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

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Screwy McScrews

by jacobturn - Compo Entry

Jacob - age 11 - back for his 5th Ludum Dare entry. The only thing dad is doing this time is the write up. Jacob did the whole game alone.

Tools used: Gamemaker Studio, Tile Studio

Play with the arrow keys and spacebar.

Screwdriver: Screwy McScrews is the hero out to attack the WWII and Dr. Who inspired enemies by shooting spoons. Spoon slinging is hard when you are a screwdriver with no hands, so the spoon firing mechanism can be difficult to control. Can you make it to the end?

(Dad is trying to make his own entry in Unity - ha ha ha...)

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Ratings

#397Humor3.00
#498Theme3.41
#760Fun2.81
#785Graphics2.65
#798Audio1.87
#851Overall2.85
#860Mood2.50
#924Innovation2.52
#1436Coolness46%

Comments

insane66 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 12:21pm

Good job. You did better on your level design this time. Gamemakers collisions are still weird, I think it might have to do with the small sprites.

illuware says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:23pm

Impressive for someone your age. A tip for the next one: I didn't immediately recognize the thing you have to get to as the goal you have to get to. A sprite more like a tunnel or a door might have been better. Or maybe a ridiculously large screw?

dylanwolf says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 3:01am

It was good, but I also ran into what I assume were problems with collision, where movement was slow in some places.

Apr 22, 2015 @ 8:49pm

That was fun - a classic maze, monsters, and hero game!

Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:36pm

Very impressive! I wish I had gotten into game design when I was your age. Good job!

GaTechGrad says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 11:49pm

I definitely think this is your best game so far! I really enjoyed the shooting and the maze design. I'm not so sure about the manji symbols on the last level though. ;D

GaTechGrad says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 12:54am

By the way, I love the name of your game!

Hambone says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 2:39am

I liked the simplistic art style!

Apr 24, 2015 @ 7:57pm

The things you can improve in the game is that you move more slowly down then in other directions. The otherthing that could use some improving is the collision. Otherwise this is a good entry froom someone your age.

badlydrawnrod says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 8:08pm

Very smooth motion. Loved the little "Daleks". Good to see you try to put your dad in his place (coming from a dad whose daughter beat him last time she competed).

Keep up the good work. Very impressed with how well the controls worked.

elpaulo says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 10:24pm

Keep making games !

TeamFlare says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 10:08pm

Nice game.
Hey, go on and take part in LD for the next ten years, you'll be an unstopable game making machine :)

bossmojoman says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 10:11pm

Great job! keep it up!

grillaface says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 9:05pm

Nice Jacob keep at it!

peejaygee says ...
May 5, 2015 @ 11:49pm

Going back to when I was 11, I wish I could have spat something out like that, I didn't start until I was 15'ish. Very impressive for such a younger starter. Keep it up and keep prodding ya dad to get stuff released on time. ;)

SledKnight says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 4:04pm

LOL! I wondered why my shovels were flying everywhere... then I read the instructions and realized I was throwing spoons with no hands. Now I get it. :)

I tried to pick up the exit before I knew what it was. Enemies walking through walls was a bit weird, but I made it to the end! :)

Tell your dad I scored your game higher. Haha! ;) Keep it up!

sorlok says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 10:28pm

Good overall, and very nice clearly drawn graphics. Could use some improved collision detection. Great work!

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