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

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Strafe Showdown

by siege - Compo Entry

In the middle of the desert, two combatants face each other with guns at their sides, strafing around each other in a heated battle!

Strafe Showdown is submitted under the Two-Button Controls theme. You only have two buttons: jump and shoot! With four playable characters, you can play with a friend or on your own against a computer opponent.

It's much more fun to duel your friends though!

Check the character select in both modes for controls, and check the Help menu for further information!

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freddyw9 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:10am

Local multiplayer is a cool idea, the constant landscape turning was hard to look at after a while.

Fanttum says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:17am

Fun little game, but can be hard to look at with all the spinning, haha. When both players jump and shot do they hit each other? I couldn't tell. More player feedback is prob needed.

ruscoe says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:27am

Lots of fun as local multiplayer. Looks great and the music fits nicely.

_benhumphries says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:28am

I liked how you implemented the two-button theme. I liked trying all of the different characters. I played with myself on local (I can imagine how this could be fun with a friend). Nice job!

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

Nice work, saw your tweet and was hoping to shoot the hat off. Was not dissapoint. /me spins

graceavery says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:57am

Nice work on the art and gameplay! Makes me really dizzy though, maybe some blurring / simplification in the background would help reduce this. Nice work!

Halleflux says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:03am

Neat idea, though it might give some people a bit of motion sickness. The different characters are nice, and I like that it isn't a rock-paper-scissors setup for character selection.

By the way, did you actually play through the whole of my game? If not, DO. From your comment, I get the feeling you played the first sixty seconds or so and assumed the game never moved on from that.
If you have played through the whole game, do tell me, because I'm trying to convey certain things and if literally none of them come across, then I've done some things very badly, and need to learn from that.
Hope you get back to me at some point.

floppya says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:25am

Great job! I really enjoyed the audio and the graphics were also well done.

Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:31am

It's a fun little game. It's really easy to win if you play as Lucky (one hit shots versus the Mystic).
I really enjoyed it though.
Nice job!

Halleflux says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:56am

Alright, thanks for your re-review of my game. I guess I'm just completely inept at making anything that tries to have any depth.

danielsann7 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:26pm

local multiplayer shoot and jump(or defend) in the old west i realy enjoyed the lucky character is the best one =D nice job!

tweedle says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:17am

My favorite part was the character selection and different abilities.

GreyEcho says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:31am

Very much like the idea and the option for multiplayer. The character selection is a nice touch as well. Perhaps add a 'Random' option if someone can't decide which character to pick? Also, if I had to make one change, it would be in the visibility of the bullets, either making them larger or slower so that it's easier to react to them as a player. Nice work though. I enjoyed this.

Feel the Bern.

AdamAlexander says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 6:19am

This game was pretty fun, but I couldn't help but feel dizzy after not too long.

juaxix says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 1:14pm

Thanks for playing my game, I've tested yours but i dont understand the gameplay and controls, i got a little bit dizzy, i would like to have a mode like in the Call of Juarez duels :)

Dec 16, 2015 @ 2:20am

I don't know what just happened to me. :D fun, nice health bars man!

deadpixl says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 1:54pm

Really liked the concept, It would of been cool to have a dash or something besides jump. Also background was spinning pretty fast and like others had said it got a bit dizzying. Awesome game though, had fun playing it.

thesnake91 says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 11:01am

the game is pretty nice, but also really easy

Dec 19, 2015 @ 8:40am

As player 2 it is hard to see your status bars. This feels like it was inspired by dive-kick, but it just felt like mashing buttons was the way to go instead of the strategy that emerged in dive kick.

Dec 20, 2015 @ 12:59am

The Mystic doesn't look very magical.


Tapehead says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 1:16pm

the bullets could be a bit bigger and have brighter or darker color (so the player can see them better), but overall nice little game! nice work!

shar says ...
Dec 27, 2015 @ 9:09am


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