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

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Butter luck next time

by benbateman - Jam Entry

One cow has had enough. Rush your way through to the end of the level as quickly as possible, shooting milk from your udders and spinning your tail at anything that get's in your way.

Best played with a controller.

Keyboard controls:

CTRL - Spin
Mouse Click - Shoot
Space - Jump
E - Interact

This is my first game jam, and first "delivered" game, so please forgive that it's rough round the edges. I had a huge number of issues trying to package this up, so when I've got more time I'll work towards reducing the size. It's built in UE4 so the HTML5 build is experimental (it doesn't work for me in Chrome and collision is broken)

Note: If the game fails to load, please check it's not being blocked by antivirus or smartscreen

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#437Humor(Jam)3.04
#735Theme(Jam)3.04
#788Fun(Jam)2.65
#902Graphics(Jam)2.30
#928Mood(Jam)2.32
#1029Overall(Jam)2.42
#1497Coolness45%

Comments

Ourson says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 9:29am

game is too laggy on my computer =s.

benbateman says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:45am

@Ourson - Made in UE4 but not particularly complex. I think it's most likely some VSync issues or my dodgy camera code. I'd have to try another PC to find out. Anything else that you can tell me that might help is appreciated. Thanks for the feedback.

Drauthius says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 11:30am

Hehe, I like the puns and the concept. Couldn't get past the second save point on the web version though, due to collision problems (platforms not registering as floor).

mantis says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 11:33am

Weird lag issues, anything between half a second to more than ten seconds can occur between pressing a key and getting a response.

Love the theming, and funky graphics though!

Filoox says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 11:35am

I like the "meeuuuuuuh"!

raisedmedia says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 11:36am

Fun until I could no longer land on the platform. Was there something else I needed to do?

alpha_rat says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:42pm

Doesn't run on Mozilla (error message : Assertion failed: Cannot call unknown function on_fatal (perhaps LLVM optimizations or closure removed it?))

Tried on Chrome also, and didn't worked neither

benbateman says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:56pm

HTML5 seems to be buggy and it's beyond me, so if you're having trouble with lag or the platforms, download the windows build instead. Sorry about that; UE4 for you.

@Filoox Got my brother to record it ^_^

Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:46pm

Fun game, nice controls. I think I found a bug. After retrying the sequence with the four destroyable platforms, I somehow managed to disallow the two final platforms to respawn.

benbateman says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:29pm

Cheers Mathieu! Yeah, they're meant to respawn 5 seconds later, but sometimes they don't, so I'm not sure what's going on there - I'll have to check that out.

Apr 22, 2015 @ 11:55am

Holy cow that's crazy! Pretty fun too, I love 2d in 3d (if that makes sense)

benbateman says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 8:44pm

Thanks tripleVisionGames :) I think with more time I could maybe take cues from Paper Mario to make the 2D/3D style work better.

Scornz says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 11:50pm

Very buggy, fell through the floor occasionally

benbateman says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 8:02am

@Scornz Can you give me a bit more info? Which floors? The grey floors are meant to be destructible so you need to move off them quickly. Similarly damaging them with the whip/spin attack will destroy them. Any other bugs?

PaperBlurt says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 9:04am

That cow looks amazing!

morbidcamel says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 10:25am

Love the art. It reminds me of the cow and chicken of old. Interesting visual style!

OadT says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 3:35pm

Final score -93971 :D Jumping was hard because you can't control in the air, however nice game, especially the graphics

benbateman says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 7:51am

@OadT Ha ha, nice score! Yeah, that results screen was hacked together at the last minute. I think I know what happened. Thanks for the feedback about air control, I dialled it down to be a challenge, but maybe a bit too far - I'll experiment.

pistolshrimps says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 2:33pm

Fun idea, GREAT pun in the title! The game itself is a bit generic and the controls are wonky. Was fun to play overall.

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