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

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Sticks and Stones

by samreid - Compo Entry

Only one man had the courage to stand up to the villainy of the Red Squares and Other Various Red Things. Knowing he had limited time, Blue Circle decided to grab the only weapons available to him, unconventional though they were. Will his innovations and clever wordplay save the day? Or is Blue Circle doomed to a long slow Red death? Let's find out...

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Bastienre4 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 12:25pm

Awesome idea. It's really interesting and all the words are used differently, good.

MrDave says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 12:29pm

Despite the simple graphics I actually think this is a clever game. I would like to see the idea of using the letters to build up weapons and items fleshed out into a full game. gj

yuigoto says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:07pm

Liked the idea of using words/letters as weapons and can totally see a potential of improving upon this idea into a lot of things. :)

Xanjos says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:53am

Nice wordplay (in a literal sense). The concept is pretty well done too.

TailyILoveYou says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:54am

Very cool little game, I love the idea. I just wish there were more words! :P

ThirdMoon says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:56am

I love it! =) the best is level 2, absolute fun! :D
Also end level is very good! =)

Blobo says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:56am

Really loved the concept. turning words into weapons was a pretty cool idea.

grillaface says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:56am

Very interesting! Got a little slow for me on level four but overall pretty great. I've seen a lot of word themed weapons, and this is one of my favs. Great job!

smikulcik says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:57am

Really cool idea. Interesting way to put words into a game.

MGhareeb32 says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 1:01am

This is awesome! The concept is really good and the puzzles were interesting. With more puzzles, this game would be perfect. Good job!

Pixel Heart says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 1:04am

Everyone should try this game. This is an amazing idea.
As a designer, I was at first really "meh" by the graphics... let's face it! They are really "basic". But fortunately I decided to open the link and try the game... And I found wonderful ideas, innovative gameplay (the GUN level is my favorite) and funny mechanics.

Everyone should give this game a try. Good job. Thumbs up!

dydx says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 1:21am

Really clever game. I'm on a phone right now so I appreciate the touch controls too. But I can't seem to be able to move on level 4

samreid says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 1:28am

> But I can't seem to be able to move on level 4

@dydx I saw that problem too when I tested on an iPad--it took more than 20 seconds to load level 4, but when it loaded it played OK. It was much faster in an earlier iteration when the bad guys were squares instead of texts. Perhaps I could speed up loading if I cached the text graphics as images??? Anyways, thanks for the report!

Justin Mullin says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 1:40am

Very clever! A little light on gameplay, but I thoroughly enjoyed this. =)

Nikteddy92 says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 8:04pm

Whoaah! the idea behind thi game is great! I really like it! Maybe one or two more levels would have been great! Well done by the way! Great Entry!

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