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

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Alien Inversion

by Voidraizer - Compo Entry

It's a fun twist on an old classic. Good luck!

I made this with Unity so you'll need the web player.

Controls
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A | D
or
Left | Right arrow

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Ratings

Coolness52%
#73Innovation3.80
#222Theme3.76
#453Fun3.04
#553Humor2.50
#572Overall3.00
#617Mood2.74
#689Graphics2.62

Comments

SvenFrankson says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:48am

Tin tun tin tududum. Tin tun tin tududum.

Voidraizer says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:51am

Haha yea, music is not my thing which is why I'm opted out of being judged for it

Andrew says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:26pm

I collided with the shooting ship right at the end and lost my last swarm-ship. :(

OccamsRazor says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:29pm

A good take on the theme! I liked this one a lot. Has a surprisingly strategic element too, as you really need to free up space to give yourself room to move.

Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:32pm

This is an interesting concept. I think that the game would be improved if the screen aspect ratio was changed to the original arcade 3:4. That would have made the levels short (also there should have been infinite levels of escalating difficulty.)

Cool game!

Hyoga-3D says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:33pm

Nice one! Shooters is always a good move xD

Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:34pm

Pretty good!

Mister_Melon says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:38pm

I liked this game overall, the whole flip around on classic space invaders was very innovative, I did find it a bit difficult at times and that did sap some of the enjoyment out of it, I thought this was an absolute excellent take on the theme and a very interesting one at that and don't be harsh on your self with the audio I find that it suits the mood perfectly and makes it better, good job overall so well done.

afisicos says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:33pm

It is an original idea, maybe a bit simple mechanics.

raducumiczzz says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:56pm

even if you don't do music u still tried to have something. that is well appreciated. Good work in general. nice entry .

lanestp says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 9:45pm

Nice take on the genre (I did the same kind of thing). I was pretty happy when I got that darn ship! All in all pretty fun!

Voidraizer says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 11:01pm

Thanks for all the wonderful feedback! I had a blast this time around. Last time I made something way too simple and practically finished on the first night but this one kept me going much longer. Overall, my funnest LD yet!

Vaiaphraim says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 7:51pm

Heh, awesome twist on that genre. It's cool enough that you have to evade the evil "player" - but I would really have LOVED to shoot back. >:D

Grahhhhh says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 9:34pm

I've found a couple of these retro games with role reversal, can't get enough of them. I didn't know what was going on at first, but as soon as I did it was "ohhhhhh yeaaaaah".

Tosic says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 10:20am

Ha! What an interesting take on the theme, good indeed. ;)

crucknuk says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 2:20pm

Original! I was really the monster :P
i always end up with one ship but i get like oblitared, always....he is too strong dammit :)

Nardom says ...
Sep 10, 2015 @ 10:25pm

I had a similar idea at first, so it was nice to try your take on it. I think the 'action' only gets going once you have only a few ships left. The downside is, at first you will most likely lose some of your swarm quite easily. (To a point where I didn't bother trying to evade for the first bit) Some enhancements in this 'early game' might be nice. (However at the moment I wouldn't know what to suggest for this early phase)

Controls felt a little slow at times, but it was a nice fit for the theme overall.

igoramendola says ...
Sep 13, 2015 @ 4:12am

yeah! _\m/ It's good to be the bad guy at this game haha
Great interpretation of the theme :D

KaiseanGames says ...
Sep 13, 2015 @ 6:18am

If the music is not yours, why did you include it? You are not supposed to include anything that is not yours and created during the LD. You should've entered a JAM. While you opted out from the Music scoring, the music still affects Overall, Fun and Mood. I think this is against the rules. While I really liked the game, I think you shouldn't have done that.

Sep 13, 2015 @ 11:12am

Interesting idea. You see to move left/right a bit slow though.

Voidraizer says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 2:20am

@KaiseanGames I did make the music. I imagine you got the impression that I didn't make it from my comment "Music is not my thing" but I simply meant that I am really bad at making music.

I followed the rules and created everything you see/hear in the game. I take the rules very seriously because I really enjoy this type of event.

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