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

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

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Quipp

by ModernMan - Compo Entry

Alright, here is my first ludum dare game! I haven't done this before, so I was excited to take part in this. Quipp is a almost arcade-y platforming game, that I made way too unfair. I made the graphics first, in 3 hours, then did the rest of the game. You may experience some slow framerates, because of my shitty coding.

Enjoy!

CONTROLS
Arrow keys for movement.
X to fire/interact
Z to enter the portal.

EDIT:

I am working on an updated version, because of all the amazing feedback I have been given! Thanks for playing. <3

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness100%
#287Graphics3.22
#319Fun3.15
#430Overall3.05
#474Theme3.16
#555Innovation2.27

Comments

Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:28am

Congrats on completing your first Ludum Dare!

The game ran well for me, didn't notice any slowdowns you mention in the description. But damn, the difficult really ramps up! I couldn't make it past level 3. haha

KadaDev says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:28am

Fun game + looks great, difficulty spiked in the second room though
The random spread on the gun makes it interesting

Dec 12, 2016 @ 2:52pm

Congratulations for your first submission. The game runs well and is really difficult.

Neonian says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 2:52pm

Hard game, but fun :)

ISG says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 2:58pm

Fun and nice, when you got a gun ;)

Mieeh says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 2:58pm

There are some flaws with how this game is laid out.

1. You start the game by pressing X, but once in the game text appears:
_1a. Reading this text will make you die because the enemies walk right into you if you don't run away fast enough.
_1b. X button doesn't actually do anything when you're in the game.

I couldn't actually figure out how to kill the enemies for about 5 minutes because jumping on them sometimes killed me.

Sometimes it seems only 1 enemy spawns, whilst sometimes 2 spawn? This is a minor gripe, but the inconsistency is a bit confusing.

How much money you have seems to fade away, why not have this as a constant on the screen? If the game doesn't let you buy more weapons it'd make more sense to just hand the player a gun after clearing the first room.

Overall the game feels very unfair, killing you within miliseconds of spawning into the game.
It could have benefitted from a few more hours of polish.

Some pros:
The art is very nice!
Sound effects are fitting, makes me wish you had background music.
The gun feels powerful aiding game feel, the spread is a bit too big though.
Particle dust effect when jumping is very neat!

I hope you participate next jam aswell! :)

-Theihe

Josh H says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 3:02pm

Pretty good, especially for a first time LD entry. Congrats on completing. I had no issues with framerates, although the game was brutal. Nice work!

JakeL168 says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 3:04pm

Like what I played and experienced so far. Just a bit annoyed by the fact that I have to kill the first ( two ) guy every time I respawned.

CMLSC says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 3:14pm

Nice game. It looks great. :D
It would've been nice if the enemies were jumping though.

cyfixus says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 3:14pm

I have a migraine... couldn't find any money! Your dude is awesome

FiloGC says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:18pm

Someone has watched the Vlambeer talk about game feel hehe

Really nice asthetic, It's pretty hard.

timgarbos says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:25pm

It's hard. Too hard. I couldn't figure how to kill the enemies for quite some time since you need to land perfectly on their head. But hey! It's a game. Wohoo.

kebb says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:27pm

Pretty hard, but great job on your first LD entry!

Kazik_210 says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:27pm

Too difficult for me but i like it! :D

Lukbebalduke says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:37pm

Fun game, but It took me a while to figure out the gameplay, I finished some levels and died because of the not real clear collision boxes. Overall, I liked it.

Nice work!

aburch1 says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:45pm

Nice little game, the difficulty jump from level 1 to level 2 really threw me and I sort of panicked haha!

Congrats on your first Ludum Dare though!

Quaternius says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:46pm

I liked it! really hard game, maybe the gun is a bit too innacurate? Great graphics!

pagi says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:48pm

Really nice fun game. If jumping on enemy heads didn't randomly kill me and if the tutorial were better, it would be perfect.

pixzleone says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:54pm

Well done! I didn't experience any slow framerates. Game was fun but very difficult, and I accidentaly teleported to the second level before I bought the gun a couple of times.. Graphics and sound effects are good.
Good job!

Mantlair says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 5:00pm

Congrats on your first LD. I really wished there was checkpoints. I had to give up on the trap level.

Gun recoil and effects were really cool. Well done!

Lukbebalduke says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 5:55pm

I finished some levels and had fun with the gameplay. Unfortunately I died some levels after because of the 'not so clear collision box'. The gameplay is actually interesting and I liked it.

Overall, nice work! :)

vipper says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 6:38pm

Very nice game :)

Soundless_dev says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 6:56pm

By far the best looking game I've played in this compo yet. the Jumping on heads was sketchy. It seems like half the time it worked and the other half you died. Pretty fun once you get the gun, couldn't get more than 125 coins.

nikitapash says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 7:07pm

A very hardcore game, the graphics are similar to "The Binding of Isaac"

Haddy22 says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 7:27pm

Very punishing! Great entry and awesome job on your first LD! I enjoyed playing-

makhovykh says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 7:29pm

You need add some animation in main menu on X button.

Artsicle says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 12:11am

Quipp. Interesting Name

sollinxp says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 12:33am

the game it's really hard, but because the controller need some improviments like intead of press to shot, make hold the buttom and fix the accuracy, is too random, but the graphics is good, well done

PeachTreeOath says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 2:29am

game controls well but i might be missing the controls.

Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:19am

Good interesting game. Please add better graphics.

Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:13pm

Cool feedback but add some explanation for guide the player.
And maby fix the framerates too ^^
Good job for art and your first entry !

Rakart says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:27pm

The game has a strange difficulty curve : at first, No way to know how to even start the game, I had to press every button in hope to do something. Then it's okay in with the first two mobs. And then...holy carp it's hard. I went to level 4.

Nice gamefeel, you really understood the vlambeer approach to juice. Maybe the gun is a bit random.
Also, I don't know if it's on purpose but there's a very small window to oneshot ennemies when jumping on them :D.

Congratulations on the entry !

adsilcott says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:14pm

Graphics and gameplay were solid for a first try! A usability pass would go a long way. It took me embarrassingly long time to figure out I was supposed to press 'x' at the title screen. Or how to get to the 2nd level, for that matter.

Ygogo says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:48pm

Nice one, hope to see more of your games next jams.

Cosmic-Hawke says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:30pm

I got the slow down pretty bad but still managed to get to level 3. It was fun, I would have liked some more level variation though

Doomdad says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:01am

Banged my head on the 4th level wall for 10minutes. Fun and hard game!

Aaranos says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 3:07am

Recommend adding controls to the browser version's description.

I'm not sure I'd classify it as difficult in a good sense. I like the game but the randomness of the spray of the gun makes it very difficult to have any control. After several tries I got past stage 2 just to have more enemies thrown at me with no increase in control.

Overall though I still really like it.

ModernMan says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 3:16am

Added controls to the page. Thanks for the advice!

bplane2 says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 5:21am

There are some small adjustments needed to the hit detection for jumping on enemies I felt, but other than that it was a solid mini platformer. My strategy became to jump onto the second platform and wait for gaps in the enemies to blast away, which got me to level four. Obviously could've used more weapons, but still a great first edition.

Uliana Galich says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:00am

Fun game, especially liked the mechanics

fafastudio says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 4:08pm

Game look good but i don't understand controls and mechanics... :/

Palarus says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 6:46pm

Nice game for the ludum! Quiet difficult I feel, but great graphics and good game feel.

Jerodak says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 3:46am

Interesting, though I'd like if there were more options for weapons and reasons to spend money in general. The random spread on the gun is interesting but I think it could also take less shots to down enemies, and/or have piercing shots so maybe you can hit two guys at once if they are lined up and the shot travels right. Or possibly just some upgrades for the gun you can gain later. Congratulations on the submission, and hope this helped!

TitoMakaniJr says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 7:44am

I really enjoyed what I played! I did experience some framerate problems which seems to be due to shells which are not destroyed in a timely manner. The animations look GREAT and I really like the way the gun shoots.

bigbuggames says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 5:21pm

The game worked fine, no slow frame rate. I couldn't pass the first room, I didn't know what to do! T-T Keep up the good work!

Greek85 says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 10:24am

oh! Nice! And it's also online! Can I find it on indiexpo? I'm making videos about the games of this Jam, but only about the games hosted also on indiexpo! Tell me if you will add it, so I can include it in my next video ;)

oab says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 10:55pm

Nice game.Spike should make it more visible. I thought It just game background. :')

dunin says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 11:18am

That's a good start, graphics are nice and the game works well.

Maybe two things can improve the game:
- better collision detection (it take me time that figure out that we can jump on ennemies because the first time I try, I died)
- think about level design: each level is hard at the beginning, then we just have to shoot from a side and jump on a platform to avoid ennemies, again and again.. So first part is too hard (we don't have time to see what appends) and the second part is too repetitive. You can change that by changing your level design (and maybe the ennemy behavior: some fall, other not...)

But that is nice for a first LD, good luck for the next!

HotByteDog says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 10:54pm

clean style and reliables game mechanic.
R for restarting the game should better be disabled during Gameplay ;-)

pmarincak says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 11:32pm

Congrats on your first LD! :D

I didn't really understand what I needed to do. It wanted me to buy a gun? But even if I smashed all the blocks no gold (or the currency?) came out. All that left me with was those black shadow people wandering around the stage. I did figure out I needed to jump on the heads of the shadow guys, but, I died a lot. Small hit boxes?

After dying to them a few times it let me press Z to continue? (probably a bug).

I clear goal would be great. Maybe after not getting it after a certain amount of time? Also if you died in later stages you had a few chances to continue instead of doing it all over again.

Your controls with the jumping was nice though :)

donvermo says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 10:26am

I noticed massive slowdowns starting at level 2, might have something to do with bullet shells never despawning. The game was challenging enough with the huge amount of enemies. Did not make it past level 4.

Nikteddy92 says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 12:13pm

Hard entry!
I like the graphic style!
well done

Yuha says ...
Dec 20, 2016 @ 12:57pm

Me likey

mrwillowb says ...
Dec 22, 2016 @ 5:54am

nice first entry.

Dec 23, 2016 @ 6:27am

Fantastic work for a first time at Ludum Dare. Difficulty definitely spiked in the second room, especially since I'm pretty much the worst at platforming (it's hilarious how truly awful). I really liked a lot of the little sound effects and bits of art that went into this. Great work overall.

Minato4th says ...
Dec 27, 2016 @ 11:07am

The second level is to hard, but game is very interesting, good job!

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