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

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Je Suis Charlie

by Paulozz - Jam Entry


We are Paul and Harriet. It's our first Ludum Dare, and for Harriet, it's a very first look into game development.
We had lots of fun during the week end!

As the theme was "an unconventional weapon". We chose a pen and few positive words as our weapons, and we made a small game to honor the memory of the journalists who died in the "Charlie Hebdo" terrorist attack in Paris earlier this year (and all the other victims of terrorism in the world).

Weblink is for the Unity Web Player version
X360 pad is recommended, but you can play with the keyboard (w and s to move, arrows to write a peaceful word).

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Lancelot Gao says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:00am

The rules are little bit complex for new players. An in game tutorial may help.

marccspro says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:42am

Yes ! Je suis Charlie ! Nice game ;)

Yamzho says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 12:22pm

Je suis Charlie ! Is there a category for the most politically engaged game ?

Notchy13 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 12:39pm

Very simple but funny game with some mind behind. The begin is a bit difficult to understand with to do.

chromebookbob says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:45pm

Great sound, good links to the theme.

elpaulo says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:45pm

Cool message. (BTW i heard pee pee pee !! instead of peace :-))

Lyxilion says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:46pm

I'm french and je suis Charlie too. Nice game :)

jordyadan says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:49pm

I think a tutorial would be nice

Newt_ says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 9:54pm

Interesting use of real life events. Maybe change some of the key bindings so that you don't fire words just by moving up or down?

sentendo says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:40pm

good mood, complex, it would be great to have a tutorial.

vortex says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:27pm

Good message, but you should only be able to shoot one shot at the time because it was easy to just mash all the buttons

abuzreq says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:39pm

it could help if the words were more slower at the beginning and then increased in speed .

philipp says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:04pm

Je Suis Charlie!

rojo says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 7:46am

Your game has a nice message to it. Using your voices for the music / sfx was charming. I got to 70, but I would say that a few more movement patterns for incoming words might be a way to add a welcome bit of variety to things. Nice work!

PapaCheech says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:07pm

Wow this was great! Awesome take on the theme and had great meaning too. Keep at at folks. -dan

oparisy says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 8:59pm

Nice Idea, cool voice acting ;)

Big Cow says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 10:59pm

nice idea!

6DownStudios says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 5:19am

Nice! The necessity to compensate for vertical motion when using Peace and Freedom makes it tricky but fun.
Good onya for honoring the memory of the victims.

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