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

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Super Beard

by Luke - Jam Entry

Grow your beard by shooting aliens!

Grow your beard fully to unleash the power of the SUPER BEARD.

Right click the green selection square things to move.
Click while in cover to shoot.

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timsjostrand says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:24pm

Loved it! Shooting is really satisfying, but I die by accidentally clicking the green selection squares sometimes when shooting.

gene-z says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:09pm

Too muçu fun, good concept

KoalaBot says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:14pm

Hilariously fun! I absolutely love how simple it is. The cover mechanic is very well implemented aside from the occasional accidental move while trying to shoot.

eerongal says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:20pm

Would have been nice to have two separate keys for move and shoot, just so i dont accidentally move...Other than that, fun game, good work!

Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:20pm

Nice game, fun and easy mechanic. I also liked the camera effekt!

Milo says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:23pm

I found it very amusing when I first learned what super beard did.

Reggianito says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:33pm

I would definitely switch the moving to rmb, because I've accidentally ran into my death too many times.
Fun game, played for a while without really noticing where the theme was and had to come back here to check. Music and sounds were nice, shooting felt satisfying.

Luke says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:55pm

Alright, movement is now controlled by rmb :D

MattThePie says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:51pm

This is glorious, great premise and really fun! The only issue I had was I keep clicking outside the window in panic, which hides it. Absolutely love the super beard mechanic

Haighstrom says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:52pm

The controls feel great, and the art is lovely. I like the music and the sound effects are amusing.

Dec 14, 2015 @ 8:50pm

Not bad, not bad. I guess we need more games centered around beards.

Red says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:32pm

Fun game! Only had some Problem because i died often when moving to the next cover and getting overrun by enemies that were outside my view before. Also looks really good.

nlbi21 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:33pm

I like it very fun :)

Peekotus says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:13am

Shooting feels awesome!

PowerSpark says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:18am

Impressive in all categories! Very solid and fun and the voice is great too. Good job!

Ben Allen says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:43am

Really fun game! I like the super beard explosion but the sound is a little too loud and can be annoying. Great game feel with the screen shake and general effects.

socapex says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:07am

So far, the best game I've tried! Love the camera movement, the idea awesome, beards are cool. I'd say its a bit hard (no hp), but gj! Really good!

rzuf says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:50pm

Loved it, especially the amazing voice acting. :D

rd127p77 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:30pm

Simple yet fun shooter.

Justin Mullin says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 12:04am

Hah! I was not prepared for the Super Beard effect. xD Shooting feels good, vulnerability while dashing for ammo works well. Nice.

alfie275 says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 6:17pm

Hey Luke, I did a playthrough of your game:

Gipzo says ...
Dec 23, 2015 @ 9:42am

Interesting mechanics, nice sounds and pretty graphics :)
It's better not to click on cover to go there and just go where mouse is pointing to the next cover, IMO.

terryg says ...
Dec 28, 2015 @ 7:44am

The shooting is a lot of fun. Occasionally there is a problem where the hero gets stuck behind an ammo crate. Fun game.

Dec 28, 2015 @ 5:11pm

Nice graphics, funny idea. I included it in my Ludum Dare 34 compilation video series, if you’d like to check it out :)

alfie275 says ...
Jan 2, 2016 @ 2:18pm

Very funny game :)

Jan 3, 2016 @ 10:19pm

Really fun game! The overall aesthetic is very well done, and -If I had to nitpick- it would be better if the camera was a bit more zoomed out, since it would allow you to see the incoming zombies more easily. Otherwise, great job!

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