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

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NFWTZJ: Nobody 'Messes' With The Zombie Jesus

by Sergi Montaner - Jam Entry

"On the third day he was raised from the dead, he learned how to juggle and there was rejoice" - LudumDarinthians 25:8

NFWTZJ: Nobody 'Messes' With The Zombie Jesus is a 3 ball juggling simulator that requires good hand coordination.

Instructions:

-Each hand can move right or left with A , D, (left hand) left arrow, right arrow (right hand)
-Throw the ball with W or S (left hand), up arrow, or down arrow (right hand) whichever you feel more comfortable with.
-Each hand can only have one rat-ball at the time.

Notes:

When the background color changes, each 10 juggles, the next throw is going to be in the wrong direction.

Credits:

Ana Jimenez - Art
Pau Novau - Code
Sergi Montaner - Code
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/635651 - Music

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness80%
#185Humor(Jam)3.51
#242Graphics(Jam)3.96
#246Audio(Jam)3.42
#295Innovation(Jam)3.31
#472Fun(Jam)3.13
#489Overall(Jam)3.25
#696Mood(Jam)2.88
#868Theme(Jam)2.94

Comments

Lacaranian says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:06am

This one's more than a tad bit tricky! Has a clear style to it, and gameplay doesn't slow down at all, which is good. Unfortunately, it doesn't take too long to feel played out. Nonetheless, a solid submission, kudos!

glerikud says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:31am

Interesting concept.

Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:31am

What the heavens...juggler jesus. Oh Ludum dare, you surprise me everytime.

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

I never got good juggling and this would not be an exception. Also, congratulations I love the aesthetics and the orginial concept :)

BeardoGames says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:59pm

Yes, okay, I'm with you on this one. The art and concept are top-notch, and the gameplay is about as perfect of an interpretation of the frustration of juggling as possible. So far this is one of my favorite LD entries. Very cool!

Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:06pm

Had to recruit a second player for the left hand, we got to 21, was pretty fun and crazy. Clean look and sound too.

crucknuk says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:31pm

I am really bad at junggling in rea

rzfmzn says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:32pm

hard :)
jesus is wathing you :P

crucknuk says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:32pm

I am really bad at junggling in real life. It is not better on your game ><'

Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:35pm

Hehehehe I knew this one would be a difficult one, so thanks for your patience and comprehension.
I was a bit unsure on the reaction to this mini game, but I'm glad we did it.

shimage says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:41pm

Wonderful graphics and music! I am confused the operation, but very fun. 22pt my best.

Kalm004 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:43pm

I like the concept and the art. Good work.

saucygames says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:40am

fun game, my best score was 11 lol

Aug 26, 2015 @ 9:25am

Nice relaxing game I felt, nice art style to it too. But man don't I suck at juggling. Well done :)

Dizzly says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:18pm

I really enjoy it. Simple, interesting gameplay mechanic and attractive!

madmaw says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 8:40am

Had a nice vibe. I've never seen a juggling simulator before, works well with multitouch. I wasn't very good at it though :)

Grahhhhh says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 9:30pm

I committed to make it to 20, but I just couldn't do it, 13 max for me before my brain starts to hurt! Quick, simple, beautiful. Perfect entry.

guoboism says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 12:54am

Innovative little gameļ¼ I arm not good at it.

Aug 29, 2015 @ 5:57pm

Love the graphics, dont know how to really juggle! I included it in part 10 of my Ludum Dare 33 Compilation video series, if you would like to take a look :) https://youtu.be/Jf2dZyQpNFE

GraciCebola says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 7:11pm

Congrats, that's creative and fun :D

SeaDads says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 7:45am

Loved the art and overall style, the juggling mechanic was pretty well implemented but I got pretty frustrated, a lot like my efforts with real juggling actually haha. Nice one!

bossmojoman says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 7:16pm

And much like in real life, I cannot juggle. Awesome job, graphics were top notch, and this has to be the most original take on the theme of the jam.

Sep 2, 2015 @ 8:13pm

As jugglers we just had to try this game. Man, that was hard at first! But eventually we got a quite stable 'cascade' going, and we got to 31 and 39. :)
The rats are a bit too bouncy, and button mashing sometimes gets you quite far. Other than that, well done!

LukeZaz says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 9:47pm

Very nice game. Fun with fitting music and art. Difficult, but fortunately I was able to get to fifty-two by mashing the throw key and just trying to catch.

bigbuggames says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 11:46pm

The name is so random :D great sense of humour, fun art and sound! It's a very very complete entry, simple and engaging.

It's a pity I'm a horrible juggler.

Btw I found that the head started hoovering after some time. Maybe it's because of the root motion in the animator?

Excel·lent overall ;)

MrTwister says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 12:30am

Hahaha, thanks to this game I discovered that my hands have no coordination at all.

It could probably benefit from a sense of progression / difficulty ramp I guess, especially for guys that suck at juggling, like me. You could start just "bouncing" 1 rat, then juggling 2, then 3, etc.

It's a really polished entry though, with good music and nice graphics to boot. GJ!

CodeNMore says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 1:06am

Kind of neat!

Chris M says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 8:33am

Fun toy! And great art

Sep 3, 2015 @ 9:02am

Very fun and simple yet addictive gameplay! Great cartoony art, and nice music. You should put this on gamejolt and add a leaderboard, because I'm curious how others fare. I'm at 20 so far.

disperse says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 3:34pm

This game is, without question, the very best game I have ever played about a zombie Jesus juggling dead rats.

radmars says ...
Sep 6, 2015 @ 6:51pm

I can juggle IRL and I still had lots of trouble with this :P Honestly I think the hitboxes on the rats are a bit too big, mid-air collisions are really tough to deal with. Otherwise, nice work.

danialias says ...
Sep 8, 2015 @ 9:09am

Hey, good one here. Quite difficult (easier than real juggling, though) but I feel I can grasp it with some practice (10 points so far!) Good concept, great art, and fun to play. Very solid overall. Great entry!

Jan Tuts says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 6:19pm

I'm sorry I couldn't judge audio, but I can't make noise right now... :/

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