Ludum Dare 30 — August 22nd-25th, 2014 — Theme: Connected Worlds

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by slakhorn - Jam Entry

Note: Highscore is saved locally only.

August 26 "Typo" update:
Fixed droprate, was 1% but should have been 10%
fixed score menu bug, level name was misspelled so you could not restart the game.

IMPORTANT: If you get stuck, you can unstuck yourself with the Nitro boost (shift key).

Earth is fucked. After a barrage of Nuclear fire, nothing but desert remains. Well, except for one small village, constantly under fire by marauding bandits.

It's your job to protect this village. Drive around in your trusty jeep and drive the bandits away! Play to attain the highest score possible in this cool twinstick shooter. Smash their morale as you plow through their ranks with powerups such as Spread Fire, Homing Missiles and the Jimmy Hendrix Experience!

We recomend that you play this game with two players: one player behind the keyboard ("The Driver") and the second player with the mouse ("The Gunner").

Den of Thieves:
Anne Wijning - Programming
Jere Jalonen - 3D & visuals

Downloads and Links




Aug 25, 2014 @ 10:53pm

Quite nice 3D graphics for a jam game, and it has a good arcade-y feel to it. Unfortunately I keep getting a bug where the jeep will get stuck and can only spin on the spot. Otherwise good job, especially on the models.

slakhorn says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 7:59am

Getting stuck is very annoying indeed and it's a bug I couldn't get out in time. You can, however unstuck yourself by using the Nitro boost (shift).

BinaryPie says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 12:48pm

Jeep handling felt kinda weird. Fun though. Would've been nice with to have more sound effects.

kibertoad says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 12:49pm

Controls are weird and invisible walls are too close to the base. Got me a while to figure that I shouldn't go forward. It looks impressive, if a bit to grey. In a Mad Max-like setting you could go all over the place with extravagant vehicle design, seems like a lost opportunity. But the way it is, with fixed controls and level design it could be a solid arcade shooter. Just drop the idea of people playing it together on the same keyboard and mouse. Even if there is another person around, it's not very comfortable.

Sunflower says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 1:29pm

The controls are very counter-intuitive and bothersome; in most games you have either up/down/left/right on WSAD and the direction changes instantly, or front/back/l. turn/r. turn on WSAD and the direction changes over time. Here it's up/down/left/right *and* the direction changes over time, which makes the vehicle a pain to control since you can't just make a delicate turn left or right. That's particularly annoying when I tried to grab power-ups.

Too bad, because the game, while very unoriginal, could be more fun to play otherwise; I'd like to see that rainbow/aurora upgrade in action. ^^"

Aug 27, 2014 @ 5:35am

Cool graphics and setup. Driving controls definitely need refinement, and maybe a little better map system. If this was a little more tightened up control-wise, it could be a real blast to play. Keep up the good work!

MerlijnVH says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 10:46pm

Nice entry! It played okay, though the controls and jeep movement was a bit weird. Nice graphics for the short time span, too.

juaxix says ...
Aug 30, 2014 @ 5:50pm

Very funny, please fix controls :)

Miziziziz says ...
Sep 2, 2014 @ 1:05am

I found the controls to be really strange for the vehicle.
Otherwise, graphics were nice, and the gunning was cool.
It was kinda repetitive, though

Jazff says ...
Sep 5, 2014 @ 6:40am

I made a gameplay video of this:

Tosic says ...
Sep 15, 2014 @ 9:29am

Very good graphics and nice idea, also I like the name 'den of thieves'

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