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    Ludum Dare 23

    April 20th-23rd 2012 :: 10 Year Anniversary! :: Theme: Tiny World

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    Tiny World - graytest - 48 Hour Compo Entry

    *Edit********************************
    I had by mistake uploaded a 64bit version of my game. I have now fixed this so hopefully the game will run for everyone!
    Thanks for testing it!
    *************************************

    *Edit 2******************************
    I've added a Mac and Linux version. I haven't been able to test either, but hope they will work.

    To run the game (these instructions are copied form love2d.org):

    -- MAC -----------------------------
    On Mac OSX, a folder or .love file can be dropped onto the Love.app application bundle. On the Mac OSX Terminal (commandline), you can use love like this (assuming it's installed to the Applications directory):

    open -n -a love "/home/path/to/game"

    In some cases it may be faster to invoke the love binary inside the application bundle directly via the following:

    /Applications/love.app/Contents/MacOS/love mygame

    You can setup an alias in your Terminal session to call the binary when you use love by adding an alias to your ~/.bash_profile (open -a TextEdit ~/.bash_profile):

    # alias to love
    alias love="/Applications/love.app/Contents/MacOS/love"
    Now you can call love from the commandline like Linux and Windows:

    love "/home/path/to/game"

    If you debug using the print command, it is useful to see this printed in realtime. In which case the following will open an extra window that will show the printed text.

    xterm -e /Applications/love.app/Contents/MacOS/love "/home/path/to/game"

    -- LINUX ------------------------

    On Linux, you can use one of these command lines:

    love /home/path/to/gamedir/
    love /home/path/to/packagedgame.love
    If you have installed the .deb, you can double click on .love files in your file manager as well.

    ----------------------------------

    Run in fullscreen mode:

    To change tofullscreen to window mode: change love-file's ending to zip. Edit the conf.lua inside setting fullscreen = true (and then change the file ending back to "love"
    *****************************************

    A game by Andreas Hedin

    Control the balloon and tower to defeat the zombies, evil birds and beasts.

    -- Controls:
    F: Switch between balloon and tower
    WASD: Steer the balloon
    Left mouse button: Fire primary weapon
    Right mouse button: Fire secondary weapon

    contact@andreashedin.com
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    Ratings

    Coolness65%
    #86Fun3.54
    #204Overall3.37
    #295Innovation3.23
    #437Mood2.67
    #479Graphics2.80
    #491Humor2.12
    #509Audio2.28
    #884Theme1.63

    Comments

    Sanguine says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 3:35pm

    Doesn't work for me on Win 7 32 bit.

    De10ter says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 3:54pm

    Doesn't work for me either (Windows Vista)
    Says version is not campatible with this version of windows.

    johanp says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 5:14pm

    Did not work on Win XP.

    davidllanos22 says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 6:29pm

    Works fine for me, using w7 x64 Nice game :)

    mikolalysenko says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 8:02pm

    No linux version :(

    Dakota says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 8:39pm

    Worked fine on Win7 64bit

    Fun game

    Seppi says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 9:06pm

    .love is actually a .zip

    modify conf.lua t.screen.fullscreen = false do disable fullscreen.

    MadGnomeGamer says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 11:02pm

    Nice! Rather unique gameplay, switching back and forth between two different shooters. Pretty fun, too.

    PS I like how you can shoot your own balloon down!

    Flyboy says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 5:27am

    I like having to manage the balloon and the tower at once, cool mechanic.

    Jezzamon says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 5:48am

    I couldn't manage to run it on the mac. (What you suggested didn't work) I would've like to play it though.

    graytest says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 8:03am

    Jezzamon: Sorry for giving bad instructions. I copied the instructions from the love website into the description above. Let me know if it helps!

    Apr 24, 2012 @ 1:12pm

    Excellent game! 5 stars for fun and overall :). Best game I've played yet. Your implementation of the swapping between characters is flawless, and the enemies make it super interesting. Nice job!

    robashton says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 2:34pm

    I enjoyed the mechanic of dealing with two things at once!

    MurrayL says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 2:56pm

    Good fun; I liked the feel of the controls a lot!

    lasseastrup says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 2:57pm

    Simple little game with solid elements. You gotta keep your cool as you play with the swapping and all. Good job :)

    Maato says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 3:18pm

    Nice game! There was a small problem with the rockets not displaying and exploding (the sound did play though).

    edg3 says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 3:45pm

    Quite enjoyed it, the dual mechanic was quite different.

    Apr 24, 2012 @ 9:06pm

    I like the game. The smoke effect is great. The Birds are evil :). LÖVE ROCKS!

    VoidChronos says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 3:25pm

    I liked this entry. I definitively liked the idea of switching shooters AND i liked friendly fire, Together they make quite unusual gameplay, which is really fun and addictive.

    MarekkPie says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 3:51pm

    Fun, but pretty hard.

    racarate says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 6:41pm

    I really liked your title screen, this was the first entry I played with a name attributed (I think). The idea of switching vehicles is appealing, though I was disappointed when I saw that they basically behaved the same. The UI was a bit hard to visually parse -- I had a lot of difficulty managing the zombie herd and moving to look where in the text block my life was represented. So much so, that I eventually gave up. I would have loved to seen what music you paired with the zombie-hot-air-baloon concept. Overall, I enjoyed it there was something refreshing about the game -- with some UI-audio-mechanic touches this could be pretty rad.

    racarate says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 6:46pm

    Oh man, I feel like a jackass. I just realized the two alt-fire mechanics are indeed different. This game rocks. Also, love the small touches like the cloud parallax. The animations on the airship crashing and the bird are great as well. OH AND THE TURTLE, I'll play any game with a turtle in it. Aesthetically, I just noticed that the particle effect is a little jarring with the nicely hand-drown graphics. I don't know what is clashing, maybe the blur or antialiasing... I blame LOVE2D's goofy particle system. Anyways, SHOOTER OF LD23 AWARD.

    scgrn says ...
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 2:00am

    Ran fine on Win XP. I like the switching mechanic. Good times!

    gnx says ...
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 5:50am

    I liked the core mechanic of having 2 vehicles to shoot from. It is just that the action wasn't very satisfying because the projectiles make little impact and there is a constant spam of enemies.

    But I do see the foundation of a good shooter game here.
    Music would've been nice.

    Naouak says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 1:33pm

    Pretty good game but it took me some times to understand all the mechanics of the game. The HUD was a bit too complicated for a fast paced game.

    summaky says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 2:38pm

    I enjoyed the way I have to control the balloon and the turret at the same time, but I didn't understand the connection with the theme.

    SFX says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 2:55pm

    This game is absurdly fun, but what does this have to do with the theme?

    raarlac says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 5:13pm

    Simple and fun (and very hard!)

    Zythiku says ...
    May 1, 2012 @ 4:18am

    Was fun trying to manage both ammo counts so you don't run out at a bad time. Like the turtle :).

    azurenimbus says ...
    May 10, 2012 @ 12:18am

    Fun and engaging.

    I had something weird happen to me. I'm sure it has nothing to do with your game, but when I opened it, another Love game opened instead, Wulcan, also from LD. It wasn't even the last one I had played. I had to delete all Love games from the hard drive and then redownload yours to get it to open. Very weird!

    MadGnomeGamer says ...
    May 14, 2012 @ 8:13pm

    graytest, I have something to tell you.

    I scanned my computer yesterday and found 33 files infected with Paramite A. You might have become infected from playing my game.

    I'm really sorry about this.

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