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

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The Magical Piano Flute

by lanza - Compo Entry

In this game you play as Michael, a man who receives a magical flute that summons falling pianos to fight the shadows.

Edit 20/4/15: Small bug fix: background images weren't displaying correctly on older versions of chrome. Now they still aren't, but they're a little better.

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Lukbebalduke says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 12:17am

I simply LOVED it !!! So funny! Nice graphics and awesome ideia!

texdata says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:33pm

piano killer ! awesome !

jhell says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:39pm

Well-made, neat graphics, cool audio, strange idea x)

ccglp says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:41pm

I loved this. The main character was in many comics, killing people (joking)

A game where you kill with a Piano is huge.

Yvanor says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:34pm

Good game ! ^^ Dynamic and funny, well done ! :)

pavel_insight says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:36pm

A lot of fun here, nice music and graphics!

fserb says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:37pm

so much fun :)

DesignerNap says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:40pm

Excellent. Writing, humor, tone, gameplay. Love it. Great work

TheMessiah says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:41pm

Wish I could kill the people who didn't believe me :( Other than that, good game, really liked the music.

Borkleby says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:57pm

It was too hard, couldn't get past the third level, but HILARIOUS!!

cgmorton says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:27pm

What I like about this is how smoothly everything responds. I love the feeling of dropping six, seven pianos all at once. When fighting with shadows I feel just the right amount of chaos and control. The game has great atmosphere and is a joy to play.

Some thoughts:
I'm not entirely on board with the pianos spawning with your momentum. The first time that happened, and really every subsequent time as well, it didn't feel like that was what -should- have happened. Like, when I summon a piano, I expect it to drop straight down, you know?

I also felt like the platforming was just a little slippery. With all the small platforms I need to land on, I found myself missing or slipping off more than I think I deserved.

Anyway, great game!

khahem says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:09pm

Very original idea, fun to play, the pianos with momentum are surprising but an interesting mechanic to play with. Good job !

cgriff says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:36pm

Brilliant - you can't beat the very first time you use the flute, whilst stood perfectly still. The sound effect nails it!

Nilq says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:03pm

This game is so perfect! I love it!

atrodo says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:05pm

Loved this! It was wonderful. A little difficult because the pianos appeared to inherit my velocity, but I had a lot of fun playing it.

Apr 20, 2015 @ 9:26pm

Awesome game! Very polished, lots of solid gameplay, and it definitely fit the theme. Great job!

hellforge says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:44am

Best idea ever! We really love the idea to crush everything with a freaking piano! Even our selfs. But hey thats life ;) Very cool game!

Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:53pm

Good graphics, nice audio. Loved the idea, UNEXPECTED PIANO. LoL.

Nikteddy92 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:57pm

Woaaah! This idea is great! Well done!

Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:02pm

Really nice idea. Loved the piano mechanic even though it was pretty damn hard at first. I got stuck around level 3 because I couldn't get pianos through the hole because one was stuck there.

Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:31pm

Awesome game! Very funny. :)

daltostronic says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:34pm

I LOVE THAT GAME! :D Awesome idea :D

Apr 21, 2015 @ 9:11pm

Other DiningPhilosopher here, the game crashed on me during the (final?) boss when they pushed me out on the right side :'( Otherwise extremely nice (and hard!). I couldn't stop laughing about the piano summoning. I half-expected the game to end on the first screen, that would have been even funnier :P

Shugor says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 9:54pm

This was probably one of the best interpretations or the theme I've seen so far. It's amazing how many different things you can do with falling pianos, and the levels take advantage of that very well. Something I noticed is that if you run off of a platform (or piano) without jumping, you keep the ability to jump once in midair. This is probably a bug, but it makes for some really cool alternative ways to complete levels (like the one right after the city). The only real complaint I can think of is that as someone else mentioned, the pianos being created with your momentum feels a little strange. Excellent job overall~

Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:44pm

I literally laughed out loud the first time a piano came out of the sky and crushed me. I honestly don't know what I was expecting.

Mouch says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 6:53pm

I LOVE the idea of crushing people with pianos. Nice graphics and hard to play(positive :D).

reiknight says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 2:00pm

I was destroyed by a piano falling from the sky ... 5/5

TailyILoveYou says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 2:09pm

Really well done, and a surprisingly long game!

dos says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 7:39pm

Fun! Gets really tough at the city. Great unconventional weapon :)

jwin says ...
May 3, 2015 @ 7:24pm

Loved it! Smashing yourself with a piano right at the beginning is both hilarious and a great way to explain the mechanics of the game.

Miziziziz says ...
May 8, 2015 @ 7:53pm

Great Entry!
good use of the theme and great music.
I had some bugs with respawn in the first level, but after that it was fine.
Also, I found it extremely annoying how the piano would 'follow' you when you drop it

May 9, 2015 @ 2:27am

Ha ha awesome! You were able to do quite a lot more than I was able to. Pianos are much more useful than I could imagine ;)

MonoS says ...
May 9, 2015 @ 12:38pm

I loled pretty hard playing this game.

Really polished game, probably i'll rethink how the pianos fall from the sky because giving them some momentum gave me some problem in some puzzle.

Nice music and sfx.

Got stuck in the second level of the city so i didn't finished the game.

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