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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Karate Basketball

by SeaDads - Jam Entry


Due to a scheduling error, the local rec center has been double booked for a charity basketball event and a karate championship! Luckily the players have the moves to please EVERYONE in attendance.


- Arrows/Left stick- run around
- Space/controller B – Jump
- X/Controller A – Pass/Call for ball
- Z/Controller X – Goal/Karate!

- Karate the other team to steal the ball
- Pass between your team mate to avoid getting kicked.
- Shoot close to goal for better chance or jump into the ring to DUNK

SEADADS (this time) ARE:
- Louis Meyer (@louisdmeyer) – Art + BBall Consultant
- Dave Lloyd (@duzzondrums) – Code
- Jon Murphy (@nuclearfriend) – Code
- Ben Weatherall (@sunraheadgear) – Art + Music
- PaulDP – Art
- Adrian Vaughan (@yeoldshrimpeyes) - VO

The post jam version makes shooting more accurate the CLOSER you are to the net instead of the opposite :P Also fixes some exploits like passing to other end of the court... it's even HARDER now :D

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JoeYoshi says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:37am

beautiful work!

siryakko says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:43am

Ok that's just awesome. Nice graphics and sounds, the concept is perfect and need to be continued

Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:51am

This is amazing. You should be proud of yourselves.

BathPirate says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:55am

Wow!!! Great!!!

Casevse says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:58am

Wow! This really surprised me. It is very polished and the idie is hilarious. You should continue improving this. Very good work, congratulations!

mipo says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:58am

Sick game. The offense lets you destroy them when they are inbounding the ball. This would be a super fun multiplayer party game if you added some more depth like blocking kicks or natural shooting motions. (Matt Barnes is pissed he didn't make the game)

matthewpalaje says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:09am

Oh man this was so much fun!! Amazing work.

Art is great, music is great, sound effects and gameplay once again great!

dunin says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:11am

Really nice game!
Even your icon is fun!

(a bit easy, and would like a multiplayer version, but so cool!)

SeaDads says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:56am

Thanks for the comments guys, we are definitely considering a post-Jam version soon(-ish) with local multiplayer support, as we want to play that version ourselves too! ;)

Anti says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 12:02pm

This is just a beautiful piece of work. Great gameplay, even though it was very hard to get back in defence, and the graphics & sound were just amazing. Good work!

cgd11 says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 12:02pm

This is great xD.

dreamingdice says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 12:07pm

Great work, shouldn't leave it as just a game jam project. only nitpick is i can fire from almost anywhere and always score, making jumping a little bit useless, but as i said, thats a silly nitpick.

DrillerDev says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:51pm

That was crazy. And in a good way

Thumbs up!

Devastus says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:57pm

Ok, this is the shit. I'm amazed at the polish this game has for a 72h game. Got nothing to complain about, just plain awesome.

DireGoose says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 4:33am

Awesome! the first jame game I've played that made me laugh out loud!

jeroenwimmers says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 1:54pm

fun concept and great voice. just found it a bit hard to play:(

Doomdad says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 4:25pm

Really fun and addicting gameplay! Best game thus far from all the entries I've played! If something deserves to win, it's Karate Basketball! :D

Albert Viader says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 5:19pm

This game is amazing. And in 72h! I can't believe it! Great job guys.

Nixxor says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:02pm

So Great! Can you add Blake Griffin in there for me? :D Love the commentary too. Superb.

DesignerNap says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:03pm

FROM DOWNTOWN!!! Loving this. From the intro to the commentary you have nailed the feeling of the SNES Era sports action titles. Very impressed

Ellian says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 12:28am

Oh my GOD. This is AWESOME. I would legitimately play a fully fledged Karate Basketball game.
It's just GREAT. The voiceover was the cherry on top.
Graphics are cool as heck, audio is neat, gameplay is sick and polished.. I would play that a lot more.
And the AI is good too?!

That being said, the game is hard as heck ahah.

Pixtopher says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 7:34am

The voiceovers A+

BubsyPoochies says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 1:28pm

What an amazing game, hadn't had so much fun playing a basketball game since NBA Jam! Reminded me of the NES World Cup but with basketball :) A truly remarkable entry for a ludum dare, the game feels really polished, controls are spot on and graphics look great. Enjoyed a lot the humor, although the game is hard indeed! Would love to play this with 3 other friends, you should definitely keep working on a post-jam version. Congrats on making this!

Sean says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 4:11pm

This is incredibly well-polished. Getting a live commentary that A) works, B) isn't cringeworthy, and C) doesn't sound like it was recorded in a tin can is really impressive!

