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

chromenopePSA: As of Chrome 42 (Released April 14th), NPAPI plugins are disabled by default! That means Unity Player, Java, and Silverlight games will not work in the Chrome browser! That said, Flash in the Chrome browser continues to work fine (PPAPI).

To Developers: Consider using HTML5 and WebGL instead. Having troubles with the export? Don’t worry. See Ports below.

To Players: A workaround is to enable NPAPI plugins in your Chrome settings. Click or Copy+Paste this URL in to a tab:

chrome://flags/#enable-npapi

As of September 2015 however, this option will no longer be available.

Other browsers (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari) and Flash are unaffected, but FWIW there is no Unity Player or Silverlight for Linux.X

Back to Browse Entries

The Towel Club

by team_towel - Jam Entry

The Towel is the only and unusual weapon used at the Towel Club. Two men fight totally naked to show off their manliness and freedom.

Controls:
ESC: Returns to menu (in case of a Bug)

Player 1

Movement: A-D
Attack: F (Press to charge)
Guard: G

Player 2

Movement: Left/Right Arrows
Attack: Left Shift (Press to charge)
Guard: Enter

The Towel Club has 8 simple Rules:

1st RULE: You do not talk about TOWEL CLUB.
2nd RULE: You DO NOT talk about TOWEL CLUB.
3rd RULE: If someone drops their towel, the fight is over.
4th RULE: Only two guys to a fight.
5th RULE: One fight at a time.
6th RULE: No shirts, no shoes, no clothing.
7th RULE: Fights will go on as long as they have to.
8th RULE: If this is your first night at TOWEL CLUB, you HAVE to fight.

twitter: @teamTowel

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness100%
#10Humor(Jam)4.27
#42Theme(Jam)4.16
#229Fun(Jam)3.45
#232Audio(Jam)3.38
#233Graphics(Jam)3.84
#273Overall(Jam)3.51
#369Mood(Jam)3.28
#459Innovation(Jam)3.18

Comments

x2l2 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:37pm

OMG! BEST... GAME... EVER!

Azurency says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:12pm

Nice and really fun entry !

Yamzho says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:13pm

That game is soooooooooo... Oh Yeah !

helekopeter says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:13pm

Next time i have a friend over im gona ask him. Hey do you want to play this game where we're naked and fighting with towels.....

SmilingCat says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:24pm

Surprisingly this is the second most shocking game I've played so far this LD. Any other LD it would have been hands down the most shocking. Anyway, great job, hilarious.

ramclen says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:33pm

oooh Yeah! sweet madness

Dungeonation says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:35pm

A fun game about attacking your opponent with towels. Nice work! there's a glitch where i couldn't stop attacking though....which was weird.

stuffedgravy says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:36pm

Oh my god best art style and idea ever. Aside from that, the actual fighting game isn't too exciting and could have used a bit more strategy.
I also found a bug where if I tap the attack rapidly it constantly loops through the attack animation and I can't stop it.

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

Oh! Thanks for all your comments :) We will check both bugs and try to solve them ASAP! stuffedgravy I agree with you we needed a bit more strategy (as most fighting games) but we decided to keep it simple for the LD.

Jared Sartin says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 9:57pm

Hahahaha! Pretty much gets the shock factor award. :)

itrion says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:36pm

ouh!! jajajajaja really cool

Awpteamoose says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:00am

It looks pretty nice, but it's a bit too simple for my tastes.

DaveCarlile says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:59am

Great idea implemented well. I had a problem hitting my opponent though - was never able to score a hit for some reason - don't know if a bug or if I'm missing something, but I tried for quite some time. Otherwise, love the concept and the graphics and sound were great.

team_towel says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:03am

Thanks guys! @DaveCarlile I believe that bug is already fixed, which version did you play? Thanks!

DaveCarlile says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:18pm

I've tried both the latest PC version and the Web version, single and 2-player. The opponent never hits me either. The bo... I mean penis physics are amazing though.

team_towel says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:55pm

Thanks for your feedback :) Yeah, the penis physics were hard work, took about half of the development time. They were worth it though :P

Yraya says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:14pm

Hahaha, sound effects and penis physics THE BEST xDDD

Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:33pm

Good clean family fun!

theflocks says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:16pm

So funny... 10/10! :D

thejash says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 7:34am

This is hilarious, haha! Played the 2 player version, but the guy on the left kept winning! :(

vvolis says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 10:28am

Nice idea, very good animation and 5/5 penis physics. Great job!

x2l2 says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 11:14am

I was working in this game, my first comment was only a joke! I think we made a fun game but it is not for me to judge.

hellforge says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 2:11pm

Best game :D

Apr 22, 2015 @ 2:24pm

Nice job! I like the general idea. It could definitely use some more strategy as others have already said. The graphics and audio are great, as is the basic idea.

