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

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A Nunexpected Weapon

by leo_p_mahon - Compo Entry

Thanks for looking at my Ludum dare entry :) I would appreciate any feedback and i'l be sure to check out your game!

My highscore to beat is 1750 :)

Its my first Ludum dare so it has been a bit hectic but I made a game!

I wrote a little movie style description too:

"One nun with a habit for extreme skating takes on the hordes of demonic robots. The crosses are flying, the robots falling, and the wheels are rolling. If only she could stop getting electrocuted every 30 seconds."

The mouse aims the crosses.

You press X to jump, longer press = higher jump.

Avoid the enemies and electric shock zones!

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Ratings

#179Audio3.40
#220Humor3.39
#416Theme3.50
#526Overall3.20
#579Graphics3.00
#580Fun3.00
#664Mood2.79
#735Innovation2.83
#1383Coolness47%

Comments

Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:37am

This is really cool! Laughed a bit too much at the pun in the title. Great work though! XD

handkor says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:39am

That was cool. Crosses everywhere. Good Job.

deathray says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:42am

The pun title made me laugh right away, and the juxstaposition of all these themes was pretty awesome. I like how it uses only one button (hold vs tap). Music is very appropriate too. Nice work.

bnhw says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:16am

That was... a nunexpected game.

I found I didn't have enough time to recover from jumps, but it was a laugh.

DKoding says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:56pm

Nice mix of elements. Don't like the controls. X for both jumping and shooting? I also seem to die after a few seconds no matter what I do...

leo_p_mahon says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:27pm

Thanks everyone for the feedback! @bnhw Okay I will factor that in to the post compo version! @DKoding The idea was to make it as simple as possible but maybe I oversimplified it! I will try a prototype with separate controls.

leo_p_mahon says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:28pm

Also @DKoding I think I made it too Hard at the start introducing two elements at once, I am going to ramp the difficulty up more slowly in the post compo version.

Apr 20, 2015 @ 9:12pm

The music in this game is amazing. Its odd that jumping shoots and the mouse just aims but you get used to it. I like how the ctrl breaks convention. I can see the seams in the tiles sometimes... It would be cool to maybe add a scrolling city scape behind you or some other simple environmental effect. Again really great music loop :)

Matsuki says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:26am

Game was awesome, took me a bit to get the hang of the jumping always expected it to be a bit longer. Good job, it was fun!

leo_p_mahon says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:26pm

@internetpaulicy Thanks, that really means a lot :) The track is on soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/leo-mahon/a-nunconventional-weapon-soundtrack-ludum-dare-32-unmastered I personally think it sounds best in game though, if you need music for a game at some point drop me a line. Doctor Dropper was fun and I love your art style! If I am going to fix the seams bug and a cityscape is a good idea!

leo_p_mahon says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:27pm

@Matsuki Thanks :) I'm thinking of having the game start with just spikes so it gives the player a chance to get used to the jumping. Type Comander art is also V.Cool, im a sucker for minimalist art as you might have guessed!

Apr 22, 2015 @ 8:05pm

Was a lot of fun, thanks for sharing! Only got to 310, but enjoyed my journey getting there. Took a bit to get used to jumping, but I don't expect myself to be awesome at a game right away :)

Cstudios says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:27pm

it was a priest? On skateboard? Fighting robots? With holy crosses? Lol. The graphics and the music is awesome!

mokujin says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:28pm

After i used to controlls, and get how to make jumps over barriers i managed to score 550! Nice game, though a little hard controlls

DesignerNap says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:35pm

had that "one more try" thing about it. Good work!

DeadFragment says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 10:15pm

Love the art style and the movie style description :P, I felt like the jump was hard to get the hang of and didn't feel quite as good as it should, but overall an awesome game!

-Neith

Crowbeak says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 1:58pm

I like the title pun and the animations. I feel like having the jump button also be the fire button made the game more difficult than it needed to be, but the mouse aim felt good.

jk5000 says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 4:57pm

Simple and great.

Blobo says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 6:04pm

Hilarious game! i love the pun, and the concept.

badlydrawnrod says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 4:58pm

I was able to get quite a long way just by keeping X held down. When I tried to be a bit more discerning then I died - a lot! Good first LD - hope to see what you do next time.

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