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

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Captain BearBeard

by Yoon - Jam Entry

2017 Edit :
- The game now runs at 60 FPS instead of 30.
- The BG Music has been replaced, for license reasons :
"Fiddles McGinty" Kevin MacLeod (
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
It used to be "Treasure Cove" by Antti Martikainen.

Orginal post :

We are NOT the authors of ANY of the audio present in the game.
All of the sounds are taken from

~~ The Tale of Captain BearBeard ~~

Captain Bearbeard is a peaceful pirate bear in an eternal quest for honey.
Today he boards a pirate ship again. As always, the pirates are afraid of him and are willing to fight to death.

And as always, he bounces on his belly to stun them until he gets the honey pot he craves for.


This game is plain ActionScript 3 with no boilerplate or external library.
We learned it on the fly, by the way.
We used FlashDevelop, the latest Flex SDK, Photoshop CS6 and GIMP.

-- BUGS, ETC --
-> On Firefox, it was impossible to win the game. Now it seems to work again. Weird magic going on.
-> The small guys in dark red were supposed to be cookers throwing knifes at you. Their code is ready but since it doesn't work for some reason I just left them behind.
-> We tried to make our own music with LMMS, but we got unexpected problems we should have fixed way before. Too bad, but we won't miss it next time !
-> Some hitboxes are a bit messed up, but for the sake of honesty I won't fix them.

We did our best and hope you have some fun playing ! We'd love to hear your feedback.

Downloads and Links




Jon Reid says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:22pm

I really liked this entry! I would say it could use one extra thing, a SFX when you are hurt, otherwise a great entry! really good :)

conno1234 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:11pm

Best jam game yet! Nice job! The bear was hilarious

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

I get that I'm playing a bear, but why is he so bouncy? Is he the unholy offspring of Tigger and Pooh?

Short, sweet and fun!

luizgama says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:09pm

haha that was fun! I love the down arrow mechanic, it was really intuitive and rewarding when it worked :)

Karai17 says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 7:11am

I was hoping for a pirate with a bear for a beard. :(

Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:12pm

Funny game!

zwartraider says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 6:06pm

A bear pirate alone is awesome already! The bounce mechanic is pretty cool, but tricky to master! The music is nice and the visuals crisp, overall a very good entry!

Apr 23, 2015 @ 8:14am

Cute bear sprite! The gameplay is unexpectedly intense though, with both character and enemy movement faster than I would have expected. I don't know why I'm crushing enemies with a bear bounce but I'm having a good time.

Scripturus says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 12:23pm

That's very funny, and rather hard, actually! Love it!

DeadFragment says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 12:32pm

It's strangely satisfying jumping up high and squashing all those pirates in one go! Really fun game mechanic and the art style is nice! Definitely an idea with lots of potential


sebasRez says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 5:47pm

This is an excellent idea for the theme 5/5. Graphics work for the entry, the only problem is that while you are on the ground you have absolutely no defense until you bounce up again. Maybe if you had a bop button that knocks them back with your belly as some sort of defense.

muromets says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 8:37pm

it was fun, bouncing up and down, really satisfactory :D

spin-down says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 8:57pm

That's one satisfying attack Bearbeard has! You may not have made the audio but you still chose it and it adds to the game alot. Great fun!

Rose says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 9:26pm

Cute and fun! The UI looks great. If you work on it more, I think it would be great to give the rest of the graphics that level of detail.

Druid says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 9:46pm

What a cute game! BearBeard and quest for the Honey :D Nice. I liked whole gameplay, it was pretty fun.

ztiromoritz says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 12:05pm

Bounce bounce. Very great job.

Zeriver says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 11:31am

Pretty sweet game (see what i did there?). Nice music choice, it sets the right tone to the game. From gameplay standpoint it's fine but game could be a bit longer and more challenging, nonetheless it was fun to play.

drludos says ...
May 3, 2015 @ 2:46pm

Excellent idea, I love the bouncing belly weapon concept! :)
The game is quite beautiful too (I like the cartoony style), and very very fun to play (but challenging)

One suggestion: maybe it would make the game easier to play if when pressing "down" the bear would stop bouncing immediately - I was hit a lot of time because I wasn't jumping high enough, and pressing "down", waiting for the bear to reach the ground, then "up" again was too much to do before getting hit by the enemies (or maybe you should slow down the enemies a bit?)

Anyway, great work, I enjoyed your entry a lot! :)

Demy says ...
May 11, 2015 @ 12:06pm

Ahaha, the way he runs is so cute and fun! Very nice game and awesome music.
I really like when Ludum Dare games have the end.
The captain Bearbeard is adorable.

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