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

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An Unconventional Title

by Shrumdog - Jam Entry

In this platforming game, you must navigate to the goal whilst avoiding the enemies. But there's a twist, you can shape the world around you.

Destroy platforms and enemies alike while making the path you need to reach the goal.

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Lemonade says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:33pm

This had a tiny bit of potential, but it's completely unplayable.
The camera hides everything that's behind you when you turn around, jumps stop in mid-air with no explanation or indication, enemies spawn anytime anywhere INCLUDING ON YOU, "E" apparently does nothing (unless I missed something; was it supposed to be the unconventional weapon?), and there is nothing telling you where the exit of level 2 is.

The main mechanic is not innovative or fun enough to make up for these problems. I don't think there's much left to salvage. :[

DKoding says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:44pm

Controls do not work at all. Liked the idea but quickly gave up because of the controls.

Liam :D says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 7:05pm

The idea is solid, but the single most important aspect in platformers is movement precision. For your next platformer, I suggest you focus on that - spend as many hours as it takes to make movement - jumping and moving around - as clean and intuitive as possible. In this particular game, the poor movement unfortunately completely undermines the thing that makes this platformer unique - being able to shape terrain.

Tijn says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 7:27pm

The idea is good, but sadly it lacks in execution.

Xanjos says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 4:21pm

Controls definitely need some working on (there were times where it felt like I was jumping into an invisible wall) but the concept itself (creating platforms) does have some potential.

tikilittle says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 5:57am

I like the premise of adding blocks. It would be cool if you could pick up the blocks and throw them or somehow control them. Ah I got an idea. Move the character with WASD. Add blocks and move them with the mouse. Maybe you only have one or two blocks at a time.

MegaPonies says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 7:26pm

I like the idea of shaping the world to get to the objective a lot! Needed some more polishing though, camera and controls were not great (especially: friction shouldn't halt movement instantly midair), and I think there was no finish line at level 3.

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