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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Pest Control

by DoubtfulGames - Jam Entry

It's night.
A kitchen in suburbia is about to be overrun with bugs – the humans who own the kitchen made the unwise decision of leaving sugary treats laying out on the counter.
Luckily, while they're sleeping, you appear.
You're a gnome, dedicated to protecting this one room that's stuffed with sugary treats.
Grab your pea shooter, your explosive peppercorns, and your toothpick launcher – it's time for some Pest Control.

Aim and shoot with your mouse.
WASD movement
SPACE to pick up a weapon

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novotmike says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 8:58pm

I really like this game. And the reason why is the balanced gameplay. every wave was harder and harder but still managable. NIce variety of enemies made a really entertaining experience. I couldn´t pick up the third gun( I spammed Space all around it but nothing happened).
The theme is cool and the sound of gunfire, the pew pew, is extremely funny. good job

jramell says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 12:02am

Great game! I found the "piu" sound from shooting really funny. Sound effects and background music added a lot to the experience. Screenshake is a good touch, but it feels weird as it appears to create small black lines a the edges of the screen of the game, like you were moving the whole level a little instead of the camera. Or like the camera left the boundaries of the level for a moment.

Well done!

pmarincak says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 12:05am

I laughed a lot when I first heard the "pew pew" sounds. It's rather fun and I quite enjoyed it.

One suggestion would be the ability to switch between weapons during a wave. I realized I preferred the pea shooter after trying out a different one, but was unable to pick it up and ultimately died.

Protrance says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 2:35am

Really cool game and well made. The controls are very smooth and the difficulty feels very balanced.

mooncalf says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 2:46am

Fund to just jump right in and start shooting stuff up! If anything, pickups and powerups what have been fun. Good game, good job!

TheFudster says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 3:15am

Fun game! I like the voice over SFX. I was annoyed though that i would click out of the frame a lot.

Garris says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 3:23am

I had some issues with picking up weapons. The third weapon just wouldn't pick up for me no matter what I tried. Still though, the game made me giggle, and the move n shoot mechanics worked well. I had a good time!

Ednei says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 3:34am

The controls do not work right, the player is walking alone and stuck on the wall, the full screen did not work and part of the game stayed off the screen. Too bad the game looked cool

nlbi21 says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 3:49am

Very good game, I think I found an error when you press the right mouse button is placed a wall but the collisions do not work very well, I loved the sounds xD. Good job.

dydx says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 4:45am

Pretty fun, I figured out that switching between weapons for different size enemies made it a lot more interesting :)

torcado says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 5:34am

haha really nice! i liked the art style and the audio. i coulnd't pick up one of the weapons though
but good job

dobnarr says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 6:11am

The game was fun - lots of these SmashTV style games in this particular competition. The gameplay was fun, although I think these games are most fun when it's actually possible to dodge all the enemies - not sure it was here, so you just got ground down eventually. A fun romp, though, with cute art and sound effects.

Dec 17, 2016 @ 6:46am

Very fun game, I really liked the graphics and tha audio - it made experience of playing it quite pleasurable. Awesome job.

erik says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 6:47am

This was pretty fun! I liked the art a lot, as well as the variety of enemies. Screenshake didn't feel right, and I was a bit frustrated with the alternate weapons, none of them felt as effective as the original.

eddynardo says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 7:25am

piu piu piu piu piu piu piu piu piu piu piu piu piu piu piu piu piu piu piu piu piu piu piu piu piu piu piu piu
ahahhahahahahhaha, this was fun to play and balanced, I lost on the final boss. good job

stefvanschie says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 8:24am

Nice game, the waves weren't impossible, but not too easy either. I couldn't pick up the last gun for some reason, though, which made it a lot harder.

DOXM says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 8:37am

The gameplay is amazing, and the controls are smooth.

Patomkin says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 8:46am

Little fun game. But I wish I could run faster... Everything is fine, like monster density, bullet amount/size, all feels right, except running speeds :)
Good work!

frittatenbank says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 8:54am

Well made and balanced game. Reminds me of the Serious Sam games. Only thing I noticed was that the screen shaking was a bit to strong. Keep up the good work!

ijzm says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 9:16am

I seem to be unable to pick up the gun weapon, but I have no trouble picking up the other two weapons. For me, the weapon I started out with got me a lot further into the game than the slow shooting, more powerful gun.

I like the premise, and how you are able to switch between weapons freely. I also like how you slow down when you are shooting a weapon; that's a good choice for drawback imo.

The graphics are pretty interesting and the music in between waves is nice. The "pew pew" sound effects are funny, but do get a little distracting in later waves when there's tons of bugs on screen. It's a bit unsettling to see the dead bodies of bugs linger as the waves progress. :P


Dec 17, 2016 @ 9:50am

i loved the sound effects

kraftkar says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 10:00am

Fun and cute game. Love the sound effects! Couldn't pick up the shotgun either, but was able to switch back to the pea shooter.

Ygogo says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 10:14am

Nice and fun to play! Music is super duper!

calcitherin says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 10:21am

Cool game , scary gnomes . The frequency of gnomes was pretty fast , but destroying them was doable . Sounds effects were awesome . Loved the graphics.

Dec 17, 2016 @ 3:21pm

A very solid game, despite twinstick shooters being a little stale at this point. I liked how the bodies and web remained between rounds. That part really felt like a creative implementation of the 'One Room' theme! I did have trouble switching weapons, as some other players mentioned, but on the whole I enjoyed this!

bigbuggames says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 5:05pm

PEW PEW! It was really funny to play. I liked the difficulty curve, really well tuned. I had some frame rate drops when there were a lot of enemies in the room. Keep up the good work!

erikiene says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 5:11pm

Fun game! The changing of weapons didn't work too well though, as mentioned by others.

bread/10 - would pew pew pew pew pew pew pew pew ad infinitum again

earthcollapse says ...
Dec 20, 2016 @ 12:52am

Simple and fun game! The sound effects were pretty funny.
Had some small troubles with clicking outside the frame.

WizzardMaker says ...
Dec 22, 2016 @ 12:06pm

Funny little game. Loved the sound effects, I don't know why but the game was kinda slow like slowmo mode sometimes, felt like low fps.

Minato4th says ...
Dec 27, 2016 @ 4:50pm

Very nice and funny. I very enjoyed during the playing! Audio pew pew pew is top))

pkenney says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 11:34pm

Nice art and sound give a unique flavor to this one! Great job... the balance was nice, with constant danger yet it felt like it was my fault when I got hit.

Great work.

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