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

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Crazy Catapult

by conrad123 - Competition Entry

The Pink Army has invaded, and you are the last hope! Use your catapult to hold them off. How long can you hold out?

Made on Khan Academy. NOTE: Sound effects are not allowed on Khan Academy, so this game does not feature the use of sound.

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masterkrepta says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 2:27am

Great game. I Survived for 59 seconds. next time i might make it a minute. i like the ability to destroy multiple enemies at once, its a bit of a challenge to set the arc

swellbastion says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 2:27am

The catapult mechanic feels really good, nice graphics too

NinjaNic says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 2:56am

Nice game! My best time was 35 seconds. :/
This game was fun, but hard. At first, I thought you had to wait until the catapult was moving forward, but then I realized you can shoot when the catapult is still on its way back, which helped a little.

dwhiffing says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:18am

It's pretty fun! I might like it better if the ball had physics, and things got knocked around. Nice job :)

wheerd says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 9:23am

Nice game mechanic. I pretty much always get overrun by the first coupld of pink guys though :/ Maybe the enemies could come a bit slower at the beginning. Also some physics for the rock would be great, so that you could deal some "splash" damage to enemies around the impact. I also like the stylized graphics, they really support the mechanic without too much fuzz.

conrad123 says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 2:41pm

@wheerd @dwhiffing Adding physics would be a great idea, though you would probably need another type of projectile (rocks don't bounce too well). I might add an ice projectile, which would slide and wipe out all the opponents before hitting a wall. But it might be hard to find a projectile that bounces and still stays within the Ancient Technology theme. Maybe you could launch cows, and they would bounce. :P

wheerd says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:13pm

@conrad123 I guess I was imagining something like the catapults in Kingdom, where the bolder rolls a bit over the floor after it has hit. That clears a bit better and gives a very satisfying experience :D But I also like the cow idea ;)

Seizar says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 4:13pm

I survived for 38 seconds :) I needed a couple of tries to get the hang of it but it's really satisfying

tonynogo says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 4:33pm

Not so easy! Gj!

bushmango says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 4:48pm

really fun game! My best was 77

Mordokay says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 10:27pm

47 seconds!!! Great game ... fun to play and very adictive. Would have liked to be able to reload faster but I guess that was part of the experience :)

kingpirux says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 12:31am

its cute :D the peanus rams are cute too.
a nice twist to the archer games

AnaGF says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 2:42pm

Simple little game, it is pretty addictive. It is also very intuitive, easy to learn while challenging to be good at it, you did a nice job there!

Aug 31, 2016 @ 8:32pm

Really cool game, I had fun playing it and trying to beat my previous score! I appreciated the simple mechanics, which I could pick up immediately and start playing.

JonathanG says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 10:42pm

Simple game but it works very well. Well done!

ryst says ...
Sep 3, 2016 @ 4:10am

Nice game. Simple but fun.

svyatozar says ...
Sep 3, 2016 @ 10:27am

Very good start. I hope you will continue working on it!

AlexanderMerk says ...
Sep 3, 2016 @ 11:04am

Hmm, intresting concept, i see potential here, i think it may be good on mobail.

SamuelSousa says ...
Sep 6, 2016 @ 9:43pm

Setting the catapult arc can be challenging it makes it different from other browser games in the same genre.

I could see you adding projectiles that created more projectiles on clicking since some times wait for the catapult can be way too long :)

I like how you got around the art and animating the catapult good job!

komilll says ...
Sep 8, 2016 @ 8:34am

Simple game, but personally I found it too simple and a bit too hard. There is only one mechanic so it gets boring after some time. Also it's pretty hard to get score higher than 50-60 points. Sometimes 3 or so "shields" spawn one after another and it's the moment you're basically done. It's a bit unbalanced but overall it's pretty nice game.

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