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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Battle Dads

by Peach Pie Productions - Jam Entry

Battle DADS is a 4 player "dont fall off the level" party-style deathmatch game. Knock off the other players to get points. The game by default has bots active.

- Press F2 to turn off AI to play with 3 other people on controllers

- RT or LMB to charge lasers.
- LT or RMB to shoot machine gun.
- A or BUMPERS or SPACE to shield.

Created by Isaac Baldwin (IndieKeep) and Ben James (Peach Pie Productions)
from Louisville KY

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Birke says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:07am

Pretty fun! Movement felt quite floaty though.

Logicon says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:12am

Super cool game, could use the instructions on a pause screen, or setup screen.

I wish the arena was just a tiny bit bigger too, I always felt like I was floating off the edge, but maybe I'm just bad at it.

Ryusui says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:17am

Good times. I know Smash Bros. is the obvious inspiration, but it also makes me think a little of Dissidia: Final Fantasy and the Colony Wars games (with the difference between "make vulnerable" and "knockout" moves).

DireGoose says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:20am

Not sure why its called battle dads... your more of a robot kinda thing but in any case the fact that it had decent AI was neat.

ZQMony says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:27am

Cool game. I wish that that the player didn't slide as much but other than that I enjoyed it.

Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:37am

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tylerraz says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:39am

Fun combat-balancing the weapons and shield is a good mechanic.
I agree the mechanics/instructions could be better explained, maybe a screen/panel.

NuclearCellar says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:40am

Pretty cool, imagine it would be fun in multiplayer.

Virtualwindow says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:10am

Was a lot of fun, love the charge. Would love a bit of a bigger arena.

Noah Ratcliff says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:36am

Fun game! Took me a minute to figure out the controls, but I really got into it once I worked them out. The AI is pretty difficult to play against.

BoneDaddy says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 12:43pm

Loved how there was rumble on the controller. Cool concept. Could use full screen.

OneManArmy says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:57pm

Good job! Got me hooked right at the start

sfje-team says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:02pm

Nice Game. AI of other Players is done very nicely !!!

TeamAxolotl says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:45pm

Good game. I think it would be funnier in multiplayer, but the AI is really decent. Be careful, when pressing F1 to open the instructions, the last line overlaps with another text ;)

Shivur says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:50pm

Very cool fast game.

GriloGordo says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:22am

Wow... Very cool. :D

mmason says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 2:27am

very good game, using the controller felt natural and I felt I at least had a chance to win (I lost :( )

I wan't able to play with a mouse, I could fire but not aim

mooncalf says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 4:19am

Ha ha, the AI is much better than I am! Nice job! Feels very complete for a game jam. I am a little confused about what the bars and percentages are. It didn't seem to make much difference whether I charged or not before shooting someone. It is fun to play, and the audio and graphics are well done.

Dec 16, 2016 @ 4:27am

Awesome game you've got here peach pie. I would really like to see work on this continued.

andrewjoy says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 4:56am

Cool game, love seeing multiplayer ld games

radmars says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 3:57am

Nice presentation, the graphics and audio are really good. Pretty fun though IMO the gamefeel could use some work - it seemed strange that the machine gun fire passed through enemies sometimes? Collision just seemed really inconsistent - some big laser hits I expected to be hard weren't and it was kind of hard to figure out if I was doing damage or not. Also the penalty mechanic took me a little while to figure out. Some tweaks to the collision/feedback would go a long way. This definitely has potential, nice work!

Dec 18, 2016 @ 4:09pm

Nice graphics, fun game! I included it in my compilation video series of the Ludum Dare 37 games, if you’d like to take a look. :)

Dec 18, 2016 @ 5:36pm

It reminds me of Smash Bros (which I'm terrible at). My only concern is that I felt like I didn't have a lot of control over my movement, though I have a feeling that might be somehow related to the fact that I was using mouse and keyboard over controller. I would just drift off the side of the world. Liked the sound effects and the satisfying feeling of laser beaming floating eyes in the face (eye?)

Dec 19, 2016 @ 4:42pm

Awesome entry! I like the unique visuals, very impressive for a gamejam! :)

I also super love local multiplayer games, it's a ton of fun playing against friends!

Overall an amazing entry, well done!

Rixud says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 8:33pm

i really like it, its a little difficult but its ok, instructions on the menu its more helpfull than in game without pause.... i think the graphic of the floor isnt exactly the real surface, sometimes i fell out near the edges..

chipmonkey says ...
Dec 23, 2016 @ 8:38pm

Love the camera motion and overall design; great multiplayer!

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