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

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by norwalnate13 - Compo Entry

You are white hat hacker who has been hired by the government to protect the national database. Your hacking skills are sharper than any sword! Type letters on your keyboard to destroy incoming malware. Also, use you handy dandy firewall to blast away the malware that is overwhelming you. Good luck!

-Unity 5
-Photoshop CS5
-Lots of caffine

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Zielak says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:43pm

Dude, they won't get me! :D

Nice idea with the turrets.

Liam :D says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:43pm

Pretty neat. I got to about 5000 points and sort of realised it was too easy tho. There should be deeper files and a really cool feature would be to make that selectable - so you could get up to 3 and remain at 3 for, or 4, or 5, or 6 - depending on how comfortable you are with a keyboard. Really simple to do, huge added value.

The web distribution does not work this way - You'll need to upload that somewhere where the file will actually be run. Look at kongregate or gamejolt or a web hosting provider. I like how you used Unity code to make it seem like it's hacker code :D

edve98 says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 4:19pm

Where's the Linux port?

Nikteddy92 says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 8:39pm

The sound effect is so damn annoying.. it hurted my ears.. Btw i really like the gaameplay mechanic! Well done! :D

MonoS says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 3:30pm

At first thought it as a bit too simple, but then the speed and the number of letters goes up and it become madness.

Nothing new or innovative, but at least fun in some sense, i think that the code on the title screen is the code of the game, if some GGWP

F. Wiktora says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 4:14pm

I love it! Great work!

Shivur says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 4:14pm

Good game!

Andynonomous says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 4:17pm

I really like this one! Oddly addictive and cleverly done. What I would have loved though was to see the letters you type actually correspond to some real code that you could see being typed out as you played. Cool concept, great little game!

norwalnate13 says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 4:20pm

I apologize for the lack of a Linux port. I have never dealt with Linux before, but I will post a port. However, it will be untested.

jdselsor says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 4:23pm

The only thing that is bad about this is that it is too easy. The concept was fun and I had fun while playing it. I really like how you put the code as a graphic in the main menu.

KaiseanGames says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 4:50pm

Nice one. Old concept, but expanded upon with turrets. Nice job. ;)

fleegle2000 says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 6:36pm

Good typing practice! The sound is a bit annoying, but otherwise it's a nice, simple entry with good progression.

TeamQuadratic says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 9:50pm

Simple idea, made a bit more interesting by the addition of turrets. Good work!

TeamFlare says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 10:12pm

Typing word or letters on a keyboard is the most underused controll, so I instantly fall for this one :)
Pretty cool entry, thanks :)

boateye says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 10:59pm

Fun game! The firewall turrets get a bit silly after a point where they kill enough files to almost self replicate. However, I don't think that's a bad thing! It feels like you accomplished something when you get to a point where you can jut sit back and spam the space bar, IMO. Good use of recognizable computer icons to convey files that are buried deep. Good work!

Catwheel says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 11:05pm

Score: 527710
It was really fun. Towards the end I just had an onslaught of letters and I was pressing space like crazy. The game is unbalance but very fun! fun > balanced. A little fitting music could go a long way.

lamogui says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 5:36pm

olol If hacking was easy as this. The world would be fucked up...

ajopart says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 7:35am

Well done. I suck at this kind of games...

SoftCoconuts says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 1:19pm

Very nice! It got very challenging as it went on with the faster and faster letters attacking you. I liked it, congrats! :)

TyrusPeace says ...
Apr 30, 2015 @ 2:15am

It was a cool concept and I like how the animations slowed down how fast I could possibly get rid of a falling item, but it wasn't actually very doable for me to strategize that fast once things really sped up.

Also, I found the firewall pretty hilarious when I hit the spacebar. It wasn't at all what I was expecting.

gelisam says ...
May 2, 2015 @ 4:00am

I see what you did there! Now I understand why hackers in movies type so frantically :)

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