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

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by Chikoness - Jam Entry

Helloooo! This is my first jam, and also my first game! :D I initially tried for compo but realized I couldn't make it in time (Started in less than 12hrs for compo time) so I tried finishing for the jam instead :)

I am quite happy with the outcome, though!

Gameplay:
You have 30 (NOW 60!) seconds to play this game: turn into a guy to attract girl enemies, and turn into a girl to attract guy enemies! Every enemy charmed is a score gained!

Art & Sound by me
Coding by ranmaru90
(ranmaru90 helped me recreate the game in Unity after we fail to get GDevelop to work, he joined solo for compo, check out his game Hot Kitty!)

Made initially with GDevelop but switched to Unity
Sound : Bfxr

EDIT: You can now play it on my itch.io! Note: The game screen isn't full, you can't see the score. :(

FIX 1
- Tweaked the jump sfx, sound won't be repeatedly played anymore
- Tweaked the movement, movements much more controlled now.
- Changed to 60 seconds per gameplay

Note from my coder ranmaru90:

If you are playing the Web version on itch.io, when the game is done loading:

1. Click on the "Full Screen Button" at the bottom right corner.
2. Click on the Unity logo
3. Click on the pink area in the game.

Now you should be able to play. I'm not sure if I did anything wrong, but the Unity WebGL export could be buggy.

If it still doesn't load, refresh it. It should finish loading by now and after refreshing would help.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness50%
#498Innovation(Jam)3.12
#516Theme(Jam)3.36
#600Graphics(Jam)3.13
#641Audio(Jam)2.05
#677Humor(Jam)2.52
#751Fun(Jam)2.71
#842Overall(Jam)2.81
#899Mood(Jam)2.40

Comments

cbear_wallis says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:20pm

the web version is broken for me :( and im on mac

wg_phancock says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:24pm

Graphics and animations are very smooth and polished. Mechanics feel like a standard platformer affair, which isn't bad.

One issue is with sound. Holding space bar plays the jump sound every update frame...which is painful.

Horsed says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:26pm

The game doesn't seem to react on my keyboard inputs :-( Nothing moves.

NIGIC says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:30pm

Web version seems to freeze when the game starts. Windows version works, albeit with a few glitches. (First time through, jump sound would spazz out until I landed and double-jump wouldn't work. On later runs I had issues getting the transformation to trigger. Movement feels sluggish, too, as if it wasn't updating at a full framerate.)

Blobs with hats is an interesting character design. The game in general feels positively silly. Like it. Good job!

Chikoness says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:33pm

Thanks for the comments all!

The web version is edited! you can now full screen in case it doesn't respond :)

I will check on the sound, thanks for pointing it out wg_phankcock :)

ranmaru90 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:35pm

Chikoness has edited the itch.io page and added a "Full Screen Button" to it.

If you are playing the Web version on itch.io, when the game is done loading:

1. Click on the "Full Screen Button" at the bottom right corner.
2. Click on the Unity logo
3. Click on the pink area in the game.

Now you should be able to play. I'm not sure if I did anything wrong, but the Unity WebGL export could be buggy.

Also, yeah, sorry about the sound, it was put in at the last minute.

Ogniok says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:37pm

Great idea - perfectly suits the theme! :D

nassi says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:11pm

Tried the windows version.

Character art is nice, but the environment doesn't really match. Also the gameplay is simple yet all sorts of wonky with seemingly unlimited jumping (along with the sound effect) and unresponsive gender switching.

Congratulations on your first game though :P.

Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:26pm

The graphics look very polished, and gameplay is fun. The controls are a bit clunky here and there though, but it's a nice game all in all.

Chikoness says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:59pm

Thank you for the comments and criticisms, I've done some minor changes :)

nutcrack says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:04am

Nice Idea, i like it!
Webversion takes forever to load, and crashs then...

Chikoness says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 10:08am

Hi nutcrack, try refreshing the page if it doesn't seem to load :)

nopogo says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:36pm

Movement feels very crisp, and in platformers thats ofc the most important thing! well done :)

GTA LUDUM V says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 5:48pm

Appreciate your idea, "gender bender", very unique.
Keep it up!

pvwradtke says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 2:51am

That was worth trying. First the bad: physics can get in the way, it's not easy to control. The good: the idea is pretty much cool, not bad for a first try, not bad at all! Graphics do work well, and, above all, it's funny to play. Charming enemies is really a nice touch.

kirbytails7 says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 7:51am

Nice. The movement feels sluggish, though, probably because it's force/acceleration-based?

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