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

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Malicious Design

by MHaton - Compo Entry

My first entry, a mixture of mazing and dodging through the works of a malicious designer, who may or may not be the result of me trying to make this at 4am.

The player's projectiles travel horizontally, affecting nothing except the blue blocks. When they impact, they create a red projectile firing back at the player which can destroy blocks, enemies and the boss. Spoilers. Just in case that's not unconventional enough, the boss has a hidden unconventional weapon too.

Hits from your own weapon and the weapons of turrets make the screen darker, which in turn makes it harder to dodge the walls. Which is harder than it sounds. Much harder.

Sadly the game is far shorter than intended, but oh well, I made a thing!

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scorched says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:50pm

I don't like that it's packed in an installer rather than simple *.zip. Thought at first it's some joke, and the game is malicious software (the title is scary) :D

MHaton says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 9:57pm

Yeah, sorry about that, it actually ran as just an executable with no install, but Avast decided to FREAK out, and assumed it'd do the same on other peoples' machines :(

May 2, 2015 @ 2:51pm

I feel like I got a malware Chrome Extensions on after this ish.

istoicheva says ...
May 2, 2015 @ 3:01pm

Works great for me. No viruses, for sure.
Though, I founnd it bloody hard! I am not the arcade type of person, but very clever mechanics.
P.S. Yey, for Boss!

Stending says ...
May 2, 2015 @ 4:14pm

Really really hard, but nice concept!

alyphen says ...
May 2, 2015 @ 5:55pm

Really interesting mechanic, resulting in quite the tricky game. The music was good, and with a few more mechanics and a graphical touch-up this could be something really interesting.

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