Ludum Dare 34 — December 11th-14th, 2015 — Theme Tied: Two Button Controls, Growing

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Two-Punch Man

by canary40 - Jam Entry

Welcome to Two-Punch man, a two button mashing fest with a hint of finesse.
Fight up against numerous opponents to take your rightful place as Champion of Boxers!
While in attacking mode press Z to jab, X to hook.
While in defense mode press Z to dodge left, X to dodge right. Press Z and X at the same time to toggle modes.
Warning: This game is not easy but definitely beatable. There's a special way to beat each opponent.

Note: Loading up the first level seems to take some time.. sometimes.
Post jam version does some tweaking and bug fixes. No new content is added.
There are a few bugs in jam version, should be fixed in post-compo version. Leave a note if you encounter a bug:
- Sometimes defeat is not registered properly

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DrFallos says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 11:49am

great realization of two buttons control with couple of player states!

Dec 18, 2015 @ 12:59am

Having to switch between attack and defense modes is a little clumsy. It fits within the theme but kinda wears on the gameplay.

Dec 18, 2015 @ 1:46am

Switching from attack and defense is a little buggy, but great game!

Dec 18, 2015 @ 4:35am

I felt like all I did was hit a button (either) when the opponent put their guard down. It took a long time, so I wasn't interested in seeing if waiting through another couple fighters would introduce more interesting elements.

Zaeche says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 5:06am

Thanks for all the feedback guys! It really helps us pin down what worked, and what did not.

argosenpaikun says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 8:44am

The games covers two button controls but at those two control seems kinda buggy me mixing with defense and attack at the same. Beside its good game btw. :)

I hope you can improve further more. Keep it a good work ( ^o^)_b

Jace239 says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 11:02pm

The concept's good, it fits the theme and it has good graphics and audio. Unfortunately, it's just not very fun with the switching stances mechanic. It's difficult to time pushing both buttons and often I'll just push one or the other, making this more a game of button-mashing and luck than skill. If you work on this further, maybe you could control stances via the mouse's position instead, where if the mouse is on the enemy's side it's offensive, and if it's on your side, it's defensive. Or something like that. Anyway, it's still a well-made game. Good job.

Kuality Games says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 12:09am

Nice little game.

Dec 20, 2015 @ 12:46am

Liked the art and music. Found it a little too awkward to swap stances quickly. If I tried to dodge at all I'd end up flailing about dodging when I wanted to attack!

adsilcott says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 1:06am

A really fun game with nice graphics and audio. Good job!

rodobodolfo says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 1:06am

This was great! the only complauin is the switching mechanic but the fighst were really funny,. Good job!

canary40 says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 2:12am

currently swapping stances can only be done when you're in idle mode.. that is.. you can't be hit or attacking while you do it. In retrospect probably should have buffered stance-switching...

loxo says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 6:47pm

Nice idea with good graphics and audio. I like the different opponents with different strategies. In the first match the defense mode isn't necessary, it's enough to wait for the right moment and then punch the opponent. For the second opponent the defense mode is necessary, but I had trouble to switch between both modes. Maybe the combination of keys is part of the problem, I have a qwertz keypoard.

Zaeche says ...
Dec 31, 2015 @ 1:12am

Excellent point, loxo!

I'm glad you brought up the topic of different keyboard layouts (QWERTY vs QWERTZ vs Dvorak etc): it may not be a issue per se, when all one need do is rebind the controls, but in cases like this - where the controls are preset - it's a very important point to keep a weather eye on.

Jan 4, 2016 @ 6:26am

I like the base concept, but as others have said, switching between modes can be a little clumsy. The graphics and audio are pretty good.

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