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

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Clockwork man

by jacobturn - Competition Entry

Jacob (age 12) is submitting this game for the competition. He made it all, including sounds, Dad simply helped him get it to the web.

A game about a clockwork man that fights of intruders. Arrow keys to moves and a and d to shoot.

Downloads and Links


Comments

PotatoIng_ says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 12:26am

Wierdly fun game, I like it:).

KingEthaniel says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 12:46am

I liked the unique art style, but I found the sound a little grating.

Aug 29, 2016 @ 12:55am

Very cool, if a little disturbing.

I didn't figure out I could shoot the little rings until I had gone through once. Perhaps a little note about that would help.

Keep up the good work!

Aug 29, 2016 @ 12:56am

Oops! I see now that you mention shooting in the instructions! My bad!

RugbugRedfern says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 4:11am

Such a weird game O.o Really fun tho! Love the sound effects :D

rexx1888 says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 5:37am

weird game, but entertaining :D Loved the sound effects :D wasnt sure what was going on though, was i getting hurt when i hit the horses?? an the bats screamed like i did, was i shootin me bros??

hirund0 says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 9:33am

is fun song but im not see the gameplay the game is goor

Eggplant says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:17pm

Nice job making a game! I like it.

peterthehe says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:49pm

A solid entry given your age. Maybe add in a tutorial and it'd be even better :)

c4m says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:17pm

Congrats!
it's very weird in a good way xD
very funny!

DifferentName says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 9:08pm

Feels like modern art. I wonder what it means. Just moving to the right, like all the other clockwork men.

doomista says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 9:44pm

Artistic, I like it :)

Mr.Chippy says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 10:35pm

What did I just witness...

It is impressive that you made this all by yourself. :)

Levi D. Smith says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 5:13am

Nice entry! I think your previous game had more mechanics, but good job on getting shooting working. Shooting the bats was fun!

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