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

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An Alien Sniper

by PaulJs - Compo Entry

It's a story about a man who kill alien with a big weapon in his spacecraft, but this weapon has a soul.
Make with processing.
This is my first Ludum Dare. I have not had time to add sound effects and music loops.
I have use my smartphone and Photofiltre for photographs.
I'm french and my english isn't really great, sorry if i made mistakes.

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TheLion says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:57am

Bien joué Charlie :)

HeskHwis says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:29pm

Ça devient franchement coton au bout d'un moment... J'aime bien l'intro et le "IT CRU BECAUSE IT IS SAD" :D
Et les photos sont bien amusantes.

Jakob37 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:49pm

I enjoyed this! The smoke effect was nice, and I really got into trying to shoot that alien for a while.. Sound would have been nice, but in 48h you can't have it all. Nice job :)

Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:53pm

Nifty game! Definitely has a lot of potential for expanding. It was fun trying to anticipate enemy movements when you couldn't quite see them. Good work!

Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:54pm

Fun concept! I found it very hard but I might just be bad haha. The graphics are nice and fit well for the game.

Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:02pm

Very stylish and atmospheric. I like the smoke and the photographs.

celisoft says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:05pm

L'histoire est bonne et colle parfaitement au thème mais le jeu est très difficile dès le début, c'est dommage.

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

I had trouble with this one... After successfully sniping about three aliens, the framerate when targetting dropped to about 1fps. At this speed, the alien moved roughly its body length per frame, which - combined with the input lag - made it very difficult to hit. Swapping from Chrome to Firefox didn't make any difference.

It looks like this game's got lots of potential... shame my PC didn't like it. :(

PaulJs says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:10pm

@PTSnoop It's the gameplay of my game, each successful shot the frameRate is divided by 2. Sorry if that was not clear enough.

thumbgarden says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:31pm

Fun sniper game.

ALobker says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:51pm

I also thought the framerate was a bug, but I guess it's an added challenge.

By the way: Sound effects can be created in 2 minutes if you make some funny noises into a microphone.

PaulJs says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 9:00pm

@ALobker I created sound effects with Audacity but I use Processing Js and it's pretty hard with him to added sound or sound effet, I have try to add music but the loop didn't work ! In truth I just do not know how it works.
I hope there is no clear explanation for the frame rate will not penalize me ! :(
I'm sorry fot that ! But thanks for playing and comment !

PaulJs says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 9:01pm

Oh and the framerate isn't in the Endless mode which has accelerated ship instead.

Fanttum says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:54pm

An interesting idea, but hard to play. That smoke is like impossible to see in.

Jajo says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:13pm

I have to say, this was hilarious, but needed more sound.

rzfmzn says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:14pm

good job :)

grillaface says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:15pm

Love the graphics and the music is good. I had a hell of a time hitting anything though, and really missed a good firing sound. Good job!

bentglasstube says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:16pm

Interesting concept. The smoke makes it nearly impossible to shoot even before the drinks start kicking in. It also got really choppy after a while

bitdecaygames says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:00pm

The gameplay was pretty limited. And I'm not sure that it really had much to do with the theme. I like sniper games. So there's that at least...

ajopart says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:00pm

well done

someone says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:14pm

Interesting concept. The frame rate thing did feel like a bug. There are probably better ways to increase the difficulty.
Also I don't seem to be able to select anything other than story mode.

PaulJs says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:17pm

The other two modes are unlocked after finishing the story mode.

Tipyx says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 6:03am

Hum, pretty interresting, but more sfx are welcomed :)

rd127p77 says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 8:51pm

It is pretty good in terms of your first Ludum Dare entry. I would have made the width of the window larger and the height smaller for smaller monitors I had trouble playing it.

PaulJs says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 10:50pm

Sorry for that, I would look for the next Ludum Dare, thank you.

Grouflon says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 11:50am

I don't think it's really in the theme, it's basically a sniper unless I missed something, but the game overall was fun, and I liked the idea behind it, i had a good time playing it :)

TeamCalcium says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 11:52am

Text is cut off a bit in the web version. Still brought some enjoyment.

Coban31 says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 9:34pm

Pas mal du tout même si c'est pas évident à prendre en main !

lucentbeam says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 3:08am

Very weird, and definitely original.

syncxzoz says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 4:31am

that smoke makes it hard to play.. but i love the story

01101101 says ...
May 9, 2015 @ 2:11pm

Great Ambiance ! Sweet music and polidhed graphics ! It's a great stroy game but how does it fit into the theme ?

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