Gun Grabbers! by TobiasNL

made by TobiasNL for LD28 (COMPO)
CURRENT GUN GRABBER KING: Marcellus with a score of 87087!

I wil continue working on this game after the competition's over.

Gun Grabbers is a fast paced arcade platform game about stealing a weapon, and getting robbed of it.

There's only ONE weapon, and there are a lot of weaponless greedy lads trying to get that weapon! But you, the player, can also grab that awesome gun! Go slay all those needy & greedy dudes with detonateable mortars and machinegun fire. Watch out though, don't let that power fall into enemy hands, and watch that HEAT meter, getting stunned ain't funny...

I tried to make this game not too hard (my previous entries were just that), but I think I failed.
TIP: use a stun grenade, THEN try to steal his weapon.

It cost me a lot of effort to get this game working before the deadline, but it was totally worth it! There's still one nasty bug though. Hope it won't occur too often (the gun actually dissapears :P)
I used Gamemaker 8, Ejay, SFXR, Cool Edit Pro and my microphone.

I hope you folks enjoy the game!

-1 training level
-1 highscore based arena level
-smooth gameplay
-sounds & music


Coolness 84% 2
Overall 3.98 23
Audio 3.44 98
Fun 4.04 6
Graphics 4.49 7
Humor 3.09 191
Innovation 3.52 142
Mood 3.66 72
Theme 3.52 155


16. Dec 2013 · 05:10 CET
Wow, the art is brilliant :)

Very cool!
16. Dec 2013 · 12:23 CET
I successfully managed ton run it with wine on linux. The arts and the effects are indeed amazing. I've a french keyboard and WASD is not handy, plus the game is sometimes challenging so.. I'm not good at you game :p But it's fun for sure !
16. Dec 2013 · 12:35 CET
This game is amazing. It's not really challanging at times but its really fun to play. You should add a multiplayer though.
16. Dec 2013 · 13:55 CET
Excellent game. I felt the special effect and normal art kinda clashed (as in 16 bit art and 32 bit special effects).
Gameplay felt pretty good and music was great too.
16. Dec 2013 · 13:55 CET
16. Dec 2013 · 13:57 CET
Awesome work dude!
16. Dec 2013 · 14:17 CET
Great art and concept. I think the game also need good soundtrack :)
16. Dec 2013 · 14:20 CET
Not very challenging but really polished look and controls. Fun to play to, nice.
Juno Nguyen
16. Dec 2013 · 16:23 CET
This is shockingly well-polished for an LD entry. Nice job.
16. Dec 2013 · 18:46 CET
The effects of particle and the lighting were very nice!
16. Dec 2013 · 20:16 CET
Absolutly amazing art and gameplay, very good job !!.
16. Dec 2013 · 20:16 CET
Amazing art and very nice game! Gameplay is really fun, a multiplayer mode would be perfect!
16. Dec 2013 · 20:18 CET
Thanks people, really appreciate your comments!

I think I'll continue working on this. It needs some fine tuning and more various enemies.
16. Dec 2013 · 20:27 CET
Amazing art and gameplay. So much fun. My best so far is 1114.
This game is so much win!
16. Dec 2013 · 20:33 CET
Fantastic! I love this game, I don't really like the theme interpretation
16. Dec 2013 · 21:09 CET
This game is amazing, I love it so much. Going to play it some more after I've written this review. Agree with everyone here - the art is amazing, but there is so much more potential here, consider adding couch multiplayer for that Towerfall/Samurai Gunn experience. I can see this going far! You only get one gun!
16. Dec 2013 · 21:16 CET
WOW this is pretty awesome! :D
16. Dec 2013 · 21:22 CET
My highscore was around 21k. It gets super easy once you get the hang of it. You might want to start spawning the bigger dudes earlier and the small ones more often after a while.

This game is amazing though. The art style is soooooooooo good. There are so many good things going on on the screen that it just feels really great to play it. It's one of the best I've played so far. Really really good job!
16. Dec 2013 · 21:34 CET
Wow, thanks all! :D
I'll consider all suggestions... I might implement them later!

@adnzzzzZ: Haha that's a pretty wild score man. You win :P The game should indeed feature more challenge (more varied enemies?) as it gets too easy after a few rounds playing. I'll look into it after the competition!
16. Dec 2013 · 21:37 CET
Absolutely amazing. When you participate in LDs a few times you come along a lot(!) of "enemy wave incoming, shoot with your machine gun" games and I am honestly pretty bored by them because even if they are well executed and are fun for 10 seconds, it just doesn't suit me and I think they are boring to a lot of people even if they like the genre.

To make a long story short: The scoring part and the fact that the enemies steel your gun (how fckn cool is that?) make this a brilliant game. Not to mention that it looks gorgeous.
Well - that's just my opinion. I think I made my point clear. Good job ;)
16. Dec 2013 · 22:06 CET
Really great gameplay, very nicely made. I'd love to play with other people in arena!
Maybe you should increase the need to cash the money (like getting one HP back). Or maybe I didn't get everything (like 2* multiplayer ennemies). I'll try again. Bravo.
My score is 45977.
16. Dec 2013 · 22:07 CET

Best game i've seen tonight by far, please please please make a multiplayer version !
16. Dec 2013 · 22:19 CET
Wow you guys all are winners haha... DAT SCORES!
16. Dec 2013 · 23:40 CET
Great entry! Graphics are awesome, and gameplay is very fun, as well as fitting.

Brilliant job!
17. Dec 2013 · 22:57 CET
wow nice art! Awesome *love this game!!!* Thank you for sharing this with us!
I had som problems to read the texts because the colors are so shiny on the dark.
18. Dec 2013 · 10:27 CET
The art is brilliant! The idea behind it is cool! And more important... it's fun! AWESOME!
18. Dec 2013 · 22:10 CET
Really great entry, well done. :)
18. Dec 2013 · 23:12 CET
I'm working on a post compo version as we speak, so keep your eyes open if you like this game :]
Bruno Massa
19. Dec 2013 · 07:21 CET
amazing ART! i was really impressed
21. Dec 2013 · 04:27 CET
Not bad. Excellent art and very polished for 48 hours.
But theme is "You Only Get One", not "Arena Shooter" or something else...
21. Dec 2013 · 11:23 CET
My concept on the theme is, that there is only one gun. Meaning that the enemies can steal the gun, and you have to try to steal it back.
21. Dec 2013 · 12:56 CET
Wow, great game! Looks pretty amazing, given the timeframe. Gameplay is really polished. :)
Probably my favorite so far!

Cheers, Marcus
21. Dec 2013 · 13:40 CET
Amazing work! The graphics and gameplay are awesome and it's nice take on the theme too!
21. Dec 2013 · 21:06 CET
Amazing! I had a lot of fun with it! Great work!
23. Dec 2013 · 02:17 CET
As well rounded as this is, it feels a bit too difficult to have too much fun with. Otherwise, a very solid entry.
05. Jan 2014 · 15:32 CET
Thanks all! :)
I've added a post compo version which adresses a few balance issues and adds more challenge to the game. It also features more music and a new enemy!