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

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It's Cupid, Stupid

by SidewalkSleeper - Jam Entry

It's Cupid, Stupid tells a tale about the man searching for his soulmate. Luckily for him, a benevolent cupid decides to help him out with his magic arrow. The person this arrow hits immediately falls in love with our hero. The problem is, this arrow's magic is pretty weak, but the longer it flies the more it grows -- and the happier the couple gets.

Controls: press Up and Down buttons to change the trajectory.

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Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:53am

ReferenceError: _ is not defined graphics.js:16:5
ReferenceError: _ is not defined input.js:22:5
ReferenceError: _ is not defined geometry.js:79:5


Game doesn't start.

Capitals says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:55am

Okay, first my problems with the game; every damn time I would hit someone, want to read the text and I would still have my hand down on the arrow - Nope, no text for you. Also the men riding down will catch you more times than they won't as you can't alter your speed that well. Apart from the weird graphical glitches I really enjoyed what I could see of the game. Good Luck!

Red_Fan games says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:58am

5/5 in every respect, this was awesome! Seeing what people would say was just so interesting!

VideoDog says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:37am

Really bums me out that the loss text is skipped so easily. I really wanted to read each "ending". Cool concept though.

Frenchie says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:47am

Awesome! Wish I could read the ending text more easily though :(

Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:47am

I like it! Though you need to fix the colliders, because sometimes the items collides when they should not. Btw, you should definitely try migrating this game to a mobile platform!

dustyroom says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:48am

Hey, that arrow must be fake. I'm still alone! Great and catchy game. But every time the position of heroes is the same. A bit of randomization?

dark_hunter says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:50am

Very funny! Made me replay it a dozen times just to see what would be every "target's" ending.
Could definitely use some music.

Dec 15, 2015 @ 8:25am

loved the text for each endings~! could use a little sound though

Dec 15, 2015 @ 8:37am

Thanks for the feedback, guys! We're looking into adding some downtime, so that you wouldn't accidentally skip the ending. Can't promise anything right now but hopefully we'll get it up today.

shadow64 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 8:53am

Thanks for rating Get It Out!!! I enjoyed this a lot. Obviously the ending text bug isn't the best situation, but I liked the endings I got and I love the intro! I must have played it 10 times at least and FINALLY got past the ducks, so I think I did pretty well. Thanks for sharing and congrats on submitting!

maunovaha says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:38pm

Hmm.. interesting story, good graphics, but no audio and a bit short in terms of gameplay. The ending screen comes so fast that because I was holding the arrow and suddenly hit something it wen't pass before I could read it. Anyway, keep working on it :) ? cheers.

mockthebear says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 6:18pm

Playtrought toughts:
*Poor guy
*omg, that cupid looks creepy, RUUUN!
*dammit, i made the man an zoophile :C

funny XDDD 5/5

Valandre says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 12:39pm

Funny concept, love to try whith many characters! good entry.

brainstorm says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 12:41pm

Nice pixel art and really innovative. Also, great humor sense. Too bad it haven't sounds.


Taldius says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 1:11pm

Nice game, I love the story and the gameplay feels smooth. However, it is a little too hard in my opinion.
Good job.

Dec 19, 2015 @ 11:13pm

Not so much fun when you trigger an 'ending,' and then you immediately skip it because you're still sort of pressing arrows. Also, starting over from the beginning every time was a bit of a chore when you tried going further, especially as the biking dude for example can often only be avoided at one specific point and then there's a huge cluster of characters right afterwards which can be hard to dodge if you aren't in the right place.

Besides that though, really nice art, great graphics, and amazing writing! Too bad there's no sound though :( A nice catchy background tune might make the repeated treks through the level a little more bearable.

5/5 humor and graphics for sure

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