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

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Sidekick

by TheGreenTie - Jam Entry

Set out to the woods to aid one great hero as his sidekick! Just search whatever object he requests from your handy backpack and drag it to the white circle on screen to give it to him!

Will you be helpful or a pushover?

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Ratings

Coolness100%
#169Humor(Jam)3.56
#175Audio(Jam)3.52
#181Overall(Jam)3.63
#183Fun(Jam)3.56
#187Graphics(Jam)3.98
#303Mood(Jam)3.37
#375Innovation(Jam)3.30
#712Theme(Jam)3.08

Comments

Erfeo says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 9:15pm

Was this based on the 'companion' theme?

TheGreenTie says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 4:53pm

@Erfeo
Not really, the idea was more oriented on the stuff you throw.

monaarc says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 5:20pm

Nice to play on a phone, but it miss more unconventionnal weapon

katorovitalo says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 5:36pm

This game was simple, mindless fun. It reminded me of WarioWare, which I find is quite cool.

Tatsu Studio says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 5:38pm

Simple game and fun. I do not see many games for android, congratulations for the idea. Good Job!

Apr 23, 2015 @ 5:41pm

Simple fun. Android release too which is interesting.

bobismijnnaam says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 5:57pm

Very fun game! Looks really good and plays very well. However, one big downside: sometimes the objects would "stick" to my mouse. Not sure how it happened but it happened every few times, which was nasty. Aside from that, the sound was cool and the idea solid. Makes for a really good arcade game :)

TheGreenTie says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 6:04pm

@bobismijnnaam
Good to know! I'll check that.

Strandypants says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 6:14pm

A simple, but quite entertaining litle game, AND you ported it for Android. Good job!

Apr 23, 2015 @ 6:21pm

Hi there, you did a good job! I really like the game, I played it on my PC and I can imagine that it's really entertaining on a smartphone, too. The graphics and the sound go really well together and the whole game looks pretty ready-for-appstore. Maybe it would have been even better if the compagnion would be animated, I didn't get the purpose of this little guy after I read your description text. Throwing funny things (that are not weapons) towards enemies in order to kill them is not thaaaaat original for this Jam's theme, but I really like your game because of the neat look and feel, and however the game mechanic is entertaining.

tughan says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 6:25pm

Good work. Wrong choices also should have some kind of backlashes, I think.

Dietrich Epp says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 6:28pm

Wow, what a great game! Simple & sweet!

Trasevol_Dog says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 8:23pm

Simple and fun. Love it !

wcwedin says ...
Apr 30, 2015 @ 6:28pm

Simple, but really charming! I think the biggest problem is that your Gaston look-alike has more character than the sidekick you're playing as. Also, sometimes the bounding areas on the objects seem a little off (or maybe it's a stacking problem?) even with a mouse. With a little building out, this could be a fun game to kill time on the train. Nice job!

f7f5 says ...
Apr 30, 2015 @ 6:42pm

I played on Android and got 27 points on my best try. The dragging was really slick (although when I accidentally dropped my weapon in my bag while dragging, it would fall behind all other objects). Graphics and sound are very good and polished. I like simplicity, but I do think it lacks a bit of depth in terms of gameplay, (for a full mobile phone game, and for my taste) - something to consider if you plan to cotinue the development of this idea.

rudra says ...
Apr 30, 2015 @ 9:49pm

Very nice game :) Very simple, entertaining and fun. Good work ! .

eddynardo says ...
May 6, 2015 @ 8:10pm

Fun little game.I liked the audio .Keep it up!

crazyrems says ...
May 6, 2015 @ 8:22pm

It seems that throwing objects at people is a common unconventional weapon :)
A nice polished game.

crazya02 says ...
May 8, 2015 @ 5:00pm

Basic yet entertaining! The visuals were hilarious!

Artylo says ...
May 8, 2015 @ 6:56pm

Sorry, but my anti-virus marked it.

creative630 says ...
May 8, 2015 @ 8:39pm

Hidden object + action game? Rad! Really enjoyed it, got 28 on my first try.

TheGreenTie says ...
May 8, 2015 @ 11:26pm

@Artylo try disabling your antivirus for a while

Smirnov48 says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 8:49am

Wow! Good simple game! 5/5 for great job!

ruerob says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 11:12am

Ha ha ha! Great game! Nothing more to say! Just great!

goerp says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 11:38am

The main picture on this page is great.
I played it on windows and I think the game is really for mobile, but thanks for posting a windows version too.
Graphics are funny and good, good sound.

Based on the story and picture I expected it to be a bit more than a 'drag stuff to the circle', but good game nonetheless.

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