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A jam entry

The Little Robot that CouldView game page »

A dungeon crawler / bullet hell where you play as a robot in search of their true potential!
Submitted by npinsker with 4 hours, 45 minutes before the deadline

Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw score
Theme#1413.6744.500
Overall#3322.8583.500
Overall#3942.5313.100
Feel#4202.0412.500
Aesthetics#4482.0412.500
Innovation#4542.0412.500

Ranked from 2 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

How does your submission match the theme?
Almost everything in the game is designed to work in multiple ways. Some examples:

- Shooting bullets slows you down, giving you more control over movement.

- Shooting is used to both deal damage and to push bombs around the play field.

- Powerups can either be used as weapon modifiers or as bombs.

- Bombs clear bullets that they hit from the play field.

- The fire powerup is short-ranged but deals more damage.

- The lightning powerup is short-ranged and can hit through pillars, but you cannot detonate bombs.

- The metal powerup knocks you back and can knock you over impassable terrain.

- The lightning bomb attack has a larger splash radius but deals low damage and paralyzes enemies it hits.

- The metal bomb attack destroys pillars that it hits, eliminating the player's cover but giving them a health pack.

- Players score points for extra time but also for damaging enemies and clearing bullets with bombs.

Third-party resources
Engine: HaxeFlixel (http://haxeflixel.com/)
Tileset: https://opengameart.org/content/dungeon-tileset
Sound effects: made with Bfxr (http://www.bfxr.net/)
Font: Roboto Bold (https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Roboto)

Everything else (sprites, music, code) was from scratch during the jam.

Contributors
Colin Lu, Nathan Pinsker, Anderson Wang

Source Code
https://github.com/andersonw/gmtk-jam

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Comments

Nice robot graphics! I included it in my Game Maker Toolkit’s Game Jam compilation video series, if you’d like to take a look. :)

I like the mechanic. I didn't know about the additional uses of the abilities when I played, or the fact that the bombs were different. The game is a little clunky but the mechanic is solid and I enjoyed the game.