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

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Dr. Rampage

by zzForrest - Compo Entry

Dr. Rampage is on a crazy rampage through his own clinic, throwing pills at people that make crazy things happen. Once the CDC gets involved and gigantic flying syringes show up to the party, things are gonna get crazy!

It appears I uploaded a test version of the game with the starting health at 2, instead of 200. It's been fixed, and I apologize for this mistake.

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Hectate says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:54pm

This is what happens when Robotron meets Dr. Mario! Neat little game, the different things that happen to the characters is funny too :)

slowfrog says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:21pm

Feels a bit like Infectonator.

slowfrog says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:25pm

Funny, but nothing really unconventional.

Phil Strahl says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:35pm

So the Unconventional Weapon is pills, right? But whether it's pills or bullets or baby-brontoraurs with aprons wouldn't matter to gameplay itself, unfortunately, since the only effect of the pills is the death animation of the NPC you hit. The graphics are sufficient and the death animations are cute ("oh look, a kitty!"), the sounds and enemy/level-design pretty basic. Having the player-char take a little more damage would have been nice, because I really suck at shooters ;)

CodeNMore says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:42pm

I like the smoothness and feel of the game, and it's a good idea! I suppose pills are is a bit easy just because you can spam the Z key and fire as much as you want but I like that :)

nassi says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:55pm

Diagonal shooting would've been useful. The doctor must be one strong fella, since he can throw those pills so hard that it makes even robots explode.

Gameplay was basic but it felt pretty good. Strafing and diagonal shooting would've made it feel even better.

Wevel says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:00pm

A bit basic but works well, might be nice to see your health.

AinoraZ says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:01pm

Managed to get a score of 910. Felt like the game got a little too hard too quickly. Also, the controls felt a bit weird and made me quite frustrated. If you would walk up/down and left/right at the same time, the player would always be rotated to the side, never to the top, so if you were trying to shoot someone who is UP, you couldn't do it if you moved even an inch to the left or right while doing so. But yeah. No further complaints. The game idea itself is pretty good and I'm amazed by the mob variety. Good job!

HotBoxGames says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:08pm

Interesting idea, are those pills given to patients? xD

NoSoupForYou says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 12:40am

Fun game. Starts out simple but new enemies get added in with a solid difficulty curve. The artwork is also nice, I like some of the death animations in particular.

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