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

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Hi!

Mouton is a little multiplayer game. Run and survive!
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You are an alien crab, and you were told that the most powerful weapon in the universe was hidden in this maze. You finally found a way to g ...
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First-ever entry for Ludum Dare!

Guide an ambitious young fire hydrant to fulfill her dream of SLAYING THE SUN! The game is straightforwa ...
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YOU HAVE A GUN THAT SHOOTS BEES
why are you still here!?

Ok fine,

Collect nectar from flowers to acquire vital upgrades.
Defend the ...
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A video game.

Play with it.

<3
Ditto

ps.
I messed up the theme kinda, thought I was adding enemies but I didn't.. Woops, sue me ...
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​[ CONTROLS - 360 CONTROLLER ]
RIGHT STICK & D-PAD.......MOVEMENT /
A..........JUMP / ...
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Survive as long as you can in the Beta Bot testing facility! Use the resources you scrap together and the always changing set of installed a ...
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Instructions
- Hug those monsters until they become your friend.
- You're vulnerable when you hug stuff
- Friends will heal you if you ar ...
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You are a fireman turned on road full of zombies.
Mount your fire hose to hydrants and defense yourself by water jets!

Sorry, no sound - ...
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UPDATE: I've uploaded bugfixed versions which should help with the mouse aiming at different resolutions since players were reporting this n ...
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Game about reactor in unconventional space weapon.

[ Z ] - dash
[ X ] - turn

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A nice Day in the Park - by Tobias Baumann (@Polyganz)

Left click to play.

Credits:
Powered by Perception Neuron motion-capture syste ...
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Super Burning Mummy is a puzzle platformer about leveraging your flammability. Help the mummy escape his tomb, because if a mummy is animate ...
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WHISTLE COMMAND
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Perform a training exercise with a new, experimental and very unconventional weapon - whistling!

Use ...
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Clancy woke up one day to discover that, miraculously, his right index finger could extend and retract to a massive degree. Naturally, he di ...
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The city is full of grouchy people, always moaning and complaining. Just for once, you wish they'd just have a smile on their face instead o ...
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Play as a bumbling adventurer who falls into a cave while looking for artifacts. Can you escape with nothing but your helmet?

Controls:
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>>>>>> SEE BELOW FOR LINK TO BOTS (if you have nobody to play w ...
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Weapon of choice: A two-cent piece
Use it to get through the levels and throw enemies into the spikes.
Game Length: ~5 minutes ...
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just wanted to make something about cars, ok!

its last car standing or something

controls:
- arrow keys to drive around
- X to boost ...
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this is another rhythm game

fight off demons using the power of music

controls:

left arrow
right arrow
enter - select
escape - b ...
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Welcome to Space Rebound!

The earth is in danger of an alien invasion! You must save it by defeating the alien HQ ship.

But how will ...
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BONEVENTURE, a game in which you play as a skeleton.

Your ribs are your weapons, but also prevent you from dying!
What happens when you ...
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**IMPORTANT** Be sure to RECYCLE robot parts for the win! Look for the conveniently placed green bins.. :)

Junk robots have infested Ral ...
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Young Billy McMath has a lot of problems! With what weapon shall our young hero confront the challenges of violent bullies, peer pressure, ...
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Death Touch is an *extremely difficult* game inspired by DeadBolt and Gunpoint.

Use your teleportation ability to blow your enemies apart ...
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Aliens have come to take our pizza! They have acquired our pizza toppings, and now they're coming for the cheese and crust! Fend off the app ...
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Well, for my first Ludum Dare I had no idea how quickly things can go from fun as hell to stressing as sh*t.

SO what is the most unconven ...
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Welcome to the "Alternate Reality Boss Fight"!

Update: I released the game with an older version of Flash Player, so you won't see a blac ...
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Turn based action game.

Defeat enemies to absorb their power.

Destroy the mimic crystal to ascend. ...
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When your enemy is disease, you don't fight with guns. The Rot threatens humanity and our only defence is the Global Wellbeing Ops. In this ...
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Shield Maiden

A Mega Man vs Captain America vs Thor ripoff.

Best enjoyed with a gamepad.

Keyboard:
Arrows
X Jump
C Attack / Ret ...
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What's the unconventional weapon in this game?



controls - move the mouse
My idea was to make the room the weapon, it ended up turni ...
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¡WHOA pizza!

