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

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The Late Fee

by Hjalte500 - Jam Entry

In 'The Late Fee' you play as the average diving-suit-wearing Joe on his way to the VHS rental to return a tape. On your way you'll encounter obstacles such as Space Demons, Meteorites, sharks etc.

WASD/arrow keys to move
Mouse to aim
LMB to shoot

UP/DOWN/W/S to navigate menu
Enter/Space to confirm

Full disclosure:
Friend made meteorites and player character
Audio was ripped from various places
Explosion was also ripped
Everything else was made by me

Twitter hjalte_tagmose

Unity 5.something
Visual Studio Something numbers
Windows Explorer

Downloads and Links


joemid says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:09am

Mac version? Will come back to this on Windows!

steph88 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 6:24am

Hi, nice game and congratulations ! We're realizing a video with several games of the Ludum Dare #36. We made the same thing at the previous jam.

Can you add your game on ? (it's free)
So we can include also your game in the video ;)
p.s. write #LDJAM in the game's description.

Casevse says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 12:00pm

I like the music. Maybe 3 lives per game would be better, I can't stop dying xD Good work!

squirrelbot says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 12:06pm

Nice game. Fun to play, but difficult. I'll tend to start shooting one thing, and then be killed by another. Maybe make enemies one-shoots as well? Art and music fit well.

quentinus60 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 12:09pm

Good job with your game !!
I like the pyxel art and the music a lot !
It's pretty difficult, i had to skip to the boss.

pogo says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 12:24pm

Audio - 5
Art - 4
Theme - 4

Good job. The game feels really good, and the sounds are excellent. I also like the VHS theming.

I feel like the rockets were a little too fast, and having a little time after spawning where there were no enemies would have made restarting a little less frustrating.

Alkrimil says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 1:17pm

Nice artwork! Was a bit hard, but was great overall. Keep up the good work!

NikSorvari says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 4:17am

Atmosphere is amazing. Every sprite and sound is great. The game is incredibly hard because of the slow movement and the awkward starting position - I died right away on my first try and didn't know what happened. Clicking repeatedly is also a hassle, maybe include rapid fire?

Sep 1, 2016 @ 5:35pm

Super nice graphics! I included it in my compilation video series of Ludum Dare 36 games, if you’d like to take a look :)

repstyle says ...
Sep 3, 2016 @ 5:36pm

I like the context you put in that game : space diver, space sharks and hrm weird guys.
I like the rope effect following player.

Aside that, your game i unbalanced imo. I mean, the box collider of the space diver is gigantic so it si really hard to avoid being touched. Also, 1hit = death ? Damn.
Another things, it is annoying to clicliclicclicclicliclic to shoot every bullet.

Anyway, with better balance, some polish it could be fun :)

The art is a bit messy and missiles seem to be in a different art style than the other things.

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