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

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Tractor Beam!

by michael.meadows - Compo Entry

"Commander - we have run out of ammunition."
"Darn, we'll have to use our tractor beam to kill all our enemies and get out of here alive."

To move, use the mouse to control the direction of the space ship indicated by the turret and left click to thrust.
To attach to any object using the tractor beam, select the object with the mouse pointer and SHIFT left click.
To detach, shift left click again.

Good luck!

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Ratings

#590Theme3.30
#600Innovation3.04
#873Fun2.63
#903Overall2.76
#1034Graphics2.08
#1497Coolness45%

Comments

jacketsj says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:13am

Broken.

jacketsj says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:14am

Game just cuts away to a different scene the moment you click anything, and then nothing happens.

Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:59am

Yep its broken

rosy_tucker says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:14pm

The game works for me on Safari. I find the controls a tad difficult but it's really fun to throw enemies around! Good job :D

Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:48pm

Thanks very much for the feedback both good and bad! @jacketsj, @randomperson42, and anyone who has trouble running this - please could you post some more details about the issues that you found - in particular the browser/version.

nicklink483 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:26pm

It doesn't seem to play correctly. It cuts to a different area and I cant control anything. On Ubuntu 14.01 and on Firefox 37.0.1

Hope this helps!

bpvelloso says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:28pm

Works fine in chrome, very cool concept but it is a hard game, the mechanics stuff are well implemented but the controls are not the easiest and can be improved. Congratulation, very funny game!

Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:11pm

@nicklink483; thanks very much for the information - there was a problem with Firefox. Reproduced and fixed on Firefox 37.0.2 under Windows 7.

xWarZonex says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 8:36pm

I like the game and the graphics a lot, At first a didn't understand how to play, so it would have been nice if you explained. Auto resetting the scene would have been nice too. Nice entry.

Blobo says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 1:13am

way too difficult. i like the random generation though.

jplur says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 1:17am

ooh nice idea, it's challenging! Game could use more polish, maybe think about a post-compo version :)

TheBurningHat says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 8:15pm

Fun game with nice simplistic graphics, didn't understand what to do at first but figured it out pretty quickly.

steboots says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 8:51pm

Would be nice to auto reload scene

Apr 26, 2015 @ 8:55pm

Great concept. I used to play Gravity Force a lot, and this is similar (including the instadeath), but the mechanic with the tractor beam is a nice addition. I was a bit disappointed though after I realized I couldn't kill the enemies by dragging them into the walls, and I never figured out how to kill them in a controlled fashion. Very nice concept though that would be good if you worked more on it.

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