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

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Hunger King

by mentatzoe - Jam Entry

We'd love to know your high scores!!
Ours are...
Alfredo: 147 --- Maria: 104

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HOW TO
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WASD - Move (it's mostly up & down)
LEFT SHIFT - Switch Weapon (I mean Food!)
SPACE - Feed them!

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A LIL DISCLAIMER
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Hunger King has been made by two incredibly busy friends who wanted to attempt jamming at LD for the first time.
It wasn't just our first time jamming, but our first time with ALL of the technologies we used: Cocos2d-JS, Chipmunk JS (and even the IDE, WebStorm!)
We really took the "Make it a challenge" advice part seriously.
One of us focused entirely on developing the game, the other one on graphics and animations.

Also... Well, we couldn't skip work during the weekend, so out of the 72h, we had to work for 24h (and sleep for a bunch more too). We decided to participate on a whim, so we didn't really do much warm up before the date.

Either way, we hope you enjoy it and have some fun!

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BACKGROUND STORY
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Year 2048.
The Consumer Society and Citizen Welfare (SCBC) intends to approve a legislation
where junk food companies are allowed to use the drug V501 in their products.
Even though several events happen worldwide against this proposal, law takes effect.
In late 2060 the Consumer goods fast food has increased until 70%.
Consumers can not stop eating and when they reach their limit of hunger they literally explode, causing extensive damage around.
To combat this issue, the best bartenders in the world have been chosen to have under control this kind of subjects.
These "Heroes" are known as Hunger Avengers and in the region of Chillyvilla the toughest and fastest of them, Hunger King.

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CREDITS
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-ART-
->In Game
Alfredo Canales
https://www.facebook.com/rez.furia

->Concept
Jonatan Gonzalez Illustration (JGart)
https://www.facebook.com/JonatanGonzalezIlustration
https://www.behance.net/Goonie89
https://www.pinterest.com/jonagc89/

-DEVELOPMENT-
Maria Lopez-Latorre
Twitter: @mentatzoe
(I'm really sorry for all the bugs. I know collisions are terrible :'( )

-AUDIO-
Newgrounds
Freesfx.co.uk

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#399Humor(Jam)3.11
#751Theme(Jam)3.00
#762Mood(Jam)2.70
#787Graphics(Jam)2.71
#882Fun(Jam)2.50
#958Innovation(Jam)2.18
#987Overall(Jam)2.57
#1305Coolness49%

Comments

kyyrma says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 11:07am

Pretty simple, but still a solid package especially considering you all had to work during the weekend. If the background graphic was just a tad bit larger so you wouldn't end up seeing those black borders, the finished product would feel much more polished.

SmilingCat says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 11:18am

Very nice, I'm been surprised that more people didn't use food as their unconventional weapon.

Acrimiens says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 11:29am

Nice Game!

omaha says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 11:33am

This was hard! It's fun.

It felt like I couldn't move while shooting (feeding) the customers, which made it really hard to get up and down the screen while firing. Maybe my timing's just not that great?

raisedmedia says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:01pm

Great entry. Very nice.

ThirdMoon says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:03pm

Nice game, but difficult to play! consider to change the main camera! :D anyway good job! Fun game!

HotBoxGames says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:39pm

Woah this one is hard, just how I like it! :D

Good job chaps, especially as you couldn't sacrifice work/sleep time!

Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:41pm

Pretty fun, but very difficult!

nopogo says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:41pm

Very hard, but that's a good thing ^^. The only thing I don't like is the very short music loop.

mantis says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 4:27pm

Reminds me of Tapper from long long ago :)

SuperKid says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 11:11am

You guys are pretty amazing to score more than 100, i couldn't reach more than 20! Nice entry.

dos says ...
May 3, 2015 @ 7:34pm

Got to 100 and got bored, could go much higher - there's nothing that stops you from pressing space repetitively and going left-right-left-right... making you basically immortal.

reiknight says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 8:42am

Haha not bad! :D The idea is interesting but it lacks some variation. It's a bit difficult maybe, you need to include some kind of powerups or something like that :)

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