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

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Knight Time Day Time

by ragnarolis - Jam Entry

So. This is it.

GAME:
Knight-Time-Day-Time is a game about a knight wielding nothing but some scrappy armor and a toothbrush. Yes, I said toothbrush. He shoots toothpaste onto his enemy ghosts and hopes to get higher score than all his friends combined!

CONTROLS:
W-A-D to move around and jump
Left mouse button to shoot your dangerous toothpaste
Space button for the menu.

INFO:
This was our "studios" first entry in Ludum Dare and also our first, finished game. Finishing a game has always been a problem for us, so we can sleep like babies tonight.
We did change our game concept up twice though, but landed on this simple game in the end. We will continue with the character, artstyle and engine for a further, more fun game with more complexity.
This was a fun contest and you should definitely be excited to see more from us.

TEAM:
Ragnar Óli Sigurðsson - Programmer and game designer
Þorbergur Haraldsson - Lead sound guy, programmer and game designer
Kolmar Halldórsson - Main artist and map designer. He also had some crazy ideas.


TOOLS:
Game Maker Studio 8
BFXR.net
Audacity
PyxelEdit


-Red Shorts Studios

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#645Audio(Jam)2.00
#847Graphics(Jam)2.52
#891Fun(Jam)2.48
#900Theme(Jam)2.64
#953Mood(Jam)2.22
#1047Overall(Jam)2.35
#1769Coolness37%

Comments

djfariel says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:43am

Interesting idea, however, the enemies are too many and take too much damage to die. I cannot imagine surviving more than a new minutes. Great idea, but it could use some polishing

jfraser says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:46am

Great artwork, love the toothbrush.

Firaa says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:55am

This game was an interesting idea. I think it could do with some more mechanics with the toothbrush, in regards to your weapon being a toothbrush. Maybe an electric toothbrush power-up, or ghosts that are defeated are brushed clean and fly away/fall down/dissipate slowly. I think the background could blend more smoothly between the day and night. I like that the game has a clear goal and failure condition.

I hope your team works on more games, and perhaps does some more polishing on this and update it!

Bug - Using the in-game restart button when you die does not reset difficulty, so the first ghost after respawning. The game has to be closed and opened again to reset the difficulty.

Pixel Heart says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:20am

please make a mac version!

block97 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:20am

Cool game, Like the concept of day and night and how they meet. I was kind of lost as to the castles on the sides of the rooms where for, and If they benefited the player in any way? Like the use of toothpaste as a weapon. Cool game!

tylo says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:21am

MY TEETH HAVE NEVER FELT SO CLEAN!

Davikin92 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:23am

I really like how you you use the toothbrush

Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:23am

Cute little game. The blue toothpaste on blue background was a bit hard on the eyes. I didn't get the title or the theming behind the game. Perhaps consider making the gunshot accuracy slightly off so that it always fires somewhere within a 5 or 10 degree angle of where you're shooting from to make the game a bit more interesting. The toothbrush concept didn't seem to be very well executed, although the idea was nice.

wg_phancock says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:59am

Decent base engine and concept, could be improved a lot with more enemy types and some different kind of shots.

Also feels like the shots should be auto-fire instead of semi-auto. Way too much clicking for how many enemies there are and how much life they have.

F. Wiktora says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 11:30am

Great design, but it's getting hard really quick. Good game!
A few tweaks & polishing would improve it drastically, so keep it up!

bace1000 says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 3:47pm

A health increase would have helped. It got far too difficult for me too quickly! Nice work though well done :)

L0N3 W0LF says ...
May 3, 2015 @ 11:41pm

Simple but fun game, loved the toothbrush and toothpaste for theme, great work :D

filipe.silva says ...
May 3, 2015 @ 11:54pm

I tried to download the game, but the drive google link was broken or blocked by user

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