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

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Curse Of The Poncho

by EncryptedCow - Jam Entry

Curse of the Poncho is a game about redeeming the monster inside of you. You are possessed by a cactus demon for obscure reasons that you cannot remember. your new host tells you that there is reason for this curse, that you helping the inhabitants of the town may be your only ticket to get rid of the demon. In the meantime, the demon gives you his power if you tend to be cruel on the battleship. Your new "companion" drives you to a town, visibly under attack... Will you be able to keep the monster inside of you or will it be the key to discover what really happened to you?

The game is a side scroller beat'em up / shooter, with humor elements, drawn in pixel art and developped in Construct 2 by EncryptedCow and DiVeR.

WASD/Arrows/Joystick/D-Pad = Move Player
SPACE/GamePad A = Attack/Talk
C/GamePad Start = Controls (Or click Controls in top left)
M/GamePad Select = Toggle Audio (Or click audio button in control window)

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Monkokio says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:54am

Wow, everything came together so well! Very complete feeling. Feedback on shooting is great. The visuals are gorgeous, too!

crunchlaw says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:07am

Hey cow, this turned out quite well, even on my sh*t pc, although it stopped working once when i had a load of dead bodies on screen.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:36am

If that shooty sfx doesn't ever fit western at all. Well done, though. I'm usually pretty anti this kinda art style as it's mostly used in conjunction with not having much of an idea of game design but this is a step above that.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 5:48pm

sadly it stopped working at the time i drew my weapon.
but the graphics are very nice and the sound keeps sticking in my ears. :)

A_K_ says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:49pm

Controls not working for me. Tried to use chrome, mozilla, safari - nothing helps :(

magenta says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:51pm

A fun little shooter with heart! It stopped working at level 3 (?) when the baddies (2 in total) suddenly stopped shooting and one just won't die :}

Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:53pm

Actually cool. But music becomes pretty anoying because of lack of other sounds :c

SamH says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:00pm

I discovered I didn’t actually have to shoot anyone! But is there a moral to the end?

TaleEngineer says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 7:41pm

After the discussion about the girl recognizing you, the game stopped working. It looks like it setting up for the next fight, but the bandits never appear.

It was really disappointing because I wanted to play more. Just from what I've played, though, it's a really good game.

raducumiczzz says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:30pm

Great submissions. I love this game. I played it , many times cause it brought a lot of fun! Congratulations

ZzCalvinzZ says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:31pm

controls didn't work for me on any browser, but the artwork is fantastic!

Darius says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:45pm

Wow ! Awesome game ! Visuals are good, and so is the gameplay :)

zatyka says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 3:03am

It was a little buggy and repetitive, but I very much enjoyed playing. The little details (like tipping the hat) really added to the experience.

lancemaker says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:43am

Welldone. Great art, nice idea.

bloomingbuds says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 11:35am

I was having fun, but at some point controls stopped working. Good artwork!

Maxom says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 1:26pm

Damn, I wish the shooting sound would be little more western-style. Pewwww Pewww

djpayal says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 4:52pm

Works fine for me. I got hooked in! Enjoyed playing it.

Jesse Freeman says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 7:34pm

Great music and artwork. Like the concept but had trouble controlling. Should be a little more forgiving on the aim area. Also need some indication you can move forward in a battle. Great start!

psychonull says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 12:54am

Great game. Amazing graphics and sounds. Good use of the theme. Congratulations!!!!

rnlf says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 9:33am

Looks really cool and the music is pretty nice.

Frump says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 7:59am

Fun game.

Was there more to the ending or was there supposed to be? I played through twice but both times just stopped once it scrolled back to the start.

bombjack says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 6:29pm

nice little game. loved the lazer hat :)

Wertle says ...
Sep 12, 2015 @ 10:52pm

I though there was a lot of cute wrapper to this game and I liked the cactus form, but it's difficult when you want someone to do something (i.e. eventually turn into cactus form) but you tell them in the game NOT to do that (don't kill innocents). Some people love to just thwart that for fun, but I'm the sort of person who would have really tried not to kill innocents, and only started shooting them because you told me "that's what the fun part is." If that's the fun part, maybe just make that the whole game or find a way to get there more quickly? I had some difficulty with the collision on the bullets which I mentioned in the chat. I think with game jams it's better to err on the side of generosity. I liked the art a lot, and the ambient Western-ness. In the shooty-shoot parts, I wish I had a way to back up while also facing forward (i believe you mentioned wanting to play with mouse targeting, that would have solved this, or perhaps some manner of strafe button). Nice work!

crucknuk says ...
Sep 13, 2015 @ 11:47am

Olé! Nice pixel art and nice music too. Nevertheless controls occasionaly don't respond...

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