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

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Water pump madness (with bombs)

by abckissa - Jam Entry

In this game you control a character who has a water pump. When you place the water pump, a drill will descend below ground level. If it hits a water pocket, you gain 500 points and the pump will start pumping water. The pumped water is spit in a fountain-like manner. Collecting a water drip gives you 10 points.

Jumping on an other player stuns it for 2 seconds.
Making contact with an explosion stuns you for 4 seconds and sends you flying.
Being hit by a lightning bolt stuns you for 5 seconds.

NOTE: Play in 16:9 resolution only

To control your character;
P1, xbox 360 controller, or
-left and right arrow keys to move
-up to jump
-down to place your water pump
-right ctrl to throw bombs (if you have any)

p2, xbox 360 controller, or
-a and d to move
-w to jump
-s to place your water pump
-left ctrl to throw bombs (if you have any)

Sorry for the following;

No start up screen to set up the amount of players, so it's fixed to 2.
Too tired to finish end game logic, just pretend it's there when the clapping starts :D
Too tired to jerk around with the input manager, so 2 players only

Downloads and Links


MrErdalUral says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 1:22pm

Fun game idea. I liked it. There were some problems with the UI.
Player 2 score extends out of the screen and rounds never end.

Good job! Congratulations

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