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

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Field Doodie

by strega - Compo Entry

Description:
You don't have time for weapons! Pick up a sheep and use its excrement as armament! It's your doodie to take down the other guys!

Woo! This is my first online multi-player submission. I was surprised to be able to do everything with just Unity. It's pretty light on graphics and there's no sound, but its still fun to play!

I'll be working on improving the graphics and adding sounds and music and other polish/features post-compo/for the jam.

Features:
Four player online free for all 3rd person shooter
Compete against real players or AI Bots or both!
Players pick up animals and shoot each other with poop
When an animal runs out of poop it will be dropped and need to eat to get more poop
Animals automatically run around and eat grass
Player with the most "kills" after 5 minutes wins

Controls
Move - WASD/Arrows
Pickup/PutDown - LeftClick/Spacebar/E
Fire - LeftClick
Dash - Shift

Tools:
Everything built in Unity 5

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness60%
#187Fun3.57
#243Humor3.33
#281Overall3.47
#352Theme3.58
#625Graphics2.94
#656Innovation2.94

Comments

george2428 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 9:51am

This was really nice , i like the networking feature and the concept ,good job man :)

Dyn says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:02am

sheep and excrement is very unconventional)

Novodantis says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:04am

Really good fun! Hard to hit opponents, though this does make successful hits all the more satisfying.

Madball says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:08am

Usually I can't play LD multiplayer games because I don't have anyone to play with. But this is the first LD multiplayer game with bots I've seen! Congratulations on doing that!

The game is simple but fun. And funny. I liked the idea of animals (which are obviously sheep) eating grass. Its like a shepherd simulator, but once you are done you go on the rampage. Big sheep seem imbalanced though.
ESC to quit is annoying. You should've made it "If you are chatting, ESC cancels chatting". Otherwise, how can you stop chatting except for sending the message? And what if you are interrupted while typing?
Also, shooting seems to be too relying on physics. Usually, if you are close to an enemy, 'bullets' fly over him.

Other than that, I had much fun playing this game. Maybe you should add something to make it more replayable, like different animals (cows for melee) or obstacles.

iSamurai says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:19am

Awesome work!! Online multiplayer game in 48 hours is unbelievable! Picking up a sheep as weapon makes me laugh! The control feels good too. 5 Star game!

strega says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:22am

Thanks for the feedback! I think it's still legal for me to change the esc key causing you to quit the match, but just clicking outside the chat should cancel it.

I definitely planned on having a lot more animals and poop types with different affects and stats at the beginning, but ran out of time.

It is pretty hard to hit people... maybe I can make it better in the post-jam version.

DarkGrisen says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:27am

It was really fun but the only problem is that it's hard to hit the opponents even if it seems like i aimed correctly

SkyWolf says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:24am

Networking is not easy during a jam, and it's not easy to add bots on top of that.
Very nice game and very nice job.

PS: there was another LD multiplayer game, CMDer or something, where i'm pretty sure i've killed you one or two times. :P

ambi says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:46pm

The networking is cool. The bots were a good idea.

Jadernak says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:24pm

Applause for fun networking game.

hercludes says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 9:43pm

Whoa, multiplayer, I should try this out sometime in the future. Anyways, it's a pretty decent idea, and the bots are very good but not necessarily clever. You might want to limit the name of your characters too, though I find it funny to have over twenty 'A's in my name, I don't think the other players like my name covering up half their screen lol.

Fanttum says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:33am

Only problem with this is no one to play with...

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

Thanks for the comments and praise!

@Fanttum - yeah, most multiplayer games like this need some critical mass to be active. At least there are bots :D

ruerob says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 8:09am

Very nice entry! It was fun to play against bots! I think with real players it would have been more fun for me! Very well done!!

KCrimson says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 8:06pm

Very impressive getting a 4 player game working in such a short amount of time, especially with online and bots!

HeuGamer says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 7:00am

Nice online and fully functional!

Techblogogy says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 8:02am

This was excellent, multiplayer is really freaking cool in like 48 hours. Had crap ton of fun playing it. Great job!

dyfer says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 7:48pm

the music is intense ! I had some problems for hitting the enemies. it's a nice challenge to create a multiplayer game in such a short time!

Huo-cuo says ...
May 8, 2015 @ 10:46am

Very well made game. I had a lot of fun killing the bots. Good job

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