Ludum Dare 33 — August 21st-24th, 2015 — Theme: You are the Monster

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Mr. Skeltal's Calcium Quest

by PIXEL^3 - Jam Entry

Mr. Skeltal has come to drink milk and free skeletons from fleshsuits, and he's all out of milk. Use a plethora of weaponry to tear that ugly flesh from your skeleton brethren one bullet at a time.

Game Features:
*1,000,001 guns
*5½ Levels

If the screen is black at start up, just click the screen and it should appear. If it doesn't, try resizing the window.
A revolver-only run is entirely possible, trust us, we've tested this.
No calcium-based life-forms were harmed in the making of this game. Carbon-based lifeforms, however, weren't so lucky.
High-accuracy shotguns are op and you should feel blessed by Davy Doot if you get one.

Mouse to Aim
WASD or Arrow keys to move
Left Click to shoot
R to reload
Q,Right Click to switch weapons
E to pick up new weapons

Jellonator: Programming
AlucardX60: Graphics
Emelia K.: Music

Downloads and Links




Dodechotomy says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:28am

Did not run on Windows 10. A console came up with debug info, and a small blank window that claimed to be the game came up, and went unresponsive. The sound played though, sounded good.

jirrev says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:30am

Very, very nice. I like the art-style and the ease to play around, the only problem is that the screen remained black until I pressed a button.

PIXEL^3 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:19pm heyooo

Yrr says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 3:40pm

thanks mr skeltal

block97 says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 3:44pm

doot doot. Fun little platformer with good graphics and music, and tight controls.

mrdude1228 says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 3:56pm

This game was a rich source of fun and calcium. I really liked the joyful liberated skeletons

mar3k says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 10:08pm

Really cool game, nice sound effects and I'm also a big fan of these old school low res games even though that makes it a bit harder to aim. Good job.

Aug 28, 2015 @ 10:09pm

Nice 2d shooter! Really liked the CS style aiming mechanics. It was really hard to get trough there!

Keep up the good work!

LegacyCrono says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 10:17pm

Nearly unplayable in my laptop because pressing WASD keys disable my touchpad for some reason. I got to level 2 though. Graphics are pretty good, movement is solid but a bit too fast at 60 FPS. Overall, doot doot/10

SamH says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 8:52am

Nice graphics, but the gameplay is really finely tweaked, jumping while aiming is not frustrating, and combat is generally challenging (especially since I have no mouse and use a trackpoint!). I was able to reach the end (lol), then I played again.

GraciCebola says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 7:19pm

Interesting Music and aiming mechanics. =D

DerekRumpler says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 9:10pm

I like the mechanics and the song is very fun. I thought the controls were fine, although aiming is awkward on a touchpad (I know that is my fault). I hope to see more from you in the future!

PIXEL^3 says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 9:25pm

Wow, I didn't expect this many people to be using touchpads. I mean, touchpads are pretty much on every laptop ever, but still, I don't know. I even used a touchpad to develop it on the go!
*If* we make a post-mortem version, we'll try and work in key-binding, keyboard aiming and (hopefully) controller support, but none of this is a guarantee.

paquinn says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 9:38pm

I really liked the art style.

Mach60KAS says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 2:14am

Never before have I been so thoroughly spooked. Strong bones and calcium to you all. Bones/10

Memeposting aside, I have a thing for spooky games - your art and music capture the (jokey) horror theme really well! I didn't think the gameplay itself was all that innovative - but I loved the inclusion of weapon falloffs, accuracy modifiers... it's a lot of detail and work to implement a system like that outside of a competitive FPS. The game was challenging in a pretty good way, and freeing the trapped skeletons made it all worth it. Little touches like milk bottles replenishing health sealed the deal. Great work, fantastically done!

bossmojoman says ...
Sep 8, 2015 @ 2:19am

Great job, Loved the different guns, and having to relaod

wooltech says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 10:04am

Nice platformer, love the idea of freeing captive skeltons :)

GFM says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 1:27pm

Great game! I specially liked the song, it's quite funny.

Since you guys said that a revolver-only run is possible, I just had to give it a try... XD
I couldn't make it with no deaths, but I did get to the end!

It's also really nice to see more games made in C/C++ and personal engines. Thanks for sharing the source!

PIXEL^3 says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 3:05pm

@GFM you're welcome! We have a horribly outdated Github page for the engine too!

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