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

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Vintage Defense

by mikeureko - Jam Entry

This is my second "finished" game, and first time entering Ludum Dare. It was really fun to make! Because of the time constraint, I had to throw in some things last-minute (smoke opacity is a bit weird, cooldown bar appears below some objects, didn't get to implement a health display, etc.), but I think I did pretty well for a first game jam. I created everything within the 72-hour time period except for the background music, which I made just a few weeks ago, and the font I used for the text, which is freely licensed for personal and corporate use (


Left-Click: Shoot Record
Right-Click: Shoot Explosive Tape
WASD: Move Around
F11: Toggle Fullscreen
R: Restart
Escape: Quit

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TeamCalcium says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 11:07am

Solid entry!

Hambone says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 10:03pm

Wow! Impressive. Nice difficulty increase.

peterfsat says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 10:05pm

Maybe it's just me, but I didn't like the fact that I have to install the game first! (I don't know if this is required when using GameMaker)

I enjoyed the graphics and the game plays well - nice job on the particle system too!

gene-z says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 10:33pm

very much fun.. congrats

Red_Fan games says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 11:08pm

Linux please?

mikeureko says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 11:58pm

Sorry Red_Fan games, I would have to pay about $150 to buy the Linux/Ubuntu export module for GameMaker. :( I totally would if I had the money, though.

xandy says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 12:25am

cool simple game and nice music!

d3garcia says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 12:44am

Really cool entry!

SledKnight says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 12:44am

Nice entry. So many CDs!!! lol

Apr 24, 2015 @ 1:07am

Very good game, polished and good controls. Mayby a bit too easy, the fun starts after a few minutes, but overall very goos

Dietrich Epp says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 4:27am

Sorry, it asks for UAC elevation and that is simply never going to happen.

Apr 26, 2015 @ 5:08am

Neat little game. vintage theme was cute. it wasn't particularly challenging though. Perhaps more enemy variety or increasing spawn rates over time would have helped out. Still, great job overall!

jsmars says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 7:33am

Really nice work! Great arcade feel and overall presentation!

Yazara says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 1:01pm

Nice game, a little more variety (different weapons/ opponents/ powerups) would be nice, and a life counter.

Rialgar says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 8:58pm

I liked the solid engine and the increasing difficulty. The Graphics and the sound work great together to convey a retro feel. The exploding tape seemed useless in the beginning but became very important later, I like that.

A note on installation wizards for jam-games: don't. Just don't. I spent more time installing an uninstalling it then playing. And if your technology requires you to use an installer, use your games title as a name, not the Jams Title.

Eggplant says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 11:12pm

This is a fun, solid entry. I don't know how well it fit the theme but it's still really good. Good job!

mikeureko says ...
May 4, 2015 @ 2:38am

@Rialgar I actually wasn't sure about the title until I was finished with the game, so I just called it the name of the jam while I was working on it. Anyway, thanks a bunch for the advice and stuff! :D

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