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

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Swamp Man

by Mr-Hide - Jam Entry

An unfinished game, again...
So, this time we made a TopDown pixelated game.

Plot: Villagers have come to dry the swamp with flamethrowers, you are Swamp Man, you live there, you have to save your home.

Use arrows to move, left CTRL key to throw balls of swamp in front of you to extinguish the swamp that is burning, and to kill villagers.
You carry 3 of these balls with you, walk in the swamp to « reload ».
You need 4 balls of swamp to kill a villager, a villager hit by a ball is stunned for a short time.
Fire is the only way to die, don't walk in the burning swamp and avoid flame-throwers.

Courageous villagers will try to kill you while coward villagers will run away from you.

There is no way to win, but if you manage to kill all the villagers, that would be an achievement for sure!


Made from scratch in C++ with Allegro5 in 72h.
Tools: Vim, Aseprite, Milkytracker, Audacity, ...
Made by Thomas Medioni(prog), Jonathan Bayle(prog+art) and Hugo Desfrançois(music+sounds).

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness50%
#670Audio(Jam)1.95
#715Innovation(Jam)2.76
#734Theme(Jam)3.16
#766Fun(Jam)2.72
#843Humor(Jam)2.14
#891Graphics(Jam)2.54
#977Overall(Jam)2.65
#1012Mood(Jam)2.22

Comments

MrThee says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 11:19pm

Awesome effort :D Could've benefited with a piece of GUI telling me how much ammo I have.

Coac says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 8:55pm

Good fun game despite basic graphics.

Flaid says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 9:01pm

Achievement unlocked, I killed all of the villagers! I think I got lucky because only one of them seemed "courageous" and aggresive towards me.

The flamethrower animation was great, but the fire animation seemed extremely fast. I wish that there was some kind of indication as to how many swamp balls I was carrying.

Feetsalot says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 9:14pm

Simple but fun game! Might have beniffited from a counter showing ammo and how many enemies are left. Otherwise great job! ;D

Empyrealhell says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 9:44pm

Would be nice to have an indicator for how many swamp balls you have, but other than that it was a good, if simple, prototype.

valid4life says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 9:57pm

This game was quite fun. Great work!

Mikhail says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 10:01pm

Great game overall. Few things could have been improved like telling me how much ammo i have and what exactly the swamp things i need to run into to get more ammo. No doubt good game!

hdong says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 11:15pm

Ammo counter would've been helpful, like others mentioned
You guys did a nice job, I had fun playing it!

GraciCebola says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 11:27pm

Allegro is nice for learning, but I think you can leave it now hehe. Nice entry :)

Lucho9 says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 5:32pm

i really dislike the background and some graphics, but the idea is very good. I know very well the effort, mine is unfinished too. I will play the full version if you finish it

Nurbs says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 10:20pm

It's pretty easy, I think.
why are they burning down the swamp?????

baylej says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 11:00pm

@Nurbs because of those damn mosquitoes!

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