April's #1GAM Entry - Splodey Boats

April's entry was created as part of Ludum Dare #29, which means it was made in a 48 hour timespan and had to be based on the theme "Beneath the Surface".

Splodey Boats is an arcade-style game where you control a battleship and drop depth charges on the marauding submarines below. You can only drop a single charge at a time, and once dropped it must be detonated at the right moment in order to sink the sub.

The first few levels are quite easy, but things get more interesting later on when the submarines get faster and start shooting back. There are also some night levels where you have to use sonar to locate the enemy subs.

It's not quite as polished as I would have liked, but overall I'm pleased with how it turned out. As usual, a post-mortem will be posted in the next week or so.

Play "Splodey Boats"


Fun! Turns into quite the mental-multi-tasking affair in later levels

It's amazing the seemingly limitless possibilities you can do with this 'boat on the surface' layout. Years back I did something similar, but instead of a bomb you dropped a diver searching for loot (with sharks instead of subs).

Looking forward to your post-mortem - and will be curious to know if you'll be fleshing this out even further. It might make for a fun tablet game - perhaps using the gyroscope to sway the boat left and right.

April 30, 2014 at 12:13PM

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