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

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Windmill Will

by LindenHoltWhittaker - Competition Entry

The game has to be full screen to play. Mute tab to mute music... sorry.
Left/Right or A/D. Space bar to lift legs. R to restart.

The foliage (GREEN stuff) breaks your car. The fire (RED stuff) will hurt you. The dinos will hurt you and your car.

A physics based game that tests the limits of caveman automotive technology, and hip joints.

So much work needs to be done to make this a complete game, but for my first Jam entry, I'm kind of proud. I am deeply sorry for the music... I was in a rush!

I was inspired by the QWOP genre of games. I did have cool ideas that would have been a lot more conceptually interesting, but then I also have Windmill Willy. He has lopped his way into my heart, and refuses to leave. I have accepted this union.

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tomer_cool says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 11:31am

The game is very fun, not too easy not too hard.
The music is nice, The mechanics are good, and the cave man is hilarious.

DiegoCTorguet says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 11:44am

Nice job!
But I felt sometimes that I couldn't move enought.

Ilseroth says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 11:48am

The first level my cart exploded and I just walked to the finish, is that supposed to happen?

Any case, I like the spinning leg gimmick.

Aug 29, 2016 @ 11:51am

Thanks for the feedback! I'm not sure if I agree about the music though, after listening to it for so long!

The movement is certainly... unconventional..? I wish I could've had time to explore more 'funny' levels that maybe weren't as frustrating, but I had to stop making the levels to finish the jam.

Aug 29, 2016 @ 11:53am

Haha, yep. A tutorial would be helpful eh?

The foliage breaks your car, the fire breaks you, and the dinos break both. You don't need your car to finish, but you do need to be alive.

CMLSC says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:33pm

That caveman is very flexible. :P
My "car" or whatever broke on the first level, idk why. XD
I agree with LindenHoltWhittaker, the game could use more of a tutorial.

Jupitron says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:43pm

Car breaks on start, im I doing something wrong?

Ido_king says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:25pm

i like the game but i am very bad at it D:

c2v4 says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 5:40pm

Nice mix of elastomania and QWOP! A little bit too difficut though :D

boddiul says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 6:01pm

The concept is nice, but implementation needs some more work

onyon says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 6:19pm

If I ever get a motorcycle, I want it to be Windmill Willy. Memes aside, cool graphics and concept/idea. Thumbs up!

ZachW136 says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 6:50pm

For everyone confused about the cart breaking right, read the description. The foliage breaks your cart

Aug 29, 2016 @ 7:02pm

It's pretty much a Flintstone Car Simulator :D Also interestingly unique art style and music.

Aug 29, 2016 @ 7:37pm

I really like the concept... I couldn't get past level three, but what I was able to play was very fun. Keep up the good work!

Seizar says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 10:33pm

Haha the music is cool but I can see it driving you mad as you listen it for 48 hours :D
Anyway cool game, with a good, funky feel. Would love to see more mechanics added to it, maybe movement related

qkerguelen says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 1:28am

I found it a little bit too difficult, but it was still really fun to play! I really liked the art, awesome! And the music fit really well with the game! Welle done!

Amine Tcherak says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 11:34am

Very Nice i love your Game Good Works )=

Aug 30, 2016 @ 4:27pm

Same as Spinach_Chicken, I couldn't get past level 3. Once the car broke, I couldn't get up the slope.

The graphics, music, and basic idea are all top quality though, so congratulations on your first Jam!

The name "Windmill Willy," though... maybe a little too blue?

batmanasb says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 2:06pm

Fun game mechanic and the 2D levels made of 3D blocks was a nice touch.

ErikU says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 5:23pm

Nice humour, fun physics puzzler. Wasn't able to make it passed the third level. I'm guessing you need to land on the block as it falls, but I couldn't manage it. Well done regardless.

Sep 1, 2016 @ 5:03pm

I changed the name.. Seems people found it offensive.

I didn't intend it to be crude, it was simply the name I thought sounded best in the title. Sorry for any offense caused.

Sep 2, 2016 @ 3:38pm

I hope it wasn't just my comment that caused you to change the title! I intended that as a joke, since I could see that you hadn't thought of it that way. I wanted you to be aware that some people would think it a crude joke, though!

Sep 3, 2016 @ 12:45am

No, the title was changed to my username by a higher power. I honestly didn't think it would be seen as that, but it's okay.

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