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

Back to Browse Entries

The March of the Dropped Band

by Dukio - Compo Entry

Let the band play... Or throw it over the cliff! What's win or not it's up to you.

Controls (Keyboard or gamepad):
Arrow keys or Joistick to move.
Space, Enter or A to reset.

This is my second game ever made, first time at Ludum Dare.

Made with love from scratch using Unity, BoscaCeoil, Audacity and Paint.NET.

( Feedback always is welcome :3 )

EDIT-RESPONSE TO FEEDBACK----------------

First of all, you guys are amazing!
For this "game" I have too many things to do, but the time (and my skill) only let me to do about 30% of what I expected.
Thanks you for your responses, I appreciate it so much. Now I'm very motivated! ^^

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness73%
#161Audio3.42
#311Humor3.06
#347Innovation3.19
#740Mood2.51
#779Fun2.53
#841Graphics2.22
#846Theme2.53
#849Overall2.59

Comments

Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:22pm

Congratulations on your first Dare! Though it was pretty simplistic, there was definitely plenty of creativity put in here! I liked the application of the theme, and how the music panned as the characters moved. I would have enjoyed some ways to get the band out of formation, or to remove members from in the middle.

Perhaps an interesting idea for taking this further would be to make complicated levels you had to guide your band around, splitting them up with walls and such to cross unusually shaped paths, or hit multiple buttons? I'd suggest making the sound of the complete band a little less harsh though, to stop players throwing them off a cliff to quiet things down a little!

Crypto137 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:36pm

Not much of a game, but an interesting and innovative concept. I really wish there was more gameplay in it, as I feel this could be a very fun game.

tomdeal says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:36pm

Loved that the music actually changed depends on what part of the band you throw over the cliff. As an idea, a win or lose condition like "kill all trumpet players" would be cool.

MegasDragos1 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:37pm

It's simple! But i love it for that!

cxsquared says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:40pm

Congrats on your first LD. I like the idea and really think it could turn into a really fun puzzle game. The idea behind the game is really fun and creative. While I'm not a huge fan of the music the way you implemented the sound having it dynamically react to the movement was really cool. Really nice work for your first time.

razavidn says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:40pm

Spent more time playing this than I thought I would for such a straightforward game. Really enjoyed hearing the different instruments get isolated depending on who I killed. Kudos - now let's get a leaderboard or win condition or something!

micdoodle8 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:12pm

Nice job on your first dare :) Simple, but with a few levels this could be very fun.

colozz says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:12pm

Very simple, graphics are pretty, audio is sweet

@SamPotasz says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:14pm

I laughed. Well done :-)

Tuism says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:58pm

Congrats and welcome to LD! It's only my... 4th one, so I'm not that much more senior than you :)

It's an interesting toy, but yeah - think about game design! That's what we're making here! Games! Take this mechanic and see what you can do with it. Maybe let he player rotate the formation so that there's more option to what/who can be thrown off (right now it's always a single row). Maybe restrictions in movement. Maybe you want to be left with certain combinations. Who knows? Try stuff :)

Wevel says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:40pm

Not exactly a game, but making the people fall of in different orders was nice

Rongefilet says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:57pm

So meta, loved it. ^^

zenmumbler says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:02pm

I like the idea of essentially throwing out sound channels. With this practice round done, next time build on the idea and make the full game you want, it should be nice.

BlackQuiltro says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:26pm

Very interesting concept! Very original too.I find it a bit simple. I think you can have a really nice musical game concept here. Perhaps change tempo/tone depending on where the band is playing? I would love to see the game with the 100% of your ideas!

Josh H says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 3:06pm

Congrats on completely your first Ludum Dare! This is an interesting idea and a unique take on the theme. Well done!

Joror says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 3:18pm

Funny idea! Introducing some sort of puzzle thing would be the next step.
The player is the conductor of the fanfare so you can put him in there as well.

Evil fanfare conductor from hell or somesuch ;)

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

Loved the audio and how you made the music depend on your actions. Great submission and congratulations on your first LD.

Grahhhhh says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 10:46pm

It was pretty cool, would've made a sweet puzzle game I think.

abcdef65g says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 2:20am

I wouldn't call this a game. It is innovative. It is definitely fresh. It was well done in what it proposed. But I wouldn't call this a game, it doesn't have the conditions of what I could call a game. Still seriously very well done, hard to believe this is a first entry, you know your tools very well, I am sure I will be hearing a lot about you in other Ludum Dares if you have all these skills.

Sep 11, 2015 @ 4:36am

well done! creative idea and it's very well implemented. But it's not that intuitive. at first i din't understand what was happenning. I was expeting to go to another map or something like that.

Overall it's very good entry! Congrats

WubAlliance says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 12:28am

Interesting concept. It is pretty cool how the different audio tracks get dropped as you throw different members off the sides. This certainly has potential, good first entry!

You must sign in to comment.


Mini Submission FAQ

TEAMS: Teams entering the Jam should pick a single representative to submit your game, or create a team specific account you can share. We currently do not support Team Voting, but sharing an account and together playing and rating games is acceptable.

CAN I ENTER BOTH EVENTS?: You should pick 1 event, whichever you think it’ll do better in. If the idea is strong, and everything plays well enough, you can go Compo. If you’re a perfectionist, and would prefer people to play a more polished game, do the Jam. Historically, more games are entered in the Compo, but with more people and more time, Jam games have the potential to be better (that doesn’t mean they are). Many solo participants do enter the Jam.

If you made 2 games, unfortunately, the website doesn’t support multiple submissions per user. To submit your 2nd game, you will have to make a 2nd account. Only do this if you made 2 games. Alternatively, if one game is better than the other, then consider just entering the better game.

CAN I KEEP WORKING UNTIL THE DEADLINE?: Yes! Immediately after the 48 or 72 hours, we do something called Submission Hour. As the name suggests, it’s an extra hour for you to package, upload, and submit your games. If there were catastrophic issues trying submitting your game, or you misunderstood how submissions work, that’s okay. It happens. We’re flexible. If you need advice, check with the folks on IRC. If you need an admin, get in touch.

CAN I KEEP WORKING ON MY GAME?: Oh definitely! You should! But for the sake of judging, keep the Compo or Jam version around. You can include a link to the Post-Compo/Post-Jam version of your game on your games page, but sure your main links are the original version.

PORTS: Ports to other platforms can be done after the deadline. That said, the sooner you finish your port, the sooner people can play your game, improving your chances of placing in the final results. For best results, provide a Web version of your game, or a Windows version with no dependencies. Also be sure to rate at least 20 games to improve your visibility (Coolness).

MY GAME CRASHES, IS UNBEATABLE, OR I MADE A TYPO: We allow you to fix crashes, win condition, or tiny bugs after the deadline. In a sense, this is like “porting” to support more players. We leave this open to interpretation, but generally speaking your game should be identical to the game you submitted. No new features, just fixing mistakes you should have caught had you been better rested.

MY GAME DOESN’T SHOW UP: If you can’t find your game, it’s usually because the URL to your downloads are missing ‘http://‘. Fix your URLs (http://mysite.com/mygame.zip) and you will show up. Alternatively, if you just posted it, wait a minute. The cache may not have refreshed yet.

NOT LOGGED IN?: If you get a message about not being logged in, even though you are, it’s because your web browser cached the non-logged in page. You can fix this by either refreshing your cache or clearing your cache. CTRL+F5 in many browsers. Chrome is a bit more work. Press F12 to enable Developer Mode, then you can right click on the refresh button and select “Empty Cache and Hard Reload”. This option is unavailable if you are not in Developer Mode.


[cache: storing page]