With a few more mechanics, I could imagine this being really fun as a local multiplayer game. The incorporation of the theme isn't the best, but other than that this is a great entry!

rogueNoodle says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 4:17pm

Wow... amazing entry. Tough as hell AI, beautiful art, funny sportscasters - incredible what you accomplished in 72 hours!

Bumblepie says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 3:14am

Super fun game, the game feel is on point. I ran into quite a few bugs including:
- Dunks sometimes counting as 3 pointers
- The ball spawning at the wrong end of the court after a basket
- Noone getting the ball off the tip-off and noone being able to pick it up off the ground afterwards
- The ball getting stuck on the hoop

But none of these really were enough to break the game experience for me. However, what did make it less enjoyable was when I figured out that you could shoot from basically anywhere and it wouldnt matter. I found it easier in fact, to hit three point shots from over halfway as soon as I got the ball. I would suggest adding in a power bar to make you have to wind up for longer shots and give the player more control over whether the shot misses or not, as well as reducing the accuracy of shots from further out. Also, no idea how the game relates to the theme. That said, a really fun experience.

David Cookie says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 2:22pm

Yep.. really the only downside is that it has no relation whatsoever with the theme, which is really the thing I take the most into account for a game jam.

With that said, it's just incredible the amount of work you put into this one. It's polished in every aspects unimaginable, the voices are great, the feedbacks are great. Only the gameplay needs some more polish as it's a bit hazardous (but making a sport game work in only 3 days is already an exploit!).

So yeah, regardless the theme, a fantastic entry that could definitely become a stand alone game!

ValiaP says ...
Dec 21, 2016 @ 12:26pm

haha, had a lot of fun. Great entry!

nick.bota says ...
Dec 21, 2016 @ 3:38pm

Yes, the you can kick your opponents in the nuts best game ever!!!
On a more serious note, great work, graphics look great, it controls well and it's fun to play. If you added some new abilities and animations it would be pretty damn close to NBA Jam which is awesome, keep up the great work!

Dec 21, 2016 @ 3:42pm

Awesome work, the audio is great!

Could be great if you could swith players too.

Dec 21, 2016 @ 4:04pm

This is incredible. Sooo polished. My only complaint is seeing my main boy Delly on the same team as Green... that's some Twilight-Zone stuff to me!

tommarx69 says ...
Dec 23, 2016 @ 12:34pm

Amazing ! I can't believe you made it in 72h :) ! Very funny (i loved the nut shot :)). Graphics are awesome. The best game I rated in this LD, and by far.

JK5000 says ...
Dec 30, 2016 @ 8:44pm

A fun idea, but is bit hard to play.

MrTroy says ...
Dec 30, 2016 @ 9:47pm

WOW! I really really love this game. Unfortunately I'm on OSX so I can't play the post Jam version right now. Going to try it later on. Needs multiplayer!

Dec 30, 2016 @ 10:31pm

Ha this is awesome, loved the initial setup and then the presentation of the main game was great as well. My only complaint was that I couldn't seem to miss, that said scoring a last second 3-pointer for the win is a sweet feeling.

BlackBulletIV says ...
Dec 31, 2016 @ 3:59am

Hahahaha, this is too perfect! Who knew Draymond could sink 10 half court shots in a row after practicing his natural shooting motion, and Delly could dunk on fools. I love everything about this.

seano says ...
Dec 31, 2016 @ 7:52am

Excellent game in such a short time

t4u says ...
Dec 31, 2016 @ 8:54am

Very good. Kinda difficult at the begining but on third try I won. Love the comments and audio.

Ithildin says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 12:06am

Back in the Middle Ages, when my brother and I played Nintendo World Cup on a crappy NES clone, our strategy consisted of tackling all rival players until they were lying down injured, so we would just be able to score at leisure with special overhead kicks.

Here we have a different sport, but I'm sooo happy to see the same spirit on this entry :_D

The game is quite solid as it is, with great graphics and sound, but just to give some feedback, it would be nice to be able to give some simple instructions to your teammate (or switch control).

I hope you keep working on this, it already shows a lot of promise and the concept is hilarious.

Congratulations!! :D

SeaDads says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 6:09am

Thanks for the lovely comments everyone! We are working on it more, tried some local multiplayer out and it's pretty fun :) We'll put a new version up in itch when it's ready. Just wish it wasn't so hard to find the time! -Dave

UrbanHelsing says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 3:34pm

Super fun! Would like to be able to play multiplayer too.

Alex Rose says ...
Jan 3, 2017 @ 7:33am


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