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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Plastic Patton

by KingMatthew - Jam Entry

Plastic Patton is set in your own living room! Command your Green Men to capture the Flag from the Tans!

WASD - Move the Camera
LeftClick - Move men to where you clicked
Space - Enable Airstrike Mode

Make sure you grab the radios to refill on your airstrikes!

Made the first squad easier to kill.

Made in 72 Hours!
Because of this, I couldn't fix the AI in time, so it will be a bit buggy.
Once one of your guys kills an enemy, click at the enemy again to update your guys' aiming. Sorry!

I had a ton of fun at this game jam. I learned a lot too.
Thanks for playing!

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MonsieurDuc says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:20pm

I really enjoy this game ! like Army men on PS1 :)

PolygonTeam says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:36pm

Really fun game!

Simboubou says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:39pm

Sadly, I can't even beat the very first squad of Tans ^^

Kuality Games says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:45pm

Very cute game and fun to play.

Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:46pm

I don't know if it bugged out, but I can't figure out how to get past the first screen and find anything to attack or capture. Cool aesthetic though!

KingMatthew says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:57pm

-grandtheftmarmot, Did you try using the WASD keys to move the screen?
-Simboubou, try taking a wide turn around that block, that should fix your problem if you fiddle with the Ai enough. Also, try using an airstrike by pressing the space bar.

andyman404 says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 1:08am

Cool game. I like the living room battleground. Those tans sure are tough! Congrats on finishing this in 72 hours!

PowerSpark says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 1:18am

The first squad is impassable for me, I even air-striked them :( So I'll go off what I could do and see by moving the camera.
I suggest adding raycasting so soldiers aren't trying to stop and shoot through walls (you might even choose to use raycasting altogether for bullets), inaccuracy so bullets aren't moving in an oddly perfect line, and just something to improve AI :)

KingMatthew says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 1:49am

-PoweSpark, I updated the game to fix this issue because it seems to be widespread based on the comments. Nothing else changed, just made it easier to fight that first squad. Download it again and try it out!

Sundr0 says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 6:19pm

Definitely you got point on fun and mood because everything is there to make us feel like a little toy soldier party game :p Maybe the camera moving is a little slow so we cannot progress easily but hey, still good ! The effort is here and your game make me have a great time so there it is :D

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

It reminds me of one game I really like and can't remember at the moment :) The first time I died, the game bugged out I think, could not do anything.

Dec 20, 2016 @ 9:41pm

Nice environment! The bullets could've been done better as you don't really see them move much. It's more like some kind of endless beam. Still, well done!

eruiz00 says ...
Dec 26, 2016 @ 12:35pm

Interesting and fun game. Well done!

yuigoto says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 11:50am

Really reminded me of Army Men! :P Feels really nice to play, though I feel that the camera angle sometimes isn't friendly enough. :/

Nice, challenging, visuals are really nice and the soundtrack you've chosen really fits the game! :D

Congrats! :)

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