Protogun by Solluxx

made by Solluxx for LD28 (COMPO)
By: Samuel Turnage
Check out my main project @lockstockb on twitter! :)

Move using [WASD]
Aim with mouse

Line up your shots to kill the redcoat executives without harming innocents.

10 levels

Have fun!

Oh man the response to Protogun was fantastic. I got better scores than I could have ever hoped for. Thank you all so much. This was such a fun project, and I can't wait for April!

I have also added a Linux build for those interested :) have fun. Credit to @belak51 for the port :D


Coolness 67% 3
Overall 4.18 3
Audio 3.21 164
Fun 4.23 3
Graphics 4.50 6
Humor 2.77 294
Innovation 3.92 42
Mood 3.46 118
Theme 4.38 3


16. Dec 2013 · 11:34 CET
Great use of the theme; wonder if a santa naughty nice list edition would work too. ;)
Tim Kaldor
16. Dec 2013 · 18:37 CET
Nice pixelart, responsive controls, fast retry loop, [insert criticism here].
16. Dec 2013 · 19:45 CET
Wow, the pixel art is fantastic! Good job :)
16. Dec 2013 · 19:50 CET
This game is fun, beautiful and well built. I would pay for this if it had more levels and a skip level button!
16. Dec 2013 · 19:56 CET
Wow! Very nice progretion curve. Theme is also spot on. Music is like digital Meshuggah which is good. Clouds are amazing.
16. Dec 2013 · 20:02 CET
Really awesome concept and game mechanic, and gorgeous art direction. Technical issues though, lots of lag on my system! But ignoring that this game is really fun to play - though I found it gets quite difficult quick!
16. Dec 2013 · 20:02 CET
Really amazing graphics, controls and use of theme. Pretty unique too (I don't remember playing any game like this). While short, this is one of the better games I've played so far. Really good job!
16. Dec 2013 · 20:02 CET
The best entry I've played thus far. Great, theme use, graphics and gameplay. Well done!!!
16. Dec 2013 · 20:05 CET
Wow! The pixel art is so great and the use of the theme too. Very funny game... :)
16. Dec 2013 · 20:06 CET
Really nice graphics and the game idea is awesome! I got hooked for a good while, it gets quite tricky to line up shots.

My only complaint really is that the player is greeted by a wall of text in the start and the font is quite hard to read.

Great job!
16. Dec 2013 · 20:11 CET
Very creative gameplay and great pixel art. I had to quit on level 7 I think or else my brain would have exploded... damn attack droids...
16. Dec 2013 · 20:28 CET
Good Game, had fun with it. graphics were nice and so is the music.
16. Dec 2013 · 20:51 CET
Truly amazing! Everything fits: graphic, sounds, music (Bosca Ceoil?), gameplay. An excellent entry!
16. Dec 2013 · 20:58 CET
This is one of the most creative applications of the theme. I really liked the fact that I had to line up my one shot.

The graphics are neat and quite adequate. The music was a little too low but I could hear the awesome sound effects perfectly (especially the shot).

The controls were really smooth; the game is very easy to pick up and play. Thanks!
16. Dec 2013 · 22:34 CET
Awesome pixel graphics and absolutely great gameplay aswell. There really is nothing negative to say you made a very well polished awesome game in 48 hours. Great job!
16. Dec 2013 · 22:50 CET
Thank you all so much! I can't wait till next LD :)
16. Dec 2013 · 23:00 CET
I liked it! Simple put intuitive mechanics.
17. Dec 2013 · 00:29 CET
Really cool!
The pixels are pretty cool too :)
17. Dec 2013 · 01:06 CET
Nice game! Def had fun playing through *all* the levels. and nice mom shout out XD! gotta luv the moms! GJ!
17. Dec 2013 · 19:54 CET
Nice Game . I finish all level
18. Dec 2013 · 01:21 CET
I really love it :) Too bad you only had 48 hours. Would have liked to play some more levels ;)
Coin Flip Games
18. Dec 2013 · 03:27 CET
Awesome game!
18. Dec 2013 · 04:56 CET
Great game. The pixel art was well done and the music was catchy. The gameplay was challenging and I enjoyed lining up the shot.
18. Dec 2013 · 11:40 CET
The music and sound effects were decent, the idea was well-executed, and it was fun to play! Really cool entry all around.
18. Dec 2013 · 11:51 CET
I really love the concept! Great idea!
18. Dec 2013 · 13:15 CET
Lagged at times for me, took away some of the experience. :/
But otherwise, great fun and very nice use of the theme!
18. Dec 2013 · 13:34 CET
Best game I have tested so far in the one ammo category entry.

But I had a lot of problems with control : french keyboard can't wasd ( we zqsd ), so as usual I wanted to change my language preference but for some reasons the game app freeze some windows component and I had to play with my keyboard setting all messed up.

The second problem is SHIFT to back ENTER to continue. After many tries you'll tend to keep one of your finger on shift and when you finally success what will happen...? reflex retry :D It happens to me several times.
18. Dec 2013 · 14:22 CET
Great game, nice use of theme and pixel art is awesome! :)
18. Dec 2013 · 19:27 CET
Probably my favourite submission so far. Excellent little game!
18. Dec 2013 · 22:50 CET
To start with, the name is nicely conceived! The game itself ramps up the difficulty quickly so it presents a great challenge. Great looking and has an awesome aesthetic. Nice!
19. Dec 2013 · 02:17 CET
Loved the aesthetics and a really unique mechanic. I probably could've done without the droids, maybe, but maybe just because they kept killing me :P
20. Dec 2013 · 04:52 CET
Great difficulty curve, the game has so few elements and alone they're all very simple but it really gets challenging fast! Love the mood too, though I think someone mentioned the controls already -- kept retrying by accident :p
20. Dec 2013 · 16:29 CET
Really nice use of the theme. The retro pixel art is also a very nice match.
21. Dec 2013 · 13:36 CET
Finally got to my PC and ... it was WORTH THE WAIT! This is a brilliant game, one of the best this LD. The complete package, feels really solidly built and put together with clear exposition and a nice premise. But .. IT IS FUN! It really was satisfying getting that killer shot (especially on Level 8 - that was hard!) and the quick restart times add to the dynamic feel. The graphics, of course, are outstanding. Great work! Perhaps some online scores could take this forward? You could take this a long way I think, nice one ;)
21. Dec 2013 · 21:47 CET
I love this game. Really addictive, 5/5
01. Jan 2014 · 15:31 CET
It was fun! I like the idea and the gameplay. Pretty clever, good job!
06. Jan 2014 · 15:21 CET
Nice little Game! I like the idea, it's quite original, and not that easy to complete the level. The humor and art style is fun too! Great job!

My only complaint would be with WASD: as a non-QWERTY keyboard user, it would be fine to be also able to use the arrow keys to move :)!