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

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FrackBot

by thejash - Jam Entry

Help our cuddly future robots survive against mutated nature!

They must use their fracking facility to survive. It causes earthquakes to kill the monsters that are trying to steal their precious oil.

Hint: It's not the fall that kills you, it's the velocity delta between yourself and the earth at the end ;)

Only really tested on Chrome, but supposedly works on Safari as well.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness59%
#47Innovation(Jam)4.00
#49Theme(Jam)4.13
#231Humor(Jam)3.43
#298Overall(Jam)3.47
#343Mood(Jam)3.31
#404Fun(Jam)3.21
#443Graphics(Jam)3.44

Comments

Hyoga-3D says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:19am

Interresting concept. but for me it has some fps issues.

jstzwd says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:23am

Great game, perfect idea and the sounds are amazing!

SarahFrisk says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:24am

Interesting, liked the voice over work and audio! It was amusing making the bugs bounce up and down.

Pixel Heart says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:44am

Intro was way too long, game is fun tho!

iSamurai says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:46am

I like the creative idea, never kill enemies like this. The intro scene is also good, nice voice :)

xbcw says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:55am

Who knew fracking could be so fun? ...oh wait..

flwns says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:09am

The wave mechanics were really interesting, and the music was cool. I think when you enter the game right after "battle on" was wierd, there is no sound transition, it just cuts.

WeaselZone says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:30am

Nice intro and definitely unique concept with the waves; would have loved to get some better feedback how much damage was required or how much I was dealing, but other than that, cool game!

shyupuff says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:35am

I love the voice over. Soundtrack was fitting. Fitting theme. I like the enemy diversity too! Great job

Shivur says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:35am

Inventive idea!

Mateus Culpo says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:35am

Interesting Game,simple and funny, Congratulations

Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:36am

Runs smooth and seems to function as intended. Good job. Very Unique.

Bitterdeath says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:04am

I really enjoyed this. Clear key controls and that wave functionality is superb.

louis.denizet says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 7:44am

This is really innovant :p I loved the intro, really funny! Lacks a bit of feedbacks (audio + graphics) but cool anyway ;)

Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:19pm

Its satisfying but quite difficult to hit bugs when they land.
Didn't notice much change when shooting waves with different air values on the meter.

RaysAndLazors says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 2:12pm

I really enjoyed the earthquake mechanic, even though it was hard to aim and random button mashing was oftentimes more effective than accurate timing. Cool game :)

yuigoto says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 10:36am

Fracking to create earthquakes and fight insects and other things? That's refreshing! :P

Nice work on the graphics and setting up the overall mood of the game with a nice intro. The sound work was also nicely done. :)

The earthquake effects and this making the enemies bounce makes the game fun and challenging, for the fact that you must have a nice timing to make'em bounce higher and do more damage. :)

And you implemented basically a web/desktop/mobile version into the same build, a very big plus here! :D

markusfisch says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 8:58pm

Wow, what an intro and what a really unique idea! And it looks, sounds and plays very well too. Great!

SamH says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 11:10pm

Interesting mechanics, and a sense of satisfaction when destroying enemies with an efficient pattern. However, I gave up when that red earthworm took two of my robot parts and still wouldn’t die and I had no idea how much health it had left.

Minimal visual or audio feedback for damage would be helpful. Overall, nice work! But I can’t help thinking the time you used to work on the (cool) intro would have been better spent polishing the game itself.

KhaoTom says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 11:14pm

Cute humor. Very neat weapon. Frrrracking cylons.

syncxzoz says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 5:16pm

making earthquake with an air is the awesome idea...

DKoding says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 9:25pm

One of the best. Unique mechanics. 10/10, best game ever, would play again.

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