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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John Holden

by john256ish - Compo Entry

You start in a kids room, and he just got done playing with you. However, he left a chocolate bar, and the insects in the room are looking hungry. It is your goal to protect the chocolate for as long as possible.

Controls: WASD, mouse left click to shoot.

You have 3 lives, which are 3 other soldiers located around the room, waiting to assist you.

Side Note* This is my first Ludum dare. I am 17 years old, in high school, and it's finals week, so I didn't get as much time as I would have preferred to have. Still had a blast!

I made it not possible to judge my graphics because, after receiving feedback from others, I realized my character shares too many similarities with another character, and I don't want to cause any problems.

Thanks for taking the time to play my game, please leave me feedback, I want to get better! :).

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Lukbebalduke says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 2:45pm

Hey yeah! Very nice to see you participating for the first time, I'm also 17 years old and really like to see young people making games, but some info may be usefull for you, when creating a game in Compo, you need to create all the resources in 48 hours, and I recognized this character from
So, probabily you should subscribe your game as Jam, not Compo.

Also, good luck with your games :)

Dec 14, 2016 @ 3:09pm

As said above, for the Ludum Dare Compo you need to create all the assets by yourself in 48 hours and the character that you use is here: (Post is dated April 2012) so this would be a jam game, not compo.

However, good try and keep improving for the next editions!

john256ish says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:56pm

I'm glad to be receiving comments, thanks guys! However, with what you two said about the character, I did use their tutorial to help me with making the character look better. But I tried to stray from their character. If you're not allowed to use tutorials for making your assets, or base your character off others, i'll gladly move my game from Jam to Compo.

liquidmedia says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 2:28am

Good game, nice to see some new people creating games.
Jam vs Compo if you made the characters it's good for the compo just can't copy paste graphics / code tutorials are the way to learn. Just don't copy the scrips you can use them for examples.

arputikos says ...
Dec 23, 2016 @ 9:51am

Pretty good. I would add some particles. It's nice.

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