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

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Indifference

by Pibeex - Compo Entry

Sorry for not having enough time to deliver a proper game. I had to do this in about 3 hours as I was travelling by train.

Indifference is an experiment more than a real game (still, there actually is an ending).
Space - Avoid conflict
Shift - Slow motion

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Ratings

Coolness79%
#116Audio3.60
#166Theme3.86
#177Graphics3.76
#190Mood3.44
#397Overall3.34
#440Innovation3.26
#590Humor2.64
#685Fun2.90

Comments

Bastienre4 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:25pm

Peace as an unusual weapon. Really good. I really love the background.

UKCoder says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:25pm

Not bad for something made in such a short timeframe.

I found the timing a little difficult to wrap my head around as there wasn't much room for error. I think maybe if you didn't project forwards quite as much when avoiding conflict, the balance would feel a little better.

Very clever idea though, wish I'd achieved that much in my first 3 hours of the contest, I didn't even have an idea at that point!

petey123567 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:26pm

Neat idea and nice art! Could use some tuning and feedback on how far my guy will dodge, had trouble figuring out when to initiate the dodge.

Headmade says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:28pm

Wow for 3 hours this is rather well made. Stylish intro and graphics, nice animations and even the sound is decent. Well done.

mokujin says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:30pm

Nice mood and idea! Also audio is especially cool

dix says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:30pm

Nice entry :D It's hard :O I always get killed in the first 10 seconds XD

Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:46pm

I liked this a lot, nice, simple mechanic with very solid execution. Great art, music and gameplay. Good job!

sugarbyte says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:47pm

Cheerful, but it felt like you shoehorned "I practiced this run cycle dammit" into the theme.

huminaboz says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:48pm

Spot on with the theme. Nice graphics too.

crazya02 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:48pm

Nice! Loved the mood going on.

b3jh24 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:52pm

Really neat idea! I like the art work, and love the music. As someone else mentioned though, the timing could be a little better. Also I'm not sure if it's just me, or everyone, but when you slow time, it seems as if there is a lag between when you hit space and when you actually move (this might be desired, in which case, it's fine).

Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:55pm

Good audio, nice graphics. Would have been nice if there was a little more to do; I never felt the need to slow down time as the enemy timing was fairly easy. While I agree physical violence should be avoided I don't know if "Indifference" is the word I'd use for it.

matthewd673 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:58pm

That IS an unusual weapon! Good job on the game, Pibeex, I really enjoyed playing.

cdgugler says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:08am

All around a great concept. The audio and art created a great mood for the game. I'd love to see this fleshed out more.

Fanttum says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:11am

Looks fun, any chance for a web player soon?

gene-z says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:11am

Very Nice Game,,,, made me happy... kkk

Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:13am

If you can make a game as juicy as this in 3 hours, I'd love to see one, that you made in 48. :)

hexdie says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:14am

Very nice work for 3 hours! I really like the art and the music is neat. I wasn't able to get to the end because it was a bit hard to avoid the enemies. It seems like the timing could be tuned a bit more. Still, nice work!

SilentNight says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:14am

I liked the concept, I just wish the game was longer and played with the initial gimmick a bit more then the few seconds before the end of the game. Expanding on this post comp could be cool.

blaster391 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:15am

I like the concept, it just really hard (or maybe I am just bad) a visual cue to tell you when the enemy is about to hit you would be nice. But for the short timeframe amazing!

MiniBobbo says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:03am

I really liked this. It was challenging to get the timing (spacing?) down but once I did it was neat to dodge between attackers. The music and graphics went well.

I really like how you incorporated the story, instructions and theme into the beginning of the game.

Maybe a score thing would have been nice? I wasn't sure if my later attempts were any better than my earlier ones.

Anshul Goyal says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:23am

Awesome! Love it. Great gameplay.
Peace out!

Drauthius says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 1:38pm

I didn't manage to reach the end :[ Nice graphics and concept.

Apr 25, 2015 @ 5:57pm

I liked the dodge mechanic (though I couldn't seem to get the time slowdown to work -- unless I'm reading that long.) Hypnotic with the excellent music and repetitive (not in a bad way) mechanic

Snicklodocus says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 3:55am

This was really cool. Loved the style and music. It was difficult, I think enemy hitboxes are a bit too large. If you did this in three hours, I can't wait to see what you can do with more time!

Omiya Games says ...
May 6, 2015 @ 3:06am

I took the game to mean as apathy as a way of weapon. A fascinating point that, yes, the lack of taking sides causes the conflict to continue.

Personally, though, the controls reminds me awfully of the Super Smash Bros. Melee's "Fox's illusion" move (Fox's side-B). This means that I took the game mechanic to "feel" like an attack itself. To me, this directly conflicts with the game's point: playing the game "feels" like an attack, yet the point of the game was not to. This just felt weird to me.

FrederickK says ...
May 9, 2015 @ 3:11am

Very difficult! Even with slow-motion!
But different, I liked it!

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