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

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Killer Librarian: Vengeance

by chanko08 - Compo Entry

# Ludum Dare 33 #

## Killer Librarian 2: Vengeance ##
Little kids accidentally toppled a stack of books over you while there happened to
be a solar eclipse ... and all the planets were aligned with each other.
This has cursed you to become a vampire upon dying under the stack of books.
Now your one mission is to destroy all the patrons of your surprisingly large
library, and to collect the books they are guarding (reading).

## Controls ##
If you have ever played Hocus Pocus (an old game), then it will be similar to that.

* Left Control Key - throw library cards
* Space Key - jump
* Arrow Keys - move


## Credits ##
Programming, the arguably beautiful abstract art, and the symphony of sounds all
created by [Alex Bechanko](https://twitter.com/chanko08).

## The Code ##
The code is available on [github](https://github.com/chanko08/KillerLibrarian2) with
the MIT License.
The run the code you need to have [Love2d](www.love2d.org) version 0.9.2 or greater
(although greater has not been tested).
For Linux users, provided that Love2d is on you path you can simply run
`love /path/to/folder` and that will start the game.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#643Audio2.00
#726Theme2.95
#815Overall2.67
#856Innovation2.17
#871Graphics2.05
#1842Coolness33%

Comments

MoogleSensei says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:11pm

Pretty fun, I love that you get to through library cards at people, something that I've always wanted to do. I have discovered a crazy bug/behavior though. I thought maybe I could press up and shoot at the same time. But holding up and pressing ctrl made the librarian float like crazy, and mashing ctrl while doing this produced some freaky warping effects.

SecularBaron says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 1:32am

I like how my weapon sounded like Galaga. I was able to fall out of the map on the right side of the 2nd level.

GameQuester says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 1:36am

At one point I fell ot of the level. Overall it was a pretty fun game.

neuroaktivo says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 2:13am

Knowledge sucks! xD

chanko08 says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 2:15am

Whoops, didn't realize I left that gaping hole in the level. Thanks for pointing it out!

Aug 27, 2015 @ 2:18am

Brilliant idea! A bit repetitive, but still fun.

thedashdude says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 2:19am

Fun, no bells and whistles, but better than a lot of prettier games. The walking was really funny. Reminded me why I try to never make animated images.

pkenney says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 2:22am

I remember enjoying Killer Librarian 1, the puzzle game, so I had to check out the sequel.

I beat the game, it had fun controls and I enjoyed jumping around, but I missed the puzzle challenge of the first one.

Heads up, on my first run I walked off the right hand side of the map on level 2, fell past the level, and sailed off into the void.

Oh wait, I see in the other comments I can throw library cards!

I just played a little more to try them, cool sound.

chanko08 says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 2:29am

Yeah this one I definitely bit off far more than I could chew. I'm hoping next time I'll have something a bit more complete. I do have to agree that I liked the puzzle element to the first as well more than I liked trying the platformer style. Perhaps... next time.

Aug 27, 2015 @ 6:14am

I was also able to fall off the right edge of the second level. Pretty gun though, maybe a bit easy. Was really nice to see another compo entry though, I'm sick of all the jam entries making me feel bad about what little I can accomplish in two days.

adsilcott says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 1:16pm

Pretty fun platformer. The walking animation on the librarian looked like she had a crazy leg. My suggestion would be is to animation both of her legs. I also fell out of the map on the right side on the second level.

Sep 14, 2015 @ 10:06am

Nice to see another developer using the LOVE platform! Interesting mechanics including the use of a dynamic health 'bar' to make the game more seamless. Limiting the projectile weapons might make the game more challenging. Would recommend.

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