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

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by sepharoth213 - Compo Entry

Fight off the endless onslaught of soldiers as Chrys, and try to kill as many of them as possible while staying alive!

Everything you need to know is covered in-game, but here is some more explanation:

Arrow keys to move, Z to jump, X to attack
WASD to move, K to jump, J to attack

(or if you're using Colemak like me, I have a special layout for that! 4FPG to move, E to jump, N to attack)

Attacks are based on the direction you hold, so holding DOWN and pressing attack results in the down-ground attack. There is a different set of attacks in the air, however.

In game, you get a point for killing soldiers, but you DON'T get points for hitting them while they're already in the air.

You lose health every time you get hit by a bullet, but you can recover health by hitting enemies. You recover MORE health based on two things: how many times the specific enemy has been hit, and how strong the attack you are using is. Red attacks give you about 10x the health as normal attacks, so make sure to finish your combos with them!

If you're getting stuck at really low scores, try this (relatively) easy health combo:
Down-ground, up-ground, forward-air

It doesn't net you a ton of health, but it gets you started understanding some of the crazier things you can do with Chrys. If you've got the hang of it, try landing one of these:
Down-ground, neutral-ground, up-ground, up-air, neutral-air, forward-ground

Pretty tricky! Keep in mind that soldiers give you more health the darker they are, but once you've hit them 5 times, the rewards level out.

I'll leave the rest to you to figure out. Have fun, and thanks for checking out my entry!

If you are having too much trouble, but you still want to see what the game has to offer, I've added a quick video of me playing through the game a couple times. Enjoy!

This was made using Haxe and Lime. The graphics were made with GraphicsGale, and the music was created and recorded on a Game Boy Color using LSDJ.

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Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:32am

Awesome for 48 hours. Fun to play more than once. I'd like to figure out the right key combinations to last longer. Love that it's in browser but doesn't feel like most browser games

Quetzakol says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:34pm

I think I didn't understand all the controls, it's very difficult but it was pretty fun :)

terop says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:36pm

I had trouble getting the idea, i.e. is there way to kill the soldiers or just moving left/right? But the game worked very well otherwise.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:22pm

Took me a while to get to grips with the controls (wish I had a gamepad). It's quite difficult, but fun to play. I like the music.

mantis says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:43pm

Really cool game!

ladybenko says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 5:57pm

Nice ambiance and music, but I had lots of problems with the controls

Spyboy says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:04pm

Nicely done! The gameplay is interesting, a bit hard on the beginning but it's very funny to smashs groups of enemies in the air few seconds to stay alive ^^

Sunflower says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:04pm

The yay:
- looks pretty cool
- music is nice
- it seems there are quite a few interesting combinations available

The nay:
- couldn't quite get the grasp of controls; even the suggested combo didn't quite work out
- got stuck on 400-ish score :<

Overall, I think I'd prefer watching someone more skilled play the game to playing it myself. ^^"

randoman says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:31am

I liked the variety of combos! Only made 526 points, but it was fun.
I don't know how hard it would be to implement, but I think controlling the attacks with the mouse would be nice.

Jod says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 6:23am

That was cool and flowed smoothly!

A little more time to read the instructions would be nice, I was killed before I could finish reading them :D.

Great job on the music!

Justo Delgado says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 1:42am

It's a fun game but took me a while to know how to play it. It's hard though so I didn't last much XD

Aug 31, 2015 @ 2:57pm

I like the gameplay concept.

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