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

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Unconventional Tower

by F. Wiktora - Jam Entry

Unconventional Tower

Once upon a time there was a mighty wizard who designed and forged most of the epic weapons you know from any fantasy game (remember Sulfuras?). That time is long gone.
Hundreds of years have passed without any incidents. But at one point, the darkest of all creatures began to creep to the surface… And they are after the wizards gold!
The wise wizard knew about that long before it happened and began to research on the creatures and how to stop them.
'Long before it happened' means three days ago.
Unfortunately, the wizard wasn’t able to create a powerful weapon to defeat the darkness itself, but at least he found a way to slow and eventually destroy the creeps. Plus he found a way to teleport his gold to an other dimension, but that takes time and the creeps (we shall call them taxmen) are on their way!

In this unconventional game you can not only control the wizard’s staff, which serves as two weapons in one, but also the tower on which the wizard stands itself!
The staff has two properties: From one end you can shoot „normal“ bullets that rout the enemies. If you turn it around, the other end of the staff shoots a mighty lightning bolt which destroys all enemies in its pathway.

This is my first game ever. I'd appreciate feedback! Thanks for playing! :)

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lucien says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:38am

Very funny
Nice first entry

ARubino says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:47am

Crazy Wizard! The moving tower is awsome and works great with the Controlls. Well done, and fun to play!

Hippolyta says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:01am

This is awesome!
First off: very well done for a first try, keep it up!
Great music, love the graphics. It took me a while to get that the staff has two "weapons".
I would have liked to see my score, maybe you could implement that in a later version?

Wevel says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:08pm

Nice first entry

Cheshyr says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 2:49pm

hehe, nice submission.

novadream says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 11:54pm

Excellent job for a first game! :D
It was fun to control the tower and shoot the taxmen, but other end of the staff was really difficult to aim since it went in the other direction.

Reis Mahnic says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 11:55pm

Your first game ever? Are you kidding me?
Absolutely fantastic, ESPECIALLY for a first go!
Great visuals, sound, fun mechanic (love that you aren't stationary). Great job!!

Apr 23, 2015 @ 12:01am

Cool, good work. I love that you can move the big tower around. Music gave the game a great feel. Took a while to work out the other end of the staff, but I like how it works. What's not to love about fending off tax men.

F. Wiktora says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 12:04am

Thanks a lot for your feedback!

Apr 23, 2015 @ 12:15am

Great first game! Keep creating.

dvdfu says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 12:24am

Funny concept, the particle effects also look great!

zulubo says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 12:27am

Nice! It gets difficult pretty quick though.

richiebranson says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 12:43am

good first entry. As I played, I could only imagine how awesome it'd be to have an anti-tax collector weapon in real life.

Apr 23, 2015 @ 12:48am

Simple, but addicting.

Red_Fan games says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 12:50am

Graphics are vey easy on the eyes, a great first entry.

freeholdgames says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 12:54am

Awesome job for a first game!

pvwradtke says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 1:16am

Next year I'll use your game for my tax return, instead of Turbo Tax :D. Though I think that the taxman won't be too happy :P.

Lancelot Gao says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 1:26am

awesome!I realy like the boom animation effects´╝ü

careless says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 8:08am

Very nice, the particle fx were great, satisfying explosions and decent sounds.

Nice to see someone try something totally different!

rjhelms says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 5:06pm

Great job for your first entry. I like how the two ends of the staff worked - a nice twist on mouse aiming.

ranmaru90 says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 10:12pm

Funny game!!

TeamFlare says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 10:04pm

:) Fun game.
Good to see people using unity player still too..I had to download so many games this LD ;)

murilo says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 5:44pm

Really good, man! Had fun there, nice one with the moving tower! taxmen? lol

May 4, 2015 @ 3:49am

good work, nice concept of moving tower! Each enemy could have some internal counter, after some limit he dies. But it is funny this way anyway :)

alhvi says ...
May 8, 2015 @ 12:59am

Nice game!! Congratulations on your first creation :D. The controls respond very well. The music was nice and I liked the graphics and effects too. For me it was not so obvious firing with right click. The first time I fired the other side of the staff the bullet (comet) went upwards, so I understood that you have to rotate the staff and aim with the other side. But at the end I understood and was a lot of fun. Good job and nice wizard :D

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