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    Ludum Dare 18

    August 20th-23rd, 2010
    Theme: Enemies as Weapons

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    TIE

    Windows

    Use your enemies' heads to score and kill more enemies.

    I make code and music, you can't expect me to be good at graphics too. ;) ...
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    1.
    TIE

    Web (Applet) | Source | Timelapse | Playthrough

    Use your mouse and keyboard to control your spaceship and beam up the floating alien spheres, and use their evil against them!

    5 levels o ...
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    #10 - Fun
    #19 - Overall
    #25 - Theme
    #27 - Community
    #39 - Audio
    1.
    TIE

    Original | Play Fixed Version | Timelapse | source

    Manipulate gravity to cause shapes to crash into each other.
    Make sure you don't run into any of them!

    The mouse controls the player.
    C ...
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    #4 - Overall
    #13 - Audio
    #18 - Graphics
    #20 - Innovation
    #28 - Theme
    1.
    TIE

    Windows | OS/X | Timelapse | Web | Source

    Your goal in Loputon is to survive as long as you can and score big combos. As long as there's less than one second between each enemy you k ...
    - Coolness
    #24 - Audio
    #44 - Fun
    #48 - Community
    1.
    TIE

    Windows (compo version, with source) | Windows (post-LD version)

    Move your ship with the arrow keys or WASD, move the mouse to aim, left click to fire. Your ship's weapons are powered by the sound made by ...
    - Coolness
    #6 - Innovation
    #16 - Audio
    #45 - Theme
    #50 - Overall
    2.
    TIE

    Windows | OS/X | Web | Source - scripts only | Full Source

    Mixing colors by shooting your color gun through your colored enemies!
    Also my first Ludum Dare entry :)

    There are no tutorial levels, s ...
    - Coolness
    #12 - Innovation
    #13 - Community
    2.
    TIE

    Windows/Linux/FreeBSD

    Tag the stupid squares by pressing LEFT SHIFT and then make them explode by holding LEFT SHIFT near one of them.

    Tagging consumes your he ...
    - Coolness
    3.
    TIE

    Web | Source | Timelapse

    Arrow keys move.
    Up, z, or c to jump.
    X or space to pick up the guy you are standing on.
    X or space again to throw.

    You can touch the ...
    - Coolness
    #9 - Theme
    #12 - Community
    #21 - Audio
    #32 - Overall
    #37 - Graphics
    #38 - Fun
    3.
    TIE

    Windows | Source

    This is my first ever entry to Ludum Dare! HypnoFruit is a tower defense game, where your use captured creeps as towers. To use a creep as a ...
    - Coolness
    #23 - Theme
    3.
    TIE

    Windows | OS/X [10.6 only] | Linux / Source | Video

    This is my first LD. This game is quite simple, but has some concepts it may take a couple of games to understand.

    By taking control of ...
    - Coolness
    #27 - Community
    3.
    TIE

    Windows | OS/X | Linux | Java Web Start | Source

    A fairly simple arcade puzzler, where you have to possess zombies and then use their abilities as weapons.

    Linux and Windows have been te ...
    - Coolness
    #28 - Humor
    3.
    TIE

    Web | Source | Gameplay Trailer | Post-Compo Version

    This game was created for the 18th Ludum Dare 48 hour game competition. The theme was "Enemies as Weapons". Development took 26 hours from A ...
    - Community
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    #14 - Overall
    #17 - Fun
    #18 - Audio
    #24 - Graphics
    #30 - Theme
    3.
    TIE

    Windows | Patched-Src | Patched-Bin | Source

    As a hacker you need to take over servers, to use their powers to hack more servers. Dunno if that fits the theme.
    I'm happy I finished and ...
    - Coolness
    #5 - Audio
    #22 - Humor
    #33 - Fun
    #39 - Community
    3.
    TIE

    Windows | Web Site | Enhanced (post-deadline) | Source

    My entry is called "Protractor", it's a katamari shmup! You WILL need the latest version of DirectX! Update if you see a missing dll error ...
    - Coolness
    #14 - Graphics
    #43 - Community
    #45 - Overall
    3.
    TIE

    Windows | Source

    You are the virus, as an infected you can infect others, which will then carry your virus giving them the ability to unknowingly infecting o ...
    - Coolness
    #34 - Community
    3.
    TIE

    Windows | OS/X | Windows #2 | OS/X #2 | Source

    The horde is coming, and boy does it have its collective panties in a collective bunch! Your time on Mt. Brawlalot is coming to a close - or ...
    - Coolness
    #9 - Audio
    #10 - Humor
    #50 - Community
    3.
    TIE

    Windows | OS/X | Linux | Source

    Your ship has gon out of ammo but there's still enemy to fight. The only way to survive it's to dodge all enemy bullet and make them fire ea ...
    - Coolness
    #43 - Theme
    3.
    TIE

    Web | Source

    You are a roboticist trapped in a secret government with a bunch of malfunctioning robots. Thankfully, even though you are unarmed, you've g ...
    - Coolness
    #29 - Audio
    #33 - Humor
    #46 - Theme
    19.

