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

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Barbarians with Cannons

by hunttis - Jam Entry

Aim your cannon true, watch out for the opposing army. If they reach your village, they will burn it!

You can try to shoot the hostile army or the enemy village, but only after one village is destroyed, will a winner be known.

Left arrow aims left, Right arrow aims right, Hold both down to charge cannon. (Two button controls! :D)

Made by Hunttis (Ville Nuutinen)
and Katis (Joni Katajamäki)

Musics are by Kukko (Ville Peurala), made for the Mini Ludum Dare that was just now.

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Knowledge says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:31pm

Cool game, would like to see post-Jam version.

Niphram says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:37pm

nice little game

Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:53pm

Love the gameplay.

LoneStranger says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:00pm

Fun, interesting game. The back-and-forth turn thing was a bit distracting, however I do like it as an idea, so maybe it just needs tweaking. Maybe instead of a pause, it just slows for a few seconds? That way the game doesn't halt, but there is still time for a reaction. Anyway, it's an interesting thing to ponder. Good job!

Lancelot Gao says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 1:41am

Good job!

Zanzlanz says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 5:08pm

Reminds me of the good ol' days playing Pocket Tanks and such! It looks good too :) Nice work and good luck!

KanedaXIII says ...
Dec 28, 2015 @ 9:38am

Good game, reminds me of some classic games I like a lot

phi says ...
Dec 28, 2015 @ 9:46am

I love the idea that you can shoot before the other player's projectile has landed, it's a nice touch to a familiar concept! Also, I like the little animations between the turns, makes the game feel very smooth and appealing, even though the graphics aren't very polished after all.
Great game overall, thanks for making it!

hunttis says ...
Dec 28, 2015 @ 9:53am

Cheers for the comments, graphics are pure coder graphics!

Was pretty happy with how the moon turned out. Was really unhappy with how the sun turned out :D

You can try to shoot the opposing player's ammo from the air too!

The reason we decided to stop time completely was because the barbarians move when the time is running. The army will destroy the opposing village if they reach it. That would allow you to win by doing nothing if you've fired a lucky shot destroying most of the opposing army!

markusfisch says ...
Dec 28, 2015 @ 11:36am

The running armies are a really nice touch! It's pretty good fun for two players! Also, I like that the bullets stop mid-air when your turn is up. Definitely some fresh ideas!

Wir says ...
Dec 28, 2015 @ 12:42pm

I liked how you could destroy the other canon shots

MercuryXGames says ...
Dec 28, 2015 @ 1:31pm

This game is awesome, but short. Something I found interesting is that you can blow up the other bullet with your own before it hits you. Cool Idea

psychonull says ...
Dec 31, 2015 @ 3:18am

Nice entry, great job!

SusanTheCat says ...
Jan 4, 2016 @ 4:40pm

Awesome soundtrack.

NirabazGAMES says ...
Jan 5, 2016 @ 1:50am

great work

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