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    Ludum Dare 25

    December 14th-17th 2012 :: Theme: You are the Villain

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    Soulless Robot Rampage - Falkreon - 48 Hour Compo Entry

    Play as Dr. Udon's Soulless Giant Robot as you rampage all the way around the world, crushing ever larger towns, cities and metropolises. Metrololi? Metropoles? I'm going with metropoles.

    Use the arrow keys to move and jump, 1-4 keys to activate abilities, and generally click around and rock out. Enjoy!

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

    Ratings

    Coolness74%
    #123Humor3.28
    #130Mood3.27
    #139Theme3.73
    #141Audio3.11
    #239Graphics3.26
    #247Fun3.08
    #301Overall3.11
    #405Innovation2.76

    Comments

    gigimoi00 says ...
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 2:22am

    ^Lol

    Dec 17, 2012 @ 3:38am

    cool. Love how the cat is considered a power tool :)

    solidplasma says ...
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 3:39am

    I like the mad scientist's commentary. I had trouble figuring out exactly what the upgrades did, though.

    lando walters says ...
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 4:01am

    lol! I liked the game. There wasnt much in the way of gameplay, but I tend to like those games where you upgrade specs to get to the end. Good job :)

    Skyshifter says ...
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 4:27am

    Love it. Simple, yet entertaining.

    deathray says ...
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 5:08am

    Interesting but i kept running way too fast and dying almost instantly. I want to keep playing though...

    Crowbeak says ...
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 5:09am

    Very solid, all around. I think I've spent more time playing this one than the other games I have rated thus far, but once you get all the upgrades... *shrug*

    Jiggawatt says ...
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 5:12am

    Upgrades are always neat, it's just that they seem to determine everything in this game. The player's role is to passively sit and listen to the cool music. The comments were what kept me going until I maxed out.

    MrEvilGuy says ...
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 6:31am

    That scientist clearly doesn't know how to program basic servitude A.I. Very trance-like music and atmosphere. The names of the areas were awesome. Great job!

    aeveis says ...
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 6:36am

    Like the cat. Not sure if moving and jumping changes much mechanic-wise though. Pretty funny!

    Felix20 says ...
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 6:36am

    Can't run it (Windows XP 32 bit)
    Tried running from the command line, but it didn't even spit any errors out :(

    lucars83 says ...
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 6:37am

    I destroyed everything, AND got a kitty.
    I have no idea what the gameplay was I pretty much sat back and watched, then upgraded.

    uuav says ...
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 6:37am

    I KILLEEED EVRYBODY OF THIS MEISEARABLE CIIVLISATION MUAHAHAAH

    vids says ...
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 7:15am

    I enjoyed the quick leveling system a lot.

    Fireblend says ...
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 7:29am

    Nice music, awesome graphic style, loved the kitty. I loved the philosophical introspection into the mind of the robot at the end :P and the quick leveling system was neat, it was good that you didn't attempt to stretch the game out by making the upgrades really hard to get or something. Great submission!

    SimianLogic says ...
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 7:35am

    love the art style and music. breaking stuff is fun.

    vrav says ...
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 7:36am

    Great music. I feel like everything moves by too fast, but loved the story and general idea. Thanks for including the cat. (:

    jmk says ...
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 7:37am

    Haha, very entertaining. It was a little confusing at first ... but I guess that's what I get for instantly going for the cat upgrade. :)

    rasmusrn says ...
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 10:08am

    I don't get it. Are there any choices in this game besides what to buy? Should I smash everything? If yes, then why can I jump?

    Perhaps I should just stop thinking and enjoy the wonderful destruction ;)

    Well done!

    ethankennerly says ...
    Dec 18, 2012 @ 5:18am

    I enjoyed upgrading and seeing how many more buildings I could destroy. Sometimes I was not sure which abilities I was activating. I activate a saw and a flame, but I had trouble distinguishing one from the other. After I got the hang of it, I destroy all. I was a little sad to see upon return to the world that there was nothing left to destroy.

    Dec 19, 2012 @ 8:29pm

    loved the particles, felt little challenge though :<

    Dec 22, 2012 @ 2:51am

    Was the saw actually implemented? Nothing happened when I tried to use it.

    Fun game regardless, with a neat sensibility and style. :)

    Dec 22, 2012 @ 12:06pm

    That was certainly interesting.
    At first I had no idea I could control the robot, because the levels ended so quickly. I was also confused by the way your money earned restarts every level, but once I got the hang of it, I finished the game in no time. Great job with the music! I also enjoyed the bit of dialogue between the robot and his master.

    Falkreon says ...
    Dec 23, 2012 @ 5:05pm

    I apologize for some non-intuitive behaviors: The saw and the jump jets were changed at the last minute into passive upgrades, so when you buy them you do more damage per impact and jump higher, respectively. The cat really does do nothing

    @Felix: You might not be able to run the game without Java installed. JarSplice isn't really clear on that point. Can you try the Linux version? (which is just a double-clickable jar)

    Spelchan says ...
    Dec 24, 2012 @ 6:19am

    Even though there wasn't really much game play (just buying upgrades) this was extremely fun. I kind of wish the rampaging was more user-controlled but for the most part it just consisted of watching the robot rampage. The fact that I finished the game, and loved the ending, says a lot but the game should actually end at that point instead of letting me continue upgrading for no reason.

    JFlegle says ...
    Dec 24, 2012 @ 6:42am

    I love these kind of games.

    fishbrain says ...
    Dec 27, 2012 @ 9:44am

    lol! - nice graphics style.

    Cake&Code says ...
    Dec 30, 2012 @ 2:00am

    I had headphones on and almost went deaf when the game had finished booting up xD

    Like deathray, I too seemed to more often than not move wayyy too fast and die quickly. It was still fun when I managed to get through the hardship :)

    agmcleod says ...
    Dec 31, 2012 @ 8:48pm

    Haha a fun game. I like how it has choices and a range of strategy on approaching it.

    amassingham says ...
    Jan 1, 2013 @ 11:27pm

    It really drops you in the thick of it doesn't it.
    I seemed to only need to upgrade resistance once, and then I was invincible?

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