Arrow keys and space. ...
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Game about a mouse that's home alone with his baby brother.
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Descend the endless, randomly generated Strike Dungeon while knocking out as many pins as you can with your Trusty Bowling Ball along the wa ...
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Oh my god what have I done?

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4/20 Update: Fixed a bug that would sometimes cause you to get stuck wh ...
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Go dive into the dungeons, and beat the crap out of anyone in your way, with your unconventional weapons.

Your goal is to get to the fina ...
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You have died and gone to the underworld! The only thing that can save
you is a good head on your shoulders. Use your mind and your wit ...
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Agent Clepto has stolen all of Agent Barker's guns and replaced them with... what?!

Enjoy this top-down sneak-em-up with a very special w ...
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Aliens have invaded, but you don't have any weapons! Grab whatever you can and fling it at the invaders until there are no more left!

Co ...
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You know what happens, when you throw items into a running washer? Always wanted to try that? Transform this useful household utility into a ...
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***Description***
You are Hatchet Harry – legendary character of Guy Ritchie's movie "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels". You must pun ...
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Created in 12 hours, changed from Comp to Jam as I used open source music.
You're a cluster of Eyeballs in space, attacking with your eyes ...
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Blink Gun is a puzzle platformer where you control small white square character trying to reach the exit. You will use special kind of weapo ...
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\\\ Controls \\\\
move and jump with arrow
Spacebar to Kiss (not at the start of the game)
R to restart
Best played in Chrome or Explore ...
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It's time to overthrow the King! You plan to cause a riot by handing out gold to the starving villagers while the King talks. Beware the Kin ...
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You're in a pink cloud abyss with falling worms. You must blow them off your cloud as quick as you can.

technical:
coding - java + libgd ...
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Switcheroo - a platformer with a gun that trades your position with your enemies!

The game has some really cool PROCEDURAL MUSIC that I a ...
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ALIEN HEADBANG!

Raise your fingers, sight the green guys at a distance, and squuueeeeze!

(yes, this is pretty much a ripoff of the Kid ...
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A little girl is fed up with her three brothers. Use her doll to teach them a lesson!

Control to throw, arrow keys to move. Up to jump an ...
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In this game you play as Michael, a man who receives a magical flute that summons falling pianos to fight the shadows.

Edit 20/4/15: Smal ...
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keyTD is a keyboard tower defense game

Tap the keys on your keyboard to damage enemies that are passing over the keys.
Upgrade your keys ...
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If you stream, make a video, or heck even just write a post about this game, hit my up in the comments section or at @mkarpd so I can spam a ...
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Jump and dodge through 10 increasingly difficult levels with the help of your trusty peanut.

I spent my time like this:

Programming: 7 ...
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Bloops are mystical creatures which, for whatever reason, explode into a nuclear fire after 5 seconds.

There's no time to suit up or grab ...
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Robots have taken over the world

Wield the power of the forest to take back control of the planet from the robot usurpers.

Summon sna ...
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I wanted to do something truly unique this time, and I think I pulled through. There is a readme included but it's not necessarily required ...
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B000MERANG is a simple game that challenges you to use a B000MERANG to kill the enemies that are surrounding you. But be carefull, if you do ...
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You must protect your princess.
Humans are your weapons.
Different creatures are your enemies.

Madness, blood, bunnies, pain, zombies, ...
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Welcome to Cat-aclysm laboratories! You will be handed a brand new weapon: The Cat Launcher.

Be prepared to use it and be helped by your ...
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Your unconventional weapon is your football. You can use it to attack your
annoying neighbours, and even (not so) innocent birds. Beware ...
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Kill the birds, dodge the eggs and, most importantly, don't drop the TV.

Movement: Arrow keys or a/d
Throw TV: space or ctrl

Your ima ...
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"Master Ninja doesn't use any finger to cut the fruits..."

So let's use Head Sword and cut many fruits!

[Controlls]

[Q][W] ..... Mo ...
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The goal of the game is to get up as far as possible, without touching any bats or falling to your death.
Use your exploding fishes to kill ...
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You are in charge of a new prototype weapon, a bomb hidden on a sled.

Recommended to play fullscreen native build (Windows, Linux), but i ...
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Wok is a top down shooter where your only weapon is... a WOK!

I did
Sound, Music, Art, Programming

Controls:
W-A-S-D / Arrow Keys : ...
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Note you will need to install the XNA Redistributable to play this entry. You can get it from the link below. The game can be played with ...
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In Color Commander you try to control all minions on the board and make them follow you. A very unconventional fighting mechanic ( :-P ) let ...
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Make your last stand against the invaders in this retro inspired arcade toast 'em up.

