Ludum Dare 37 — December 9th-11th, 2016 — Theme: One Room

Well, Mike ran in to problems getting working properly with about 12 hours left in the Compo, so this is the backup plan.

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Chrono Pugna

by Marta Viader - Jam Entry

Local multiplayer 2D game for 2 to 4 players.

Time travelers find themselves inside a time machine and they want to get back home. Unfortunately, they come from opposite times and the machine can only hold one teleport! Fight against the other team in order to go back to your time.

Pick up batteries being carried by rats that live inside the machinery before the other team in order to travel to your time.


Default controls:

Player 1
w, a, s, d to move
g to shoot
h to kick
space to jump

Player 2
up, left, down, right arrow keys to move
right shift to shoot
p to kick

right ctrl to jump

Controllers are supported and recommended!

Players have 3 bullets each, powerups can be picked to shoot more.

Giancarlo Dessena
Oriol Ribas
Sergio R. Lumley
Marta Viader

Uses Unity 5.5.0f3

Known missing features:
- Current build works for only two players (future versions could hold 4 easily).

Downloads and Links




eerongal says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 6:38am

I get an error stating that unity is unable to allocate enough memory to execute this game....

ccglp says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 8:50am

Graphics are nice, but the control feels a bit clunky. I don't get how the second player plays, and it will be good that you have an option for single player.

Nice effort!

pixelbumper says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:07am

Thanks :) we will try to fix the input ASAP. thing is we have to work today so it will take until this evening ^^

pixelbumper says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:10am

Regarding the single player mode, it might get tuff to add that one in time.

SamuelSousa says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 7:18pm

Very good looking!
Confusing controls.

pixelbumper says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 1:01am

GOOD NEWS!!! controls are fixed. Game now has sounds and ammo is now displayed.

enjoy playing ;)

pixelbumper says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 1:05am

NOTE: This is best played with controllers :D

Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:03am

Could not kill the enemy but was very pretty

Marta Viader says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:10am

You have to collect batteries to go towards the past or towards the future depending on when you belong :D. To win the game you have to go back to your time while trying to bother as much as possible the other team so they don't reach the goal.

Thanks a lot for your comments :D!

kidando says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:16am

There's a bug in the tutorial page that doesn't allow you to go back to the title screen. But this was nice. Great graphics. Nidhog with guns :)

pixelbumper says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:22am

You basicaly get stunned for a few seconds when reaching 0 health giving your opponent the chance to grab more stuff in the meantime.

Thanks forcComments from my side too :D

Marta Viader says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:24am

Kidando, you are totally right :D. The only way to go back is pressing esc. We'll take look at that. Thanks a lot n_n!

pixelbumper says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:27am

Regarding the tutorial not being escapable, it seems to be a bug in the browser version only.In the other versions it works.

thanks for reporting :D

Fuad says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:36am

Characters sometimes just stop shooting at random and never begin shooting again. Maybe it's some curse of pacifism. :)

lumley says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:57am

It is very likely that you ran out of ammo! Look at the dots on top of your health bar to see how many bullets you have left.

If you run out, feel free to kick some ammo-carrying rats to grab more :P


Aldarion says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 12:42pm

Really nice idea. Too bad I could not try the multiplayer (no one to play with right now). Graphics and sounds are great and the game feels pretty smooth overall.

The exit button on the tutorial screen did not work for me.

AXaViaN says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 1:01pm

Really cool concept. I really like the local multiplayer games. Great work!

pixelbumper says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 1:49pm

@Aldarion the tutorial exit button does not work in the webversion. Same goes for the game exit button. That one though is unavoidable as unity has no behaviour defined for closing the app in the browser.

glad you liked it :D

LoadedGames says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:46pm

Simple to play game with really fun execution and theme. Worked quite smoothly with two controllers on web. Noticed that if both players lose all their bullets then you can't win or lose and we had to restart? I would definitely play this game with friends.

HadikCZ says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:57pm

Graphics looks nice :)
But singeplayer will be good, with some stupid bots :)
I like soundtrack :)

Asghardian says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:03pm

Very good looking game, i loved how you guys used the theme, and the time past vs future thing sure improved the game, besides the little confusing controls at first, but you get used to it

Also the game reminded me from towerfall ascension, what is definitely a plus (:

PolygonTeam says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:50pm

Nice graphics! Very cool game!

pixelbumper says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 9:25am

@LoadedGames When you ran out of ammo you can still kicks to attack

Uliana Galich says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 10:41pm

my favorite colors :) oh I like the style

Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:11pm

Also experienced exit tutorial button issue. Also Shift button triggres windows sticky key feature if you're trying to shoot rapidly.

I like the arts and backgrounds much. Rat sounds are good too :) I don't see any new gameplay here, only pew pew pvp, solo player or coop probably could fit even better here.

Thank you for the game!

Jimbly says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 5:40am

This appears to be completely unplayable with 2 players on Windows - when player 2 is hitting control, hitting almost *any* of player 1's keys causes a pop-up (ctrl+h for history, ctrl+s to save, ctrl+g to search, ctrl+p to print, etc). Try not using a modifier key for a button =).

Dec 22, 2016 @ 2:01am

I need more friends to play these 2P games with!

yuigoto says ...
Dec 26, 2016 @ 3:19pm

The concept is pretty interesting and fun! Having people from different eras fighting each other to go back feels like some time-travelling-smash-bros game. :P It also has that original "Mario Bros." feeling, thanks to the mobs.

The game's visuals are great! Gotta love the modern cartoon feel of the game, backgrounds changing are really nice too!

Overall the game has a really nice mood! Though I felt that controls (kick, shoot, jump) weren't that responsive, though it didn't take the fun factor of playing it!

Definitely a game to be played with gamepads! :P

Great work!

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