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

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Bottom : Unconventional Weapons at bug scale

by SuperUserNameMan - Jam Entry

-= Bottom : Unconventional Weapons at bug scale. =-

Ladybirds are one species of insects used in organic farming to get rid of other harmful insects.

You control the ladybird, and you defend your plant.

If you wonder why I named it "bottom", I'm currently too tired to try to remember why. You'll have to come back with this question an other day.


Engine : Godot Engine 1.1beta1+

Graphics : personal photos + Gimp + mouse + fingers

Sound fx : Audacity +

Music : "Makin' Whoopee" + Speedy MIDI + CoolSoft VirtualMidiSynth + SGM v2.01 + Audacity


Minimum system requirement :
- OS : Windows Vista
- GPU : anything that support OpenglES 2.0 for real
- Hands : 2
- Fingers : 3 on your right hand, one on the left one

( developed on an laptop with an Amd APU A6-6310 (quad core 1.8Ghz, GPU Radeon R4). )

Tested only under windows8.1 64bits ....


Easter egg : if you copy the .EXE into an empty directory and run it, it should open the Godot Engine Editor with which you'll be able to make games.

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jadam009 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:46am

Very interesting Submission

DarkGrisen says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 11:03am

Cool game. I love the graphics!

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

Love the idea with the bug walking around the branch

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

I'm not sure if I've played anything like this before. :)
It is an interesting concept, but I felt the controls were unresponsive. Other than that it's a solid entry!

kivano says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 11:29am

Very nice concept, I like that you can change the perspective completely to find another way to go somewhere, or flank your enemy :) Graphic is also nice! It would be great if you also could go 'deeper' and 'into the camera direction' but I guess that might be something to add in the future. I see a lot of potential here! Also it's nice to see another game made with GodotEngine :)

x1212 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:29pm

Great game, just a little short if I didn't miss anything.

Also one of the few entries, that actually used godots export-function to Linux :D

Biliogadafr says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:52pm

Nice game. Looks great. Also I like an idea of bugs fighting on some non-flat surfaces :)

puppetmaster says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:02pm

Cool and innovate. Let the enemy go also around the branch.
Well made!

Bashabookoos says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 3:32pm

That was fun! I like the rotation element as a potential for changing game mechanics and strategy and it was fun to have the whole world rotate when you move. I would have liked to see that world rotation effect the strategy to a greater degree. The arrow keys also weren't as responsive as they could have been.

lochmann-apps says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 11:40am

funny game, nice music and great graphics. (runs also with wine under mac os)

TeamFlare says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 8:18pm

funny game with cute style :)

snesgaard says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 8:20pm

Nothing says bugs with cannons like chill lounge jazz.

vidarn says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 1:37pm

Very interesting. I liked the graphics and the music. The controls were a bit difficult at times, when you had to be in exactly the right spot to go around the branch but apart from that, the gameplay was fine! :)

gogo199432 says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 1:51pm

Nice game, loved the gameplay and graphics :)

th4t says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 7:17pm

I really like rotating around the plat. It would be even more awesome if you could walk onto the branches.

uvwar says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 7:21pm

Not entirely sure what was going on and then I guess I died and the game locked. This has potential though, especially if the sudden camera movements are smoothed out or something and you had entire plants to crawl around on etc!

goerp says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 8:06pm

Aw what a cute little killing machine.
Cool concept and looks great. I love the idea.

Too bad there is nothing when you beat all the opponents. But maybe that's just what it feels like if you killed everone else.

Langouste says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 4:48pm

Super Game! I love it ;) Thanks

Hunter X says ...
Apr 30, 2015 @ 5:10pm

An interesting concept, albeit a little short and with a few fiddly controls (was a bit tricky to rotate through the 1-unit width gaps, and it wasn't immediately clear if I should be able to move down the side branches). Definitely potential for expansion here.

Cstudios says ...
May 8, 2015 @ 6:56pm

The rotation is awesome, if it had some puzzle element an clearer combat, this would be a game that can be sold. Nice work!

May 11, 2015 @ 6:34pm

Hi, and thanks to all of you for your comments.
I'll keep working on this game to improve it and make it a real game.
I'll keep you updated once i'll release something seriouser.

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