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

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Explosive Chickens!

by zeejfps - Compo Entry

Who doesn't like chickens and robots?

I could not think of a more Unconventional weapon than explosive elemental chickens. In this game you are tasked with defending yourself from waves of horrifying tiny little robots who want to eat your soul.

This is my first ever Ludum Dare so don't be to harsh :3
Please read the start screen for better game instructions!

The game features 3 types of robots:

RED = Lots of HP, very slow.
YELLOW = Little HP, very fast.
GRAY = Medium HP, Medium Speed.

The game also features 3 types of chickens:

RED = Long fuse timer, Small Explosion Radius, Huge Damage.
YELLOW = Fast fuse timer, Large Explosion Radius, Little Damage.
GRAY = Medium fuse timer, Medium Explosion Radius, Medium Damage.

Keyboard Controls:

E - to switch chickens.
Left Mouse - to throw. Longer you hold the farther it will go.
Escape - pause.

Xbox 360 Controls:

Y - to switch chickens.
A - to throw.
start - pause.

Things used in the creating of the game:


Downloads and Links




TaoPhoenix says ...
Apr 19, 2015 @ 1:04am

Very funny!

Another one harder than it looked for me. My reflexes didn't take to judging how long it takes to hold down the charger to launch the chicken a certain distance.

Def high marks on the art and humor.

By the way,

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vini60 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:16am

Chickens as projectiles? hell yeah !

Very simple concept, the simplicity makes it fun for playing.


Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:21am

Haha, this game is awesome. Really funny idea, and pretty enjoyable gameplay. Nice job! I also love the graphics, very colourful.

ZQMony says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:46am

The game is very simple and fun. It's just a little tricky to aim.

Chadivision says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:46am

Fun game. I like the graphics, and the concept is funny.

The main suggestion I have would be to give some kind of visual display that shows how much power will apply to your throw, like a "power meter" in a golf game, or something.

Nice job.

zeejfps says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:48am

There is a power meter at the bottom, not very visible, but it is there :)

OneTrueAaron says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:50am

Felt like i should have read the instructions or something, because things were not going my way. Fun game though! Very decent looking and good gameplay.

Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:52am

hahaha, man, i love the concept. and the art style, the robots look like super ultra megaman from south park, its great

ALLCAPSON says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:58am

+ I like this game's idea and whacky theme that creatively works with the given challenge.
- I wasn't too fond of the throwing mechanic, it felt kinda clunky to use. Without a guide as to where I am throwing it's difficult to judge.
+ I liked the models of the different chickens.
- Movement feels very floaty.

Overall, I think this is a neat game with a bit of humor mixed in.

Multiplexor says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:58am

Exploding Chickens! Genious! I like the art of the chickens and how the scenario looks overall. The biggest problem I can find is that it's hard to aim. But of course, they are chickens :D

Fanttum says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:14am

Very fun, but maybe not the most sound mechanically.
Throwing while moving was impossible, and really hard to get distance right.
But I still had fun, haha. Cool idea

DavidErosa says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:16am

This is a fun game but a "gun sight" would be helpful because there's no way to know where I'm targeting unless some chickens are thrown :)

Flygamer101 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:20am

A bit difficult at first, but was still fun.

Ghen says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:29am

this reminds me of exploding chicken mod for skyrim, funny idea and quite fun game

Hyoga-3D says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:27pm

Poor bomb chickens haha
Good entry, but I did not understand how I'm I supposed to switch colors, because red enemies were coming and I only has yellow chicken.

Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:44am

Aiming was a bit difficult, and I guess I'm not very good at judging distances in game. Good work and an interesting concept.

Garris says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 10:37pm

I wish this game had has some sound. It was really lacking in that department, which is sad because it was a really fun and interesting game! I liked the different chickens and it was a really smooth game!

jk5000 says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 6:31pm

A good idea and great fun. The robots are a bit slow and there is missing some cool chickens sound.

grillaface says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 8:59pm

Strange when I load I get "Serious Solids v2"??

zeejfps says ...
Apr 30, 2015 @ 3:34am

Holy cow, Thank you! fixed. Accidentally overridden the files while working on something for work :S

TyrusPeace says ...
Apr 30, 2015 @ 4:10am

Making a game about throwing explosive chickens at robots without sound is rough! Oh well. Next time.

Beautiful chickens.

I get the desire to force the player to make decisions about which chickens are thrown, but when the benefits and graphics depicting those differences are so minor, I'm not sure that's something most players will manage to do.

Snicklodocus says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 2:58am

Funny game! I thought the chickens were pretty well balanced. Controls worked well, but it does take practice to get the hang of it. Good job!

May 10, 2015 @ 3:32pm

Awkward controls since you can't aim with mouse, but had a lot fun nonetheless. Fun game and idea. = D

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