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

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by plokdev - Jam Entry

Your voice is your weapon. Don't be fooled by the graphics, this is not a very good game. But hey, it fits the rules.

You control a parrot. You need to push the other parrot out of (or onto) the ring using your microphone (or your mouse, if you don't have a microphone).

Repeatedly hit Space to keep your parrot aloft, and use either A/D or Left/Right to move. Your voice power (the rings coming out of the parrots) are controlled with either your microphone volume or, if Unity doesn't detect one, the left mouse button.

The smoke rings on the title screen are also controlled with your mic. Use that to calibrate your microphone setup.

There's 3 difficulty settings, voice acting by a synthesized Queen Elizabeth (love you, Liz :3) and little else.

NOTE: The game needs your permission to use your microphone. A popup asking for it will show up when you begin the game. If you see a black and blue screen on the web version, try the standalone version.

PROTIP: You can also ram your body into the opponent if you're desperate. Try closing in from above or below so the noise won't push you away.

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ViliX64 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:24pm

You could add some restrictions in case that the player flies over the second parrot.
Anyway, very nice little game :)

Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:24pm

I got a good laugh out of yelling 'Yaa Yaa!' into my mic. Took a few seconds to get the hang of it but I think this is a pretty fun mechanic. I actually lol'd so I think that's a good sign. I think a more clear barrier of where you need to be to get kicked out would be good. Fun idea!

GanonsSpirit says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:26pm

I liked it, but it's pretty hard, even on easy. I shudder to think what the higher difficulties might hold.

snesgaard says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:27pm

Game looks really nice and has top-tier voice acting! :D

I was also quite please when I discovered that you can physically push your opponent outside of the arena by flying into them.

Catwheel says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:27pm

"AHHHHHHHH!" I am balling. Just screaming into the mic. I am literally crying from laughter. This was a lot of fun.

Mnemusyne says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:25pm

Wow, this is a great entry. Very hard, but it got me to look like a fool saying "Aaaaaa" at my microphone. Looks great!

LuckyCassette says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:10pm

Hard to control.
Graphics are neat, reminds me of old 3D fighters.
Also +1 for the effort of voice acting.

hrd_games says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 5:43pm

Fantastic. The use of unconventional controls, and an unconventional weapon is great, but the game itself is really fun to play, with or without a mic. Love it.

nuprahtor says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:30pm

Really interesting, like horizontal joust game, but with a parrots instead of a ostriches. Don't have a mic, though, I believe it will be even more fun with the voice control.

RafaCP says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 11:48pm

Fun game!

Taldius says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 11:50pm

This is a really interesting idea, it's not in every game that I can use my voice as a weapon, well done.
And the art looks great too, great job!

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

Nice idea with voice control!

MonoS says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 8:48am

Kind of nice the low poly parrot, liked it :D

Cool mechanics, local multiplayer would be awesome.

The game didn't used the correct microphone hooked to my pc so i had to play without my voice.

defacid says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 11:36pm

This game actually got a chuckle out of me. The voice acting was pretty funny, the gameplay was silly, and the "Press 'r' to make up for your failure" just got me at the right time haha

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