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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A Bear, a Beard, and a lot of Chainsaws

by elkiwydev - Compo Entry


You are an old BeardedBear that lives in the woods, you built your tiny house and you are finally relaxing.

But now the forest rangers have found you and they want to destroy everything!

Kill them all with your Chainsaw-gun, but be sure to not demolish the house yourself !



- WASD to move
- SPACE to do a dodgeroll
- Left Click to shoot chainsaws
- F11 toggle fullscreen
- BACKSPACE to restart



- Survive 5 waves of rangers
- The score is represented by the not destroyed things, so the max score possible is the starting one ( 0 ) then everything you destroy will be subtracted to your score!



- Game made by Stefano "Elkiwy" Bertoli
- Created with GameMakerStudio2
- Music created with Wolframtones (I know, I know.. It sucks, but is better than nothing)
- SFX with BFXR and
- Total work time in GameMaker 18 hours and 32 minutes


If you like this game you will surely love the BeardedBear main project !
Feel free to check it out at and also follow me on Twitter !

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jcmonkey says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 7:55am

well the first 10 deaths i thought i had to destroy the house. till i realized that i was getting negative score. it was more fun destroying things then going after the shooting ranger guys. :D

paradxil says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 7:57am

That was a lot of fun. Honestly I just loved shooting chainsaws at things.

MrEvilGuy says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 7:59am

This game is sick. Reminds me of the old Max Payne days with the rolling bear.
Very difficult, which is good.

Dec 12, 2016 @ 8:11am

A good game but quite hard,

KhaoTom says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 8:26am

Awesome bullet time roll! So good :)

moomoomang says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 10:08am

haha great

Tauka says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 12:11pm

Man, I so wanted to play it, unfortunately not a Windows guy

DiscoFish says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 2:37pm

Great fun game! :)

Artsicle says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:08pm

Pixel art is great!

zeoxo says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:11pm

I have no idea what I just played but it was absolutely fantastic. 5/5.

kebb says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:16pm

Cool game, shooting chainsaws was really fun! Good job on the game!

Minato4th says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:19pm

HardCore, very dynamic, everything blow, everywhere is enemies, you died but want more and more))

nikitapash says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 6:44pm

A good tribute to Nuclear Throne!

Splendidus says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:01am

Hard, hun, cool demolition.

Mark Ffrench says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:11pm

Hell yeah, that was awesome. Chainsaw guns FTW.

Dagorlad says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:17pm

Hell Yeah! Gotta love chainsaws. Good job!

Uliana Galich says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:21pm

Fun little idea. Works just fine. I liked it.

ema1ih says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:28pm

Fun game, I love the animations and art ^_^

Khud0 says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:11pm

The game tells me to not destroy the house, but damn I can't stop myself, it's so fun to do it :D

Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:21pm

Interesting take on the theme. It's fun to kill people with chainsaws (even when i don't know from where they keep coming lol). Cool graphics and mechanics. Good work.

Casevse says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:22pm

Wow, shoot chainsaws! I really liked the atmosphere, and the mechanics are well implemented. Good work, keep improving it!

Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:22pm

Holy crap that was awesome!

Megalink says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 9:52am

This game was awesome! Shooting felt very satisfying, good job!

Dec 14, 2016 @ 6:52pm

Bear, cool. Chainsaws, better!
Getting shot by rangers way off screen.. meh..
Have to leave the theme-room also meh ;)
But cool concept :)

Hempuli says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 9:38pm

F-secure flagged the game as harmful; I'm fairly sure it was a false positive, but wanted to be sure.

Bumblepie says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 8:37am

I like the kind of twin-sticks shooter gameplay, but I think there are a few ways in which it could be improved for this game. Firstly, while losing points for shooting the furniture makes sense in that it prevents you from spamming your absurdly fast firing gun, it is impossible to get a positive score, as the rangers also destroy the furniture. Additionally, the graphic for losing the money is a bit distracting. It also makes the best strategy to immediately just go outside and spam kill them from there. Secondly, the fast rates of fire for both yourself and the enemies mean that there's very little strategy outside of spray and pray. I think if you could only shoot one chainsaw before having a short cooldown/reload time and then reducing the enemies rate of fire would greatly improve the game. This would also provide the opporunity for enemies to attack with different bullet spray patterns, leading to a richer gameplay experience where you approach different enemies and situations in different ways. Additionally, reducing the range of both you and the enemies would allow for much more satisfying combat, as you would be interacting with them onscreen, and seeing their death animations etc as opposed to just looking at the arrows offscreen.

Khaoz_Fang says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 10:33am

Simple and brutal shooter. Isn't the screen shaking a bit too much?

Swordbrella says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 2:47pm

Great game! Shooting chainsaws and dodge rolling are great fun, congrats :D

babyjeans says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 6:48pm

looks great and i love how it plays, the game itself was a bit too hard for me points wise but ehh, had fun anyway ;)

ato says ...
Dec 22, 2016 @ 10:59am

Fast and brutal. I liked that the house was demolishable. It was a little too hard for me to dodge the bullets in 3rd wave, but with more practice I could probably beat the game. Nice sprite work.

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