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

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Hat Attack

by funisfun8 - Jam Entry

Hat Attack is a game where you defend your hat store from waves of invading robots! A simple platformer with a fun weapon. I sadly didn't get to implement the boss and the level design is rushed due to having work. Please enjoy my first Ludum Dare submission!

Controls: W to jump, A & D for movement, and SPACE to fire.
Tileset art with help from my friend: Ghost_Telacast! (Forgot to add this earlier :/)

Game Maker: Studio was my engine. and GM's built in editor for graphics(Ghost used MS Paint.) Sfxr for sound. And Bosca Ceoli for music.

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SilentNight says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:11am

I like the graphics quite a bit. Though one annoying thing is that you can be hit and killed when opening doors. I like the game though.

Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:17am

You can sometimes stick to walls, but its not much of an issue though. Pretty fun game, great work! :)

ApocoNypse says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:43am

Pretty basic but still a lot of fun! Some minor bugs like sticking to some walls but apart from that, really good :D

Davikin92 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:52am

batman aproves it

flwns says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:56am

really cool game, nice graphics, some of the sounds are kind of harsh if you wear headphones.

sorlok says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:58am

Funny and clever! Loved the randomized hats, and all the powerups. It was a little unclear what exactly is foreground vs. background, and it was easy to get stuck on corners while jumping. Otherwise, quite fun!

MiniBobbo says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:09am

Nice graphics and gameplay. I found the most difficult part was trying to tell what I was going to collide with and what was just a background element. The music and sound effects were adequate, but could be spiced up I think.

cdrch says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:41am

I like the idea. Sticking to walls is a minor issue, but not too bothersome. The most annoying thing about the game for me was that there are a lot of vertical drops just before a mob of enemies. I suspect most of these are meant to corral the AI to keep them from mobbing the entrance, which they mostly successfully do. However, for the more crowded areas (and additional AI tend to wander into those areas, making this problem worse), it becomes near-impossible to drop down to attack without taking at least one hit. The bouncing/flying enemies likewise are annoying, since they tend to spend a fair amount of time just above gun height, divebombing you. A combination of the above two problems kept me from getting past the first few levels.

Overall, though, the game was pretty fun. :)

Hammer Games says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:33am

Well done! I liked the graphics and the gameplay. But I think he have unlimited weapons, isn't?

funisfun8 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:22am

Cdrch, the vertical drops were for exactly what you said, however it was also due to the fact that most of the levels were made in 5 minutes each trying to get them done before I had to go to work! XD

Yoon says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 9:23am

I really like it. It's consistent, fun, and the title is very catchy. Good job on the robots (especially the damn fast ones).
I wish the background music wasn't so low in volume though. I wanna hear it!
Also I find the game to be quite hard.

... I think that third room is still laughing at me.

Apr 21, 2015 @ 11:22am

Nice game overall, pretty basic but well executed concept ! I really enjoyed it ! Solid entry !

leo_p_mahon says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:45pm

Love the art, game play is pretty fun too I especially like the rocket feet enemies because they really hard to kill. Well executed overall. :)

TheMeorch says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:54pm

Nice work! This was lots of fun, and throwing random hats at robots is really funny. I wish I was able to restart a level when I lost instead of starting the entire game over -- I want to see all the levels!

guigrillo13 says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 12:06am

This is the kind of game I like

Hambone says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 9:28pm

Fun game! I loved it!

TheBurningHat says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 9:30pm

Instantly drawn to this game due to the name! Love the pixel graphics.

jackyjjc says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 7:12am

It is quite a fun game throwing random hats at robots. I find the control a bit clunky since both wasd and space keys are on one side of the keyboard.

Langouste says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 4:49pm

Super Game! I love it ;) Thanks

ShaunJS says ...
Apr 30, 2015 @ 6:31pm

Nice job!

I think the lose state is a little bit jarring, the getting hit animation is perfectly solid but because the "you lose" triggers instantly on losing your last piece of health it's a bit sudden and hard to tell where the damage came from.

Fun though, Well done!

ruchirbapat says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:08am

nice game! i loved it! i like the graphics and music, and the gameplay was awesome! =)

play and rate my game

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