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

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The Harder They Fall

by idoadler - Jam Entry

Combine WASD with the mouse to play in this unconventional space shooter.

Team members include:
Ohad Reshef - ART
Ilia Glizerin - C#
Yael Sagi - C#, ART
Ido Adler - C#

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Ratings

#356Innovation(Jam)3.33
#464Fun(Jam)3.14
#563Theme(Jam)3.29
#589Overall(Jam)3.13
#637Mood(Jam)2.89
#710Graphics(Jam)2.90
#831Humor(Jam)2.19
#1713Coolness39%

Comments

natalye says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 11:39am

Nice combination of Bubbles mechanic and dodging to avoid being killed.
The music was a bit too loud and repetitive for me.
Movement felt a bit stiff, and it's not always clear which color is coming next - the color appears to change sometimes? Perhaps because it's tweening from the previous color? Purple was especially hard to recognize for me.

I expected that shooting a ball into space away from the ship would make it go away, was a bit surprised that it bounces back. Maybe consider if you want to allow the player to "get rid" of a ball he doesn't want.

wg_phancock says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:09pm

Decent color matching idea.

I found noticing my loaded color to occasionally be awkward, and had some performance issues...but an interesting take on the color matching genre.

2kah says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:41pm

Interesting mix of genres! Is something supposed to happen when you remove all the balls around the enemy ship? I expected the game or to get a new round or something.

Detocroix says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 3:44pm

Was there no "outro" in the game? I removed all the shields from the ship, blasted it away with it's eye color balls, and it vanished without fanfare.

idoadler says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 6:59am

@Detocroix, you are correct.
Will be added later on the after-ludumdare-version :)

Strandypants says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 8:50pm

Fun concept, things I've noticed has allready been mentioned in the post, but hey, it's a really great Ludum game! Good job:D

Apr 27, 2015 @ 8:53pm

Very nice combination of the two genres. Ran into a couple of minor bugs, but still got to play a decent bit. Great job!

TailyILoveYou says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 9:12pm

Neat little game, though the controls are pretty sluggish, and I found it a little difficult to move around the board without running into things. Nicely done!

Apr 27, 2015 @ 9:30pm

Surprising combo of bubbles & space shooter! Since the color faded too slowly from one to another, I often found myself shooting a different color than I expected. Other than that, nice game. :)

DKoding says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 9:49pm

Not bad at all. A new twist on the ball match games. Loved the music. Some more polish and you have a solid game.

SledKnight says ...
Apr 30, 2015 @ 1:05am

Cool concept if it was fleshed out and controls were improved. Moving wasn't responsive enough, and nothing happened when I destroyed the ship, which was... a let down.
Nice concept, however!

Smirnov48 says ...
May 9, 2015 @ 3:46pm

Nice game, good music. Not bad!

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