justin?

thaaks says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 6:30pm

Although it's not a game I had some fun generating weapons to kill most of the things I could come up with :-)
Nice name generator and nice idea with the weapon shop on top of it.

Junber says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 8:34pm

To avoid future conflicts with Junber, use this!
The last steam-powered infiltrator-bubblegum
Comes with two packs of medical strips

okay... very nice "game"

daltostronic says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 12:55am

nice idea :D

Asado says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 2:38pm

The infamous homing iron-soda can to take a fat kid out... Anyway, I love that not just the weapon is unconventional, but the actual entry. I also think this is the best use of theme for a non-violent game. 11/10 -IGN

WeaselZone says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 3:04pm

I love weird generators like that :D

spin-down says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 3:34pm

Had a good laugh with this. With innovations like this you could easily have a long and messy career in weapons development. Nicely done!

badlydrawnrod says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 8:50pm

Where was this when I was hunting for ideas?

rzfmzn says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 8:59pm

I am using a cold-blooded electro-alpaca :P
indeed got a smile toying with your project :D
gratz :D

Prowler says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 9:14pm

@everyone Thank you all for your positive comments on my 2-hour-toy. Believe it or not, I really love to hear that you have fun using it since there's no better thing than making someone smile :D.

@badlydrawnrod, @benjih - Sorry ^^ I'll be faster next time. A friend moved into his new house and there were three birthday parties this weekend ;)

@spin-down - Thank you ;) Who knows? Maybe I AM an unconventional weapon designer? Do you think the media would report an incident with the worlds first chineese machinegun-rooster? ...

@WeaselZone - Me too :D

@Asado - Thank you so much :) I'd say, the fat kid will fall down quickly when the homing iron-soda can hits him on the run ;) I love my IGN score !!! :D

@daltostronic - Thanks!

@Junber - Yeah, like I mentioned in the comments it's more a toy than a game. I hope you had fun anyways.

@thaaks - Thank you! I'm pleased to hear that somebody used the weapon trader MULTIPLE times ;)

@rantt, @Teesquared - Thank you and good apetite!

@rodobodolfo - T'was a pleasure! ;)

@kivano, @ker0chan - Oh, did I mention that all of those weapons are corresponding to real weapons developed by the .|.aC#ebXCA.. agency? WTF?!? They found me!

@zakchaos - At your service :) You know that your name as a target yields "The worlds first thermo-nuclear gattling-octopus" right? Lucky guy!

@Ossi - Thank you for the compliment :) However, you do know what your nickname means in germany, right?

@CodeNMore, @Yamzho - THX! I only wished I've had more time to add more sentences.

Prowler says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 9:16pm

@rzfmzn - You're welcome. I got a smile, too. Throwing cats at suicide jumpers! ;)

yuigoto says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 12:58am

"The legendary italian switchblade-cupcake"? "A black market automatic scanner-banana"!? Hahaha...this is so much fun...XD...generating weapons is quite addictive...and this is bad, because I still have work to do! :P

talecrafter says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 7:03am

Awesome. There's some hot stuff on sale.
Could, of course, be more game, but I like the idea and the weapon it generates.

jordgubben says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 3:59pm

This game/toy/thing should be the theme of a future JAM. Make a game based on whatever you get when you put your studio name or internet nick as the target (that way you can not re-roll and cheat :D).

In my case that would be "The world-war-2nd semi-automatic thunder-kitten", with is a fascinating idea.

Apr 25, 2015 @ 6:38pm

It is an interesting idea. And it gave me a few laughs but unforternatly you get bored of it very quickly.

kirbytails7 says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 7:32am

"more a toy than a game"
Depends on your definition of a "game." ;)
It's fun. I smiled. Do keep in mind, and perhaps this is just the limited timeframe, that a game that is all text should probably not have grammatical errors, etc.

jakub.gemrot says ...
May 6, 2015 @ 7:50am

More toy than a game, but hilarious! Great job!

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