Ludum Dare 31 — December 5th-8th, 2014 — Theme: Entire Game on One Screen

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Super Action Man

by TeamQuadratic - Jam Entry

Coming soon to a theater near you - Super Action Man! Follow the epic story of Sam as he battles the forces of evil on a motorcycle, battles the forces of evil on a train, battles the forces of evil on a building, and has a conversation with his girlfriend. Featuring voice acting by legendary actors such as some-guy-that-kind-of-sounds-like-Schwarzenegger and the-generic-villain-guy. Be sure to buy your ticket now - they won't be around for long!

Controls: Arrow Keys and Space for all levels

Gameplay:
Level 1: Shoot cars to destroy them. Each one will take 2 hits. After defeating enough you can move on.
Level 2: Make a dramatic choice at the end of the conversation, ultimately affecting the plot in absolutely no way!
Level 3: Duck underneath the quick moving obstacles and bullets. While ducking you can't shoot. Kill both enemies to move on. Note: Colliding bullets destroy each other.
Level 4: Hit the lit up arrow keys before the timer runs out! But be careful not to wait too long or hit the wrong ones!

I anticipate we may get downvoted a bit for our theme interpretation, especially since some of the levels scroll. We chose to interpret the theme as a movie screen, and we're happy with how that effect came out. We sincerely hope you have fun and enjoy our humor. We've learned a ton of lessons as usual and we will keep on improving in the future! Thanks for playing.

Credits:
Programming - Adam V.
Lead Graphics Designer - Josh D.
Cutscene Art - Christine N.
Art for various screens - Paul K.
Music - Kevin L.
Voice Acting - Josh D., Adam V., Trevor R.
Quality Assurance - Ryan G. (Don't worry, he tested the game for nearly 10 minutes! Consider the quality assured!)



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Ratings

Coolness100%
#117Humor(Jam)3.53
#327Audio(Jam)3.16
#391Fun(Jam)3.20
#437Mood(Jam)3.13
#596Overall(Jam)3.10
#626Graphics(Jam)3.03
#699Innovation(Jam)2.74
#776Theme(Jam)3.21

Comments

RougeRogue says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:25am

As fun as this game was, I found that there were a few features that could've made the game a lot better like maybe a scoring system or more variation in the enemies. I do have to commend you on the music and voice acting at the end. I also liked the gameover screen. In regards to graphics, I thought the title screen looked pretty good but the actual game itself had some pretty mediocre graphics.

nov1kk says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:09pm

seems that needs more hours of work, but congrats for your game was fun to play

Alendro says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:49pm

fun game to play, enjoyed the art. Great work

Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:22pm

Cool. Interesting choice in graphics.

eerongal says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:46am

I found this game pretty goofy but ultimately fun to play! Nice work!

Lacaranian says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:56am

Pretty sweet! Can't think of many ways to improve it except for polish.

Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:20am

surprised you got this much done so quickly!

kirbytails7 says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 5:01am

I blew up a bunch of cars, but then they just stopped spawning and I couldn't progress.

TeamQuadratic says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 5:06am

@kirbytails7 Hmmm... that's strange. After destroying enough (I think about 16) it should automatically open a choice selection at the top of the screen. After you select your choice it should go to the next level. I'm not sure why you're having that problem.

Wampus says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 5:20am

For some reason on the first two attempts I couldn't get through level 1. Eventually the cars just stopped coming and I was driving down the road forever. Anyway, good overall, and impressive to have so many levels given the time limit of LD.

TeamQuadratic says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 5:35am

Alright, I may have identified the possible cause of the issue. Made a very minor fix and currently uploading the new one. Hopefully that helps.

davient says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:30am

Nivce start. And theme integration is good. But really needs more to make the player feel that they are progressing. Scores, levels, different baddies/scenery? After about 10 cars I just get road. Keep going. I'd love to see what's next

Wusakko says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:33am

Really fun game. I dont usually be intresting in gamestory but this one was interesting and it keep me playing the game :) minigames were nice

TeamQuadratic says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:43am

@davient Did you also get an issue where the enemies stopped coming on the first level? I'll look into that again. What's supposed to happen is that you move onto the next level after beating 16 cars.

