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

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Nuke Whaling

by Homletmoo - Compo Entry

Have you ever felt traditional whaling was far too inefficient? Tired of searching the oceans day in, day out for little return? Well, thanks to modern Atomic technology, now you can bring the whales to you! Be the whaler... of TOMORROW.

Pitch the plane with the left/right or A/D keys, and click to fire a harpoon. Be careful not to stall the engine, and watch out for the colossal fireball of doom advancing behind you.

Note: I fixed the input (and size) issues by republishing the game in the Unity webplayer format. If you have Chrome, you will need to run the workaround, at least until I get a stand-alone build hosted somewhere.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#228Humor3.37
#248Audio3.24
#294Graphics3.50
#400Theme3.52
#401Overall3.33
#461Fun3.15
#484Mood3.00
#486Innovation3.19
#1901Coolness33%

Comments

mcmahoniel says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:06am

I love the art an polish. What's actually happening is a little confusing (I assume that'll be more apparent once there's a description :))... are you a plane crashing into the water, are you supposed to be underwater... Where do the whales go...? But it's fun to harpoon from a plane!

Matsuki says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:26am

Just a heads up, it seems to run fine for me, but it won't take any input so I cannot actually play it.

Matsuki says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:27am

Oh and so you know, i'm using the latest version of chrome on windows7

FuzzyWuzzie says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:45am

Screenshots look interesting but like @Matsuki, I can't give any input so can't play it :(

Birke says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:58am

I really like the silliness of the game and the art is great together with the music. The controls could use some more work though.

tleaf says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:18am

Controls were a bit confusing. But hey, you gotta nuke something.

Pawige says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:15am

I was also unable to play. It didn't seem to take input.

rantt says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:15am

Really fun game. The are and music were great, and it was funny to try and ride out a Tsunami while harpooning whales mid-flight...lol. Great job!

Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:37am

Only the most practical form of fishing. You got a legitimate laugh out of me XD

misterwalter says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:03am

Excellent concept! The controls were a bit too floaty for me, I had a lot of trouble staying in the air for more than 10-15 seconds. Still great fun though, and the hook was perfect!

Chibougamau says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 9:04am

Input are not working for me :( Firefox 37.0.1 on MacOS X 10.10.3

BraindeadGeo says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:49am

Had to press tab a few times to get the input to work but it's a nice idea, kind of like two Vlambeer games in one!

ladybenko says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:42pm

Loved the controls and the music! :)

Phobos001 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:17pm

Harpoon guns are awesome :) Pretty fun little game! Was kinda hard to control at times, but I assume that was part of the design :P

skylinegames says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:23pm

i wish it worked :(

PhilippeAnder says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:49pm

good fun

amras0000 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:35pm

I had to switch to firefox to get it to work, and even then I was only able to control the game until I died once, and then I lost the ability to provide inputs again. Since the game threw a unity blurb at the start, could you maybe provide a standalone?

frokes says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:52pm

I'm not able to play it :C The website throws an error at me and then it loads the game. When the game is loaded i see the menu but it doesn't respond to the spacebar. But it looks really good

pythong says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:39pm

it says SPACE TO BEGIN, but when i do, nothing happens :/ Firefox on a mac (mavericks). my guess is the unity iframe, bc it only loaded the second time i refreshed your webpage

McFish says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:59pm

I managed to get the game to accept input, but couldn't figure out, how to kill whales :-/

TD5 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:01pm

Nice music and graphics, plus odd but fun gameplay. Everything worked fine for me, I didn't have to do anything special to make the game work, but the lack of a loading screen had me worried that something was broken, but I waited it out and all was well. Fun game :)

Goutye says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:25pm

Great design. But the whales need to stay in peace :X I don't want to kill some of these cute creatures <3 Thank you for the play! Sounds were perfect

sbarrio says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:44pm

Awesome graphics and audio. I loved the idea and the craziness of it. Superb entry!

ianburnette says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 9:33pm

I get a real Ridiculous Fishing vibe from this. Excellent execution.

kabutakogames says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:14pm

I really enjoyed this. I liked the way the controls really made me feel like I was wrestling with the plane to keep it in the air. Using the harpoon felt good too. Well done!

Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:05pm

Finally I get to play this. Awesome little short game. Hilarious idea.

Matsuki says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:30pm

I'm glad i checked back, the fixed worked for me, Had to use the workaround for chrome, but it was worth. That was a lot of fun.

Teesquared says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:28pm

Great take on the theme. Very polished with nice visuals and controls. I had no issues running the game (IE) but I was a bit confused playing. You may find yourself wailing in this whale of a game.

frondeus says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 2:04pm

That music <3

alangamebot says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 6:08am

I thought this was great. Reminded me of Looping and Luftrausers. Love the music!

scumbly says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 10:50pm

Nice work!

The-Force says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 1:51am

Most random idea that works I've seen so far. loled

MrShoestore says ...
May 11, 2015 @ 12:31am

love the look, music is a bit repetitive, and its a little confusing at what to do. Took me a few tries to grasp what was happening.

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