Ludum Dare 37 — December 9th-11th, 2016 — Theme: One Room

Well, Mike ran in to problems getting ldjam.com working properly with about 12 hours left in the Compo, so this is the backup plan.

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GhostGun

by pyokoanarogue - Compo Entry

To Dodge press space while moving left or right .

Third person shooter in one room .
shoot the ghosts . they are evil, I assure you.
please Be assured .

My first Compo entry ever

Always the Jam-maiden never the Compo-Bride
Until Today.

post compo version on all platforms at https://pyokoanarogue.itch.io/ghostgun



Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness58%
#117Humor3.24
#309Audio2.81
#374Theme3.42
#381Fun3.03
#468Graphics2.66
#469Mood2.66
#535Overall2.82

Comments

xbcw says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 1:05am

I love the art and sound effects. I'd like if the gun was a bit more responsive, the fire rate seemed odd.

tomdeal says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 1:05am

Grats to your first compo entry :-) Sometimes the game can be a bit unforgiving, I had Ghosts spawn almost directly at me. And you are getting trapped by the bullets. These are only minor things though, nice entry!

Phil Strahl says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 1:05am

Welcome to the compo and congrats to your first entry. It was quite entertaining, enjoyed the health feedback on the ghosts and the charming vocal music & sounds. The only thing that annoyed me bit was that I couldn't move into the room (at least a little) and that I had to wait for my projectiles to leave the screen before casting new ones.

QuinnandWin says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 1:07am

Brutal game, but quite interesting. Sucks that once the ghosts reach the bottom you can't dodge them any more though.

pyokoanarogue says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 1:12am

@QuinnandWin @tomdeal Thanks for playing and commenting. I've seen in many testers that the dodge mechanic might not be higlighted enoug, let me know if that was the problem.

automatonvx says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 1:16am

pretty cool, the hand drawn early cartoon bobbing art style was surprisingly charming

tylerraz says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 2:23am

Cute art style and the waves can get challenging.
The dodge roll is a nice mechanic in light of all the bullets. Maybe a little dodge status bar that indicates when you can dodge would bring attention to better

Dec 14, 2016 @ 2:37am

I like the simplicity of the art. The shaky sprite loops give it a nice charm. The shadows are very helpful to establish a fake depth. It would be worth adding a few more sound indicators I think. Good show!

PowerSpark says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 5:35am

Cool drawings and sound :) Pretty fun game right now and you can still improve it. I'd like a more predictable fire rate and some way to counter being trapped in bullets.

Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:40pm

Ahahah, cute funny little game. Loved the sound design, made me smile, and controls were good !

JokkoMax says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 1:59am

Nice entry and cograts!
I love the soundtrack even the gun sounds!
Simply but catchy game, it takes me 4 tries but i complete it

BoneDaddy says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 2:35am

Victory! Great art style, love the guns. Would love to see some indicator beforehand as to where the ghosts will spawn.

Ganon says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 9:30pm

I like this game! I ran into a bug where if you roll twice, you can't move, but besides that it was pretty good! The sounds and graphics work surprisingly well (I thought it was funny). Well done! Awesome first time entry

Cerno_b says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 10:37pm

Funky little game. The reduced graphics and animation were nice. I loved the ghosts with guns and how you used shades of gray to convey damage.

I would recommend watching the video "The Art of Screenshake", you will find some good pointers on making your game more responsive and fun.

Umbra Team says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 10:37pm

The sound effects and the animations overall are so charming! If they were separate, they would not be so good. But it was funny just to listen light beatboxing with a cool shaky dude and ghosts also. Amazing.

Dec 16, 2016 @ 10:57pm

Fun little game, very basic but a nice first compo entry

Dege says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 11:40pm

I'm not very good at it, lol :) I barely heard the music and the sounds: when I read comment here, I had to up the volume really a lot, maybe you need some audio levelling, it is very very low.

HotByteDog says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 12:05am

Very good for a first Compo entry. Everything works fine and the game does not feel unfair or buggy at any point.
At least one doodle style game.
Poor little Caspars. They are way to cute to "kill" them.

Dec 19, 2016 @ 12:00pm

It had some real nice style and with a bit more work it would be an amazing little game but of course it being a compo game I know how time can be a huge factor. However overall it was charming and fun. Overall good work.

(And yes, my game was made in 3 days, 3, caffeine filled, no sleep, stressful days.) It's my "holiday".

Khaoz_Fang says ...
Dec 22, 2016 @ 3:24pm

The boss' attack was really hard to dodge. Really cute art style.

ocarson says ...
Dec 22, 2016 @ 4:51pm

Love the simple actiony mechanics, and the ghost sprites are so adorable. I've made more indepth comments in this video. https://youtu.be/GvnbFVF6-m4

Justin Mullin says ...
Dec 24, 2016 @ 1:38pm

Love it. The perspective effect and effective mobile controls (playing on Android), plus the awesome of a dodge roll, makes for a nice fun little shooter. Gets hard fast!

Dec 31, 2016 @ 1:17am

Great little entry you got here, it's fun to play, graphics are pretty eye-candy and the sound design is cool. I agree with others it's especially good for a first LD

Dec 31, 2016 @ 3:56pm

Simple but nice game :) I liked the simplistic graphics and sound effects. Well done!

Jan 2, 2017 @ 1:57am

nice. was a little difficult, kept seeing my tombstone!

ijzm says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 2:15am

I'm enjoying the graphics; they remind me a lot of OFF's (particularly the player's). The sound effects are quite interesting as well. The voices are an interesting touch.

It was a quick play, and dodging is fun. Well done.

~Random-storykeeper

Jan 10, 2017 @ 8:16pm

Cute game! I included it in my compilation video series of the Ludum Dare 37 games, if you’d like to take a look. :) https://youtu.be/3MOSAwxK9LQ

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