I ran into a bug where the AI opponent showed as stuck blocking, but the sound made me think it was still attacking.

DarkwindMedia says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 2:45pm

hilarious.

mantisda says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 2:46pm

Lovely game! Lots of fun for a unique fighting game.

retrophantom says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 3:53pm

love the sfx, and the subtle censor box movements

chromebookbob says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 3:56pm

Haha, great idea! controls are a bit slow though. Well done!

Naphier says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 8:33pm

Nice and hilarious. I especially like that the censor boxes sway...lol!

Ithildin says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 11:52am

This...I have no words.

Awesome!

syncxzoz says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 5:06pm

too gay to play.. LOL..

alangamebot says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 10:55pm

Amazing. Probably my favorite so far. Really funny idea.

Garris says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 4:36am

This game's concept and presentation is laugh-out-loud hilarious. I wish there had been a little more variety in the move set, but the animations were so stuffed full of character and personality, I didn't really mind. Good game!

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 4:49am

nice game guys - really well done

jukimv1986 says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 5:35pm

So short yet so humorously fun! Greatest parody ever of the fight club. (in spanish the joke is easy, as we could say "el club de la ducha" which is fairly close to the original "el club de la lucha"). Break the internets!

team_towel says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 6:21pm

@jukimv2986 Haha! We also thought of that, and made a Spanish logo too!
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwZp0GILynheUGZoeENPSG5hUzQ&authuser=0
;D

TyrusPeace says ...
Apr 30, 2015 @ 3:24am

Best black use of swinging black squares award.

Excellent music, too!

There's not too much to the game: it's pretty hard to lose if you keep spamming the towel button and there seem to only be two options as far as combat goes. Still, points for humor and style!

handkor says ...
May 5, 2015 @ 4:04am

Nice graphics, reminds me of guacamelee. Good job

You must sign in to comment.


Mini Submission FAQ

TEAMS: Teams entering the Jam should pick a single representative to submit your game, or create a team specific account you can share. We currently do not support Team Voting, but sharing an account and together playing and rating games is acceptable.

CAN I ENTER BOTH EVENTS?: You should pick 1 event, whichever you think it’ll do better in. If the idea is strong, and everything plays well enough, you can go Compo. If you’re a perfectionist, and would prefer people to play a more polished game, do the Jam. Historically, more games are entered in the Compo, but with more people and more time, Jam games have the potential to be better (that doesn’t mean they are). Many solo participants do enter the Jam.

If you made 2 games, unfortunately, the website doesn’t support multiple submissions per user. To submit your 2nd game, you will have to make a 2nd account. Only do this if you made 2 games. Alternatively, if one game is better than the other, then consider just entering the better game.

CAN I KEEP WORKING UNTIL THE DEADLINE?: Yes! Immediately after the 48 or 72 hours, we do something called Submission Hour. As the name suggests, it’s an extra hour for you to package, upload, and submit your games. If there were catastrophic issues trying submitting your game, or you misunderstood how submissions work, that’s okay. It happens. We’re flexible. If you need advice, check with the folks on IRC. If you need an admin, get in touch.

CAN I KEEP WORKING ON MY GAME?: Oh definitely! You should! But for the sake of judging, keep the Compo or Jam version around. You can include a link to the Post-Compo/Post-Jam version of your game on your games page, but sure your main links are the original version.

PORTS: Ports to other platforms can be done after the deadline. That said, the sooner you finish your port, the sooner people can play your game, improving your chances of placing in the final results. For best results, provide a Web version of your game, or a Windows version with no dependencies. Also be sure to rate at least 20 games to improve your visibility (Coolness).

MY GAME CRASHES, IS UNBEATABLE, OR I MADE A TYPO: We allow you to fix crashes, win condition, or tiny bugs after the deadline. In a sense, this is like “porting” to support more players. We leave this open to interpretation, but generally speaking your game should be identical to the game you submitted. No new features, just fixing mistakes you should have caught had you been better rested.

MY GAME DOESN’T SHOW UP: If you can’t find your game, it’s usually because the URL to your downloads are missing ‘http://‘. Fix your URLs (http://mysite.com/mygame.zip) and you will show up. Alternatively, if you just posted it, wait a minute. The cache may not have refreshed yet.

NOT LOGGED IN?: If you get a message about not being logged in, even though you are, it’s because your web browser cached the non-logged in page. You can fix this by either refreshing your cache or clearing your cache. CTRL+F5 in many browsers. Chrome is a bit more work. Press F12 to enable Developer Mode, then you can right click on the refresh button and select “Empty Cache and Hard Reload”. This option is unavailable if you are not in Developer Mode.


[cache: storing page]