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

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The Rod Of God

by RandyOrenstein - Compo Entry

The Rod of God is a physics-heavy simulation of how the worship of man has brought forth an avatar in his image, and now our sadly linear cities shall suffer his wrath so long as the faithful still follow him!

A and D to move left and right, space to drop the hammer or lift it again.

Special thanks to @Draknek, @fromsmiling, @bnhw, and @sally_anne_! Thanks so much for the help making this work, and jamming with me in Toronto!!

Also less personal thanks to Wilhelm, where ever you are, for your lovely scream, to Project Gugenhiem for their recording of Handel's Hallelujah Chorus, and to Iwan Gabovitch for use of his explosion sound effect.

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crockid5 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:33am

Violates the LDs rules...

crewderek says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:36am


Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:43am

I did not ask to be included in the Audio judging as I used non-personal tracks. I had hoped that would work?

Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:02am

Checked with Mike Kasprzak, and with the opt-out he said it was legal for Compo :)

zeejfps says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:15am

Wat in the actual fuck did I just play...

vini60 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:15am

What the actual hell. I give you 1 star because u actually somewhat finished it.

amras0000 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:15am

The FAQ says otherwise, but Mike's the boss...

Fanttum says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:26am

Hmmm, ok. Not sure what to make of this, But you do you man.

ErikU says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:33am

Hmm. That was something. Good job, I think.

Havacore says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:53am

So I guess I just played that...

pi_pi3 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:40am

WTF. This game is so... I don't there exists a word so powerful to describe this game's greatness. 8/8, wld r8 again m8. Although better controls would be appreciated. E.g. mouse controls for the rod. And it glitched out when I played. After I destroyed a really high building, it went into the air and stayed at the top.

Hyoga-3D says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:39pm

Oh yeah, problably the most strange game I've played until now, but it Works.

Split82 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:28pm

This one and "Grow My Thing" compete in their own category :D Good job!

nihilocrat says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:46am

dongiest game in the compo

ChronoDK says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:19am

Thanks for guiding me to this game from the comment you made on "Grow my Thing" - you too have shown great use of the theme obviously :D

hexagore says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 9:46am

One of my own rejected game ideas was around "The Power of Christ Compels You" but I couldn't figure out a mechanic. You found one. Got to give you credit for that :P

Geckoo1337 says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 9:53pm

Hum! Are you serious? I know that you can do somethink better - in fact you should :)

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 3:13am


zwartraider says ...
Apr 30, 2015 @ 10:04am

A giant wrecking dong gets my vote! But I couldn't get past the main menu, an error console opened instead :(

May 7, 2015 @ 3:17am

Try the downloadable version. in-browser doesnt seem to work as well. The Console error is a streaming thing, downloading it will solve that issue :)

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