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

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Myopia

by generic_ghost - Jam Entry

NOTE: The audio is quite loud and to be fixed in the post-jam version.


Myopia is an arcade game where you play an eye that destroys ghosts by looking at them.


Arrow keys or WASD to control. Left and right rotate, up and down changes the sight beam. Adjust screen brightness as needed or to change difficulty level.


Desktop distributions links to the gamejolt page where you can download it below the web player. Thanks for playing!

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Music by JaMile Jackson - https://jamilejackson.bandcamp.com/releases
My twitter - http://twitter.com/_LCKY

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness73%
#56Mood(Jam)3.98
#100Theme(Jam)3.98
#108Overall(Jam)3.80
#201Innovation(Jam)3.61
#248Fun(Jam)3.42
#447Graphics(Jam)3.43

Comments

LeetLeaf says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:55am

This is awesome!! I love the visuals!!

shyupuff says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:05am

I love the visuals and the mechanics. Super fun, very fresh. I love how the music changes as the game goes along and each enemy destroyed gives a different gong-sounding noise. Awesome job (:

pvwradtke says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:24am

Hi, that's a nice concept you have there. Things I'd look for to improve it:

- move the eye to make it more like a twin stick shooter.
- change the range we can see ghosts, like, not being able to clearly see what's behind us.

Other than that, a very solid entry!

Fanttum says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:10am

Really neat idea here. Good tradeoffs for the player, and interesting ideas. Wish there could have been something more added like moving around levels or something, but a fun game in itself.

iceburg7 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:55am

Cool concept, and the graphics and mood are wonderful despite being so simple, especially the ghost animations.

noxuma says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:11am

Unique Idea, I like it. Very on theme. Well done.

TheBigShot says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:12am

Veyr nicely done. Nice mood. The deep ambient really makes this game great. Also very innovative to use your sight as your weapon. Nice idea

acidave says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:15am

Cool idea *cough* :) Simple but addicting. Love the sound effects and background music.

met44 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:12pm

Good job man, too bad its flash it would be a fun little time killer on mobile !

Yoon says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:49pm

Nice one, gotta love the quality of the animation.
For the first few seconds I thought the game was unbeatable by just always spinning around, but it quickly proved me wrong. :) Amazing work.

redding says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:36am

I like the mood of the game, especially the sound effects and the music.

wg_phancock says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:26am

Really great mood with the gong sounds and background music drone! Such a simple concept, but really a lot of fun.

jordinuco says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:51pm

Great game design, great aesthetics and very playable. So simple, but so effective... this one would have been perfect for the Compo.

jgritty says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:39pm

Nice and simple, works great!

coderitual says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:13pm

Great light effects. Simple rules but this kind of game should work that way. For me could be harder.

Leandrus says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 7:34pm

Cool game. thanks for sharing.

drludos says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 7:29pm

Cool game, with a very powerful and relaxing mood, I love it! The idea is interesting and fun to play, and this music... it's just excellent! Overall, a good "trance-inducing" game :)

Dorgam says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 11:10pm

Nice game, but needs more polish, like more monsters or diffrent mechanics. Also a mobile port would be best for such a kind of game.

Apr 24, 2015 @ 3:08am

THis was super fun! I loved the mood & sound. I liked the graphics and the crunchy feel when you pop those ghosts! The ball that pops them all was a stroke of genius, it made it really exciting.

xhunterko says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 5:05am

Well, hard to say. Nothing really wrong with it though. A tad loud. But that's it.

BIZM says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 12:52am

Great job! This was a really cool game. :) The graphics and audio effectively create a nice mood. Clever use of the theme too. I felt a little restricted though. Would've loved to move!

Omiya Games says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 2:04am

I think it's a solid entry with just a bit more need to balancing the difficulty. The audio is ridiculously loud, cut it out!

dos says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 2:16am

Very cool, and IMO difficulty is just right. Love it!

ChuiGum says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 4:30am

Very innovative! Nice scary sound too! It was very original, I had fun. Well done!

SpringCabal says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 6:57am

Mood and graphics combination is good. Fun's sorta lacking after a while due to the simplicity. It fits the theme and innovation is there, although more should be done.

Apr 26, 2015 @ 7:43am

Loved the visuals and the gong like sound effect.

OnlySlightly says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 7:44am

I really liked the surreal qualities to this game. I love how the ghost warped and distorted as they moved forward. I love your minimalist aesthetic. :) Very solid game

May 11, 2015 @ 3:22pm

Simple, cute game! Nice entry. I included it in part 9 of my Ludum Dare 32 compilation video series, if you would like to take a look :) https://youtu.be/eqkTJc6zIls

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