Ludum Dare 34 — December 11th-14th, 2015 — Theme Tied: Two Button Controls, Growing

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Snake Blaster

by A.W. Apps - Compo Entry

Battle your friend in this 1v1 classic mix of Astroid and Snake. Pick up items to grow your tail of weapons. Use those items to attack your opponent. Aim at their head to cause damage or sabotage them by shooting at their tail to destroy their ammo. The art style is based on early video games like Asteroid.

THEME : Growing
ENGINE : Unity
ART : Pixen

-empty circles : normal bullets
-cross : heals 1 HP
-circle inside circle : land mine (active mines are gray)
-double lines : double bullet
-bomb shape : bomb (explodes on impact)
-You can hold a maximum of 6 items

Player 1 (starts on right)
-arrow keys to move
-space to use item

Player 2 (starts on left)
-wasd keys to move
-f to use item

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jcmonkey says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:44am

nice little game

Halleflux says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:47am

Solid gameplay. I liked having multiple types of ammo to play with. Great graphics, too, with fitting sounds. Not much to say beyond that.
Doesn't fit any of the themes, though.

Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:51am

Seems like a fun game, but I don't have anyone to play with :(

merrak says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:53am

Pretty cool! I like the concept. It'd be nice to have the option to play the computer (maybe an idea for a later version)

Dooskington says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:53am

Wouldn't load for me. Google Chrome.

eerongal says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:56am

Interesting mash up of snake/tanks style game! Nice work!

A.W. Apps says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:01am

@Dooskington Thats odd. It loads fine for me in Google Chrome.

Move127 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:33am

Interesting idea and good execution with the multiplayer. The controls feel a little clunky and it would have been nice to have singleplayer, but one can only do so much in 48 hours.

PowerSpark says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:38am

This seems like a fun concept I really wish I could play it 2 player with someone :D

scriptorum says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:38am

Nice art style, reminiscent of Space Wars. The snake/ammo piece is a great concept and fits the growing theme perfectly.

TheFudster says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:07am

Makes me wish I had a 2nd player!

John Drury says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:10am

Cute little game. Unique spin on snakes and enjoyed the competitive mode. Just wish I had someone here to battle with ahah

floppya says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:48am

Nice combination of game types. Doesn't hit either of the themes, though.

Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:05am

Easy to control when you get the hang of it!

batmanasb says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:32am

Nice simple game, too bad there's no one to play it with. Please consider trying your hand at netcode :P

Dec 14, 2015 @ 8:27am

Petty well executed :)

ShadedVertex says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:29am

This is pretty fun...if there are two people playing it.

prymidion says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:29am

I quite like this! The combat system is fun, graphics and sfx fit the vibe just right. The variety of weapons is great.

Zeezgames says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 1:39pm

Hi, i really liked this had a fun time competing with my partner at this :)

nice idea, great movement didn't seem laggy or anything on the controls apart from when you collide with your own trail and move into them

overall great game
Well Done!

oal says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 1:54pm

Nice to see more multiplayer games. Mario kart battle meets space invaders. :-) Could have used some music, but at least there are some sound effects. The game play is quite fun. Well done!

MorganLeFay says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 2:03pm

It would have been much more fun to play if I wasn't playing against myself. But looks very promising if you add an AI opponent

csanyk says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:26am

I like this. It reminds me of the type of graphics that you'd find on early 80's computers like the Apple ][.

sararyCow says ...
Dec 26, 2015 @ 8:29pm

Nice game. It could be worth to write a little AI for the second player.

Jan 11, 2016 @ 12:15am

Really nice snake game. Love the way you took it! I included it in my Ludum Dare 34 compilation video series, if you’d like to check it out :)

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