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

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Clashy Clouds

by NCBRdev - Jam Entry

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Description:
In Clashy Clouds you play as cloud that is thoroughly fed up with everyone polluting.
Your main goal is to keep the nearby cities from polluting the air by making sure they don't want to work. An unhappy city is an unproductive city.
Take care of the smog that comes from the happy cities, and make sure to absorb some water vapor from the nice clouds spawning from nearby the lakes.

Controls:
Arrow Keys - Move around
Space - Rain
Q, W, E, R - Special Abilities

Q - Lightning - A lightningstrike that reduces the happiness of a city underneath your cloud.
W - Monsoonm- The monsoon instantly reduces happiness of two random cities on the map.
E - Hurricane - Blows all other clouds off the map leaving it clear.
R - Rainbow - This skill will leave everyone in such awe that you will win the game.

HOW TO PLAY:
- Move cloud with arrow keys
- Gather pink clouds to get more water and charge up skills
- Avoid smog clouds to survive
- Make sure cities stays unhappy to avoid more production of smog
- Survive for as long as possible and gather as many pink clouds possible
- Gather enough pink clouds to use the rainbow skill

Made by:
@wupto - Programming
@NatashaCBR - Art
@dekdev - Art
@Geemeeofficial - Music

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#66Audio(Jam)3.91
#109Theme(Jam)3.96
#109Mood(Jam)3.75
#155Overall(Jam)3.68
#177Graphics(Jam)4.00
#188Innovation(Jam)3.63
#238Fun(Jam)3.44
#560Humor(Jam)2.76
#2192Coolness22%

Comments

jk5000 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:29pm

It was a fun game, with a great angle on the theme. Great idea for a unconventional weapon.

2ndHatch says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:29pm

Not sure exactly whats going on, but the audio and everything else fit very nicely

TheCrouchMode says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:40pm

Nice looking and good music, but it's a little easy to keep all the towns at 5.

jhell says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:24pm

Very nice, I loved the art and music. The gameplay is a bit lacking though. Excellent polish.

frosty says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 3:51am

Really cute game overall, and a nice take on the theme. Great work!

Aumni says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 5:59am

Really enjoyed the gameplay and the cute graphics. Well polished game. Good work!!

43iscoding says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 8:11am

Flashy graphics, neat idea, great sounds! Very solid entry, bravo!

ThirtyFive says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 8:39am

Nice idea, nice graphics, nice music, nice EVERYTHING!!!!1 :D

Zak says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:11am

A pretty nice game, well executed! good take on graphics, audio and theme, all efficient. Nice work, your little clouds cheered me up :)

animanegra says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:19am

Sooooo cute!!!! :D I love it!!! :)

Suhvan4ik says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 11:03am

I loved the music. How to win? )

strong99 says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 11:37am

Funny game, I enjoyed playing it. :D

gogo199432 says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:56pm

Interesting game! good job :)

Aske says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 2:44pm

Really great interactive soundtrack. Good job!

gamehelp16 says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 2:48pm

This is a good attempt at making an unconvetional weapon :)

The graphics and audio are good too.

dragseal says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 5:12pm

simple concept, yet it is quite fun, the art style and the music is amazing

jakub.gemrot says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 5:20pm

Good idea for the jam - currently too hard (just for me?) even if I get all the pink clouds (miss one or two) I was able to perform just one storm (may be I missed some trick). Nevertheless very solid entry!

LogGiant says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 6:52pm

I had to die to figure out how to play (because I'm dumb and didn't read the description, controls weren't intuitive to me)... but cute and good use of the theme!

thejash says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:50pm

Good game but hard to get far into it. Love the idea though, super cute

kunzbe says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 11:28pm

quite diffcult, but well done

JulioC says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 1:49am

Really nice work. I believe you could improve it making a more progressive difficult to learn the skills

TeslaCoil says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 2:12am

Great looking game! The clouds and cities were adorable, and I don't call cities adorable often. That said, I thought the game was really unforgiving. I found myself just wandering around waiting for good clouds because I /could not/ rain on cities without a wall of bad clouds getting in the way. It would be nice if the lakes restored your water supply on their own, just by hovering over them, instead of having to wait for the nice clouds.

