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

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Kill 'em With Kindness

by DaveCarlile - Jam Entry

The Russians are back and preparing to launch a nuclear missile strike. Wave after wave of special forces have failed to eliminate the threat, leaving only a single secret weapon standing in the way. Your mom.

Guide your mom while she infiltrates the secret Russian facility and shows those boys the error of their ways.

Instructions
- Click to move
- Move over gold items to collect attacks or heal
- Approach red enemies to battle
- Say and do nice things to defeat the baddies
- Make your way to the door on each level to move on

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness60%
#27Humor(Jam)4.10
#64Theme(Jam)4.06
#291Innovation(Jam)3.44
#298Fun(Jam)3.34
#306Audio(Jam)3.22
#354Mood(Jam)3.30
#468Overall(Jam)3.28
#950Graphics(Jam)1.91

Comments

Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:36am

The gameplay itself was a little lacking-- I wish there was some way to heal yourself, or at the very least a checkpoint. It's cool how you psychoanalyze the Russian soldiers, though, and the dialogue is hilarious.

UltraRat says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:48am

The windows dropbox link seems to have expired but the web link still works.

I like the indirect combat mechanics and ability to avoid enemies. Alas as directed by the end game here is my Mom card.

DaveCarlile says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:05pm

Thanks for the heads up on the missing Windows link. Not sure what happened there, but it's back now.

lochmann-apps says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:32pm

Funny idea, with more time and some graphics this can be a cool thing!

blaster391 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:36pm

Gameplay was lacking, didn't really have any real strategy to it, graphics would have been nice.

But the writing was on point for humour, I was giggling my way through each dialogue option.

Chikoness says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:45pm

The fight gameplay is interesting :D "Your mother was a hamster" lol!

Very cool idea!

dwemthy says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:54pm

Great concept, a little slow moving at times and I couldn't tell if the descriptions of the soldiers' feelings were hints about what items to give them or not.

DKoding says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:59pm

It was fun for a while, and very original. Good game.

Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:19pm

Good concept

rodobodolfo says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 1:55am

Great Dialogs, good idea, this was super fun! though I think the perks could be a little more related to the soldier feelings.

SuperKid says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 2:07am

Combat system is so fun! :D

rzfmzn says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 11:58am

hahahahah Just loved it :D

eott says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 6:42pm

Awesome concept, solid execution and witty dialogue. I like it!

Sometimes it felt a bit random as to what was effective and what not and I wish there was a checkpoint. Still, overall a great game.

peterkirk says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 6:53pm

I like what you did with the theme, but the gameplay was a bit too same-y.

Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:59pm

This is great use of the theme! Such cool 'weapons' :D

Apr 23, 2015 @ 5:25am

i like it

Robotic-Brain says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 7:57am

Lol the dialogue is awesome! - although a bit repetitive...

MonoS says ...
May 11, 2015 @ 4:35pm

The general idea is good but the realization is lacking on more than one aspect.
I personally got bored after a couple of minutes cause of this.

Some description of the object you pick would have helped a lot, also smaller play areas

igoramendola says ...
May 11, 2015 @ 7:05pm

I loved the concept! Although is simple graphically, it's very enjoyable :D
I also liked the music. Nice entry ^^

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