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

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Budget LARP

by Finn - Compo Entry

You play as a child who is in a LARP war with the rest of the children around town. Due to the budget restrictions of said children, you are all limited to cooking utensils and saucepans for your LARPing. You need to get out onto the street and show the kids who's boss!

Because of the way I've sloppily programmed this, there may be crashes/errors when you die. If that happens, please copy and paste the error report and I can fix it.

Made in GameMaker: Studio Standard. My first of what I hope to be many Ludum Dares! Thank you to Shaun Spalding for his tutorials and providing an entertaining stream!

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Ratings

Coolness53%
#303Humor3.21
#562Mood2.92
#620Audio2.54
#685Fun2.90
#752Theme3.11
#848Graphics2.54
#866Overall2.83
#931Innovation2.50

Comments

GTA LUDUM V says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:39am

Need permission

GTA LUDUM V says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:40am

I mean link need permission, change it please

Ilseroth says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:46pm

Beat em up concept is nice, balance could use some tuning, one time I got mobbed by a bunch of guys all at once, the next time I sat around for 30 seconds with nothing to attack.

Markus Becker says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:53pm

I believe a spoon and a fork are quite unconventional weapons. The LARP-Mechanics are working, even though you can lose very easily. I like the design of the menus and backgrounds, but the character art maybe needed some more time.

Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:57pm

A surprisingly fun little game, and an excellent explanation for the theme! I'm not clear on whether level refers to my character's level or the level I'm on though.

Nysten says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:10pm

Norton hates Game Maker again, but disabled it to play. The game was fun and very hard. It could use some tuning on the spawning, but it was playable. Very nice background story.

Leandrus says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:38pm

Cool little game. Funny weapons hahahaha :D
Thanks for sharing.

benmcnelly says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:26pm

I love the idea!

PEBKAC says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:31pm

Great graphics. Controls felt like they needed a little more attention though.

mokujin says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:41pm

really hard game

Horsed says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 11:43am

The game didn't crash on me :-) You even implemented a character selection. Cool!

BroCade says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 11:27am

Nice little smashem up, lmao on the concept of budget larping. welldone

Apr 24, 2015 @ 4:01pm

Nice beat em up concept with good explanation of the theme. I seemed to have an issue though where my weapons kept running out pretty quickly and then I couldn't attack any longer.

Lo-X says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 10:44am

Nice game with nice weapons. Graphics aren't bad at all. Good job!

Apr 27, 2015 @ 10:49am

Great idea. Smooth game, challenging :)

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