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

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Toy Factory

by Xeke_Death - Compo Entry

You are the factory worker in charge of assembling Angry Robot toys...
Your job consists of pressing 2 buttons, one to choose the part to dispense, and one to dispense it... To make your job more interesting, Management have rigged the machine to only cycle through one way, and not be automated at all...

Watch the Angry Robots grow in front of you, as their army grows in the shadows (of which I have none, because this factory is lit from EVERY direction...)

Press M to turn on/off the music...
Press the blue CYCLE button on the right, or the D key, to cycle through the parts to dispense...
Press the green DISPENSE button on the left, or the SPACE BAR, to dispense a part...

If you complete 5 toys in a row, you get a new life. You can only have 5 lives at a time. I didn't get time to implement bonus multipliers for combos or full lives...

You score more points by landing the pieces close to the middle of the base plate, not the previously placed piece... I wanted to change this, but time ran out...

No scoreboard was implemented, because time...

Created in Javascript, using the Phaser library
Link: http://phaser.io/
Graphics done in Photoshop...
Audio created with Audacity...
Music generated in AutoTracker.py...
Link: https://github.com/wibblymat/ld24/blob/master/autotracker.py

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Ratings

Coolness55%
#182Humor3.10
#271Audio3.10
#301Theme3.94
#607Mood2.79
#610Innovation2.94
#668Graphics2.75
#694Fun2.84
#736Overall2.94

Comments

rantt says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:58pm

Cool, idea for using both themes. Fun game, good job.

Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:31pm

It starts with a few misaligned robots, and soon the world will be ruled by crazy robots.

It's fun to play especially when you try to align them perfectly. Was so close getting one perfect once and then misaligned the antennas heh.

jessartisan says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:57pm

Nice! Love the sound effects (as always), haha.

argowen says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 2:40am

Took me a few broken robots found it easier with keyboard was quite fun

nunesbarbosa says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 9:19am

Nice game. The idea is cool but it can get a bit boring fast.. maybe a way to get the game frash fast.

Loved the sfx though!

Diventurer says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 5:28pm

It's decent, and the idea is good, but the game is boring after just a few shipped robots.

Bobsleigh says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 5:42pm

Pretty fun the way you can make crooked robots. I like the music too!

pjimmy says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 12:20pm

awesome sound effects XD very funny game

JamesMowery says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 5:31am

I like the game, but here's a suggestion for an improvement. If you screw up a robot (like say the first piece), there should be a button or something you could do to speed up the conveyer belt, because it's just too slow by then. If you put that in, it would be perfect, but still very good either way!

craigoryham says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 11:03am

Haaaah, neat! I agree with the comment about being able to speed the conveyor belt up, but I know the theme was two buttons, and the way this is configured that would be a hard thing to implement.

Possibly instead of having two hard buttons on the screen having just two keys configured and each one being pressed separately dispenses and toggles, but having them pressed together speeds up the conveyor belt, other than that, neat game.

Love the beat box sound effects, good job on those.

Dec 18, 2015 @ 12:18pm

Great execution on the theme, loving the graphics too, speed up would be nice, but not a game breaker, nice job overall!

pokipsy says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 12:27pm

Fun little game! My best score : 5404

tompudding says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 1:13pm

Good idea, implemented well. Some physics so the robot towers could fall over might have been fun

Crosstales says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 1:13pm

The game idea is cool but unfortunately, it gets a bit boring after some robots... I could nearly play this forever, but I had to quit.
A suggestion: speed up the game every time after 3 builded robots. It will lead to an end very soon ;-)
Anyway, I had fun, well done!

Robber says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 3:44pm

That was fun, love how my robots came out kinda messed up :) would love to see components switching automatically so you can build different thing, will game the game some more challange after a while..music is very nice and has nice factory/construction feel to it..music could be louder, balanced with soundfx..nice entry

Galvesmash says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 5:07pm

Innovative concept of the theme. I liked the idea to build robots, it was nice. And the sounds were really funny haha. I think the game is to slow. Nice game!

psychonull says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 8:10pm

Nice concept and great use of theme. Kink of hard at the first but fun game. Good audio algo, well done!!

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Dec 24, 2015 @ 7:54am

it was fun for a little while - to strict on part alignment - good game

knason says ...
Dec 29, 2015 @ 7:54pm

fun game. I liked the graphics!

themadknights says ...
Jan 3, 2016 @ 5:19pm

Hahahaha sound is great. The theme fit really well.

P.S: I'm happy to see another phaser dev.

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