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

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by ploy - Jam Entry

Adrenalinic Duel with some hidden content :)

LMB to throw knives
RMB or SHIFT to dash
Arrows or WASD to MOVE

Your enemy has a powerful coat, that restores his health when he touches you AND ACCELERATES TIME in dependence of his HP.

But your knives return into your pocket each time, when you hit that bastard.
God luck

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Blobo says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:23pm

alright game, but knives aren't a very unconventional weapon.

Liam :D says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 7:34pm

I had some trouble engaging dashing when I wanted to, but otherwise a perfectly good entry.

Vulkanmannen says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 1:52pm

It was too hard for me. And I didn't understand the life bars.

Apr 25, 2015 @ 10:15pm

Dashing mechanic is pretty cool but the game is way too hard. Its not quite clear why the enemy sometimes moves faster then slower after a certain amount of 'bounces' off the wall.

peecestudios says ...
Apr 30, 2015 @ 12:17am

really tough, i need to be able to move faster. You also could have used something less conventional for the weapon. Overall a pretty solid game.

mockthebear says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 7:23pm

Good game, but you can try do something bewtter with the graphics. The background was kinda "blurred", and the player was perfectly smooth.
but! was pretty fun to play

iceburg7 says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 7:28pm

I didn't find it super fun, but it sounds like an interesting mechanic when you describe it. Maybe if the graphics were a bit more responsive, and your character a bit faster, it would feel like I have more of an ability to do something.

KirbiKaka says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 8:38pm

I agree that the game is fairly hard, even on the easiest setting. I think one main issue with the game is the green resource bar. It seems (from what I could tell) that both throwing your knife and dashing used the same resource, which is pretty limited already just trying to throw your knife. Even without dashing, I found that I couldn't throw knives as often as I wanted to, even if I had pretty good accuracy with them! Using any dashes at all seems to not only limit your ability to attack, but also only dodges one of the enemy's pass-bys. The speed at which you regenerate your green bar doesn't seem to match the enemy's movement speed.

I think some playtesting (and getting other people to playtest!!) and balancing would have done wonders for this game. That said, I did very much enjoy the main mechanic of throwing knives. I like that you only punished the player with a lost knife if they missed :b

DKoding says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 8:43pm

Not too unconventional.

May 4, 2015 @ 5:05pm

As mentioned, it might have been better if throwing a knife and dashing used a different resource, could use more balancing. It also might be worth looking into how often the enemy can change directions when close to the player. There were a number of times where I dashed away from the enemy as he changed direction, only to have him change direction again and head straight to where I dashed.

Overall, good concept, though it didn't fit the theme very well.

dieblume86 says ...
May 4, 2015 @ 5:07pm

nice start

DarkGrisen says ...
May 4, 2015 @ 5:11pm

I liked this game! But just because it's a weapon it doesn't mean it's unconventional :)

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