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

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Escape Squad

by yesandgames - Jam Entry

Four friends escape from their captors by using their niche skills as a team. Inspired by the potential LD34 theme "Stick Together," Escape Squad blends the isometric, top-down shooter mechanics of Binding of Isaac with the single-entity party mechanic of Legend of Grimrock to create a uniquely tactical action roguelike. Play as the four best friends Bearemy the Barbearian, Moz the Firefox, Bandit the Ranger Racoon, and Cynthia the Armordillo escaping from their evil captor-animals. Each shoots in the direction they are facing, and you can rotate the party to change your tactical setup.

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zenmumbler says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:09pm

Ow, I was figuring out the controls as a mass of critters collected by the door and when I hit space, 20 explosion effects played simultaneously, which was rather painful.

Interesting idea for 4 characters joined together, but not theme-related. Nice go, tho.

Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:21pm

Great Job. I like the idea of it. I kind of just ran straight through without killing anything. It was cool that each direction was a different attack.

Dec 16, 2015 @ 4:39pm

Very interested game mechanic, but sad for absence of themes

monetai says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 4:44pm

Nice to speedrun !

monetai says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 4:45pm

I made it in 4.93 seconds =D

Galan says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 3:05am

I really like the idea behind this one. With some work this could be a really fun game.

nlbi21 says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 7:18pm

i like it the game mechanic. :3 Good job.

OberynMartell says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 11:56am

Interesting idea. The theme is missing, but nice mechanics. Congrats.

adsilcott says ...
Dec 24, 2015 @ 5:36am

This is a really cool concept. You should make more levels!

KaiseanGames says ...
Dec 24, 2015 @ 5:57am

Interesting concept. But my controller didn't work with back buttons (rotate).

akirassasin says ...
Dec 24, 2015 @ 10:53am

I don't understand how the bear's powers work, so I used him as a bear shield... Moz is OP though.

mockthebear says ...
Dec 25, 2015 @ 3:26pm

fun 5/5
the sounds might be a bit too loud.

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