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

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Ah, Blast It!

by Kronics - Jam Entry

You play a small character trying to destroy alien UFOs attacking the planet and taking your money. Made by an amateur coder, don't expect much.
I made this for LM32.

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Ratings

#176Fun(Jam)3.58
#423Overall(Jam)3.33
#511Mood(Jam)3.07
#631Graphics(Jam)3.05
#962Theme(Jam)2.44
#966Innovation(Jam)2.16
#1811Coolness36%

Comments

Phobos001 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:27pm

This reminded me of a game from my childhood called night raid (although it is much different), but it was hard to play because of the heart-stopping CPU spikes that make me think my computer has died X_X

Apr 20, 2015 @ 9:45pm

Awesome! :D

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

@Phobos001 I hope by heart-stopping CPU spikes you're talking about Night Raid.;P

Jordan says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:14pm

Gameplay is pretty fun with the enemy's movement AI. The player speed slowdown after a little bit of playing that quickly went back made me think the game had started lagging, though.

chaosed0 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:14pm

Nice game! Reminds me of old flash games - especially the music. If there were a couple more enemy types and the difficulty curve were tweaked, I think this would be excellent.

Blobo says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:15pm

Fun game, i like the concept.

crazya02 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:18pm

Fun distraction, though the game eventually starts lagging to hell after awhile.

jacketsj says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:18pm

It's a nice fun, well build space-invaders-esque game with a nice feel between the graphics and art, though the difficulty ramp is really slow and after a certain point the game starts experiencing slow-down. (I would guess due to a HUGE amount of saucers being created at once.) You have some optimization work to do.

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

@Jordan @crazya02 @jacketsj Yeah, scratch isn't necessarily the best host, it can get very laggy. Sorry about that.

Garris says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:57am

This game was solid. It was simple, yes, but it did it's core thing well. It's a good shooter. A little more depth would have been nice, but again, solid core. Well done.

AdamW says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:35pm

Fun game! The enemies falling animation is strangely satisfying.

nov1kk says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:57pm

haha funny game its slow a bit when u go further but its nice game and good music

Smiley says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:58pm

One of the better games in this LD :)

Apr 23, 2015 @ 12:29am

Although I have a burning hatred of scratch (very long story). This was one of the better games I've seen made on it. Although this ran a bit slowly on my computer I did enjoy this game a lot. Great work and keep making more games!

Kronics says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 12:03am

@all I had a sneaking suspicion that the immense lag in the game was actually caused by an effect in scratch that can make things run slow because the way it is applied. I checked out the mini Q&A and decided it should be okay get rid of this effect. As a result, the game runs at a good pace for much of the game. And too make the game run as close to this effect as possible, I added a more manual and less pretty but less costly version. Thanks!

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