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

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by ungarischeziegenspielen - Jam Entry

In the times, when the army does research with Artificial Intelligences, one minor coding fault can cause the end of human life on Earth. But not today.
You are Hackminator, the best hacker in the world. Your mission is to disable the new Military AI, GroundNet, which went crazy a few milliseconds after it's first run. Now it wants to use the army's robots to take over the world.
You. Must. Not. Let. This. Happen.

~~~ Technical stuff about the game ~~~
As it's written using libGDX, you will need JAVA to run the game. It's doesn't have high system requirements, so it's very much probable, that it'll run on your computer.

To hack in the game, you need to click on an enemy, to move, click where you want to move to. Two numbers will appear on screen, you quickly need to press the number on the keyboard which equals with their sum.

To mute the music, press F11, to unmute, press F12.
To turn on an amazing CRT-like effect, press F10.

Hope you have fun playing it!

Game with mouse control, you need to hack. It runs in 800*480 resolution.

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talecrafter says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:42pm

Cool game. Reminded me positively of old school realtime strategy games.
The walking was a bit strange. Sometimes the Hackminator made a step backward when I orderer him a movement command.

plams says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:47pm

Took a while to figure out you had to add numbers, but it was rewarding :) Controls are a bit glitchy, feels like moving on an invisible grid. Music is nice!

Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:49pm

Well, you are moving on an invisible grid plams :D telecrafter, it does step backwards, but I don't really have time to fix it :(

Linus123xbb says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:49pm

Fun game with an interesting concept, the audio was really good aswell! :)

Saymon says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:57pm

Nice game.

hercludes says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:59pm

Interesting idea. Movement was pretty rusty and probably needed some shining. Graphics are beautiful and present a good environment. Not sure how hacking is an unconventional weapon but a walking wizard hacker might be. Nice music too.

Jadernak says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:11pm

I must admit this was way more fun than I've imagined and I just had to finish it. The two frustrating thing is that click to move goes one step back and also music gets repetitive. Otherwise good job.

Jordan says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:11pm

Love the UNIX styled terminal. The terminal messages/instructions help out the feel a lot, and the back story is interesting. Overall, great job!

Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:15pm

Looks very cool! How do I get past the first map though? I walk to the edges but can't go anywhere else.

Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:46pm

theholychicken Pick up the 5 pendrives

wintermute says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:24pm

I like the graphic style and the music.
However, there seem to be a reoccurring, seemingly random crashes caused by an exception (full stack trace here:
Apart from that very well made.

Xanjos says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:44pm

The game seems to crash at random moments but I really like the concept (especially the look of the terminal).

lucentbeam says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 6:25pm

Nice work! Looks really good, and has a fun concept. My only complaint is the reliance on mouse clicks to move... I often found myself walking toward a barrage of lasers if I misclicked or an enemy moved out of the way when I intended to hack them.

Somnium says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 8:57am

Nice game! The hacking mechanic felt powerful, and the music was quite good. The game has a nice aesthetic overall, including the pop-up "console windows".

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