Gun Grabbers! by TobiasNL

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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.

DESCRIPTION:
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!

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

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

Feedback

ENDESGA
16. Dec 2013 · 04:10 UTC
Wow, the art is brilliant :)

Very cool!
Lo-X
16. Dec 2013 · 11:23 UTC
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 !
Freel4tte
16. Dec 2013 · 11:35 UTC
This game is amazing. It's not really challanging at times but its really fun to play. You should add a multiplayer though.
Jhelle
16. Dec 2013 · 12:55 UTC
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.
ezolotko
16. Dec 2013 · 12:55 UTC
Wow
kewry
16. Dec 2013 · 12:57 UTC
Awesome work dude!
ExtreLime
16. Dec 2013 · 13:17 UTC
Great art and concept. I think the game also need good soundtrack :)
strong99
16. Dec 2013 · 13:20 UTC
Not very challenging but really polished look and controls. Fun to play to, nice.
Juno Nguyen
16. Dec 2013 · 15:23 UTC
This is shockingly well-polished for an LD entry. Nice job.
Hyoga-3D
16. Dec 2013 · 17:46 UTC
The effects of particle and the lighting were very nice!
LatFoued
16. Dec 2013 · 19:16 UTC
Absolutly amazing art and gameplay, very good job !!.
Zhrack
16. Dec 2013 · 19:16 UTC
Amazing art and very nice game! Gameplay is really fun, a multiplayer mode would be perfect!
TobiasNL
16. Dec 2013 · 19:18 UTC
Thanks people, really appreciate your comments!

I think I'll continue working on this. It needs some fine tuning and more various enemies.
kratorspore
16. Dec 2013 · 19:27 UTC
Amazing art and gameplay. So much fun. My best so far is 1114.
This game is so much win!
Mindtricks
16. Dec 2013 · 19:33 UTC
Fantastic! I love this game, I don't really like the theme interpretation
phi6
16. Dec 2013 · 20:09 UTC
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!
backflipppp
16. Dec 2013 · 20:16 UTC
WOW this is pretty awesome! :D
adnzzzzZ
16. Dec 2013 · 20:22 UTC
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!
TobiasNL
16. Dec 2013 · 20:34 UTC
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!
timtipgames
16. Dec 2013 · 20:37 UTC
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 ;)
AnnaGavaldaKedavra
16. Dec 2013 · 21:06 UTC
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.
Marcellus
16. Dec 2013 · 21:07 UTC
http://prntscr.com/2bostu

Best game i've seen tonight by far, please please please make a multiplayer version !
TobiasNL
16. Dec 2013 · 21:19 UTC
Wow you guys all are winners haha... DAT SCORES!
Ithildin
16. Dec 2013 · 22:40 UTC
Great entry! Graphics are awesome, and gameplay is very fun, as well as fitting.

Brilliant job!
AtomicVikings
17. Dec 2013 · 21:57 UTC
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.
joppiesaus
18. Dec 2013 · 09:27 UTC
The art is brilliant! The idea behind it is cool! And more important... it's fun! AWESOME!
zkenshin
18. Dec 2013 · 21:10 UTC
Really great entry, well done. :)
TobiasNL
18. Dec 2013 · 22:12 UTC
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 · 06:21 UTC
amazing ART! i was really impressed
SaintHeiser
21. Dec 2013 · 03:27 UTC
Not bad. Excellent art and very polished for 48 hours.
But theme is "You Only Get One", not "Arena Shooter" or something else...
TobiasNL
21. Dec 2013 · 10:23 UTC
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.
kutullu
21. Dec 2013 · 11:56 UTC
Wow, great game! Looks pretty amazing, given the timeframe. Gameplay is really polished. :)
Probably my favorite so far!

Cheers, Marcus
DST
21. Dec 2013 · 12:40 UTC
Amazing work! The graphics and gameplay are awesome and it's nice take on the theme too!
Mago
21. Dec 2013 · 20:06 UTC
Amazing! I had a lot of fun with it! Great work!
WojWorks
23. Dec 2013 · 01:17 UTC
As well rounded as this is, it feels a bit too difficult to have too much fun with. Otherwise, a very solid entry.
TobiasNL
05. Jan 2014 · 14:32 UTC
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!