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

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Black Licorice II - Return of the Salt

by swinestudios - Jam Entry

You are black licorice, a bitter and salty food who seeks revenge against the sweet-tasting candy people. Having previously corrupted several candy people, they are now at your disposable to carry out your deeds as you advance to the candy kingdom's capital and turn everyone into salty, foul candy.

This game is somewhat of a reverse tower defense where you control one mob and can send waves of other mobs towards your target, and the goal is to defeat the level using as few "waves" as possible. Unfortunately due to running out of time, the gameplay may or may not be completely unbalanced. We hope you still enjoy playing our sequel to our previous ludum dare entry!

Controls:
Movement - ASDW
Attack towers - Spacebar
Drain health - Left Shift
Pause Menu - Esc

Credits:
pigrocket - Art
TheBlueGamer55 - Programming, Sound
GenTel - Programming, Sound
hognip - Music
pvndy - Sound
pamonoe - Moral Support

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#506Humor(Jam)2.82
#534Audio(Jam)2.75
#644Theme(Jam)3.29
#715Innovation(Jam)2.76
#850Fun(Jam)2.62
#864Overall(Jam)2.82
#888Graphics(Jam)2.55
#963Mood(Jam)2.42
#1627Coolness40%

Comments

peecestudios says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 2:36am

Fun but didn't understand it

bossmojoman says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 2:37am

Good Job, hard to figure out at first but fun

Fanatrick says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 2:42am

Fun after 2 minutes of being really annoyed and clueless.

Aug 29, 2015 @ 3:26am

Took a little while to understand it at first.

ethteck says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 4:05am

Maybe I don't understand how to play, but I feel completely powerless - the towers all respawn. Am I supposed to just charge for the base?

Either way, this is a cool idea and I'll give you points for that.

Aug 29, 2015 @ 5:41am

An interesting take on the theme, for sure. Quite different.

OnlySlightly says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 5:43am

It was a fun take on tower defense :) I liked the bubble gum color scheme. Great job!

TackoramaLtd says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 5:20pm

Definitely a weird take on tower defense but it was unbalanced.

Biruts says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 2:02pm

Very nice project guys, i really love it, please check our game too and if you liked it give us a vote. Look for Road to hell and enjoy.

Flaid says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 1:33am

This was a unique take on the tower defense genre. I personally don't like black licorice, so it was easy for me to see them as the monster.

I found it a little tricky to play, as the strategy seemed to be to bypass the towers and get to the end as quick as possible, otherwise the towers respawn. Overall, nicely done!

Mikhail says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 2:39am

Pretty good game great job!

Lukbebalduke says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 2:48am

I liked the music, sound effects and graphics. The gameplay was also good, but I felt like it could have more features to destroy the enemy towers. Overall, good entry =)

BluShine says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 2:54am

Cool idea. Couldn't get past the first level, tho. Tried killing towers, but they respawn pretty fast. And I tried rushing the base but it kills me before I kill it.
Funny idea having black licorice as the monster, and the sound/graphics work well with the idea.

aucguy says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 3:05am

Fun game, just unbalanced.

superfreak says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 6:29am

Steep learning curve but great fun once you got the hang of it :0 Great job!

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