MiniLD #59

Theme: “SWAP” (Swap-Shop) – hosted by voxel – May 2015

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MLD59 - Swappoids

by track02 - Mini LD 59 Entry

Based off the Boids model for flocking behaviour.

Kill enemies and gather coins to increase score, choose from random sprite sheets each game (pulled from http://swapshop.pixelsyntax.com/api/randomImage).

Swap your current position with any of the randomly placed blocks to help move around the arena and avoid the swarm.

Use your (limited) special ability to break the swarm and escape, recharge by collecting pickups.

Controls
Movement: WASD
Aiming: Mouse
Fire: Left Mouse Button
Swap Player w/ Block: Right Mouse Button when cursor is over block
Scare Swarm: Hold Spacebar (uses magic, cannot shoot)

Start Game: Z
Swap Spritesheet: R (try before starting game)

Health is displayed top left, when hit player swaps places with random block

Magic charges displayed top right, refill from pickups

Total score displayed top center, increase by killing enemies and gather coins
No limit on block swaps, so use if you get stuck due to random block placement!

After spawning or being hit enemies will flee until you start attacking

To play download from either github or dropbox (still uploading) and run MLD59.exe

Only had a few days to spare on this so it's not as fleshed out as I would've liked, hopefully it's still somewhat fun to play.

Let me know of any bugs or issues.

Thanks.

Edits:

- Screenshot / description tidy up
- Trimmed distributed version - much smaller now + updated dropbox link
- Had some time to slightly alter block placement, should be no overlapping

Downloads and Links


Comments

Linus123xbb says ...
Jun 8, 2015 @ 6:14pm

Final Score: 179
I like it, especially the idea of swapping position randomly with a block. The SFX were a bit annoying but overall good job!

Jun 25, 2015 @ 5:00pm

Fun game! I included it in part 3 of my MiniLD #59 compilation video series, if you would like to check it out :) https://youtu.be/R2lfMhXlRuQ

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