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

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M.A.R.E.M - Mind Annihilation Retro Explosion Massacre

by Baransu - Jam Entry

Can you beat your evil cyborg clone and his minions?

Our first Ludum Dare game ever. We hope that you will like the idea and realization and please give us some feedback. :D

Controls: left and right button of mouse

Disclaimer: If anything is working wrong (like no audio or infinite loading) please - reload the page and try again. Game works on experimental homemade engine and may not work as we want to work, so please be forgiving :)

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Tragon says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:03pm

First time saw nothing and only could hear me die. After that visuals worked.
In fight I could only shoot to the left.
When the character turned to the right the bullets would still fly to the left.

Despite that, very good graphics and sound. If it would work properly it would be a pretty damn good game I imagine

maunovaha says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:29pm

Pretty good fun.. mechanic was a bit similar than previous game I just tried, but nevertheless.. good action, nice effects and graphics. :)

yokcos700 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:00pm

There's no reason for your bullets to be yellow pixels. It's a videogame, make them as huge and powerful as you reasonably can! Yellow pixels are just kind of disappointing.

You can't go wrong with evil exploding cyborg... dinosaur people..? Good idea conceptually, but the gameplay is just a matter of holding one mouse button then the other. I'd be alright with that if my bullets were huge and it seemed like the very earth were trembling when I shot, but my weapons seemed relatively impotent.

Great background and effects, though. I do like the screen drunkenly wobbling around and zooming in and out. I don't know why it does, but I', glad it does.

paulfysh says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 9:07am

Nice entry, especially for a first! Managed to make it quite frantic with direction changing at times during combat.

mitya1234 says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 9:10am

The game is working well and it's very easy to beat. There are no other actions except shooting to the left or right. It is sad for me. The game is good but it needs to have more actions for player or enemies.

jcwelgemoed says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 9:10am

my eyes! The wobbling and rapid color changes are perhaps just a tad much :) but it works for some I guess.

Lullaby says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 2:19pm

Great very well done and works well for the theme! Addictive music too.

zzapp says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 2:24pm

Well done, the game played well and I thought the graphics and animation where great. Could of been more challenging though.

Dec 17, 2015 @ 2:26pm

Too hard for me!XD

Anshul Goyal says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 10:04pm

Intense! Nicely Done!

Dec 23, 2015 @ 11:02pm

Good graphics and mood, excellent retro-style music. I like how you implemented the two buttons theme, and there's some good humour. On the downside, having the game jump from side-scroller to set-piece fights feels a bit disjointed.

The text has some grammar and spelling errors. Might need beta-reading.

It's pretty hard, but not unfairly so. I might come back to see if I can beat it later.

ChuiGum says ...
Jan 5, 2016 @ 12:30am

Great game! Awesome graphics and audio too! Congrats! c:

TaoPhoenix says ...
Feb 14, 2016 @ 11:52am

Yeah, just left and right shooting and not a lot of strategy so I kept dying about half way through Gatling Gun and didn't see what else to do.

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