Ludum Dare 18
August 20th-23rd, 2010
Theme: Enemies as Weapons
Fratricide - Riley Adams - Competition Entry
1. Unzip somewhere
2. Install OpenAL with the provided installer
3. Run bin/LD18.exe
The goal is simple: survive and get as high a score as possible. Your ship has no direct offensive weapons, but you can pull a nearby enemy ship in with your tractor beam (Z key in the default settings) to use them as a shield, use their weapons (holding Z fires continuously), or use them as a projectile (press X to throw the ship forward with enough force to destroy another enemy).
You also have the ability to do a "force push" of sorts, by pressing X when you don't have an enemy tractor beam-ed in, any enemies near you will be pushed outward (and possibly into other enemies).
There are occasional powerups that cause slowmo or invincibility for 15 seconds.
The difficulty setting is a decimal scale from 1 to 4, 1 being pretty tame, and 4 being ridiculous (the difficulty scales up the speed and amount of enemies, bullets etc).
Control options allow for Arrows + X/Z, WASD + Shift/Ctrl and a couple (hopefully) dvorak friendly options.
GPL'd source is included in src.zip within the Windows package.
I'll try to port to Linux, eventually.
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