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

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More Than 2 Defense

by Micah Goodhue - Jam Entry

Edit: Reuploaded the game because it was too unbalanced. Turned down the enemy spawn rates, and re did some spawning calculations.

More Than 2 Defense is a game where you are a company that is being attacked by other companies because your 2 button controllers are selling very well. They want their money, so they have to eliminate you! Grow you company to produce more controllers for weapons, and more money to buy upgrades. Starring companies such as, Pwny, Physcosoft, and Fernanado. Also, when you hear a roar, don't crap your pants.

Controls: Enter/return to place salesman, up arrow to move spawn position of salesman, click on items in the shop to see their description, name, and icon.

There's also an easter egg when you buy the nuke, see if you can figure it out; it's very simple to do.

And I know you'll want to buy press "tab" for the console to open, and then type "money", without quotes. A box should pop up, click in the center of it and type any number you want, then press enter. This will give you money, depending on your number you put.

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Soka says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:30am

It crashed on me, but it was pretty fun while it lasted :D

Micah Goodhue says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:34am

Thanks for the feedback. At what point did it crash?

Ampera says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:47am

potentially one of the most fun games I have played in the LD, but only issue is that it's way unbalanced. I can't defeat the waves.

Trash Games says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:49am

So, I was really hoping to get to more controller jokes, but I ran into a few game-breaking bugs that, unfortunately, impeded my progress to said jokes

Modoc73 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:00am

Was a bit strange, and salesmen seamed a bit slow. Nice art work. Good job.

Micah Goodhue says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:10am

Thanks everyone, I'm sorry for the bugs, I didn't notice them during my testing. In order to get past waves you have to place your men strategically, buy a factory at the start and then once the wave starts, wait to buy and place one of your salesmen. I'm also sorry for the unbalance-ness. If I continue this I will hopefully make the game a bit more balanced.

ZONC says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:11am

Really nice game, but it is very hard :D

Micah Goodhue says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:28am

Hey guys, I just downloaded it on my laptop and was bug hunting, and realized it is really un balanced. I think the spawn rate is too high, once I update it I will link the download in the post. Thanks.

Micah Goodhue says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:25am

Alright, just reuploaded the download. Change some things such as:

Enemies now have a bit more health.
Less spawn rates. It now takes the enemy spawn amount and multiplies it by the current difficulty(adds up from 1 every wave) then adds the enemy spawn gain, then divides all that by 2.
Made the timer in between waves longer, that way until the later rounds you won't have several rounds overlapping each other. I changed this because it was way too difficult in the beginning when 1 wave spawned 20 seconds after another.

kostak says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:20pm

Hmm, I have a problem with management.
Step to reproduce:
launch round
I have 150 money
Click on the dollar sign
I opt for the first plant of 150 money mouse click
Description appears on the right, but the button to confirm no.
Click the X in the corner (more in fact nowhere to press)
In the game press everything, including Enter, backspace and up.
Nothing happens.
I can not understand how your game to purchase a building and hire people.

Micah Goodhue says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:09pm

You have to click the "buy" button. Clicking on the icon itself just shows you what it does. You are only supposed to use the up arrow and enter once you've bought a salesman, otherwise you don't use it.

luysse_l says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 4:39pm

wow nice game, very nice work

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