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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Ultimate Hamster Carnage

by Alpenter - Jam Entry

Ultimate Hamster Carnage is a game in which a hamster if left home alone for a week with just enough food to last him until his owner gets back.

However, pests are trying to eat the hamster's food!

The hamster enters his hamster ball to use it as a weapon...
A weapon fit for ultimate carnage...

If there is anything wrong with the links or any game breaking bugs... please notify me.

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Dec 12, 2016 @ 3:07pm

Very cool. Fun to play and great overall aesthetic!

cyfixus says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 3:08pm

flucking spiders! this game is gloriously entertaining
that bomb tho

dodormeur says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 3:15pm

Nice game, simple but fun. The audio could be better, but it is ok, and the pixel art is good-looking.

There is a bug, my score continues to grow even after death. I suppose the game continue after the death screen, and enemies keeps running into my character (and dying, thus increasing my score)

stefvanschie says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 3:54pm

Very nice little game. The hamster could go a bit faster, though. It was hard to kill enemies when you had to run from the other side of the room. Also you can pick up stuff after you've died which happened to me with a 2x tile.

Alpenter says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:01pm

@stefvanschie That's why there is a speed up power up! ;D

Artsicle says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:09pm

I like hamsters.

Drtizzle says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:39pm

Very cool! The graphics are awesome, the controls are spot on, and the sound really fits the style! Cool to have a lot of different enemies with different characteristics. Very well done!!

Avocadosan says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:39pm

I loved it! the idea was very funny! The art was cool! :D

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

Very retro. Might be that I simply didn't make it far enough, but would be nice with some breaks between waves maybe. Right now it constantly ramps up.

fishbrain says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:52pm

Cool! Awesome fun!

Hamichi Lim says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 1:25am

Very fun game, if the game balance are taken care of, this game can be very addicting.

freyby says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 4:40pm

We got a winner here folks! Holy crap, this game is beatiful in everything! Music are very relaxing, hamster is cute and have a taste of fashion, bloody snails that slows you with their slime, OP powers up that makes the game even more funnier to play, everything, EVERYTHING IS AMAZING! Btw my top score was 12400 points.

SbstnC says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 4:30pm

Very fun game. And well done, I really love the power up fest. It works perfectly as short term reward system, as well as a risk/reward strategic system (do I go to in the far corner to that X3 or not ?).

Graphics ar fun and humorous.
Maybe there's a big spike in the difficulty curve at some point because, I will always die with quite the same score.

Anyway, well done !

Alpenter says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 4:43pm

Yup the difficulty is definitely the main issue with this game. If I ever do something more with it, I'll have waves of enemies rather than constantly making them spawn faster and faster.

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

Oh, that a nice small game! I like the idea, and gameplay was fun, graphics are nice, so... yeah. Overall - it's pretty good entry. Nice job! :)

Kroute says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 10:48am

Funny game but very hard to win !

Uliana Galich says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 1:18pm

I like your style and the game is kinda fun! hope to see other your games in future :)
I'm designer and artist myself, so I really appreciate your work on graphics, we spent a lot of time on it too :)

JonathanG says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 2:37pm

I enjoyed the music and the general looks & feel. Simple idea with some depth as well - everything I could touch was "good" which made it easy to learn, but judging when and where to move gave me a feeling of skillfulness and an opportunity to improve. Perhaps the pacing could be looked at - start of the game can feel quite slow and then suddenly a huge onslaught happens. Great job!

patrickgh3 says ...
Dec 26, 2016 @ 7:05am

Nice polish, the sound effects and visuals were very satisfying. The balance of the game was well done. Nothing!

Dec 27, 2016 @ 10:06pm

Fun retro-style game, very compulsive! Had a lot of fun with this.

Darenn says ...
Dec 30, 2016 @ 12:32pm

Nice game, pretty cool and funny

Jan 2, 2017 @ 9:30am

Nice game ! Fun to play !

ring says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 10:40am

I especially liked how random were all the bonuses: first playthrough I only found speedups and bombs.

Jan 2, 2017 @ 11:12am

Such a fun game, liked the simple gameplay and thought it was so nicely done with the power ups and constant attacks. Was fast to get faster and bigger and plan the bomb explosions for when you really needed them.

Jan 2, 2017 @ 11:46am

Such a simple idea, yet very entertaining. I liked how the score multipliers give an opportunity for 6 and 7 figure score. At some point enemies start spawning too commonly.

Zirrrus says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 3:57pm

Difficult but fun. Great style!

Ant0nin says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 9:29pm

Fun polished gameplay, I liked the Nes graphics! 5*

fabsy says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 11:26pm

Cool game, simple, but it works very well, the gameplay is fun.
I think there is a moment where the difficulty rises by a lot, maybe too much.
Other than that, it really is a very fun game to play.

- jcrmartini

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