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

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Splitting Hares

by AlfalfaStudios - Jam Entry

Splitting Hairs

Technical:
Unity
mtPaint
Audacity
Gimp
Power-tab Editor
Visual Studio Community Edition

Controls:
Option A: Move: ASDW
Switch Weapon: J
Attack: K
Option B: Move: arrow keys
Switch Weapon: Right Click Mouse
Attack: Left Click Mouse
Option C: Controller Move: Left stick
Switch Weapon: B or red
Attack: A or green

Description:
Wendel Fetter decided to grow an organic garden this season. His beautiful raised beds grow bountifully in his fenced in yard, drawing envy from his neighbors and interest from the local bunny population. Perhaps too much interest...

As an onslaught of hungry herbivores keep funneling past the fence, Wendel must go to War. Armed with a garden hoe, shovel and a confusingly endless supply of giant lawn darts help Mr. Fetter fight to free his garden from the famished fluff-balls, or fall beneath their furry fury in a fabulous final stand.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness64%
#136Humor(Jam)3.66
#332Audio(Jam)3.18
#376Fun(Jam)3.24
#470Mood(Jam)3.14
#684Overall(Jam)3.03
#723Theme(Jam)3.06
#784Innovation(Jam)2.62
#836Graphics(Jam)2.54

Comments

ViliX64 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:28am

Needs some polishing, but I had fun killing all those things (whatever they are)

Move127 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:00am

The sound and the image of the dead hare make killing them very fun.

Nonameghost says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:31am

Haha that was great. A very satisfying hare massacre simulation. The only thing I would recommend is locking the cursor, since I was playing in a window and kept clicking outside of the screen. For Unity that's setting the Cursor.lockState I think. Otherwise it was very enjoyable.

LTPATS says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:59am

I had fun, though the hoe seemed very overpowered compared to the shovel. Also right-clicking was a pain on the web player, when uploading on Game Jolt there is an option (called "Disable Right Click" or something similar) that should be able to fix that, though I haven't tested it personally. Overall I liked it, nice work!

Sorak86 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:04am

Haha, I chuckled with the bunny comments :P
The thing it lacks is balancing, I think. Make more useful weapons (hammer rules :P) and speed up the beggining (too easy)

Lynx says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:05am

Weird little concept. Coming from a place were the bunny devour all lawns and such, I can see the principle behind this haha. wish I had more view range or something, it seems like such a daunting task to cover so much ground blindly. Love getting shots with the darts, very satisfying. Keep hop the good work!

ManicMiner says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:28am

I think we have both recently watched the same Vlambeer presentation - and you made excellent use of some of the advice - the screen shake and corpses piling up really make it strangely satisfying to mash the bunnies :)

Cerberus says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:43am

i really liked it, i felt the passing was a bit slow, but i liked the mechanics and the weapon system, it was really cool. loved the pixel art! and it was really funny. Great Job!

Havacore says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:41am

So many dead bunnies.

The sound effects were very satisfying, and collisions were well done. Had me chuckles a few times.

Jordan says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:46am

Great game. The bunny death sound and sprite both look pretty nice, and remind me of a game I used to play a long while back. It's pretty fun to smash those bunnies with a huge pickaxe.

Zeriver says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:22am

Pretty fun game, i really like how you can switch weapons depending on the situation (although shovel seems to be the worst and i almost never used it). I also appreciate references and all bunny dialogs :D

Music also makes this slaughter much more enjoyable >:D


ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED? https://i.imgur.com/Yj1EMWR.png

PeerPlay says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:04pm

I had fun playing this. I was pretty weirded out by the concept, and the background made my head spin. ;)

nonetheless says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 6:56pm

Very satisfying killing :)

OnlySlightly says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 3:02am

I really liked how the gruesome deaths contrasted with the cute music and graphics :) I liked the attention to detail like the camera shake and such.

Xanjos says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 2:41pm

I like the concept and the rather gory art style. Would have liked the movement of the bunnies to be a lot smoother though instead of jumping from one position to another every frame.

Frozenfire92 says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 8:35pm

Split Hares, the best fertilizer. A good idea and pretty fun and difficult! I didn't like how the camera shook whenever a hare was killed, found it kind of annoying/disorienting. Otherwise great entry!

grillaface says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 8:56pm

Pretty fun and superb gibs / carnage. ++

TomBoogaart says ...
May 4, 2015 @ 3:09pm

this game was relaxing! my highscore: 168

May 11, 2015 @ 1:10am

Solid entry, I like the gore level of the game :) Maybe some improvements on the graphics (the glass, for example, to get better contrast with the main character) could be cool!

The humor is great here too ;)

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