Hello, everyone. Last weekend, we’ve had an amazing time creating games within the 48 or 72 hour time frame for the Ludum Dare online game jam. This time, games were created around the theme, “Unconventional Weapon,” and we’re excited to present the results:
As the pilot of the Jammie Dodger, your mission is to guide your tiny ship along the two different-colored tracks to avoid being hit by flying asteroids.
How long can you survive?
Your party consists of:
EDRIC, THE ORANGE PALADIN who fights with his sword
Edric is also impervious to hammers.
LANA, THE PURPLE ROGUE who fights with her shurikens
Lana is also impevious to arrows
ERIYAL, THE BLUE MAGE who fights with her electric magic.
Eriyal is also impervious to axes.
and YOU, THE SLIGHTLY SLEEP DEPRIVED LD CONTESTANT who fights with ratings.
How does fighting with ratings work? Like this:
At the start of your turn, you may apply ratings to your party and to the enemies they face. When you hit “CONFIRM,” the following things will happen:
-enemies will attack first. They will attack with the weapon that you gave them the highest rating on, because that is the weapon they will feel most confident with. They will deal damage equal to their rating on that weapon. Enemies also target the lowest rated members of your party, because they appear the most vulnerable.
-players will attack second. Players will also target enemies with the lowest total star rating, and deal damage equal to their player rating.
-Finally, enemies will receive bonuses to any weapons that you rated with only one star. Receiving such a low rating makes them self-conscious, and motivates them to train more and increase their skill with that weapon. The bonus gets factored into their damage and their rating with the weapon when choosing how to attack.
You control the heroic main ship. Every hit you take from the enemies brings you closer to destruction… but also makes you stronger. Coming in contact with enemies and their weapons forces your ship to adapt and become more powerful.
Experience the true art of swinging your really-long stick. Work hard to make it longer!
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