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

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Laser Dodge

by QuexD - Compo Entry

Growing is the wave system, could not think of anything that fit to theme.


Move: A/D
Jump: Space
Full screen toggle: F
Close Game: Esc


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Abundant Music

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Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:19am

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madjackmcmad says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:33am

Catchy music, bright and colorful too!

mf1214 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:35am

Cool game. The special ability system was a good idea.

ORECROS says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:36am

Magic flying block rave. love it. don't see the theme... at all. anywhere. the music is awesome. YOU GOT THE MARIO VARIABLE JUMP THING SOMEHOW. which is really awesome. props for that. the perk system was cool. some of the trails for the bullets seemed a tad wonky. especially the vertical ones when the screen is tilted. the screen tilt thing seemed kinda strange and randomly thrown in. all and all i liked your entry. good job

Baecun says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:36am

Really enjoyed the music, and the fact that it was so customizable, with the perks and even changing the color of the player. Well done!

Halleflux says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:39am

Well made! I enjoyed the tilting of the screen, although it would also be interesting if that also affected gravity. I would play around with that some.
I also liked that you had perks that were all useful (well, debatable, but mostly) but also weren't the same thing. Very good design choice.
Other than that, solid dodge gameplay. Technically three buttons, but I'm going to cut you slack on that, given that 'two button game' is really far too limiting.

amras0000 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:40am

First issue that came up: the top-fight and bottom-left ability descriptions are partially obscured by the edge of the screen or the color picker respectively. You might want to fix that.

As far as the game itself goes... it's a relatively average jumpy dodgy sort of thing, with the gameplay mostly boiling down to sitting in one spot and moving back and forth or jumping occasionally. Not the most exciting thing, but it does the job.

More importantly, though, I've got to ask how this ties in to either of the themes. I didn't see anything growing other than the wave number, and there's at least 3 buttons used for controlling the game. I'm honestly confused there.

ORECROS says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:41am

Your source code wasn't sent correctly. gotta zip the whole folder and send it

Saymon says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:45am

Nice game! really liked the different options to change the gameplay

QuexD says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:53am


Fixed menu clips(thanks to amras0000)
Zipped source code - sorry about that (thanks to ORECROS)

Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:19am

I liked the music. Cute idea.

alvarop says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 6:19am

Nice presentatio, although I'm not quite sure how the game fits the theme. I've pretty much said most things I have to say about this game on the stream. Hope my feedback was useful!

blohod says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 11:06pm

So many lasers! very hectic and entertaining, good job!
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Dec 19, 2015 @ 9:46pm

Fun game. The perk system is pretty cool. The music fits very well with the gameplay.

Catmoo says ...
Jan 3, 2016 @ 5:41pm

I loved the perk system, added a nice changeup for each time you played.

Although I found it a little too easy to dodge sometimes, and that I could just stand still.

Loved the screen rotating based off where the lasers hit you from though :)

Jan 6, 2016 @ 5:10pm

Simple, well made game. I included it in my Ludum Dare 34 compilation video series, if you’d like to check it out :)

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