EquipeJAM says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 9:03pm

good work(ღ˘⌣˘ღ)

Quarterflip says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 3:52am

Needed some more variety

ChezPain says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 3:52am

The first level could've been more clear on how you beat it, maybe a counter out of sixteen (I know it's in the description but I didn't read it until after I was confused for a while, I was just dodging them, maybe it's just me). Also the game did this weird thing where it opened up, crashed, and then re-opened itself, it worked fine after that though. The game was really funny though, I had a huge grin during each cutscene, the gameplay isn't all that deep, but the humor MORE than makes up for it. The last level was also pretty interesting, especially when it sped up toward the end. I really like it.

NickName says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 3:53am

Great fun. Solid humor. Hitboxes on the train level were a little tough sometimes. I found myself getting hit b/c I stood up too early, when I thought it had already passed me. Overall I enjoyed the game quite a bit.

TeamQuadratic says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 5:04am

@ChezPain Thanks for the feedback! I just finished a simple counter of enemies remaining on the first level and am now uploading it. A few of the comments on the game seem to suggest that people may be quickly trying the first level and quitting before seeing the rest of the game.

Geckoo1337 says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 6:20am

Well done ++

ynots says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 4:45pm

good game...

MrMordem says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 1:33am

Haha great story :P very fun game ! nice works ;)

MjSpeCter says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 4:17am

Lol, goofy game overall! Nice work on humor, have played many but always like to see new things cx

BretHudson says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 9:55am

The train part was really hard! Also took me a little while to realize the pillars moving by hurt you. The crouch animation was super nice, and I enjoyed the creativity in the final battle's mechanics. :)

pkenney says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 2:26am

Wow this was fun and funny, and it had a broad scope with cool art. I really enjoyed this entry, great job with it!

I did lose the fistfight SO many times I gave up though. Guess I'm just not man enough!

rd127p77 says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 1:50am

Love it, level two was hard, Love the graphics, Good Job.

Nick Weihs says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 7:05am

Man, I never confirmed dinner, now I don't know what to do with my life. I also really like that dude's beard, I think he was cool, why did he haf to die.

On a more somber note, great job with this game. The mechanics were sloppy, but silly enough that it didn't matter much. I had no idea that things in the second level were killing me until you pointed it out, and the cars in the first level acted more like Medusa heads than cars, but that don't matta. I was enjoying every moment. Nominations for best voice acting, and best story.

Hellequin says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 9:57pm

Fun game! I like the concept!

Xanjos says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 12:40am

Pretty interesting (if somewhat loose) interpretation of the theme. I liked the variety between each level and the dialogue was actually pretty funny (and wonderfully corny at the same time).

MrBadIvan says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 3:54pm

Very humorous - and that voice!=))) I liked it (and the way you implemented the theme)

JJEvil says ...
Dec 26, 2014 @ 2:02pm

First stage feels a little like spy hunter. The game is humorous and fun, but why do the guns shoot black squares?
Overall, nice work.

Omiya Games says ...
Dec 26, 2014 @ 9:24pm

Found it funny. Pam's voice acting is absolute gold. This was quite ambitious for a Ludum Dare game, so good job. I think you guys weared yourselves thin, however, in focusing on multiple minigames at once.

Divitos says ...
Dec 27, 2014 @ 11:20am

By far one of the more creative entires!

JavadocMD says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 9:38pm

Haha, best game eva! I thought it was a good interpretation of the theme, so way to go there. Voice acting and a lot of humor to boot. Even if the gameplay wasn't that involved, there was definitely some challenge there and the story elements kept me going. Nicely done!

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