Ludum Dare 24
August 24th-27th 2012 :: Theme: Evolution
Revolvolution - iandioch - 48 Hour Compo Entry
EDIT 2: RawBits made a video of his playthrough! http://youtu.be/71kjCy5gnW8
If you want to see what the game is about, or compare times (his was 8 minutes 30 seconds) his video is perfect. The only thing you don't get to see is the death screen!
EDIT: Many congratulations to Ditto, the first winner of Revolvolution! A few others have won too; can you manage it?
Suitable for Leftys: Both Left-Mouse-Button and Right-Mouse-Button work for shooting.
Works with both QWERTY and AZERTY keyboards: Use either ZQSD or WASD to move the player. Is your keyboard not supported? Message me so I can keep that in mind for next time, and just use the arrow-keys.
Here it is, 48 hours later. My entry to Ludum Dare 24, my first Ludum. Revolvolution is a top-down shooter where as the player progresses they receive worse and worse weapons, until they're left with a spoon.
'Evolution' was tough as a theme. But right from the very start, I decided not to go for the obvious cell manipulation. I instead took a twist on the theme and went for 'Devolution', something getting worse over time instead of better (which 'Evolution' can also apply to, if your of the pedantic persuasion).
You play as Scotty, an old biker still in his helmet. He is being attacked by a rival biker gang (also in their helmets, which match Scotty's. I'm lazy, okay?). However, as he defends himself, the items he's using against his foes overheat, jam, break, or slip out of his sweaty paw. So, he grabs the next most useful thing to fight on.
There are 3 levels, each with about 12 enemies each. However, once you defeat the enemies in a level, you repeat the level with an inferior weapon. The weapons are, in order of aqcuisition (with poor humour included): Minigun, Flamethrower, Shotgun, Ass-ault Rifle, Badass Dual Pistols, Revolvolution (Revolver), Smackerel (Mackerel to smack with) and Spoony the Spoon (a spoon).
Because your weapons get weaker, the game gets harder. It also provides the unique opportunity to take down an enemy with a minigun using only a spoon.
The levels themselves also get progressively harder, with more, and stronger, enemies spawned.
The controls (also listed on the menu screen) are arrow keys to move (or WASD for QWERTY folk and ZQSD for AZERTY peoples), mouse to aim, and then left mouse button or right mouse button to shoot. But not the scroll-wheel. My mother thought it was the scroll wheel for some reason...
So, enjoy Revolvolution! If you manage to win, make sure to post a screenie of the victory screen!
Also, about the source: The files are in the .pde format, as the game is made in Processing (www.processing.org). You will need to download Processing to make use of them (it's just a Java lib-type-thing). Or, you might be able to open them in a text editor...
But anyway, enjoy!
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