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

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Herding Humans

by Blunt - Jam Entry

We are running a test for a new type of Tractor Beam that will allow the mind control of Humans. Use the Tractor Beam to herd the Humans towards the Mothership. Be warned, we are unsure how long the effects of the Beam will last.

Supports X360 gamepad. / Keyboard.

*added web version

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Ratings

Coolness51%
#324Audio(Jam)3.19
#457Graphics(Jam)3.41
#460Mood(Jam)3.15
#509Fun(Jam)3.07
#566Humor(Jam)2.75
#573Innovation(Jam)3.00
#596Theme(Jam)3.25
#615Overall(Jam)3.10

Comments

Tselmek says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:03pm

Nice graphics and sounds. Great gameplay idea yet the controls are very difficult to use.

Reccy says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:26pm

The grapics look awesome and the audio really adds a sense of urgency to the game. The gameplay is fun but is let down by the controls. Overall, it's a fun game to play!

sorlok says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:29pm

Cool idea! Well executed and enjoyable. That helicopter is relentless though. Maybe you can Tractor Beam some soldiers to shoot it down?

graebor says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 7:53pm

Cool idea. Would have been nice to have more indication of which way your ship was facing due to the tank controls when using a keyboard. It also didn't seem like there was ever a reason to /not/ be using your tractor beam, other than holding space seemed to screw up the steering? Not sure if that was intentional, but the keyboard controls seemed a bit clunky overall.

Horsed says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 8:04pm

I failed at controlling my ship all the time, because I wanted to turn around on the spot :-) The game gives a nice feeling of cleaning up. Like that. Graphics are quite somehow appealing to me.

coderitual says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 12:37pm

I like the graphics style but perspective is odd to me (but hey, I'm from another planet). Gameplay should be polished a little bit imho.

Grouflon says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 12:57pm

Controls feel a bit stiff, kind of ruining it for me, but still rated it very well, nice idea and nice game :)

AinoraZ says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 2:18pm

Actually a really well made game. I think one of the best ones I've rated so far. There's not much I can really criticize besides maybe the weird-ish controls! Great job! I'll rate very well :)

greytram says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 8:04pm

Nice idea, I love the graphic style but controls are reacting in a strange manner.

surpent says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 11:42am

Overall good game design.
But control is difficult.

Apr 25, 2015 @ 9:49am

Really liked the graphics and concept. Controls were a little hard to master at first, once you get used to them the game was fun.

jplur says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 1:31pm

love this visual style! Controls were a little rough, but the game was polished enough

Arowx says ...
Apr 30, 2015 @ 2:30pm

Found the controls really hard to get to grips with, maybe you could try a move to mouse click control system or have wasd map directly to the screen space left/right/up/down.

May 1, 2015 @ 5:14pm

It's a cool idea but it needs better controls.

filipe.silva says ...
May 4, 2015 @ 3:12am

very cool. A little hard to control but fun. Congratulations

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