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

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Just Another Mortar Monday

by Dodechotomy - Jam Entry

You're just trying to get home after a hard day's rampage. Malicious military mortar teams keep hassling you, so swat their mortars back at them and try to get the highest score possible.

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cudabear says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:14am

The mechanic of swatting away the mortars works well and is quite fun! It's awesome to see if you can knock them back at the guys shooting them.

The game gets a bit dull after 5-10 minutes, I found myself bored once I got up to about 30 score and died.

The audio is a bit rough on the ears.

The graphics are simple and work nice for this concept.

Well done!

Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:48am

I like the design of the monster. Also the main mechanic is very fun and it is satisfying to smash guys with their own mortars. If this was polished up and made a bit faster, with different modes or upgrades(I'm sure you've thought of this) it would work well on mobile. Keep up the good work!

mooncalf says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:04am

No music, minimalist approach, not much to it, but it took me a while before I closed to test the next one - if not for other games to test, I would have kept playing! Fun game, good job!

Aug 25, 2015 @ 3:18am

This is really enjoyable! Trying to judge the angle to return the mortars really keeps you on your toes. Fits the theme quite well.

superfluous says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:19pm

This is a lot of fun! Trying to quickly figure out how to blow a guy up with his own mortar was satisfying. I think it would have been even more rewarding if the game gave extra bonus points for killing guys with mortars instead of with your "hand". I also appreciate that your jam game was called JAMM.

foxboard says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:00am

The mechanics are interesting. I really like the exploit at the end where the monster constantly rotates in and out of screen, gaining points as the mortars kill others while he is invincible. Ambiance sound would help a lot. The graphics are working, but far from nice. I guess with more time, it could be worth to refine it more :)

Clayblob says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:07am

Could definitely use some work in Audio and Graphics, but it's pretty fun. Could use a few more types of enemy soldiers to keep the gameplay from getting old, and special moves like kitting them with their own missles bounced back at them should get you extra points.

Aug 27, 2015 @ 10:26pm

Really nicely done! It is also very funny to see when a mortar shoots right in the wall in front of him and the projectile bounces back right into his face xD

Keep up the good work!

congusbongus says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 2:51pm

This is very fun, it's a great mechanic. Unfortunately the pacing is too slow, but that's simple to fix. If you don't further develop this game, I'm totally stealing this idea.

bradur says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 4:18pm

Fun little game with enjoyable physics! Had a good laugh at some of the mortar men shooting their friends in the back :D. The game could have used some progression, like getting more enemies the further you go, and perhaps a music track or two to create atmosphere. All in all, well done!

mubox says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 3:03am

Nice gameplay! ^^

Hahahahahah. After the ending it's possible to continue, the monster appears again (falling down, but with control of the hands (and scoring)). :D

Tanton-H2X says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 4:15am

Preety Cool Game~~ if there are some BGM i think it will fell more cool~~
love the monster design so much~~ controll the big ball by Psychic( I think it must because the antenna:P hahah~~)
when i smash these soldiers, i think the feedback could be inhence more forexample by give more shake of camera ~~
and they are all sharpshooter!! some bullet were shooted at a super tight angle,but also Actually hit me!!! ∑(っ °Д °;)っ Shoot beautiful ~! but also sometimes they hurt by friendly fire (chuckle~chuckle~)
all in all, a fun and cool game! can be more cool in future~~
hope you make it better~~ best wishes~~ ☆゚

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