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

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Give'em love

by rgehan - Jam Entry

This was our first time doing a Ludum Dare. It was quite fun, even if we almost gave up at some point (Nope, it's not related to our lack of art skills *hmpf* Sethyx *hmpf*).

Concerning the game, it's a beat'em'all. It's quite simple. You have a weapon (a nyan cat throwing rainbows with his butt) and your goal is to kill every suit man on the map. It's very basic, and there's probably much more to do to make it fit the theme.

Q/D: Left-Right
E: Swap weapons
Space: Shoot

We made the art for the background, but there are some textures we grabbed on the Internet.

As it was pointed out by someone, it's hard to determine which textures we "borrowed" (thanks on the Internet, here is a list:
- The player animation
- The pikachu
- The nyancat (it was modified but still)
- The fire texture for the barrels

The rest of the graphics are entirely ours.

Software/Tech used:
- Java + LWJGL + Slick2D
- Eclipse
- Adobe Photoshop CS6
- as3sfxr
- Audacity

Enjoy, and feel free to leave a feedback,
Rgehan, Sethyx & Oshino.

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zuraguerra says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:43am

Please, make a Mac or web port! u_u Your game looks pretty nice, though.

Druid says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:22am

Lol... This game have most unconventional weapons in whole Ludum Dare :D Pretty good gameplay too. Great work!

mcburrobit says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:25am

Finished the game, too bad there were only too weapons.
The game looks good, but it's hard to assertain how much of the graphics were "borrowed".

rgehan says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:48pm

@Zuraguerra: The mac port was done. It should work now.
@McBurrobit: I added more precision to the description concerning the graphics. They are not that much "borrowed" as you said.

MiniBobbo says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 1:09am

I made it all the way to the right of the screen. I guess I won?

I'm not sure that the pikzooka was better than the nyan cat.

Apr 22, 2015 @ 1:18am

The graphics, borrowed or not, look nice apart from the nyan weapon looked a little awkward. Your hud and menu was also very well polished. I thought the pikachu bazooka wasnt that good so i stuck with the nyan weapon, but all in all I still enjoyed the game. Great work!

nightlord says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 1:23am

very solid game, i beat everyone in level one and i assumed there is no level 2. here's what i liked:
- graphics: the sprites as well as the parallax layers. gave me an old school double dragon vibe
- audio:
how it can be even better imho:
- game play gets pretty repetitive soon.maybe more enemy types. and enemies that come from both directions

congrats on finishing.

Horsed says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 10:12am

Symantec gave me a virus warning for the exe.

Mixer says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 10:26am

The graphics and music in this are so good. I love the style. The gameplay was slightly basic, although good never the less.

I really liked this one!

asobi tech says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 10:28am

I actually like the artwork.
Good solid entry for a first Ludum Dare.

rgehan says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 10:30am

@Horsed: How is it even possible ? Do you have any further information about this ? It's surely a false positive but it's still annoying.

@Mixer: Thank you for your kind words. We're planning to improve the game. Add new ennemies, new levels, new ambiances, etc... Come back soon :)

rgehan says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 10:30am

@Asobi: Thanks, it was quite hard to get a good result since none of us is supposed to be good at art :)

Saker Games says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 10:32am

GiveEmLove_final2.exe isn't starting on my office computer. (Win7 64bit, 16gb ram, i7 2600).
It seems that it falls into an infinite loop or something. I just start it and then my wait cursos keeps rolling forever. Then I can't delete the exe, and can't kill the process, because there isn't any.

Maybe it's due to the possible virus warnings that Horsed have reported before?

Saker Games says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 10:57am

Ok, finally got it working. The game sprites look pretty, it's quite challenging to kill all those enemies. Good game. :)

rgehan says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 11:51am

@Saker Games: Could you explain how you made it work. So that others encountering the same issue could solve it too ?

nopogo says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 1:08pm

Cool little game, lol'd at the game over screen :)

rgehan says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 2:37pm

@Nopogo: Exactly as intended ;)

SowiHowl says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 12:36am

The graphics are really good, but the Pikazooka only worked once ?
I finished the map, maybe an end or something like that would be great.
I think you've done more work than we can see, because there was an energy bar and, it didn't affect the game ?

rgehan says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 8:32am

@SowiHowl: Hmm, that's not an energy bar, it's the fire rate bar, its value is modified by the modifiers you can pick up once you've killed an enemy.
There's an issue with the Pikagun, where you playing on Mac ?

Apr 24, 2015 @ 4:07pm

That give em love title is great, really like the design of it. Fun game and played it till the end with a score of 293. Would be nice to see more levels but really solid entry for first Ludum Dare.

Hyoga-3D says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 8:05pm

haha good game, the use of the theme was well done, good job.

Apr 24, 2015 @ 9:58pm

Nice take and execution of the theme, I really enjoyed playing this one. Good job :)

rgehan says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 8:52pm

@Franklin's Ghost: It was not the first title. At the beginning it was "Spread Your Love", but Give'em Love reminded us of Beat'em all, so we sticked to this title.

Thank you all :)

pikkpoiss says ...
May 8, 2015 @ 9:39pm

Solid first LD entry! Hope that next time you get to flesh out your game more, but great job.

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