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

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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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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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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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Game about reactor in unconventional space weapon.

[ Z ] - dash
[ X ] - turn

IF YOU LIKE THE GAME, TRY POST-COMPO VERSION! ...
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Hi!

Mouton is a little multiplayer game. Run and survive!
(Tips: Don't trust the shepherd) ...
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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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Game about a mouse that's home alone with his baby brother.
Might involve blood ._. ...
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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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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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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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Thanks to Sheepolution for the 64bit Linux build and WetDesertRock for the OSX build. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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You wake up.
Walking.
On a tundra.
You're cold.
Where are you?
How did you end up here?

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TUNDRA is a piece of intera ...
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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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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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**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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_________________CONTROLS_________________


Keyboard:

> Left/Right .................................... Move
> Up/Down .......... ...
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My homage to The Stanley Parable.

It's a short, narrative game with six different endings, depending on how well you listen to the narrat ...
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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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"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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Mable is the story of a girl who is trying to save the forest from the demons who are draining it of colour. Unfortunately, her magical swor ...
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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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WHISTLE COMMAND
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Perform a training exercise with a new, experimental and very unconventional weapon - whistling!

Use ...
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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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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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Be a hero! You couldn't find a sword, unfortunately, but a vacuum cleaner will probably do, right? Vacuu ...
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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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>>>>>> SEE BELOW FOR LINK TO BOTS (if you have nobody to play w ...
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The Song of Aria is a game about a Songcrafter; a girl called Aria who can craft magic with her voice. She is also blind and uses her singin ...
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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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After thousands of years of breeding programs humanity has
finally bred the perfect ram fighter pilot. Their natural inclination to ram eac ...
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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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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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It's a game about Coulomb's Law!

You have the charge gun and there are iron boxes around you.
I think you've already guessed what this g ...
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This stealth game is about monk who has unconventional mind weapon. Purpose is capture MEDIUM.
NOTE: Some of player solutions may make the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Gravitron is the weapon of choice of every space adventurer. It allows you to levitate any kind of objects.

Story: "Alarms ringing! Beep ...
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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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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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The Unconventional Weapon would be a Magnet Gun! And when I decided to name the game MagGunner, it sounded a little like MacGuyver which ins ...
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Out Of Mind is a dungeon crawler in a Kafkaesque nightmare. Your enemies are delusions conjured by your paranoia, and your only weapon is to ...
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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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***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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under the sea, alone.
your only tool is your breath.
explore the forgotten trench.


-----OBJECTIVE-----
dissolve the jellyfish with ...
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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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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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Take Tabletop gameplay to a new level, were rolling ...
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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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Turn based action game.

Defeat enemies to absorb their power.

Destroy the mimic crystal to ascend. ...
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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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Fight the machine with a s̶w̶o̶r̶d̶ deck of cards.

My top score is 220800.

...
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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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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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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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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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Note: You can click the gramophone to mute the sound.

"The pen is mightier than the sword."

You play an author recounting old war stor ...
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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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How to become the best treasure hunter?
Get rich and buy "Coin Cannon", shoot coins at treasures to BUY THEM ALL!

# CONTROL
Mouse click ...
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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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Well this turned out to be stranger than expected... You are a space ball, tasked by a space squid to conquer space! Explore four different ...
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"Shoot" your way through 11 puzzling levels to defeat hordes of horribly generic monsters using only most unconventional guns.
Made with Pu ...
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Drill through space and destroy your enemies to claim yourself as the king of the galaxy! Star Driller Ultra is a Star Fox-inspired space co ...
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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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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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This is my second Ludum Dare entry. It was made in 37 hours.
In this game you are a cold war Soviet officer who commands launches of uncon ...
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Love Bomber - The Cult Simulator

Spread the love and convert people to your religion.


Keyboard Controls
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Up, Down, Left, Right ...
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"It takes balls to launch a nuclear warhead. Pin-balls, even."

Unity Web Player version version available @ itch.io : http://ker0chan.itc ...
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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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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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In a world ravaged by war, you, young scientist, must bring the general some HK-21, a gas your team has developed, to end the war without fu ...
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Valo/Varjo is a moody puzzle game where you control a being of light. You have an uncoventional weapon in the form of a sphere of light that ...
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A short puzzle platformer made in .NET and my own Game Engine.

In it you play a small character with the ability to cut and paste the wor ...
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when you encounter
one of your kind
you must use their own
weapons against them

wise, humerous
sensitive, ancient.
four types o ...
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The Reviewer is a game about time management, deadlines, multi-tasking and tedium.

What is the strongest weapon of the gaming world? Crit ...
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- Try out your own name, I might have included it in the word list -

Eugene is quite the nerd. And being a nerd might be a problem, when ...
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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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QUICK TIP: Aim for the bubbles above the head of the NPCs, not the NPCs themselves.

NOTES: It's quite important to enable fullscreen whil ...
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RTS/TowerDefense-ish game. You have limited units to defeat all enemies on each map.
Only 4 levels.

Bibs - Tanky AOE damage
Teddy - Tan ...
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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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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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The idea I was going for was using the environment as a way to destroy the enemies.

-=INSTRUCTIONS=-
Press buttons to activate traps.
D ...
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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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Space Bug

For this edition of Ludum Dare I thought produce a platform game. I felt difficulty to translate the theme. I understanded as " ...
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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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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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PORTS: Ports to other platforms can be done after the deadline. That said, the sooner you finish your port, the sooner people can play your game, improving your chances of placing in the final results. For best results, provide a Web version of your game, or a Windows version with no dependencies. Also be sure to rate at least 20 games to improve your visibility (Coolness).

MY GAME CRASHES, IS UNBEATABLE, OR I MADE A TYPO: We allow you to fix crashes, win condition, or tiny bugs after the deadline. In a sense, this is like “porting” to support more players. We leave this open to interpretation, but generally speaking your game should be identical to the game you submitted. No new features, just fixing mistakes you should have caught had you been better rested.

MY GAME DOESN’T SHOW UP: If you can’t find your game, it’s usually because the URL to your downloads are missing ‘http://‘. Fix your URLs (http://mysite.com/mygame.zip) and you will show up. Alternatively, if you just posted it, wait a minute. The cache may not have refreshed yet.

NOT LOGGED IN?: If you get a message about not being logged in, even though you are, it’s because your web browser cached the non-logged in page. You can fix this by either refreshing your cache or clearing your cache. CTRL+F5 in many browsers. Chrome is a bit more work. Press F12 to enable Developer Mode, then you can right click on the refresh button and select “Empty Cache and Hard Reload”. This option is unavailable if you are not in Developer Mode.


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