    Web | Source

    My first Ludum Dare entry.
    Made in actionscript + flixel.

    Crash your enemies into each other to clear each level.
    Avoid getting hit or ...
    #19 - Coolness
    #21 - Theme
    20.
    TIE

    Windows | Source

    It's finally done...

    Should work in most Windows machines, although I only tested it with Windows 7 (64-bit)... But all the code is prett ...
    - Community
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    #9 - Overall
    #15 - Audio
    #16 - Innovation
    #20 - Coolness
    #22 - Fun
    #31 - Graphics
    #40 - Humor
    20.
    TIE

    Official LD18 Entry | Continued Development | Source

    In Money Thief, you must steal money!

    In order to avoid detection, you must become the ultimate weapon: The enemy.

    To compound the mat ...
    #5 - Fun
    #9 - Graphics
    #10 - Audio
    #11 - Overall
    #20 - Coolness
    #27 - Humor
    #27 - Innovation
    20.
    TIE

    Windows

    A druid who walks around banging evil spirits into each other. ...
    #20 - Coolness
    20.
    TIE

    Windows and Source | Post-Mortem

    My game is the story of an ant named Joe, who was captured by humans and placed in a anthill full of small arms, deadly for an ant.

    This ...
    #12 - Audio
    #20 - Coolness
    24.
    TIE

    Windows | Linux

    You play as a firefighter, fighting his greatest enemy... Fire (You didn't see that coming?). His weapon of choice? Fire (Again, really I ...
    #5 - Innovation
    #9 - Theme
    #24 - Coolness
    #27 - Community
    #37 - Overall
    #47 - Humor
    24.
    TIE

    Web | Source

    You have the power to make enemies explode with but a thought. Can you escape the 12 levels and become the Master Exploder? ...
    #24 - Coolness
    #26 - Overall
    #28 - Fun
    #28 - Innovation
    #38 - Community
    24.
    TIE

    Java (Web/JAR/Source) | Timelapse

    *** IMPORTANT ***
    FreeHostia seems to redirect to the main page when clicking on the direct links!! JAR/Source direct links removed for thi ...
    #24 - Coolness
    #47 - Graphics
    27.

    Windows | Web | Source

    aim the flashlight with the mouse
    WASD to move
    SPACE toggles flashlight
    R forces a respawn
    X to start game, and to close messages

    Pre ...
    #11 - Innovation
    #16 - Overall
    #27 - Coolness
    #33 - Fun
    #44 - Graphics
    28.
    TIE

    Flash | Source

    BOMBCRASH
    by Xander Davis - www.xanderdavis.com
    FlashBuilder 4 + ActionScript 3.0 + Flixel

    This is my first entry in Ludum Dare!

    You ...
    #15 - Graphics
    #28 - Coolness
    #44 - Audio
    #48 - Overall
    28.
    TIE

    Windows | OS/X | Timelapse | Source

    My first attempt at Ludum Dare and a relatively unpolished due to a lack of time this weekend.

    Still I'm reasonably happy with the core c ...
    #28 - Coolness
    28.
    TIE

    Windows | Web | Source

    Attach the bodies of sword-monsters to a giant spinning wheel of death. Survive 8 waves of enemies to win the game.

    To attack an enemy, y ...
    #16 - Innovation
    #28 - Coolness
    #38 - Theme
    28.
    TIE

    Windows | Web | JAM version (web) | Source

    Giant monsters are attacking your city! Hypnotise them and send them to fight each other. Different monsters are good at beating different o ...
    #28 - Coolness
    #43 - Community
    28.
    TIE

    Windows | OS/X | Web (Unity) | Source

    You have entered the RoboColosseum's greatest challenge: the never-ending cannon swarm so intent on your destruction they fire their own com ...
    #28 - Coolness
    #37 - Audio
    28.
    TIE

    Windows | XNA Framework | Source

    May need to nuke a couple more bugs, but on the whole it's done!

    You need XNA Framework 2.0 installed before you can play it! ...
    #6 - Community
    #15 - Theme
    #28 - Coolness
    28.
    TIE

    Play it in FLASH | Play it for N64 | Source Code

    Use the arrow keys.

    Goal #1: Stay alive. Use left, right, and up arrows (or Z) to move and jump around.

    Goal #2: Wreck enemies. Use do ...
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    #7 - Fun
    #7 - Overall
    #15 - Innovation
    #28 - Coolness
    #47 - Humor
    35.

    Windows | Source

    A top-down shoot-'em-up where your only weapons are the enemies themselves.
    Controls are WASD to move, and mouse to rotate your ship.
    When ...
    #15 - Theme
    #17 - Audio
    #35 - Coolness
    36.

    Play online | Timelapse | Source

    Java 1.5 is required, the game is played as an applet in a webpage. ...
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    #4 - Innovation
    #8 - Community
    #9 - Fun
    #16 - Humor
    #36 - Coolness
    #42 - Audio
    37.
    TIE

    Windows | Web | Source

    Build a giant amoeboid castle out of the remains of your defeated opponents.

