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

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by graceavery - Compo Entry

BEAR is a shoot em' up about being a bear.
Shoot mooses (meese?). Avoid birds. Collect delicious garbage. Get your cub back.

There are only 2 buttons - Run and Gun. (Space bar and M Key)

Created in gamemaker , photoshop , audacity , and MS paint.

Go get bearvenge.

Known bugs/ Concerns:

- Moose- they CAN be killed, but due to a funky code thing you need to give
them a tiny amount of time where they aren't being shot to change states. If you fire continuously they will get stuck in a state and be invincible. They only really take 3 hits, just pause between them.

- Spiders - just run past them really quickly, they can all be avoided but they cannot be killed.

- MAC/WEB/ETC port: I am working on it and might post a post-ludum dare mac port at a later date.

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SketchyGalore says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:50am

Very lovely pixel art! The level was gorgeous! Extra points for bear puns; would bear to play again, honey.

socapex says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:43am

ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ Go bears! ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

timsjostrand says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:44am


Kortuga says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:45am

Excellent. My favorite thing about this is that after endless crappy [read: amazing] bear-puns, the berry pickup is called 'BERRIES' and not 'BEAR-IES.'

siege says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:48am

Slow movement. But liked the graphics and liked the general idea!

RadMcCool says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:50am

The moose seem a bit busted but fun game none the less. Cute graphics and a neat mechanic. Nice :D

Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:26am

This game is hysterical xD I absolutely love it. I was laughing so hard at the beginning. Really nice work!

Fanttum says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:43am

This game looks so adorable. Any way we can get a web or Mac port? I want to play.

graceavery says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:58am

Thanks for the comments and feedback, everybody!
I will attempt a Mac port, I think my version
of GM won't port to anything but .exe, but I'll definitely
look into it! 'v'

mackthehobbit says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:08am

@siege I think the slow movement is just so you have time to get your bearings.

mockthebear says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:18am

tha game is AMOOSING! that puns stop it! You will make me puma pants!
Loved the art <3

irwatts says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:22am

Great art, silly dancing enemies, blood explosions and an emBEARassing amount of puns. Well done.

Sam Twidale says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:05am

I like the cutesy art style, the contrast with the blood/particle explosions made me laugh out loud when I killed the first bunny. And definitely bonus points for the awful bear puns.

bazz_boyy says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 8:53am

I'm curious as to why the bear is killing everything with leaves. I particularly like the art.

MCRewind says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:01am

I liked ,the game on only go forward concept its also really satisfying killing stuff with the explosive blood animation, I also like the title screen. Why Photoshop and MS Paint tho?

Cyranh says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:17am

Haha this game has a lot of good humor. Well done!

jim3wg says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 12:58pm

Great idea !

Skaz says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 1:12pm

Lovely pixel art, fun concept, I'm pretty sure it's exactly how bears hunt.

MorseAmalgam says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:47pm

Had some trouble with some of the enemies, it's decent fun! The art is cute and the music doesn't get grating.

ninos says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:16pm

Really loved the art, you did an amazing job ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

nihilaleph says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 1:29am

+ Some sprites (specially the bear) are really nice
+ Art in general was cute
+ Nice idea
- The craziness of the art was a bit confusing
- The lack of control made some enemies impossible to hit, and one bat was unreachable
o So much blood!
o The moose seemed invincible

Great job!

ORECROS says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:03am

such a cute game!

Gins says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 7:09pm

Aww very cute :)

Gins says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 7:11pm

Oops, I hit the submit button by accident ;_;
Continuation of above comment: very simple game, but it has charm :) Loved all the puns and the cute bear hug in the end was really heart warming \('o')/

scorched says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 11:41am

Not bad, but could be less violent!

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