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

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Wild West Hero

by chocobyte - Competition Entry

Hi, have fun with my entry! Thank you for playing! Feedback is highly appreciated :-)

Wild West Hero is a splitscreen Last Man Standing game (1-4 players), where only one surviver can be a western hero!

You can walk around and shoot arrows. You have 3 health points, so make sure to not get hit by arrows. There are also water bottles and apples, which makes you healthier, again.


Player 1: W/S/A/D + SPACE
Player 4: U/J/H/K + T

Tools used:
HaxeFlixel (HaxeDevelop), Ogmo, Aseprite, MsPaint, Paint.NET

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Ebriosus says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 2:00am

Cool multiplayer game! Love the theme. Go 4 players and 5 Computers for computer AI hilarity.

Sep 4, 2016 @ 8:03pm

Uh... the AI seems smart. :>

mihaivdev says ...
Sep 7, 2016 @ 8:36pm

Nice multiplayer game. Seems like we both done similar games from in some ways (multiplayer, arena, last man standing) and even in pitfalls (my AI goes to the player location too :) ). Congrats on making it and bonus points for Haxeflixel, love that engine and Haxe itself :).

mihaivdev says ...
Sep 7, 2016 @ 8:37pm

Forgot to mention, that I like your pixel art is very good. Keep it up!

mihaivdev says ...
Sep 7, 2016 @ 8:38pm

Grammar fail...need some sleep. Sorry for extra useless comment.

komilll says ...
Sep 8, 2016 @ 9:11am

AI isn't really hard. 1 vs 5 isn't so hard, but I think that playing it with friends would be better. Also if you're looking to improve your game, look at Fistful of Gun, it may be nice inspiration for you. I really liked pixelart. Gameplay is a bit too simple and improving it with some classes would be nice.

jsmars says ...
Sep 8, 2016 @ 12:15pm

Really nice! I love multiplayer entries, sadly I'm usually alone when testing out LD games, so it was great that this also had AI opponents. Nicely done!

chocobyte says ...
Sep 10, 2016 @ 10:01am

Thanks all for commenting and your critique!

chocobyte says ...
Sep 10, 2016 @ 10:04am

@mihaivdev yeah, the AI is very simple ^^. I did a Flashpunk game for LD29, then recently I ported it to Haxepunk and now I tried Haxeflixel for the first time and I like it for 2d games. Yes, Haxe is awesome ;)

chocobyte says ...
Sep 10, 2016 @ 10:07am

@komilll the AI needs definitely a lot of improvement, yes. I know, it is all against human players at the moment, which is a bit of unfair, too ;) - at least in a last man standing mode. I like your idea of adding different classes. I already thought on adding cowboys. Maybe sometime.^^

chocobyte says ...
Sep 10, 2016 @ 10:10am

@jsmars A lot of LD folk do play alone, I noticed it when I made another LD multiplayer game - That's why I added (stupid) bots ;)

jacobturn says ...
Sep 11, 2016 @ 5:11pm

the wouldn't open for me

mar3k says ...
Sep 18, 2016 @ 1:35pm

Really cool idea to make game like this. Unfortunately I don't have anyone rn to play this with, but seems like a fun. Just one thing I would like to see as well would be some special items/power-ups and/or blocking. Good job

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