    <arrows> or <w, a, s, d> to move
    <mouse> to fire

    Enemy c ...
    #24 - Innovation
    #26 - Graphics
    #28 - Overall
    #32 - Fun
    #37 - Coolness
    37.
    TIE

    Windows

    Made with .NET. Nothing fancy used so should work on almost any .NET runtime.

    Rule with Demography instead of Democracy, pitting the unha ...
    #37 - Coolness
    37.
    TIE

    Windows | Source(.gmk)

    My not-so-much blogged about game! unfortunately I couldn't make many blog posts without revealing too much of the game/story. So yeah anywa ...
    #37 - Coolness
    40.
    TIE

    Kongregate | Mirror | Source | Timelapse

    Mouse to move. Don't let the asteroids hit Earth!

    Created with FlashPunk using Box2D for physics. Rendering done partially with FlashPunk ...
    #15 - Fun
    #33 - Humor
    #36 - Innovation
    #40 - Coolness
    #45 - Overall
    #45 - Graphics
    40.
    TIE

    Web | Source

    Use the Z and ARROW keys to move.
    Collect heads to shoot with and to use as armor.
    The game ends when the core gets damaged.

    Tools Used ...
    #40 - Coolness
    #43 - Graphics
    40.
    TIE

    Windows | OS/X | Linux | Jam (Windows/OS X) | Source

    A glowy mashup of pool, putt-putt golf, and air hockey. If you create new courses in the editor, please upload them to the server so other p ...
    #5 - Community
    #29 - Audio
    #29 - Fun
    #40 - Coolness
    #45 - Overall
    #47 - Graphics
    40.
    TIE

    Windows | Time Lapse | Source

    The aim of the game is to trick the enemy into killing themselves and each other using the Illusion based skills of the character.

    The fi ...
    #23 - Innovation
    #39 - Community
    #40 - Coolness
    #41 - Humor
    #47 - Graphics
    40.
    TIE

    Web | Source

    Please spend 30 seconds reading the instructions! You can then read the tips after you've played a bit, if you like.



    I really wanted ...
    #8 - Community
    #19 - Innovation
    #40 - Coolness
    #49 - Theme
    40.
    TIE

    Windows | Source | Crappy Gameplay Video

    edit: Added a bugfix after deadline: probability of trust tower was calculated wrong. Was fixed by changing a single character. The rest is ...
    #19 - Community
    #40 - Coolness
    #43 - Innovation
    40.
    TIE

    Windows | XNA Creators Club | Timelapse | Source (and EXE if you don't want to install)

    135 seconds (3 levels of 45 seconds each) of a Spy Hunter style vertical scroller where the only objective is to stay alive while avoiding a ...
    #40 - Coolness
    40.
    TIE

    Web | Source

    Using your trusty Universal Hacking Device [hold SPACE bar] you must hack the marauding robots to be used as gun emplacements against their ...
    #30 - Theme
    #40 - Coolness
    40.
    TIE

    Windows | Source

    Correct title is "Super Thwackswinger" (it wouldn't fit).

    Grab enemies with a grappling hook! Smash and destroy!

    An updated version of ...
    #12 - Fun
    #13 - Theme
    #32 - Overall
    #40 - Coolness
    40.
    TIE

    Windows

    Arrow keys to move and jump. Land on enemies, pull them around and force them into the ground to make them shoot each other.

    Infinite arc ...
    - Theme
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    #16 - Overall
    #18 - Innovation
    #37 - Graphics
    #40 - Coolness
    50.
    TIE

    Windows | OS/X | Linux/Source

    Inspired by Jeff Vandermeer's Ambergris. You are tasked with exploring a cavern filled with strange and exotic fungi. Can you scan all the ...
    - Graphics
    #4 - Audio
    #6 - Overall
    #12 - Innovation
    #13 - Community
    #31 - Fun
    #38 - Theme
    #50 - Coolness
    50.
    TIE

    Windows/Source | Linux/Source | Full Source

    Controls (and a mildly-humourous backstory) are in the Readme.txt file.

    I have now uploaded a Linux version, which is almost the same as ...
    #38 - Humor
    #50 - Coolness
    50.
    TIE

    Windows (.exe) | Source

    My first time entering the Ludum Dare competition. It was a hard theme for me, but I managed to come up with something. =)

    I'm terrible a ...
    #24 - Humor
    #44 - Fun
    #50 - Coolness
    50.
    TIE

    Web | Source

    Press Z to cast a spell and X to cycle spells. Move with the arrow keys. ...
    #8 - Graphics
    #50 - Coolness
    50.
    TIE

    OS/X | Windows | Source (Ruby+Gosu)

    Multicolored zombies, everywhere! And only one man is man enough to handle this! It's Mr Monocle! And he knows the art of fisticuffs!

    "I ...
    - Humor
    #14 - Audio
    #30 - Community
    #30 - Fun
    #31 - Graphics
    #50 - Coolness

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