Ludum Dare 36 — August 26th-29th, 2016 — Theme: Ancient Technology

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Old School'd

by TeamBALD - Jam Entry

THE WORLD IS AT THE BRINK OF ANNIHILATION!

The resurrected long dead spirit of former technology mogul Stephanie Chores has risen from the grave and brought an army of killer technology with her.

Our Hero, Jeff the generic 80s kid, finds Alexander Graham Bell the long thought dead genius inventor. Somehow still alive, he called out to Jeff from his top secret base in a trash heap of old technology.

Now equipped with the ancient ways of "phones with buttons" and "CRT monitors", Jeff is here to save the day!


Controls

WASD and Space to move and jump
Mouse to aim
Left-click to throw phone (when you get it)
Right-click to block with shield (when you get


This was a colloborative work between 4 people, 3 of which have never taken part in a Gamejam before.

Credits:
Been - Coding
Mandaaar - Character Art and Animation
RagingWhisky - Music and SoundFX
Aichnas - Background Art

Downloads and Links


Comments

CalmKai says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:45am

Like the game.

Ghen says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 11:15am

haha, goofy game
the character sprite quite good, but not so much at the platform, the "acapella" style ost also really nice touch
the control responsive enough, while the shooting feels very delayed, if its inteded it'll be nice if theres some sort of indication, like "preparing energy" animation or something like that
also when reach the endgame (the red flag thing), it'll be nice if theres like gui popup "you win" or something like that rether than abruptly change level

teamBallShui says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 11:50am

The music and sound effects made me laugh, super awesome. The viewport could have been a little bit bigger though, sometimes you have to jump in a direction completely blind.

kingpirux says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 1:59pm

lol its a funny experiment, i like when it starts to walk upside down xD

Truck says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:34pm

The intro song is great, and once I realized that I could shoot things it went much better (:

xclementx says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:44pm

Maybe the greatest OST ever ! Really fun :)

cushycode says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 7:27pm

80's rules! х)

The intro song is awesome and all sound effects are very catchy!

As about other parts of the game - they are just ok for 72-hours game, but I really wish you'll keep working on the game.

Piotrek says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 8:25pm

Audio is awesome.

wooltech says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 7:57pm

Little frustrating that sometimes you have to blindly jump down a hole to get to the next part, sometimes jumping down a hold kills you, but with fairly small levels that's not really a problem.

Thrainsa says ...
Sep 6, 2016 @ 10:29pm

the voice soundtrack is so funny i love it, same for the Jeff character design, the thing is, for a platformer, if you don't want frustrate the player, always let him see where he could jump and where they are the platforms, because here we don't and sometime I felt lost and punish because I tried to jump down and I restart

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