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Love Bomber - The Cult Simulator

by Suese - Compo Entry

Love Bomber - The Cult Simulator

Spread the love and convert people to your religion.


Keyboard Controls
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Up, Down, Left, Right
or
WASD

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness76%
#46Audio3.91
#64Graphics4.16
#80Overall3.84
#83Mood3.73
#169Fun3.61
#243Theme3.73
#248Humor3.32
#295Innovation3.48

Comments

doitle says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:13am

Wow this is unique. It took me a little bit to figure out how to convert others, but once I got it all was good. Looks very polished and could probably stand on it's own on a flash portal.

vini60 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:13am

So silly yet so fun ! Really like the simplistic graphics, kinda out of the theme tho.

ZQMony says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:16am

The game is very unique and fun. It also has a very polished feel. Good Job!

Multiplexor says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:20am

I really love the artstyle and the music! Amazing! The gameplay feels nice, tough i felt like the map was too big.

Keep up! :D

Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:57am

Unique and hilarious. I would have never imagined this being entered into the compo. Good job. I really enjoyed it.

Sorak86 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:58am

Nice!
Loved the "feel"! I would have made, maybe, more but shorter levels.

Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:07am

Very cool game! Loved how others running into the hearts worked!

Awesome job!

winmac32 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:36am

I love the charming music. Art is great, too.

ruthiepee says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:39am

Wow, this is definitely the most polished game I've seen so far. Adorable music and graphics-- I love the overall design! There are so many little details in the trees and sidewalks and everything. The concept of course is very nice too, and I really appreciate the simple, foolproof controls.

stuffedgravy says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:44am

This was cute! I enjoyed the game, and it was an interesting spin on Pac-man. Do the tanks do anything or are they just there for environment? Either way it had amazing graphics and was really fun; I played a few more rounds than I intended :)

sally_anne says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:53am

Looks really good. The concept is interesting but the levels seem a bit large.

SolomaZ says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:12am

Well executed and fleshed out. I think I know what I was doing. Love the concept and classic aesthetic.

Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:32am

Very nice, the variety in visuals and cutesy style is fantastic.

DragonXVI says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 12:27pm

Awesome presentation, although some paths're obscured by buildings so you can't see if anyone's there :p Took a bit to figure out all the mechanics but they kind've naturally become obvious - How to convert, the penalty of retracing steps. Interesting little blend of concepts!

BtheDestroyer says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:21pm

Really original.

Domicuc says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:22pm

I love it, great name

Sublustris says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:55pm

5/5 for visuals!

Lukbebalduke says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:56pm

Nice graphics, music and sfx! Cool gameplay too.
Good entry =D

TheFudster says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:59pm

This was really interesting but it took me while to figure out what was going on. Finding a way to teach the player the mechanic would go a long way. Overall really good though!

Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:04pm

Well I have to say that I enjoyed playing this game. Different from others that I have played in this LD. I didn't quite catch how I did convert the white shirts and how did they convert me. Nice music and graphics. Good job!

BabaJaga says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:30pm

Damn those mormons! Really nice graphics and feel.

Is it me or once you hit gameover screen you are stuck?

hexagore says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:09pm

Lovely art and music and a lot of fun. And pretty sure running around lovebombing people is actually exactly how cults work in real life. Nice :)

ehtd says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:36pm

Nice to play

mortus says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:38am

Cool idea, like a pacman with a twist! Is it possible to convert everything though (in a reasonable amount of time)? I will sure try. :D

Big Cow says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:29pm

Really neat! lovely graphics and audio. clever mechanic of hearts breaking if you repeat your path too much.

Mase says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:40pm

Very lovely low-res graphics & animation. The city is detailed and fun to explore but the game retains an arcade feeling because of the set paths. It's a nice mix.

The text popups are funny & varied enough that I didn't find them repetitive.

Initially I thought I had to put hearts on every space... like pacman. It became more interesting when I figured out how to convert people.

More challenge could be added as the number of converts increases. Maybe a greater military presence or something.

At one point I respawned right next to a white-shirt and was insta-converted. Which sucked.

The ending was a bit lame! Otherwise great job.

Suese says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 1:57am

I honestly didn't expect anyone to play it long enough to finish it so thanks a lot for that! Yes, it's quite lame. I didn't have enough time to add an intro level or an ending, which were things I really wanted to get to this time.

jeremyfa says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 11:54am

Original game! I like the graphics and the sound!

Saker Games says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 11:58am

Such a nice game. :) This makes you happy :D Everyone gets orange and happy.

AnimeGeek32 says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:04pm

God, I wanna finish this, but it is really big!

retrophantom says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:47pm

great idea, very well executed

shcromlet says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:48pm

Really polished. Love the feel of it. The music and sounds made me happy.

AlexDJones says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 2:05pm

Really liked the art and music, and the gameplay was simple enough to pick up. Great entry!

lochmann-apps says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 2:23pm

Excellent game! And indeed it looks very polished. Good job.

GAFBlizzard says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 6:12am

Ultra impressive for 24 hours. I managed to win on the second try. I seemed to get stuck on the side of a street once but I might have just been confused.

Making music AND a ton of art assets in just 24 hours is crazy, good job.

I like that you can press a direction before reaching a corner, and the character will turn once the corner is reached. That is player-friendly.

Larzan says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 9:10am

Love the theme interpretation, didn't really understand how the whole heart blowing up converting thing worked, but great game, just a better tutorial / intro is needed! Thumbs up!

Suese says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 10:18am

@GAFBlizzard correction: 48 hours! God 24 hours would just be insane.

@Larzan, I get that feel.

rjhelms says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 1:23am

One of the most polished entries I've seen so far this LD. Great job all around!

runvs says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 5:39pm

Very nice game! new and cool concept (thoought it would be a kind of pacman).
Graphics are great.

GAFBlizzard says ...
May 2, 2015 @ 6:24am

Sorry, 48 hours, you are right. :P

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