Photon says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 2:41am

Excellent entry. Although I didn't necessarily understand what was going on at first, I started to get it and it was quite fun managing your rain and your powers. Really like the take on the theme too using rain as a weapon. Great stuff!

peterkirk says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 3:01am

This game was super cute and I loved the music.

Raiyumi says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 5:35am

Really cute game and graphics! I'm not sure if there's any ending, is there?

bace1000 says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 6:37am

Brilliant!

evilseanbot says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 7:10am

The presentation was extremely charming. The game was a bit difficult + unclear, though.

Saker Games says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 8:52am

Nice and fun game. I like the graphics and the sound. In fact the whole idea is funky. I felt it a bit difficult though.

Bardikus says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 9:32am

Very polished entry. The abilities charge a little too slow and there aren't enough good clouds to collect and you are quite quickly overwhelmed by pollution clouds, maybe ramp down the pollution cloud production rate and make more good clouds. Overall good game, probably the best polished game I've rated so far.

Apr 23, 2015 @ 10:26am

Yey GameMaker (or at least I assume that with that loading bar ;) )

Great concept and beautiful art/music. I felt that the stuff filled up a bit slow and I found it a little hard to not get swamped by clouds (although I see comments saying it's easy so maybe I'm just terrible)

HuvaaKoodia says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 11:21am

Doesn't load on Firefox for me, but worked just fine on Chrome.

A solid arcade game, with some minor gameplay issues.

I would like the wind direction and speed to change in a less predictable fashion to spice up the gameplay. This would require a wind direction indicator though, so that planning where to go next was still possible.

Some of the pink clouds could spawn outside of the screen at a random interval, as currently there are very few of them and most of the time they are blocked by pollution and/or get pushed outside the area by the wind very fast.

It's a tad odd that while you have a functioning health bar the game also ends automatically when the pollution's gotten too severe. This is not communicated in anyway and comes as a total surprise before figuring out the magic number that the city pollution should't go beyond.

I would rather have the overall pollution have a periodic effect on health meaning that the player could easilly see how close they are to their doom, based on the cloud size and their health bar.

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

I really liked how the music merged with the sound of the factories :)

Apr 23, 2015 @ 2:26pm

Really cute graphics. I played 20 minutes to get the rainbow but still didn't get :(

wupto says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 2:32pm

Yeah, we're currently tweaking it a little. Thanks for all the nice comments! =)

lebrokholic says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 3:59pm

Pretty fun game. Love how it looks. Would be great to add explanation of the game directly in the game, though.

scorched says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 4:22pm

Simple and lovely. One of the best soundtracks on LD32 as I played. 5 stars for every category:-)

wupto says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 5:08pm

Thanks everyone :D @lebrokholic We'll probably be working on a post-jam version with an ingame tutorial and some more things soon and might even port it to Android.

Garris says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 9:23pm

Loved this game! Very cute, and actually pretty challenging. I liked the specials we could use by saving up pink clouds. It was a game I wanted to keep playing. Nice music, and also really good use of theme!

GFM says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 10:10pm

This game was so cute. *-*

But it was also too slow... The rainbow took forever to fill...

Apr 25, 2015 @ 7:29am

The best I've seen so far! Really well done. The only things needed now are polish things like on-boarding. I had to come and carefully read the instructions to work out what to do.

badlydrawnrod says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 5:29pm

Very cute presentation and a good take on the theme.

Matt Tuttle says ...
May 12, 2015 @ 12:59am

I enjoyed the concept. I was a little confused on the game play, whether or not the cities were supposed to be green or red. I also felt like the smog was a little overwhelming compared to the pink clouds. Maybe add more progression to the amount of smog clouds.

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