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

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Chwasty

by tajger and Coolash - Jam Entry

We invite You to take a peek at our game called "Chwasty" (which means "Weeds" in our native Polish language). It is our answer to Ludum Dare 32 call for a game of "An unconventional weapon".

A player becomes a brave pilot of a cutting edge technology - a tank armed with organic weaponry and painted with water-based paint. In a battle with deadly fire ants you drive your tank (with WASD keys), aim tank's gun (with a mouse) and fire seeds (LMB) to smash those insects. Not an easy task to do. Plants grow fast and ants hide below them naturally to make your task even harder. Do not let them touch your vehicle!

Windows version requires Visual C++ 2013 Runtime. You can find it here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-US/download/details.aspx?id=40784

Update:
Fixed tank speed issue.

Update 2:
Added post jam linux port. Tested o Kubuntu 14.04 (32 and 64 bits).

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Ratings

#421Theme(Jam)3.48
#485Audio(Jam)2.83
#630Innovation(Jam)2.92
#640Graphics(Jam)3.04
#677Humor(Jam)2.52
#697Overall(Jam)3.00
#731Mood(Jam)2.75
#756Fun(Jam)2.70
#1497Coolness45%

Comments

Prowler says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 11:39am

Good game! But the tank moves super fast! (I klick w and he's out of the screen). But that couldn't stop me from playing. Not easy to directly hit that ants. Its a good game. If you could fix the super fast tank problem it would be a bit more fun ;)

Good job! Keep it up!

rzfmzn says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 12:03pm

At first I could not see anything because of the screen size. I pluged a second monitor and then I was able to see everything. The controls are ultra fast and the shot rate is very low. I think that the idea is great, for you have to think before you shoot and this is the answer for my previous comment (shot rate). Keep it up :)

cyand1317 says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 12:04pm

I can't run it!

It requires MSVCR120.DLL and after I put a copy of it in the directory it still doesn't work. Does it require MSVC2010 runtime and thus Windows 7+? (I'm now under Windows XP but Windows 7 is installed on my computer. I'll switch to that and try this game later.)

lizard455 says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 12:12pm

Having to judge where the ant will be by the time the seed reaches them is really cool! I just wish the tank didn't drive so fast haha.

Apr 24, 2015 @ 12:20pm

Good game! The controls and the tank's movement need some adjusts. It's a nice idea anyway!

Dejvo says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 12:29pm

for your first game ever, nice job. but needs a lot of polishing

tajger says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 1:00pm

Thank You for your kind words.
I'll try to do something about tank speed issue and upload fixed version.

@cyand1317
It requires Visual C++ 2013 Runtime.
You can find it here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-US/download/details.aspx?id=40784
Game should run also on XP as I understand it.

Apr 27, 2015 @ 2:55pm

pretty hard but really nice game with decent graphics. just one thing: the tank stopped firing after sth. about 20 shots. dunno if it's supposed to be like that

May 5, 2015 @ 3:35pm

I really like the art style you've gone for. The idea is good too, just needs a bit of tweaking of the controls maybe.

uvwar says ...
May 11, 2015 @ 9:35pm

Took me a while to realize the bullet would 'drop' out of the tank to where you fired, instead of flying straight on. Might be cool if you could fire the plants to 'block' the ants, and then maybe only kill them with direct hits. I wish the reload time were faster as well!

abuzreq says ...
May 11, 2015 @ 9:39pm

The sound effects were ... weird :)
I liked how the game becomes harder with time because of the plants , I preferred if their were a health points system .

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