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Colonization

by Pleirlat - Mini LD 69 Entry

CONTROLS
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-Mouse
-Left Click
-Right Click
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Well it's done, this is my first "game". Actually I feel it more like a representation of what I learned the last two weeks... but I like it anyway :)
Unfortunately I don't have more time to fix errors and polish the final game.
I hope u enjoy it
See you next LD!

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Comments

Linkeagle says ...
Jul 26, 2016 @ 7:59pm

Two criticisms firstly, my Antivirus thinks your game is malicious, I gave you the benefit of the doubt but if that wasn't your intention, I'd look into that. And it's impossible to win the Helicopter level since you can't shoot to your right.

All in all though, fantastic first project, it's immediately evident what you have to do, the art is great, and it's very engaging gameplay for being so simple.

I await your future projects.

KloudRazor says ...
Jul 27, 2016 @ 9:01am

I feel this is one of the most solid games between the first ones submitted. It is challenging enough, it makes sense and you learned something. I think this is what Ludum Dare is about.

Also, unlike @Linkeagle, I managed to finish the game, although the helicopter level could be tweaked a little bit since it can cause frustration and confusion.

micsandbricks says ...
Jul 29, 2016 @ 10:54am

Nice game man! Good shooting mechanics and fun gameplay. Would be cool to have a variety of shots (some kind of power-up system that activates after you defeat x amount of enemies maybe?) I'm impressed since I've tried game-maker and never managed to make anything substantial with it. XD

Pleirlat says ...
Jul 29, 2016 @ 7:10pm

Thanks for the feedback guys! I really apreciate it.
Comments like this encourage me to keep practicing.
Hope to see you in next LD!

DoubleDouble says ...
Jul 30, 2016 @ 4:06pm

I too got confused on the helicopter level, but figured it out at the last moment without losing. I think this is the pattern which causes confusion - (1)Read instructions (2)Start first level (3)find that right-click does nothing (4)forget about right-click by the end of level (5)start second level (6)realize I am suddenly a helicopter, with TWO guns! Awesome. Test out shooting. Panic when I can't seem to shoot to the right side. (7)either figure it out or die

The one thing I instantly wished for in-game was a "cool-down timer" of some sort so that I knew exactly when and how fast I could shoot, otherwise I end up clicking too soon and nothing happens on my perfectly lined-up shot. The helicopter one is the only one I like to hold the mouse buttons.

Btw, I really like the tank level the most. I thought it was great that the bullet auto-aimed towards where you clicked.

bytekeeper says ...
Jul 31, 2016 @ 9:03pm

Thanks DoubleDouble for the reminder with the right button. Shoot right damnit ;)

Jul 31, 2016 @ 9:57pm

This was a good one, surprisingly difficult too. A bit silent, but I loved it.

Siridakis says ...
Aug 1, 2016 @ 5:07pm

Great game!

Maybe you could in-game instructions, just to clarify things. Even without that the game is very intuitive and easy to learn.

I noticed it displays "Made with gamemaker studio" just like my entry, so I assume you are using the free version of gamemaker like me. Could you tell me how to make an icon for the game, like you did? (I know it's a noob question).

Congratulations for you game! If you have the time, check out my entry too.

Aug 27, 2016 @ 3:26pm

Simple, well made game! I included it in my compilation video series of all of the MiniLD 69 games, if you’d like to take a look :) https://youtu.be/amjEUImOHHQ

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