Try to beat my high score of 1119. (this is doable ...
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SpaceSharp

I'm not as happy with this entry as I wish I was, but I'm happy I finished something atleast!

Have fun and beat the online ...
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Wee Pon is a small Metroidvania that features a small cube (The Wee Pon) that you throw around, switch places with, and blow up.

Use the ...
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You are an assassin. The badass ones. But for your new contract, your clients want you to kill your target in an “unconventional” way. C ...
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Even the war has rules : some weapons are allowed, while others are forbidden.
They are called unconventional weapons.

You are sent to ...
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Thanks to Sheepolution for the 64bit Linux build and WetDesertRock for the OSX build. ...
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-= Description =-
You try to escape from a laboratory.
But you have only one weapon : a micro wave.
By programming this micro wave, y ...
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TETRATOR.
Is it just a Tetris clone ?
No, it's more.


TETRATOR is a game in which you decimate invaders from your tetris-powered missi ...
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###The story###
This is the story of a sheriff. The best one, the most RADIcal.
Fighting crime as become so easy for him that he wanted to ...
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Bagelbot is a wild mix of the classic Dig Dug, Super Crate Box and the creator's crazy fanatics. Combined with a unexpecting theme: Bagelbot ...
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Hi.

My take on the theme is a weapon that lets you swap your physical location with entities of equivalent mass. You kill them with their ...
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Kill or be killed in a submarine-on-submarine battle.

Your torpedoes have a panel you can edit. Make this panel as symmetric as possible ...
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Sticks N Stones is a game about utilizing an unconventional weapon - The power of language!

Insult everybody you come across to build you ...
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Ludum Dare 32 Compo game with the theme "An unconventional weapon".

Game By: Jacob Eriksson (Glowygames.com) or @JacobEriksson98 on twitt ...
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Brave the depths of space in this cube on cube action-packed thriller! Take on the drone commander Ice in a HEAT-ed battle!

HINT: The (ve ...
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Pogo Dojo is 2D radical sports game. The sport is stomping on shadow creatures with your pogo-katana.

CONTROLS:

Controls are provided ...
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Grab your longboard and put on your stereoscopic glasses, cuz we're heading into the distant future of 1999!

An evil sentient AI known a ...
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"This is the story of how I escaped from The Dungeon of Torment! I was locked inside, forced to use skill and strength to fashion a weapon w ...
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It's a really bad idea to shoot lasers inside an icecave. unfortunately that's the only way to escape - and since someone wannabe musician h ...
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It's a leaf blower. It blows leaves. But it also blows other things. Find out more by playing this game.

INSTRUCTIONS
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- Cl ...
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You've been wrongfully imprisoned! All that you have to your name is a television! Say, that could prove useful...

Distract the guards by ...
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You are a ninja armed with nunchuk cats. 'Nuff said.

Does not work on Chrome. ...
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Travel through a strange world and experience the tale of two friends.**

Sorry I couldn't make more levels.
It's a pretty polished appet ...
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HIGHSCORE: 230

Clumsy Crew: Incredible Tank is a shoot 'm up arena game with a twist: Your crew is repairing your tank, but they're not v ...
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In Sophistication Annihilation, you are cast as two gentlemen attempting to protect culture and sophistication from the boorish influence of ...
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So, your hill/cave has been infected with a plague of rats and your only course of action is to exterminate them all! Fortunately, you have ...
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Get ready for a gun that can destroy everything*
It's the new B.B.B. (Black Beam Blaster)!
Now nothing will stop you!

Pretty short game ...
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There is an alien invasion just when you got a tee time.


HTML5 game using Phaser.io ...
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UPDATE! I've started work on the Post-Compo version. Changes so far:
- Added circles that pulse around your character to your current wea ...
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A game about being a toaster shooting incredibly volatile toast. Shoot with 'Z', move and aim with arrow keys. Aiming down while shooting is ...
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So, here we go! It's done!

The only real challenge I faced when making this was that for some reason requestAnimationFrame was resulting ...
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If you ever dreamed of driving a floating island into battle, this is the game for you!

* Build your settlement
* Propel your island w ...
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Be a hero! You couldn't find a sword, unfortunately, but a vacuum cleaner will probably do, right? Vacuu ...
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