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    Ludum Dare 24

    August 24th-27th 2012 :: Theme: Evolution

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    Red Ball: The Game - lectvs - 48 Hour Compo Entry

    NOTE: Due to Flash being dumb and only accepting .mp3s, and mp3s being dumb and adding gaps at the beginning, THE MUSIC LOOPS HAVE GAPS. I'm sorry. I can't fix it now.

    Controls are in game.
    Health is indicated by expressions. Keep an eye on your player's face!

    The goal of the game is to acquire all 4 evolutions, while surviving hordes of zombies.

    The main attack of the game is "rush." Hold down click to charge up the attack, then release to rush toward the cursor.

    Thanks for playing!
    ~ @lectvs

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    Ratings

    Coolness50%
    #168Innovation3.33
    #169Fun3.21
    #231Humor2.52
    #261Overall3.17
    #265Theme3.17
    #288Audio2.64
    #369Mood2.64
    #407Graphics2.83

    Comments

    danlthemanl says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 2:15am

    Really enjoyed the mechanics! Very cool. I thought the graphics were lacking a bit.

    Aug 27, 2012 @ 2:34am

    Pretty cool concept. Got to the stage with legs on the third try - love the animation!

    The control scheme is pretty cool once you get used to it, a little cumbersome at first.

    Wasn't sure how to use the spiky ball.

    richy486 says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 3:14am

    Controls are different but not too crazy, i liked it

    codesavage says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 4:11am

    Interesting game, pretty fun! I like how you use the facial expressions to convey damage/health, it works great. The random evolutions also add to the replay value. I did run into one bug where it would claim I evolved the spike ball, but wouldn't actually get the evolution. >_<

    sudorossy says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 1:56pm

    The controls were nice and simple, easy to pick up. It wasn't always easy to tell your health, but the idea was nice.

    Loved the retro sounds though. Nice job!

    dengzo says ...
    Aug 30, 2012 @ 6:20pm

    looks good! I like it alot, good stuff!

    Th3dz says ...
    Sep 1, 2012 @ 8:27pm

    Really good! Good way of showing health and nice touch on the evolutions. The animations look really good and there are a lot of small things that make the feeling of impact good. Nice job!

    kratorspore says ...
    Sep 1, 2012 @ 9:25pm

    This game is solid! Nice attack mechanics. I loved how the music evolves too.

    dr_soda says ...
    Sep 4, 2012 @ 3:02am

    The idea was pretty neat, though I'm not sure what the wings were supposed to do. I also felt like gaining the laser made the game harder because I could no longer line up my ramming. The laser would knock the enemies to the side.

    lekochen says ...
    Sep 4, 2012 @ 3:57am

    It's fun but I encountered a game-breaking bug (I cannot move my character and it was fixed in the top-left corner) at the boss fight.

    evilseanbot says ...
    Sep 4, 2012 @ 4:20am

    I like the atmosphere a lot.

    nseward says ...
    Sep 4, 2012 @ 3:57pm

    Very nice. I was blown away once I saw the ball roll sideways. I was not expecting that. I wish I was better at the game.

    goffmog says ...
    Sep 9, 2012 @ 6:25pm

    This one is a real gem! Great fun but I thought it actually got harder once I grew legs. Finding games with key+mouse control systems a bit awkward on my laptop so need to replay this once I get back to my desktop PC. One of my top 10 of this LD so far.

    munchor says ...
    Sep 16, 2012 @ 8:42pm

    Really really great time, loved the controls :)

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