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

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by IDidGame - Compo Entry

The gunslinger was tired, tired of all the killing and the blodshed.
The sheep were drawing closer and the wolf would have to go about his business once more.
In this last moment, pondering over a mug of ale, the gunslinger had an idea,
an idea that would make him something different entirely.



Throw.......Hold LMB


Fend of the attackers by hitting them with mugs.
Dash through enemies to catch your mug.
The mugslinger is invincible, just dont drop the mug.

created by @IDidGame
for Ludum Dare 32

updated the description
i'm aware of the respawn bug and have fixed it locally but havent updated the compo entry because i dont consider it gamebreaking
i would however ask you to reload the game if you ever see two player characters

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Apr 19, 2015 @ 11:31pm

Fun game, makes me think of the old kung fu game on 8-bit Nintendo. I like the physics of the mug, it's fun to watch it bounce up and down and kill multiple opponents before you need to pick it up again.

huminaboz says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:06am

That mug catch and combo is surprisingly awesome.

sirikan says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:53am

Nice game. Fits the theme perfectly.

Havacore says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:53am

Another booze related entry eh?? I like it!

Had a blast playing this one, good work

Pietdagamer says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:55am

I like the mug-catching mechanic!

barkergames says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:55am

Had fun with this one, I had no idea that the mug would go over the enemies, lost my streak because of it :(
Great job!

awmace5 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:25am

Unique idea!

ThreeUp says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:07am

Very fun! Especially with the combos. Throwing backwards may have been easier or harder, im not sure but they got past me a couple times.

Lizzip says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:30am

Really fun, even if I keep accidentally throwing my mug at the ceiling. At least the ceiling knows not to mess with me

Lancelot Gao says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:39pm

I really enjoyed the combo hits!

xirion11 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:24pm

Pretty fun game, there seems to be a bug when you lose because one time i lost and hit play again and all the other guys were still there and i died instantly.

Iak says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:19pm

This game is much more fun than it probably should be. Really neat catchy-bouncy mechanic!

sbarrio says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:40pm

Pretty hard but very rewarding. I like the idea, nice job! :)

jordyadan says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:34pm

Liked the attack mechanic

Xgor says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:48pm

Neat take on the theme and it's fun. I feel that it would be even more fun and chaotic if the mug bounced in different directions than just up.

Oh yeah, I found a bug that if you click start quickly after you die the actors doesn't despawn.

Dungeonation says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:32pm

The game doesn't reset after a few games, and as soon as you start playing you die, but other then that this is not a bad game. Good job!

nihilaleph says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:34pm

Really fun, great game mechanics! Awesome art too!
I just think the gunslinger could throw his mug a bit stronger xp

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

I had extreme fun with it
got a score of 3k on hard, beat that!!

AtomicVikings says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:23pm proof

Luke Nizik says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 8:43am

Woa. I always wanted to kill angry lumbers with a mug :) Nice job guys :) 5/5

Luke Nizik says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 8:45am

Nanolotl says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 8:48am

Nice game. I thought the mug fullness on the menu to indicate difficulty was a nice touch.

SmilingCat says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 5:47pm

Great use of the theme, nice job!

Hectigo says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 5:49pm

It's a fun, well-executed simple concept. I like the combo mechanic and the overall wackiness of it. The game sorely needs some music though.

randoman says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 5:56pm

Very nice game! It is not possible to face/trhow backwards? Enemies would go behind my back a few times but I couldn't turn

renanlindner says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 5:58pm

Really nice mechanic ideia man!!

IDidGame says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 6:06pm

the mugslinger is the kinda man who doesn't look back
or his developer didn't think of that until last minute and did not want to change the formula too much but will probably try it once compo is over because it makes sense

Wevel says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 9:13pm

Nice game, nice mechanics and fun to play

SimianLogic says ...
Apr 30, 2015 @ 6:40pm

Nice little game! I like the way he pulls his arm back to show how powerful a throw it's going to be.

At first I thought it was REALLY easy, then I realized I wasn't moving my mouse at all from eye-level. If your mouse is higher or lower the throws get a lot harder, but I never saw any reason to move the mouse at all.

Would love to add a jump to jump up and catch my mug instead of having to wait for it to drop.

GAFBlizzard says ...
Apr 30, 2015 @ 7:23pm

It would be nice if there were a final goal. I thought with the difficulty level I might need to defeat some number of waves, maybe like Streets of Rage or Ninja Turtles.

Nice idea and pixel art though!

blubberquark says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 10:21pm

(@OhHelloTilman using the account to rate games) That you have to catch the mug to stay in the game is a really nice idea for the theme and an interesting game design idea with potential. Nice and fun game. I would prefer it if the difficulty would increase whilst you play, instead of having three levels. There was a bug where enemies stay in the scene when playing more than once (its a small game, so its easy eenough to press reload ;) ).

Zener says ...
May 2, 2015 @ 7:31am

Cool idea, 8 bit graphics and beer, perfect game!

JenniNexus says ...
May 5, 2015 @ 1:47am

Cute pixel art & fun times!!

May 12, 2015 @ 11:42pm

Funny game, great concept and graphics! I included it in part 10 of my Ludum Dare 32 compilation video series, if you would like to take a look :)

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