Pump King (PRE-ALPHA)

Pump King (PRE-ALPHA)

  • Vinnie // Bacon // Buttons
  • 1 month ago
  • Disqualified

In a spooky Freaky Friday twist, Bacon handles the programming, Vinnie handles the art! What's the worst that could happen? (A great looking, buggy, unfunctional game. That's the worst.) Wonderful sound is from Buttons, as always.

CONTROLS A - Move Left D - Move Right Space - Jump Left Shift - Plant Pumpkins

SPECIAL DEBUG CONTROLS C - Generate Candy LMB - Super Invisible Gun (use to test enemy's hp)

Pumpkins cost 25 candy to plant and have a shortened grow time (in the finished game, growth cycles would take 15-20 seconds). There are 5 different types of pumpkins that can be spawned:

  • Vertical Shooter (shoots 1 bullet vertically every 1-2 seconds)
  • Diagonal Shooter (shoots 2 bullets at an angle every 3-4 seconds)
  • Magic Pumpkin (damages ground enemies and looks good while doing it)
  • Candy Generator (generates a steady stream of candy)
  • Boomkin (rockets into the air when airborne enemies are nearby)

Originally intended to be a shooter with multiple waves, in its current embodiment, there are no fail states. There's not even a way to win. (Which I guess is a good metaphor for life.)

Right now, only two waves exist - the initial wave with flying enemies and the wave with ground enemies. I ran into some weird bugs two hours before submission and spent a lot of the time figuring those out instead of building out the waves.

This was a fun exercise but I hope to have an actual game to back it up next time. I'm hoping to edit this to make it into an actual playable product and will link it below when it's ready (I know that it won't be the judged submission).

Thanks for playing (or like, opening the game and then closing it soon after)! /- Bacon

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  • baku
    baku baku Level 48 Patron

    Loooove the vibe, especially the music, the game's atmosphere is great. Of course it's sad that it's so unfinished, but I'm happy you submitted this anyway :D

  • Tydecon Games
    Tydecon Games Tydecon Games Level 13

    I like the spooky idea and it looks like a great foundation to build on, I think there's a lot of room to expand on this game, a tutorial of some sorts might help, but it is a great start and I hope you continue working on it :)

  • Heather
    Heather Heather Level 9

    We covered the whole ground in pumpkins! Mwahahah I am the pump king!

    Game is a really good start. I like that it is kinda a side scroller tower defensey game. Has a lot of opportunities for some cool platforming and expansion in the gameplay! I found planting pumpkins and just seeing the candy sprout out rewarding enough that I did get over 1000 candy in the end so I think this is a really good start.

    Sound and music was also really good. How did you get the screaming kids? Approaching children and asking if they wanna do a game jam has not proven to be very successful for me. In any case, the mixture of the soundfx and music is good and doesn't seem out of place. Very halloweeny!

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  • Allison James
    Allison James Allison James Level 15

    Good start, with some big positives - the music was fantastically made, and a lot of the ideas were there already!

  • Chris

    I liked the explosions of candy and the nice Halloween theme

  • Yosi
    Yosi Yosi Level 24

    This is definitely a good start to a game. I was a bit confused about the differet pumpkin types at first but after I played some more I figured out how they worked :)