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

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Super Spacesquids

by timsjostrand - Compo Entry

Help a lonely space traveller defeat the evil space squid!

- Move around with the W, A, S and D keys
- Aim with the mouse
- Left Click attacks in the direction of the player
- Right Click performs a dodge roll

(No theme, just for funsies)

==== CHANGELOG ====
v1.1 (2015-12-15):
- VSync: Fixed screen shake bug when VSync was disabled.
- OSX: Fixed mouse problems on Retina screens.
- OSX: Fixed crash on startup without XCode installed.
- Windows: Hopefully fixed "MSVCR120.dll missing" error some encountered.

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realbogart says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 2:50am


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

I like the graphics! I really didn't know what I was doing, though.

Move127 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:53am

I love the art for the squid. It would have been nice if there was more stuff around.

mf1214 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:55am

Fun boss fight. I like how it changes up its attacks.

FuzzyWuzzie says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:56am

Shit, that was hard! Great graphics!

spangj says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:06am

Can't get enough!

irwatts says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:23am

Great art! Punishing but I liked it. I also enjoyed reading the console log. ouch!

powerkraut_ says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:36am

Really like the art

Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:03am

I could not really tell what the theme was. There where more then 2 controls and nothing grew. Maybe I did not play enough.

Dec 14, 2015 @ 2:41pm

Nice game!! the graphics are absolutely awesome!

Transmit says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 2:44pm

The graphics was great, and the gameplay itself pretty fun, but how was it related to the theme?

laFunk says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 2:52pm

Superb graphics, nice gameplay (super hard!), I don't see the theme though! Cheers!

Luke says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:09pm

Wasn't able to get it running on my mac. D:

"dyld: Library not loaded: @rpath/libclang_rt.asan_osx_dynamic.dylib
Referenced from: /Users/-/Downloads/LudumDare/ld34-timsjostrand-osx/ld34
Reason: image not found
Trace/BPT trap: 5

Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:26pm

Unable to run. "MSVCR120.dll missing". At work right now, so will have to wait till I get home to give it a go.

lojohan912 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:34pm

I tried to get it to run on my Linux computer but it said "MSVCR120.dll missing" or something like that. I tried downloading some .exe and running it with wine. It said it was going to fix my problem but now I have something called "Smart Card Manager" on my computer. What should I do?

timsjostrand says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:28pm

If you get "MSVCR120.dll missing" try installing Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime (you may not have it on work computer).

Sorry no Linux support yet!

MiggyGMan says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 8:05pm

It was really interesting but I didn't know what I was doing at first

Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:04pm

Fun game wish it was longer.

Kuality Games says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:23pm

Enjoyable boss fight! Cute game

Gravity Games says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 12:49am

Fairly nice engine for a top down action game, but I feel like it needs some more enemies, as well as a way to heal. Didn't really see a theme connection, but at least it was fun.

Dec 17, 2015 @ 2:12am


timsjostrand says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 2:15pm

Why not Zoidberg! :-)

Hot Box Games says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 12:12am

Could have done with some more content, loved the art on the squid.

DustyStylus says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 9:15pm

Collision detection a bit merciless, but ran absolutely fine on OSX here. Great art, tough game, a good entry! :)

PixlWalkr says ...
Jan 4, 2016 @ 1:13am

Neat game and nice graphics.

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