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Transformatron: Rescue

by Valep42 - Jam Entry

My First Ludum Dare Entry!

Your goal is to rescue as many Civilians as possible by collecting them.
You can only rescue when in car mode. In car mode you will continually get radiation damage. When the radiation meter gets full, it's Game Over! Decrease your Radiation level by switching to mech mode.
Controls:
Movement: WASD
Switch to mech: E
Switch to car: Q
Press R to restart at any time.
The two modes have different movement schemes.

Features some beautiful* coder art and open game art.
Art credits:
Roads/Sidewalk: hc: http://opengameart.org/content/road-tile-textures
Car: TituroFox: http://opengameart.org/content/car-porsche-911-carrera-1998
Civilian: mwhatsup: http://opengameart.org/content/top-down-walking

This game is very bare-bones. I had a lot of ideas for a more fleshed out game, that didn't make it before the deadline. The basic idea is that you play a mech/transformer in a top-down gta-1-like city.

*results may vary

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#847Theme(Jam)2.88
#956Innovation(Jam)2.47
#1007Overall(Jam)2.71
#1066Fun(Jam)2.31
#1754Coolness33%

Comments

RavagerBrian says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 11:46pm

Good Game :) It could used some sound effects and music though.

Ninjanick107 says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 2:52am

I couldn't really tell where to take the civilians, but nice game!

3T3A says ...
May 6, 2016 @ 5:48pm

It seem that you didin't have the time you needed. The game is playable ifinitely, you just need tu use mech and only the car pretty fast near an civilian.
The idea is interesting, but you need to add more mechanic of gameplay for the player.

Valep42 says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 8:48am

Thanks for the Feedback! I indeed couldn't spend a lot of time on the game, but I thought I might as well submit what I have.
@Ninjanick107: In this very basic version there is no drop off point for the rescued civilians, so you only have to collect them.

Jaenis says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 1:37pm

Nice little game, could easily be expanded a lot! Like use mech form to protect yourself/civilians for enemies and transport them to safety with car mode

AngerFork says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 2:54pm

Interesting idea, but it definitely needs some flesh. Getting civilians works out well and the control works out well, but rolling around as the mech truly felt like "filler time"...would like to see more of a reason to be a mech rather than taking a bar down.

Valep42 says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 7:13pm

@AngerFork I agree, that's just how it ended up being, given the limited time. That would definitely have to change, if I decide to continue developing this.

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