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

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Beating Aliens With Oversized BALLS!! (BOWAB)

by ProgramGamer - Compo Entry

This is my submission for Ludum Dare 32. It is a game featuring seven levels of, uh, something. You throw balls at aliens I guess. Also, a game pad is required to play. Like, an xBox 360/One or a PS3/PS4 controller plugged in your computer.

Left/Right to move
A to jump
X and B to throw the ball at different angles
Y to pick up a ball from a basket or from the ground.
Down + X to drop your ball without throwing it (but why though)

Have fun!


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ProjectX593 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:30pm

Awesome little platformer! Tough, but the mechanics were solid and it didn't feel unfair.

Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:35am

I love these graphics!! Quite challenging and very well done.

ohai1 says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 11:11am

Nice and challenging. Music fits the mood, but I got tired by it way too fast. Controls feel very nice except character doesn't always turn around instantly (very small delay but totally noticeable taking difficulty level to consideration).

Aaranos says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:59pm

Fun game, got stuck a few times though and didn't see any way to reset the level.

Apr 25, 2015 @ 9:39am

Nice platformer, with a good puzzle design. Did find one of the later levels with the groups of three guys you have to jump in between pretty difficult though.

johnnwfs says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 2:09am

Nice game, thanks for the source - my gamepad wasn't working so I changed the code to use keyboard and had a lot of fun getting the aliens bonked with balls. Cool thematic, nice graphics. Only complaint was the looping sounds. Some more variety may have had me trying to play longer.

MonoS says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 2:05pm

I got stuck at the 5th level because it required very thing platforming [due to the low ceiling] so i didn't finished the game.

The music at the beginning was cool, but after 90 seconds it became unsupportable.

the game is fun in the end, but please fix the 5th level

John Vanis says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 2:52pm

I could not start the game. The game does not respond when buttons are pressed. Ugly start screen and music.

eddynardo says ...
May 4, 2015 @ 7:42pm

I really wanted to start the game but i dont have any game pad.Is it hard to make it work with keyboard too?

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