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

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Good Grandpa Simulator

by eddynardo - Jam Entry

Help Grandpa lower his blood pressure and avoid stroke.

Aware Childrens!!!Grandpa is alergic to them!!

Music,sfx,textures,3d models and code created from scratch by 2 people

Controlls: "Arow keys" to move and jump, "Q" to attack

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nassi says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:18pm

I guess the name doesn't mean that the grandpa is good but that the simulator is good :P. That was one mean grandpa after all. The levels were pretty straightforward and quick so I think at least a few more complex levels involving the candy and flying would've been nice. Good job for a jam game though.

ntragas says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:51pm

Really liked the idea.Loved how grandpa helped the kid after all.The last level was amazing.Good graphics for a jam.I agree that more complex levels would 've been nice!

Jacksendary says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:20pm

One of the better I've encountered, really great design, and the theme taken in an other way really great game :)

ss64games says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:43pm

Dang, this one made me laugh harder than any other so far. The third and fourth levels especially were amazing twists on the beginning. I feel that the heart rate mechanic could be improved if when you stop it would recover exponentially faster instead of linearly (maybe use a Lerp?). That way the player doesn't have to spend their time standing around and can get back to playing more quickly; it's enough for them to recognize they need to pause what they are doing.

j_peeba says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:53pm

I'm kinda torn on this one since I usually appreciate quick and precise character controls on sidescrollers but having those would hardly fit the idea of this game, so I'll cut you some slack there :)

Other than that, it's a very funny game with pretty decent graphics and sound. Good job!

TeamCalcium says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:55pm

Fun Game, nice unconventional Weapon, cool music.

Dege says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:49pm

Great Job! The heart thing is really nice!

scorched says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:40pm

Funny and odd

Cstudios says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 9:09pm

The heart rate monitor is awesome. First i thought i am losing health, but i was just calming down. Great idea!

strong99 says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:02am

Worst grandpa ever! How's he able to jump like that with his heart! :o Too funny, enjoyed the easy gameplay

Apr 22, 2015 @ 6:37pm

I liked the progression and how you introduced new actions each level. The kid sound was silly. Maybe you don't have to restart the song every time the level starts, that got a bit annoying. Clever use of the theme and good work on all the models and texturing. Also...jetpack grandpa was AWESOME

Hambone says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 6:39pm

This was awesome! Very funny!!

hrd_games says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 6:49pm

I loved the idea of this game. The kid pushing, the jetpack zimmer frame, the candy throwing, the heart rate monitor. Great. If the heart could just chill out a little faster...

reiknight says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 7:49pm

NOOOOO!! GRANDPAA!!!! crazy and funny idea

The4thCircle says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 1:42pm

Enjoyed the game, liked the humour. The heart rate mechanic was quite clever.

music got a bit repetitive but aside from that I could easily have played more of this.

Apr 23, 2015 @ 2:15pm

It's not bad. The graphics could be better though and the music is so compressed and repetitive that it's annoying.
the controls could be better, but they kinda work

nov1kk says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 9:53pm

The original idea is great, and the blood pressure thing is cool, but i found the game a little frustrating. The music just pierces my head, and the controls result a little frustrating. I didn't enjoy it, but I'm sure that with more time you'd do a very fun game!

goblin says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 1:49pm

The game is not bad, the idea is good but I can only hit a child and ends? Visit my game, please.
pasate my game and vote.

Zeriver says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 7:32pm

Creative idea and decent execution.

Mantlair says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 10:48pm

Nice music! Nice models! Nice Grandpa! Concept is good but really it needs some levels. Beside that really nice entry.

evilseanbot says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 12:03am

I thought the platforming was a bit overly finicky. Otherwise the concept and execution are amusing.

Enneract says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 12:52pm

Nice work! Maybe there was and I missed it, but it would be nice to be able to restart the level with a key-press. It was annoying have to switch to my mouse to restart the level after dying. Only a minor issue though. Overall cool game :)

PlasmaErnst says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 10:50pm

I like that you have to watch your blood pressure. Odd game, ha!

chromebookbob says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 4:41pm

Great concept, the music is hella annoying

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