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

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Manipulate currents and bring glory to the motherland!


You and a comrade of your choosing have been given the honor of testing one of our most promising prototypes: Red Riptide. Red Riptide alters aquatic flows, creating currents that can crush unsuspecting vessels. 200 square miles of tundra have been set aside for the captain who can smash all opponents against the craggy Red Sea shores!


Left Player:
Movement: WAD
Shoot: Left-Shift

Right Player:
Movement: Up- Left- Right-Arrow
Shoot: L

Lars Engstrom,
Michael Koller,
Philipp Seifried,
Philipp Schürz

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ChronoDK says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:47am

Very enjoyable! Really like it. Not a fan of shift key to shoot - Windows will enable sticky keys.

morazor says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:48am

Very original and fun gameplay! Well done!

ThreeUp says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:48am

Awesome stuff, especially the currents are A+. Very impressive. I made something for Sony Online similar to this called Pirates Plunder Free Realms if you search on youtube.

ironleonem says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:48am

An absolutely stellar game! One of the most innovative takes on unconventional weaponry I've seen so far! I want to see you do more with this!!

MRvanderPants says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:48am

I really enjoyed the water mechanics of this game. I think this would really work well on a smartphone as well.

ironleonem says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:48am

An absolutely stellar game! One of the most innovative takes on unconventional weaponry I've seen so far! I want to see you do more with this!!

nicklink483 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:50am

That was a *lot* of fun. I don't have a friend to play with, but I'll bet anything that the interaction is even better.

The only criticism I have is that it feels a little slow/sluggish moving around. Getting up and moving felt like it could use a boost.

The graphics choice for the particle effects of moving water were my favorite.

This is one of my favorite submissions so far!

Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:16am

Great mechanic with the water as a weapon, thought it was a nice use of the theme. Did notice it says "Best of 3" but it actually seems to be "First to 3". Fun entry

Lady Beardo says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:07pm

It's fun & it's hard (you can smash yourself as easily as your opponent).

jordyadan says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:50pm

Fun gameplay, would like to play vs AI

Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:15am

This was surprisingly fun. Just cruising around without dying is a fun challenge in itself. It's probably even more fun with an opponent. Well done.

Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:19pm

Had a lot of fun!! I love the tide making mechanic to fight. Good job!

oranebeast says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 9:00pm

I was suprised at how well the boats handles; And the unique projectiles.

Huo-cuo says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 6:24am

I like the idea, unfortunately I don't have a friend to play it with.

Apr 28, 2015 @ 11:05pm

Amazing game, it's very original!

arhpositive says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 2:56pm

Nice multiplayer game, I tried it by myself but I'll definitely try it with an opponent tonight. Takes some time to adjust yourself to all the forces involved in movement.

GAFBlizzard says ...
Apr 30, 2015 @ 4:55am

Great job! Sadly I didn't have anyone to play multiplayer with, but I tried the mechanics for a bit. Stopping is difficult since you get moving so quickly, however.

The idea of using waves and the graphics of those waves is awesome!

Jungle says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 2:51pm

I really like it!! ahahah! Very funny! Congrats!!

redding says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 3:52pm

Wow, this is really good. I would buy this for money if it had AI opponents.

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