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

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Bounce to Win

by Juin - Compo Entry

Every other level is procedurally generated and the game goes on infinitely.
The goal is to get as far as you can without dying.

Controls(there is a tutorial so the game should be self-explanatory):
WASD: Move
Left Click: Shoot Ball
Right Click: Shoot Bomb
Space: Destroy the ball mid-air
Shift: Sprint

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness71%
#59Fun3.85
#104Overall3.75
#191Innovation3.47
#284Audio3.12
#638Theme3.11
#643Graphics2.74

Comments

HolyBlackCat says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:00pm

Nice!

Flygamer101 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:02pm

Very fun little game with a pretty cool core game mechanic. I liked it.

Teekeks says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 1:50pm

So much fun and a realy nice mechanic!

MegasDragos1 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:00pm

I like it!

Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:00pm

I think it was a great start! Good mechanics plus some solid level generation

someone9999 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:07pm

Pretty cool game!. Could only get to level 7 though :p.

The ball mechanic was quite cool. It ended up making the longshots be a high risk, high reward play due to the exceptionally high damage they could cause, at the risk of being attacked while your monster is offscreen.

The procedural generation works really well. I didn't realize that it was being generated until after I finished playing the game, and re-read the description.

Resonious says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:48pm

The audio was pretty quiet for me, but that's no huge deal. The game was great! The gimmick, enemy AI, and procedurally generated levels are excellent.

hobblygobbly says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:01pm

This was straight up fun, I love the ball/bounce mechanic. Also it's awesome to see procedural generation in jams! Good job.

CodeNMore says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:46pm

Great mechanics + level gen, kind of fun!

boardtobits says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:20pm

Fun little game. I wasn't 100% sold on the camera following your projectiles (maybe splitting the difference between the player and the bullet?), but otherwise the controls worked well.

SeaMonster131 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:12am

Fun little game with simple but nice graphics, I like it! + for procedurally level generation.

DruhinM says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:57pm

The main mechanics of the game plays pretty well

Kai20 says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:52pm

Great GAme it makes so much fun i want to play it over and over again

djfariel says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 9:51am

First Thought:
Eh, I guess I AM technically a monster.

Pros:
The mechanics make this game.
The aiming/ bouncing shots off walls, the special bombs, the upgrades you pick up, the even numbered levels, etc. GREAT job.

Cons:
Barely fits the "you are the monster" theme.
The bombs are a little awkward to use. They're almost too slow to be useful.
I understand the point of the camera tracking the ball after you shoot, but often times I'd find myself dead, or very near death after trying to shoot an enemy.

Overall:
One of the best games I have played so far. Out of 18 so far, this is 1 of 2 that has made my favorites list. Excellent job.

Juin says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:38pm

Thanks for the feedback, i know it barely fits the theme that's because i found the theme to only be accomplishable with art and art is not my strong suit as you can see in the game.

The main point of the bombs is to blow up walls to give yourself a better position or even find a shortcut that's why i made them so slow i didn't really want them to be used for long range combat.

And the camera thing is a risk/reward play you can always cancel your ball with space, but if you let it bounce way off screen you risk yourself getting hit.

Divitos says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:37pm

I really loved the bullet mechanic! It was unique and fun to play around with.

SoloDuoTeam says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 10:25pm

I just enjoyed it and played for at least ten minutes, which is not few for this kind of game. Good job!

Sep 10, 2015 @ 12:05am

Great fun! The music is pretty catchy too...

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