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    Ludum Dare 20

    April 29th-May 2nd, 2011
    Theme: It’s Dangerous to go Alone! Take this!

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    Air Pirates - hamster_mk_4 - Competition Entry

    Made in Unity3d

    Arrow keys control flight
    Z shoots weapon
    X drops weapon pod.

    Land on the carrier to rearm and buy new weapons.

    View hamster_mk_4's journal. | View all entries by hamster_mk_4

    Ratings

    #34Coolness14%
    #36Graphics3.78
    #49Fun3.44
    #70Community3.21
    #79Overall3.28
    #119Innovation3.13
    #143Theme2.71
    #220Audio1.60
    #245Humor1.82

    Comments

    Manuel777 says ...
    May 2, 2011 @ 4:33am

    I liked it, its was very interesting to play.. With more time you could make something really cool out of this!

    May 3, 2011 @ 5:17am

    It was pretty good but you failed to mention that X drops your current weapon.

    crackerblocks says ...
    May 3, 2011 @ 5:49am

    pretty fun already. this game could go places.

    ChargerIIC says ...
    May 3, 2011 @ 1:34pm

    Fantastic game

    mpc174 says ...
    May 3, 2011 @ 5:48pm

    Delightful! So simple, so addictive. I'm a fool for airships.

    Zemmi says ...
    May 3, 2011 @ 7:53pm

    Wicked game, I would love to see this taken further. Rocket Pods seemed a little over powered and I wasn't sure what to do with the torpedo. Other than that though, it was really fun, I came back to play again, and I loved the setting. In my opinion, kickassery is you.

    Winterblood says ...
    May 3, 2011 @ 8:00pm

    Enjoyable shooter with an interesting loadout mechanic, but I found it a bit clunky switching from keys to mouse to buy new weapons while under attack. Would have preferred a keyboard-controlled menu so I didn't have to keep switching input devices.

    May 4, 2011 @ 2:51am

    I think its a good base. The graphics are good and concept is solid. The gameplay could use some work, I felt the weapons were a little unbalanced, but that could just be me not getting it completely. Great work!

    hamster_mk_4 says ...
    May 4, 2011 @ 4:50am

    @gamemakingdude : Jettisoning the weapon pod was part of the original design, but in testing I found it didn't really make the game better. I left it in there for when I expand this to the concept I originally had in mind.

    @Winterblood: The letters Q,W,E,R,A,S,D,F letters next to the price indicate keyboard shortcuts for those items.

    Thank you all for playing and commenting. It pleases me to no end to hear people enjoy this.

    hamster_mk_4 says ...
    May 4, 2011 @ 4:52am

    @Zemmi: the torpedo was supposed to be an anti zeppelin weapon. Unfortunately I never got around to making the enemy zeppelins.

    May 5, 2011 @ 3:33pm

    Really cool to get a top-down flight game like this done in the time allotted.

    I think that allowing unlimited ammo might had made it more fun, and perhaps limiting the fuel instead. I'm not sure though.

    Great work, should def develop this further.

    AndrewBC says ...
    May 5, 2011 @ 4:18pm

    This was -really- fun. If you kept working on it, you might have a good product to sell, I think.

    Endurion says ...
    May 7, 2011 @ 3:45pm

    Very neat game!
    I liked the zeppelin base and the overall setting. I've played "Free Fly", killed off enemies and suddenly they were all gone. Dang :)
    Desperately needs sounds, music and a boss!

    Danik says ...
    May 8, 2011 @ 2:33pm

    Quality game! Impressive amount of good artwork. When I played the 5 min mode the last minutes there wasn't any enemies around.

    PsySal says ...
    May 14, 2011 @ 5:54pm

    Really solid little game. I really like the ship designs, and the core concept is excellent. I didn't seem to be able to survive very long, and/or collect money (although I did manage to shoot down a ship with my pea shooter...) Anyhow, would love to see this expanded with missions/etc.

    mwest says ...
    May 21, 2011 @ 7:40pm

    Excellent entry!

    Really enjoyed the graphics and gameplay - I'm also a sucker for airships :P!

    Hope to see this developed further...

    Nyaa says ...
    May 22, 2011 @ 12:17pm

    Very attractive game, would love to see a longer version of this. Airships + pirates = awesome

    erik says ...
    May 22, 2011 @ 10:57pm

    Neat little game. With some balancing and some polish, I think it would be a lot of fun. I think further upgrades for your plane would be great. It took me a bit to figure out what was happening when I pushed z.

    jonbro says ...
    May 23, 2011 @ 3:03pm

    awesome! there seems to be a bug where the enemies just stop spawning after a certain point. Other than that, super great! awesome graphics.

    The feeling of the plane is a tiny bit off as well, if there was some sort of acceleration to the turning and speed changing, that would be nice.

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