Ludum Dare 35 — April 15th-18th, 2016 — Theme: Shapeshift

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Goo Patrol

by starpixie - Jam Entry

Goo Patrol is a roguelike Shoot-em up where your weapon configurations and even the ship you are using change from rapidly.

Your ship starts out weak, but attach weapons to your gooey hardpoints, or moprh into a new ship, and soon you'll be strong enough to fight the Goo Boss.

Use WASD to move, mouse to aim, left click to shoot, and hold the right mouse to jettison weapons.

On Android, there is a virtual dpad on the left and another on the right. Left side moves, right one aims and shoots.

Use Alt-F4 to quit the windows version.

Please play the Windows version for the best experience possible.

Android version requires Android 4.1.

Changelog:

1.01:
fixed invisible boss turrets.
fixed wall glitch.
fixed movement glitch.
added WebGL and Android versions.

1.1:
made great improves to controls
added extra enemies (art assets mostly created but unused during jam)
improved weapon pickup
reduced health on enemies
tripled the fun
removed 1.01 web entry due to crashes. all other 1.01 entries will stay to comply with jam rules, but 1.1 is much more fun.

made by
arx
kingoffrance
starpixie
squifferific
teleskye

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#584Overall(Jam)3.20
#608Fun(Jam)3.04
#636Graphics(Jam)3.16
#641Audio(Jam)2.43
#698Innovation(Jam)2.88
#728Theme(Jam)3.08
#750Humor(Jam)1.94
#849Mood(Jam)2.65
#1201Coolness48%

Comments

ConorOD says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:21pm

Pretty fun shooter. Gets very satisfying once you start picking up extra weapons and becoming more powerful. Particularly liked the beam laser.

KairosXIII says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:32am

Unique controls for a shooter. Definitely fun once you get used to it.

wg_phancock says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:36am

I enjoyed the central mechanic of picking up parts. The controls felt a bit sluggish, though.

nextreality says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:40am

Very nice graphics and particle effects! I love upgrade systems in games, so the ship getting bigger and better hit right home for me, good job!

mahalis says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:41am

This is fun - some really good ideas in here. The controls were a bit tricky, but that added to the challenge. Nice artwork, especially the ship designs.

Weeping Rupee says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:41am

building an arsenal of weapons was fun. The controls were a little hard to get used to though.

AsixJin says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:42am

Difficult but very enjoyable entry. It was fun to watch my ship get stronger while I blast away the slimes

uprightpath says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:57am

Rather hard! Difficult to handle on a laptop though due to issues with touch pad+keyboard interaction!

2Bit says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 5:29am

Cool game. I really liked the controls and the weapons but found it a little annoying that I couldn't either adjust the rotation of the weapons easily or choose individual weapons to jettison. Having 2-4 beam weapons caused the sound to stack up which was kind of painful but it was worth it because the beam weapons were super rad. Overall very enjoyable.

maartene says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 5:46am

Cool game. Liked how much different upgrade types there were.

Found the ship difficult to control. The physics based inertia combined with the relative controls (W = forward instead of up), made I want getting the hang of it.

Apr 20, 2016 @ 5:48am

Game crashed halfway through. Cool idea but it could have been way better with more attention to game feel. Make the bullets HUGE. Make the sound effects BASSY and POWERFUL. Screen shake on everything. Flashing and particles flying everywhere. Gameplay could have been faster in pace too- felt like I was shooting a baddie forever. It's a good basis and cool idea, just a few tweaks

iossif says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 9:07pm

the controls felt a bit weird. other than that i liked it.

Gyfis says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 8:22pm

I feel the laser is too powerful and it's making the game too easy in the beginning, but still good work, especially with the graphics

unnamed1334 says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 12:20pm

Cool game. I like the concept of attaching the weapons at new angle but it ended up hard to get the weapons pointing in the direction I wanted.

masterkrepta says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 2:20am

I was not expecting those controls, Which is funny because its actually more realistic to actual space flight (i actually just watch the Martian again, so it felt very topical.. I love the variety on display here, with the different powerups

Spiria says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 5:14am

Nice bullet hell game. Excellent ship animations and varied weapons/styles. Aiming can be a bit awkward while moving.

yuigoto says ...
May 6, 2016 @ 6:34am

The concept of picking up parts and shapeshifting is quite nice and has potential! ;)

Really fun and it gets quite challenging when lots of enemies appear on screen! The ship's controls are really nice too (though it took a while to get used to them :P).

Nice work on the graphics and good choice on the sfx too! It really sets up some nice mood for the game! :)

Good work! :D

jk5000 says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 8:45am

Great idea, but it really difficult to control the spaceship.

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